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Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« on: October 03, 2011, 10:05:34 AM »
So the guy shoots the bear twice because he didn't know where his kids are, and he has a wounded grizzly, then they charge him for the third shot to dispatch the wounded bear. Absurd.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/us-22424932/man-fined-for-killing-grizzly-bear-to-protect-his-family-26803904.html

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 10:43:23 AM »
This whole grizzly thing is really starting to piss me off. 12 different grizz in the last 2 weeks in a relatively small area up in the Clearwater. Is that enough yet? These bears are getting way too brave and showing no fear or respect for humans and somebody is gonna get hurt soon, our government needs to grow a set of balls and start taking care of this problem

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 11:04:18 AM »
This is where the 3s's come in shoot shovel shutup. Any one of us would of done the same. It's to the point human life means nothing to these people.


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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 11:40:49 AM »
Personally I would have no qualms to shoot until it stops moving if it was in my yard and I didn't know where my kids are

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 08:00:02 PM »
if a grizzly wanders onto my back lawn it will die... then i will call srd and tell them to come get their bear... that is all

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 10:19:16 PM »
Looks like a young bear.
I think I would access the situation and try to scare the bear out of my yard if I was able to, then call the fish cops. If the bear was threatening or attacked a family member, of course, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot. Remember our back yard use to be their back yard. As urban sprawl encroaches on their habitat we will see more of these cases. This bear could have also been habituated for he didn't seem to fear humans. If so, who's fault is that? Unfortunately these bear incidents do happen and it's usually the bear who loses.

I can't remember if I posted a thread on the bear I had on my property a few weeks ago, anyrate, the bear wasn't threatening and he lives. I never even gave picking up my rifle a thought but I did manage to grab my camera out of the quad box and take a few pics.
I think the right thing to do in a case like this is not to panick. If there is no immediate threat a little common sense my save the bears life.
Anything I said here is only my opinion....

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 03:04:37 PM »
Looks like a young bear.
I think I would access the situation and try to scare the bear out of my yard if I was able to, then call the fish cops. If the bear was threatening or attacked a family member, of course, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot. Remember our back yard use to be their back yard. As urban sprawl encroaches on their habitat we will see more of these cases. This bear could have also been habituated for he didn't seem to fear humans. If so, who's fault is that? Unfortunately these bear incidents do happen and it's usually the bear who loses.

I can't remember if I posted a thread on the bear I had on my property a few weeks ago, anyrate, the bear wasn't threatening and he lives. I never even gave picking up my rifle a thought but I did manage to grab my camera out of the quad box and take a few pics.
I think the right thing to do in a case like this is not to panick. If there is no immediate threat a little common sense my save the bears life.
Anything I said here is only my opinion....

I think that your post is a good response to what one should do if this situation arises.  For him to just step out and start shooting the bear is in some ways irresponsible.  If its gnawing on or chasing a family member, then by all means start shooting.  But he could've fired a warning shot, and most likely the bears would have headed for safer pastures.  However, looking at it from the other side of the coin, why anyone would call and report a situation like this in this day and age is beyond me.  Shoot, shovel, and shut up...

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 07:00:36 PM »
well the kids are always always outside playing during the day time... it wouldnt be so bad if it was a black bear poking around but a grizzly hanging around the property just cant happen... and it wont... i mean if there were no kids around what you say is fine... try and scare it off but 50% chance it will come back... the only reason it is there is because it is interested in something ... any farmer knows that an old grizz hangin around is bad news any way you look at it... so for me its shoot.... no shovel.... call srd immediately

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Re: Idaho man charged for killing grizzly in his yard
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 01:48:44 PM »
Looks like a young bear.
I think I would access the situation and try to scare the bear out of my yard if I was able to, then call the fish cops. If the bear was threatening or attacked a family member, of course, I wouldn't hesitate to shoot. Remember our back yard use to be their back yard. As urban sprawl encroaches on their habitat we will see more of these cases. This bear could have also been habituated for he didn't seem to fear humans. If so, who's fault is that? Unfortunately these bear incidents do happen and it's usually the bear who loses.

I can't remember if I posted a thread on the bear I had on my property a few weeks ago, anyrate, the bear wasn't threatening and he lives. I never even gave picking up my rifle a thought but I did manage to grab my camera out of the quad box and take a few pics.
I think the right thing to do in a case like this is not to panick. If there is no immediate threat a little common sense my save the bears life.
Anything I said here is only my opinion....
While I can partially agree with you Tuc, I disagree with the highlighted comment above. I believe the bears are actually encroaching on our habitat, and the reasoning for this is the dramatically increasing population of G bears the last few years. The bears are simply out of room in the west country due to their expanding populations and are moving east. I spend a lot of time out in the mountains west of home here and see the actual amount of bears out there-the carrying capacity is FULL in the mountains and they need more range to keep up with the populations. Grizz numbers are higher than they have been for decades, contrary to popular belief.