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Bear rubbing pole #7276805
05/31/21 06:37 PM
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Night before last this old boy walked across my lawn and went to rub on the power pole alongside my driveway. Pole gets rubbed and bitten into every year. Picture of the bear is not real good. The base of his ears were the same height as the metal tag with the pole numbers, 6 1/2 feet high. I think this is the same bear I had on trail cam last fall.

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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276818
05/31/21 07:01 PM
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The Hill Country of Texas
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Probably pulls a disappearing act during the season


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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276839
05/31/21 07:30 PM
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That is how I found one of my best bait areas here. DNR had a gate across a forest road that was a old high line pole. The bears had that rubbed and chewed pretty good. It showed the color of a few of the different bears in the area. Been using the area for closs to 30 years with good success.

Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276846
05/31/21 07:35 PM
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He’s a Dandy

Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276918
05/31/21 09:07 PM
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I think they are attracted to creosote treatment. Forest Service road signs are favorite in this area.


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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276919
05/31/21 09:08 PM
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Bear love "certain" poles.
Haven't figgered out the connection yet.
Been seeing 8t for many years.


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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276920
05/31/21 09:09 PM
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I think they are attracted to the creosote treatment. Forest Service sign posts are favorite targets in this area.


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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276921
05/31/21 09:11 PM
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Same reason as hogs?

Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276953
05/31/21 10:05 PM
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Warrior beat me to it. Anytime I want a hog I can scatter a little corn around this one telephone pole and a boar will show up. Sat out one night in the dark with a good wind just waiting until I heard him rubbing before hitting the light and lighting him up! That pole has marks around it from years of use.

Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276973
05/31/21 10:55 PM
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Try this.


Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7276974
05/31/21 10:56 PM
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If only it was legal here.

Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7277004
06/01/21 05:21 AM
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Warrior you don't want to haul heavy stuff in and out of a customer's place but when they replace poles a lot of electric coops will let you have some of the old poles.

Even laying flat on the ground they are attractive to the hogs and of course it is the bottom end where the creosote has run down into they like. I have always assumed it helps them with mites and lice control.


As far as Eric's bear- chute it!


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Re: Bear rubbing pole [Re: eric space] #7277136
06/01/21 09:06 AM
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Here in Northern Wis, Utilities had to replace poles as bears chewed them almost off creating dangerous situations. Now any new poles going up have either sheet metal or hvy duty wire fence around pole. If i can find pics of damage ill post.


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