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    You can't win, no matter what you do.



    thats the thing-------its a damn it you do, damn if you dont situation.......


    (and trust me---ive had many discussions in my workplace about why this bear needed to be put down----of course with people who never step a foot into the backcountry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    TOOOO many humans in the area. Smokies has 11 million humans thru the year, bears have around 1,500. Do the math. In the very least close automobile access in the park. Tourists need to be thinned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    thats the thing-------its a damn it you do, damn if you dont situation.......


    (and trust me---ive had many discussions in my workplace about why this bear needed to be put down----of course with people who never step a foot into the backcountry)
    Any volunteers to carry a 400 lb. bear for 8 miles?

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    How many more instances of sleeping humans getting sampled by bears would it take in order to cause a notable decrease in traffic on the AT?

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    How many more instances of sleeping humans getting sampled by bears would it take in order to cause a notable decrease in traffic on the AT?



    well...

    the death of a visitor to GSMNP in 2000 hasnt stopped people from visiting the Park....

    in fact, the numbers are increasing......

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    So much human bias...humans thinking they are the only earthlings, humans who are constantly thinking more highly of themselves than the ought,....How about thinning out the disease causing unnatural human concentration human herd that causes SO SO MANY problems? Look around! open your eyes. Expand your view beyond your own species' desires or your own group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    So much human bias...humans thinking they are the only earthlings, humans who are constantly thinking more highly of themselves than the ought,....How about thinning out the disease causing unnatural human concentration human herd that causes SO SO MANY problems? Look around! open your eyes. Expand your view beyond your own species' desires or your own group.
    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    one more try



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A60BPabdFoY

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    Thanks Rick for the link to the hiker's story! Insightful. All the other blah blah on the subject should be filed under: Fundamental Attribution Errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lnj View Post
    The hiker's story seems to me to indicate the bear was just on a serious hunt. He went to the opposite end from where the hiker's pack was. One would think the pack would have been the attractant.
    Maybe the hiker's feet smelled like cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    So much human bias...humans thinking they are the only earthlings, humans who are constantly thinking more highly of themselves than the ought,....How about thinning out the disease causing unnatural human concentration human herd that causes SO SO MANY problems? Look around! open your eyes. Expand your view beyond your own species' desires or your own group.
    The reason most humans think highly of themselves is because they are at the top of the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy old man View Post
    Maybe the hiker's feet smelled like cheese
    mmm mmm good. Toe cheese

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    Wonder if they found the right bear yet

    Wonder if they even been looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Wonder if they found the right bear yet

    Wonder if they even been looking


    From what I hear, they were still looking as of Friday...

    apparently they collared another bear and checked its DNA and not matching, let it go.....

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    What Walter said. Unfortunately, that will not happen so the non-voting bears will pay the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    From what I hear, they were still looking as of Friday...

    apparently they collared another bear and checked its DNA and not matching, let it go.....
    Lotsa bears hanging around shelter apparently, thats 3 so far.

    Wonder what the problem is?

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    The problem is the shelter people.

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    Easy to blame the Bears....they have nowhere else to go....
    therefore limit the people, they can go somewhere else

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinb View Post
    The problem is ... people.
    Front country campsite next across fom mine this Memorial Day Weekend in the Cosby Campground in GSMNP.
    IMG_20160601_124607.jpg
    And the rangers had been specifically telling people that a female with cubs has been visiting the camp...

    ...and stupid isn't limited to the front country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipi Walter View Post
    TOOOO many humans in the area. Smokies has 11 million humans thru the year, bears have around 1,500. Do the math. In the very least close automobile access in the park. Tourists need to be thinned out.
    You could get things started by staying out of the woods.

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