Poll: Where have you seen seen a Bear (Check all that Apply)

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    And if you're going to count places away from the AT, then I've seen them in Yellowstone, Hell's Canyon, Denali, Porcupine Mountains State Park MICH, Cape Breton NEWFLD, and Katadhin SP (sorry, I forgot that one).

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    Alaska, Florida, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana also.

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    Bears abound in PA; big MoFos too. Doesn't mean you should be a puss though. Eat well, sleep well; the bears do. Watch where they go (sign) for blueberries and blackberries in summer. Watch where they've been in late fall (scratches). Here are some examples.

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...searchid=11103

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...searchid=11103

    http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...searchid=11103

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    Seen them on the trail and off trail.

    Also Mt LeConte. One followed me for 5 or so mins. Guess he liked me. Also on Mt LeConte found a bear with his head in someone's tent. The packers were up a tree. Ibelieve the old False Gap Shelter was on the Tenn side of the trail.

    North Carolina: Ice Water Springs shelter, Mama bear with 2 cubs. Smokemount Campground. Too many to count. Watched one run off with someone's BBQ Pit. (With BBQ.)
    Which trail were you on hiking to Mt. LeConte?
    Was it Alum Cave?

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    Anyone here been charged by a bear?

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    Last year a large male near Springer. This year 1 south of Pond Mountain in Tn and a cub south of Blood Mountain. Lots of sign in Georgia.

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    i saw a mother with 4 cubs in 2005. can't remember if it was new york or new jersey. but it was pretty cool.
    He who dies with the most toys, still dies.

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    My most recent sighting was in mid September. I had just pulled out of the Cades Cove picnic area in GSMNP and there he was near the side of the road. By the time I got my camera out he was long gone.....

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    Seeing bears has little to do with how many exist in an area, but whether the area is hunted. Hunted bears are rarely seen. Protected bears wander in sight of humans because they have learned that humans are both harmless and a good source of food.

    The forested and mountain areas of Maine have some of the highest concentrations of bears in the east. But hikers see them only rarely, except in Baxter Park where hunting is prohibited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    Seeing bears has little to do with how many exist in an area, but whether the area is hunted. Hunted bears are rarely seen. Protected bears wander in sight of humans because they have learned that humans are both harmless and a good source of food.

    The forested and mountain areas of Maine have some of the highest concentrations of bears in the east. But hikers see them only rarely, except in Baxter Park where hunting is prohibited.

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    I have never seen a bear up here, not even in BSP. They definately keep to themselves here in Maine. However, I have 4 wild turkeys in my backyard as I am typing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just a Hiker View Post
    I have never seen a bear up here, not even in BSP. They definately keep to themselves here in Maine. However, I have 4 wild turkeys in my backyard as I am typing this.
    Turkeys are dumber than bears.

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    Wild Turkey makes one dumber than a bear.

    I thought turkeys were clever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    Turkeys are dumber than bears.
    And they taste good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudhead View Post
    Wild Turkey makes one dumber than a bear.
    I am "smarter than the average bear." Unfortunately, I am not smarter than the average person. . .

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    Talking Saw bears in SNP each and every day.

    My daughter Grass and I hiked the SNP this summer. We took a week and saw bears each and every day. Got several photos, mostly blurry or of bear butts. LOL

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    the last bear i saw was in PA. it tried to get into my tent for my food bag. i shot it dead. gave the meat to locals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookerhiker View Post
    Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, California, Colorado
    Add New Jersey to that list - just saw one there this year.

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    NJ / pa/ Vt/ Maine/Alaska

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    California: 2 bear, 1 mountain lion
    "Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible." -Feynman

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    Virginia, 2006, July, AT corridor and then my property, sow and 2 cubs.

    Virginia, 2006, July, Blue Ridge Mountain Road approx. 1 mile north of Bear;s Den. Adolescent.

    Virginia, 2007, July, road leading to driveway. Adolescent.

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