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Midwinter bear mauling #7172517
02/07/21 12:04 PM
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Those coasties are awesome. Bears out and about this time of year are big trouble.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/782825/coast-guard-hoists-skier-mauled-bear-near-haines-alaska


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172523
02/07/21 12:09 PM
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Some real heroes right there!



Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172544
02/07/21 12:27 PM
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I thought bears couldn't run downhill?

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: Crit-R-Dun] #7172554
02/07/21 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Crit-R-Dun
I thought bears couldn't run downhill?

That is funny.

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172556
02/07/21 12:36 PM
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There have been a handful of winters that I have seen bear tracks during trapping season, December through mid February. They donít all sleep all winter long.

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172560
02/07/21 12:42 PM
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
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Hats off to them, Wow!

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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172563
02/07/21 12:46 PM
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That is why I carry an ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
It is by far the quickest way for the Coasties to find you.


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7172790
02/07/21 03:53 PM
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I have talked to several trappers over the years that found that they were feeding bears at their carcass disposal sites. Bears hibernate mostly because there is no food. If there's a steady supply they'll stick with it. A wandering bear with an empty stomach is likely to be a little grumpy!

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: waggler] #7173084
02/07/21 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
That is why I carry an ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
It is by far the quickest way for the Coasties to find you.

Is it 406 MHz ? Did you have to register it ?

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173151
02/07/21 08:15 PM
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Had a black bear run straight down a huge tree in Maine many years ago. Came down that tree so fast, I don't believe I made one step to get out of her way!


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173365
02/07/21 10:17 PM
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I just hate it when I see brown bear tracks in the winter. Rather be stuck in overflow !


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: white17] #7173375
02/07/21 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
I just hate it when I see brown bear tracks in the winter. Rather be stuck in overflow !

An old bush pilot told me he knew of grizzly that never denned.

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173398
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I've seen them out several times in mid-winter. One year I went down to the water hole on Thanksgiving and there one stood. At least I noticed him while I had time to retreat back to the cabin. It was 32 below


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173409
02/07/21 10:44 PM
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Cutting trail once 6 miles from camp I worked until dark. Packed up the tools and started the hike back and didnít go 50 feet and there were his tracks. He had followed the trail the whole way and turned off right behind my back. Missed a face to face with no gun on a dark trail by minutes

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173412
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I seen some bear track last week in the snow.


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: 3 Fingers] #7173432
02/07/21 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Originally Posted by waggler
That is why I carry an ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
It is by far the quickest way for the Coasties to find you.

Is it 406 MHz ? Did you have to register it ?

Yes, and yes.


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173434
02/07/21 11:04 PM
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Seen a video of a grizzly still out the 10th of December .
And was in beartooth front range


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173527
02/07/21 11:56 PM
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They just killed the oldest grizzly in the Yellowstone ecosystem about 2 weeks ago for killing a steer, 32 years old. they had pictures of his canine teeth so short they couldn't cut but enough jaw pressure to break the steers neck. Another Grizzly was out at Christmas with her 4 cubs. Been warm up till this weekend not much snow, if they are hungry or smell food they can and will be out.

Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: beartooth trapr] #7173529
02/07/21 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by beartooth trapr
Seen a video of a grizzly still out the 10th of December .
And was in beartooth front range



Where was it in the Beartooth?


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Re: Midwinter bear mauling [Re: yukon254] #7173543
02/08/21 12:06 AM
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No the sow was out in Yellowstone park the 32 year old was near Pinedale Wy I think.

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