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Bear witness to whether this is the proverbial 'good shoot'?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GEM, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Member

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    They did rope that Grizzily but just couldnt take it the next step.
    Getting that pigging string on it.
     
  2. Trunk Monkey

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    The sucky thing about this is right wrong or indifferent that bear is probably going to die a slow painful death. I want to be clear I am in no way blaming the guy that shot the bear but if that hotel honestly was baiting the bear for the tourists this is 100% their fault and I hope he sues them into bankruptcy
     
  3. crestoncowboy

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    Usually not. But at this one you might. There aren't a lot of nice hotels oddly. Especially in the older part of gatlinburg near Dollywood. There is one christmas themed one that annoyingly blasts holiday music year round and is decorated up for 150-200 a night. And then back out of town a bit there is a wilderness lodge with a massive water park deal that is even higher. It's actually a rather big motel 6 (if it actually was the motel 6 in gatlinburg but who knows) . And the back of it overlooks the river (as many there do) and its literally backed up to the smokey mountains, if you spit off of the back balconies you hit the trees or river..... And yes you will see bear often. I did see about 20 porsches at it once but can't recall a Ferrari. As i said though, I once went to an uppity champagne new year party and was surrounded by 200k dollar cars. Personally I was in a rather nice GMC Sierra with some slight front end deer damage that I still owed for.
    The town has car shows often, plus during fall people come from all over to look at the leaves falling off, a concept that to a born and raised local seems asinine. Another local town has a yearly wooly worm race that attracts thousands.....
     
  4. TikkaShooter

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    Same as Good Ol Boy, I would take a charge by any animal seriously. A good size boar is similar to an NFL lineman with claws instead of cleats. Get in his way when he is trying to leave is not wise.

    Where we live, bears are just part of the neighborhood. I have more concerns with the big cats who might see my dogs as a tasty meal. At our last residence, we never saw a bear; just deer, foxes and coyotes. So, our experience with bears is pretty much limited to what we've seen and what two GA Game Wardens told us.

    No offense to anyone who does enjoy eating bear meat; I don't.. Perhaps, a longer hunting season and raising the limits for people who hunt bear would help?
     
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  5. theotherwaldo

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    When I was a kid living outside of Happy Camp, California, right on the Klamath River, bears were everywhere. I did everything but play tag with them
    I was never charged by a bear, although I was watched and followed a lot.
    Sometimes I followed the young boars until they got tired of the game and jumped in the bushes and shook them to tell me to go away.
    One point: I never did this when I was accompanied by a dog.
    Dogs just piss bears off.
    I also avoided carrying any food or anything that might interest a bear.
    These bears were very well fed, but there's no need to push your luck... .
     
  6. TikkaShooter

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    OTOH, I did see a Bugatti Veyron at one of those Dollar General or Family Dollar stores. ;)
     
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