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Old 09-11-2014, 03:52 PM
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Default Wisconsin Bear Season 2014....

Bear season opened last Saturday...
This region of the state typically produces the most and biggest bears in the state...

Local paper today says this region has registered 120 some bears already this season... Compared to only 90 some bears harvested for the whole season last year..

And the bears being taken are MUCH bigger than the average that has been for many years past...

The one shown in the paper, taken by a 20 year old local woman, was scaled at something over 500 lb live weight... The field dressed weight was 440 lb scaled... It was a mature male bear....

Some times bears like this are tough to get any edible meat from... As they are peppered full of bird shot, pellet gun pellets, 22 bullets and such from there having been actively engaging in bad bear behavior over a lot of there life....

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Old 09-11-2014, 09:11 PM
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Bear season doesn't start here until November is only a 3 day season. Our area in Pennsylvania has the most concentration of bears in the state. Bear season has become more popular than deer season around here - most of the "hunters" say there are no deer in the woods.
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We have both black bears and griz here. Wouldn't kill either in the fall as I have found black bear inedible after the salmon runs. Spring bear is another story. The best meat and the worst meat I have ever eaten was bear. Spring bear is wonderful...fall bear is inedible even as sausage.
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Record weights with bear? Go figure .. all those doughnuts and pastries that they eat.

I've only seen one bear this year, but just getting to the time of year when I spend a lot of time in the forest
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Just a little useless but interesting trivia... At least to me...

I knew this bear was taken not far from me here on the rock pile..
Turns out it has to be an area closer to where Larry The Cable Guy has a cabin....

Young woman "Got-r-done"......
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More useless trivia.... But todays paper showed 4 more bear pictures....

One was close to 600 lb live weight...

Coincidentally.... The pictures of the 4 bears, and the one in last weeks paper total just about a ton.....

All 5 of these animals have been taken within 10 miles of my place...

There have been over 130 bears registered at harvest stations... And I'm not sure exactly how much longer the season is this year...

Supposedly there were a total of 90 bear registered the whole of last season...

And everyone wonders where the deer population has gone this year... Between the last harsh winter, and the fact not many know is that bears are extremely hard on new fawns in the spring....
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Curious if these are Black Bear of some other variety in your neck of the woods.
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Curious if these are Black Bear of some other variety in your neck of the woods.
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All black bears here.....

In many areas the black bears will go through some hair color variations during the season... Not so much here it seems... Individual animal age might have some to do with hair color variations, but in kinda/sorta a closed area here.... That being closed from the north and east sides by the two Great Lakes here, and the St. Louis and St. Croix rivers on the west... (very significant rivers in there own right)

This has had an impact on deer genetics for a long time as well...

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