Concerning the Black Bear

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Post by chester » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:01 pm

Hey Foghorn....good points.
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Re: Concerning the Black Bear

Post by krampus » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:20 pm

mike_a_lafontaine wrote:That's jumping the gun a bit......... it needs to be put down.
I will give you 5 to 1 odds that should the real story ever come out, the guy was from ohio, and he did something stupid.


shit, well he may be from springfield ohio, but I still bet he was doing something stupid
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Post by dustonian » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:01 pm

what kind of livestock do you have Foghorn, out of curiosity? You're awfully protective of it. Are bears known for their aggressive behavior towards livestock?

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Post by Snowpuppy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:09 am

Krampus you solved the bear mystery--LOL that's priceless!!
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Post by tbwilsonky » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:42 am

"Nature is unpredictable. For everyone's safety, it is best if nature is scared shitless of people."

someone please put this on a sticky so nature will know.

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Post by TradWanker » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:14 am

dustonian wrote:what kind of livestock do you have Foghorn?
Sheep, obviously.
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Post by Meadows » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:13 am

You guys really, really need to watch this.

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Post by Snowpuppy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:33 am

Nature doesn't need to be scared shitless, it needs to be respected.
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Post by DuppyC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:38 pm

Snowpuppy wrote:Nature doesn't need to be scared shitless, it needs to be respected.
I have never met you, but, you seem somewhat ignorant. You should work to fix that problem.

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Post by Redpoint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:41 pm

DuppyC wrote:
Snowpuppy wrote:Nature doesn't need to be scared shitless, it needs to be respected.
I have never met you, but, you seem somewhat ignorant. You should work to fix that problem.

Best regards,
I have never met you, but you seem somewhat cocky. You should work to fix that problem.

Give my regards to Broadway!
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Post by DuppyC » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:50 pm

Redpoint wrote:
DuppyC wrote:
Snowpuppy wrote:Nature doesn't need to be scared shitless, it needs to be respected.
I have never met you, but, you seem somewhat ignorant. You should work to fix that problem.

Best regards,
I have never met you, but you seem somewhat cocky. You should work to fix that problem.
You may be right...no worries. But, I like to refer to my cockiness as confidence. And, I am fairly confident that ANY bear that shows agressive behavior towards a human being needs to be put down. There are likely many more bears in the area considered as "eastern appalachia," but, you don't hear of many bear attacks...do you?

Further, to not publicize the fact that bears do exist in the Gorge certainly changes the way one would plan for a backcountry hiking/climbing trip...don't you think?

So, yes, I may be a little cocky, most all climbers are, but, I am not ignorant to the point that I want to protect bears over humans.

Sorry if I offend anyone.
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Post by Clevis Hitch » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:52 pm

I can tell you right now that if it was a Kentuckian; we wouldn't be reading about a bear on the loose. We'd be reading about how a local man defended himself against a bear attack with his .357 Magnum.

Stupid actions or not a humans life is more important than a bears. If its not put down it will undoubtedly strike again and maybe next time with more success. Are you willing to sacrifice your kid so a bear can live? Yes it suck that an awesome creature such as this has to be put down....
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Post by bcombs » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:58 pm

Redpoint to the rescue!

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Post by Redpoint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:59 pm

1. I have a pet bear (not by choice) and I think they are very lovable creatures. So much so that I always sneak it in my tent when I go to "no bears allowed" campgrounds.

2. Due to a story I recently heard, I'm always afraid a local will sneak on to the NATURE PRESERVE he likes to chill at, shoot it, and then mount it, while all his local neighbors praise him for killing the beast that almost got their local kids ate.

3. It was probably another Ohioan who was going around lifting up rocks, like they always do, looking to get bit by a snake, like they always do (I learned about this phenomenon from a RRG rescue team member), only this time there was a bear standing on the rock he wanted to lift, and so he got in to it with the bear, lost the fight, and the bears friends had to pull it off of the guy, so please don't point out how bad of a run-on sentence this is.
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Post by MathRocks » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:23 pm

The reason I'm calling bullshit on the hikers story is because in most of north america, bears and hikers coexist quite peacefully. Why is the situation at RRG so different?

Does this logic hold?
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