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The accidental bear hunt
« on: May 12, 2011, 08:23:50 PM »
I will admit, I am not a big bear hunter, never was really. I have only shot one bear in my life, it wasn't a big bear and to be perfectly honest I didn't even want to shoot it. But it's a good story.

I am at my dads in Widewater, he lives on the lake there. We are going out for an afternoon hunt, it's an early October day. So he's in the house making a thermos or whatever and I am loading gear into the truck. I look up and there's this bear on the corner of his lawn, right in the yard. So I am just standing by the truck watching him and my dad comes out. I gestured with a nod to him and he looks and sees the bear. So he says "you should shoot it", I said "nah what for it's a small bear", he says "well the grand kids are playing in the yard all the time and once a bear starts hanging around they will always be around". So we get into this big debate over it for about 5 minutes, and not whispering, just talking about it, the bear just stands there the whole time. He finally convinced me to shoot it, so I did. And that's my bear hunt story. Poor bugger, wrong place, wrong time.

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Re: The accidental bear hunt
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 09:40:44 PM »
Good stuff Paul,, I think the best thing was done for all involved.. Good on you..


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Re: The accidental bear hunt
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 02:38:19 PM »
I've dealt with nusance (sp?) bears before growing up on an acerage... and it's true, once they get comfortable in your yard (or deck in our case) they always tend to find their way back to that spot again and again.  Sounds like this was the best outcome for your family!! And it's a decent sized bear for sure!! *thumbs up*


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Re: The accidental bear hunt
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 08:47:32 AM »
That's a really nice bear for being "accidental".  :) Sounds like it turned out to be a good thing for all involved. Congrats on a nice bear.