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#1 User is offline   putzy 

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:09 PM

Since it was windy today I decided to leave the stand and go sit on the ground along a heavy run. About 20 mins later I heard a loud growl followed by a sniffing with a deep exhale... I knew it was a bear. Looked around didn't see it. Kept my arrow knocked and slowly started to walk out back to the trail. I got about to the trail and I seen it about 60 yards to me left.... thankfully I had to right... and it never seen me. Close call that hopefully never happens again!
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

I'd crap my pants
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:47 AM

Sorry to hear about the pair of shorts you lost. :rofl
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

:lol: I did see one once, but he was in a full sprint going the other way. I thought about that thing all night....
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:34 PM

Where were you? I've seen a couple during gun season in the rifle zone, still felt a bit freaked out even though I had a gun and was in a blind and it/they didn't see me. I also would need new shorts if I had been sitting on the ground and heard a growl and a sniff!
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:56 PM

View Postputzy, on 15 October 2011 - 10:09 PM, said:

About 20 mins later I heard a loud growl followed by a sniffing with a deep exhale... I knew it was a bear.


Man, they can sure smell excrement quickly can't they? :rofl

That would freak me out.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:48 PM

It was up around Baldwin. We knew there was a few bears around but they had been staying closer to the river with the salmon run in full swing. I didn't crap myself....thankfully I took a pregame before going out or I might have!
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

View Postputzy, on 15 October 2011 - 10:09 PM, said:

Since it was windy today I decided to leave the stand and go sit on the ground along a heavy run. About 20 mins later I heard a loud growl followed by a sniffing with a deep exhale... I knew it was a bear. Looked around didn't see it. Kept my arrow knocked and slowly started to walk out back to the trail. I got about to the trail and I seen it about 60 yards to me left.... thankfully I had to right... and it never seen me. Close call that hopefully never happens again!


Been hunting bears for 30 years in Ontario and they can be very curious animals. Had 3 climb my tree and used rocks to scare them down (old guide trick). Other then that they seem to be much more afraid of me then I was of them. I wouldn't worry much about it unless they have cubs then all bets are off. RUN
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

I bear hunt up in Ontario, my guide keeps telling me respect the bears and fear the Moose.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

I was in a big pine tree once in the U.P. bowhunting, and a big sow came in to the bait pile.
I let her eat a bit, then I hissed, clapped my hands, and finally started throwing pine cones at her.
She just looked up like, "Please.... I'm eating!" All I could do is sit & watch.
She cleaned it down the dirt, then waddled off happy.

And, of course, I forgot to grab the camera that day :-(

Glad to hear you didn't have an encounter. Be safe, and happy hunting!!
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