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    Dog hair is 100% guaranteed to keep Bears away. In other news..... Introducing Malto’s Magical Bear Deterrent for only $19.99. Production starts soon, no doubt I can keep up with the huge demand coming my way. Starting the harvest from my boys.

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    I took this picture near the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in the Shenandoah National Park on Memorial Day. There were quite a few of these around.

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    I'm trying to decide how serious most of this discussion actually is.

    But the only bear I've seen while hiking was one that came within 100yards of camp...and I had dogs with me. He paid absolutely zero attention to me, the dogs, or camp.

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    Sardines in oil are known to repel bears.

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    True story


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    Akin to the concept that laying a lariat around a sleeping bag will ward off rattlesnakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler View Post
    Akin to the concept that laying a lariat around a sleeping bag will ward off rattlesnakes.
    Gee,I always thot it was sulfur in a circle for snakes but I'm pretty sure salt still works against vampires though.

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    I just curious, why wouldn't anyone WANT to see black bears (at a safe distance of course)? Just hang your food or anything that would draw his attention away from your tent and enjoy the outdoors. Black bears are just scavengers looking for a bite (not humans) to eat. I love seeing them roam around through camp at dusk. They know exactly where we are. I sometimes wonder how many I've actually walked past without even realizing it. Now those grizzly's tho.... that's a different story. Haha
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    Put a little gun oil on your hiking poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmercury View Post
    Do you bear hunt?
    In Wisconsin and/or Michigan? (might be a slight regional variation in fear of humans among black bears. less fear along AT corridor, especially GSMNP and SNP where they are overprotected)
    Some bears get away before being treed. They have memory.
    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that Grizzly population out West needs the fear of man put into it some more. There have been some rather brazen attacks in recent memory that don't fit the typical "protection" response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPritch View Post
    I agree. This may ruffle some feathers, but that Grizzly population out West needs the fear of man put into it some more. There have been some rather brazen attacks in recent memory that don't fit the typical "protection" response.
    Just shave a poodle and throw the hair anywhere near them and they run faster than you've ever seen a bear move and never come back. Trust me, I had a beagle once and while in the arctic a wind came through and blew off a few hairs of his coat and killed 3 polar bears.

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    This thread is moving real close to the humor forum. Keep it coming!

    Bear (and deer, coyote, skunks, etc) in my neighborhood don't worry too much about all the domestic dogs around.
    "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." John Muir on expedition planning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoph View Post
    I just curious, why wouldn't anyone WANT to see black bears (at a safe distance of course)? Just hang your food or anything that would draw his attention away from your tent and enjoy the outdoors. Black bears are just scavengers looking for a bite (not humans) to eat. I love seeing them roam around through camp at dusk. They know exactly where we are. I sometimes wonder how many I've actually walked past without even realizing it. Now those grizzly's tho.... that's a different story. Haha
    I felt the same way until one wanted to share my foodless tent with me in the middle of the night. He even made his own side-entrance as I was skedaddling away.

    I love bears but I don't want them near me after that terrifying experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malto View Post
    Dog hair is 100% guaranteed to keep Bears away. In other news..... Introducing Malto’s Magical Bear Deterrent for only $19.99. Production starts soon, no doubt I can keep up with the huge demand coming my way. Starting the harvest from my boys.

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    Now,that is funny!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malto View Post
    Dog hair is 100% guaranteed to keep Bears away. In other news..... Introducing Malto’s Magical Bear Deterrent for only $19.99. Production starts soon, no doubt I can keep up with the huge demand coming my way. Starting the harvest from my boys.

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    Beautiful dogs

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    Despite these signs....still passed multiple dogs off leash in SNP with day hikers couple weeks ago.

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    Make sure the hair ain’t from a dog in heat...just sayin.

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