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Bears In The News

Post by AZLOT69 » Jun 24 2010 9:01 am

Eight Foraging Bears Killed In Tahoe


Posted: 9:44 am PDT June 11, 2010
Updated: 10:02 am PDT June 11, 2010

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- The heavy snow and lingering winter conditions in the Sierra are forcing black bears into the valleys around Lake Tahoe, where an unusually large number of them have had to be put to death in recent weeks.

Nevada Department of Wildlife biologist Carl Lackey says officials already killed eight bears this spring, compared with a typical death toll of just one or two by this time.

"I attribute that to the late winter weather conditions," he said.

Unlocked food or trash lures the bears into trouble in cars and homes. Adding to the problem, Lackey said, is Washoe County has no ordinance requiring bear-proof trash receptacles.

Hot spots are centered near South Lake Tahoe, Tahoma and Highway 89 near the Squaw Valley and Alpine ski resorts.

Cristen Langner, a wildlife biologist for California Fish and Game, said the California side of the Tahoe basin has had three permitted bear deaths this year, which is not uncommon for this time. Each of the deaths was also a result of residents not locking up food trash or food, she said.

Langner echoed Lackey's words of caution and said residents should always be bear-aware and keep doors locked and food secure.

"The big thing is that every time these bears are successful (finding stored trash or food) it just reinforces that behavior," she said.

Ann Bryant, president of the Homewood-based BEAR League, said she's concerned about the death toll.

"I'm pretty shocked because it's only going to get worse as the season goes on," she said.

Bryant said based on calls, sightings and onsite observations, the BEAR League has observed more newborns this year than any other, as well as an increased number of sightings and conflicts.

Usually bears aren't spotted out of hibernation until May or June, Bryant said, but she's seen them as early as March and April this year.
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Post by chumley » Jun 20 2017 8:26 am

The article seems to have very little official information from the tribe, except a quote saying that the bear is dead. It would be nice to get a little more follow-up on that. I wonder if AZGFD and the SCR&W folks ever collaborate on such things. I know that they are considered totally separate when it comes to hunting.

Black bear attacks in Arizona are quite rare, and I think that previous attacks mentioned here were during very dry years where natural food sources for bears was abnormally scarce. The Point of Pines area didn't get quite the winter that northern Arizona received, but there should still be plenty of foraging available for bears there right now.
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jun 21 2017 10:10 am

chumley wrote:The bear reportedly got out of the water downstream and walked away seemingly unharmed.
That looked like quite an exciting ride. :scared:
I wonder if he or she had done that before and wanted that experience again. :y:
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Post by tibber » Aug 02 2017 9:28 pm

http://www.hungryhorsenews.com/article/ ... /170809990

guess I didn't realize marmots were bear bait.
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Post by outdoor_lover » Aug 02 2017 9:38 pm

The 2nd Comment is Hilarious....
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Post by outdoor_lover » Aug 02 2017 9:41 pm

Speaking of Bears... Even though the Comments tell what actually was happening here, I think I'd have been more than a bit nervous...lol https://www.backpacker.com/videos-photo ... llow-hiker
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Post by chumley » Sep 21 2017 9:29 am

mama grizzly trying to teach her cub how to glissade, but young'un wants zero part of it! :lol: (h/t @tibber)


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Post by tibber » Sep 21 2017 10:07 am

chumley wrote:mama grizzly trying to teach her cub how to glissade, but young'un wants zero part of it! :lol: (h/t @tibber)

So awesome! and funny how the cub just didn't want to do that. How lucky to see something like that!
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Post by Alston_Neal » Sep 21 2017 10:19 am

In Japan they say only old people and crazy people hike mountains...........yep


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Post by hikeaz » Sep 25 2017 10:32 am

Hmmmmm...
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Post by Alston_Neal » Sep 25 2017 11:04 am

@hikeaz
That is so my wife...rattlers, bees, paramilitary target shooters rabid mountain lions, black bears on crack...meh! Lightning omfg!
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Post by big_load » Sep 25 2017 11:04 am

hikeaz wrote:Hmmmmm...
I cut a hike short two weeks ago because of lightning. No bears, though, except the one Mrs. big_load saw back home.

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Post by chumley » Jan 22 2018 9:49 pm

This is a post worthy of blocking an entire forum topic.

You’ll need ear plugs, patience, and only a marginally kind heart to prevent you from actually rooting for the bear to do more. :sweat:

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Post by CannondaleKid » Jan 23 2018 7:41 am

chumley wrote:ear plugs,
The bear must have had earplugs or it would have run away just to get away from that voice!
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Post by chumley » Mar 02 2018 10:32 am

I'd like to see the video somebody else captures of a black bear and mountain lion encounter in Arizona.
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Post by chumley » Sep 18 2018 9:38 am

Bear attacks two hikers south of Patagonia.
https://kvoa.com/news/2018/09/17/bear-a ... patagonia/
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Post by kelly14 » Sep 19 2018 9:47 pm

@chumley Wow. A five minute fight with a bear? Surprised this wasn’t worse.

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Post by friendofThundergod » Sep 25 2018 10:19 am

In terms of conservation, it seems like the sky is falling lately, but I was happy with this little victory...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 53561.html
Mr Christensen said the case was “not about the ethics of hunting” but whether federal officials had adequately considered threats to the long-term recovery of the grizzly population
The Montana district judge found the government had failed to apply the best available science, as required by law, in evaluating continued threats to grizzly populations.
In a 47-page ruling, Mr Christensen called the FWS’s reasoning in lifting protections “illogical.” He pointed to two studies cited by the agency that actually contradicted its own conclusions

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Re: Bears In The News

Post by chumley » Jun 05 2019 4:26 pm

Just saw this reposted by Rock and Ice. It's a few years old, but damn. The cub has been named "Honnold".

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Post by CannondaleKid » Jun 05 2019 4:39 pm

@chumley
Great video... the cub is definitely a Honnold!
I checked out the video description which stated they were endangered Mexican Black Bears.

Scanning the comments on the video, I couldn't help but laugh at this one:
"Mexican bears. Did you read that? They can climb walls."
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Re: Bears In The News: Bear Runs Through Marathon In Leadville

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