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    Default Bear Encounter Roaring fork 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjACFd24tno

    I was just wondering if this situation could of been handled better.

    Could you throw rocks at the bear? Would that just make things worse? Would that be legal?

    One thing is for sure, the guy with the tent should have brought his tent in the shelter when he decided to move.

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    My brother is currently hiking the AT and just finished the Smoky's. Naturally my biggest concern has been making sure he knows what to do if he encounters dangerous wildlife. I went on the GSMNP website and found a video that explains exactly what to do and yes, if a bear continues to approach you, throw rocks or anything that might scare it. http://www.smokiesinformation.org/hi...ifesafety.html

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    fire crackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    fire crackers.
    We can't you those up here in Jersey land...not legally anyway.
    Last edited by rocketsocks; 02-22-2013 at 06:54. Reason: forgot the dang blang wink, it just ain't right without the wink

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    I'm still looking forward to trying this method


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQq-wlLZtfchttp://

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsocks View Post
    I'm still looking forward to trying this method


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQq-wlLZtfchttp://
    No worries Socks!
    You grin 'em down and I'll stand behind you and film it!

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    First off, that was no 400lb bear. Secondly, you kill him with one of the many logs laying around. Silly city folk...




    Man Throws a Log at a Bear, Killing It


    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/us/24bear.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    First off, that was no 400lb bear. Secondly, you kill him with one of the many logs laying around. Silly city folk...




    Man Throws a Log at a Bear, Killing It


    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/us/24bear.html
    Yeah, but you still better hang a bear bag if you don't want a ticket....snort

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatHead64 View Post
    Yeah, but you still better hang a bear bag if you don't want a ticket....snort
    I laughed till I couldn't when I read about the man getting a ticket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzJacko View Post
    No worries Socks!
    You grin 'em down and I'll stand behind you and film it!
    ha ha ha huh huh hehe, first things first...how fast can you run, I'm pretty quick on a sprint, but in the long run I gas out.

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    If you'll have hiked the AT (and this was pointed out in the video) there are many places on the AT where one cannot find an optimal place to hang food, if there's such a thing as "optimal" since some have had food stolen when hung and not just by bears. It's the food hangers that are conditioning these bears to human food and the foolish ones that display fear around these animals to give them the idea that we are no threat and thus can walk around camp with no consequence.

    Many here just don't understand nature, in nature there are no courts, in nature might makes right. Futhermore, I know they are very much stronger than us, but they don't look at strength the way we do. They very well know, from dealing with viscious animals that are much smaller than them that simply because they are bigger they can have a fatal encounter with a much smaller animal. They need to see us smaller animals as a threat. But thanks to all the ignorance out there, they are seeing us as pansies not to be feared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munk3ee View Post
    My brother is currently hiking the AT and just finished the Smoky's. Naturally my biggest concern has been making sure he knows what to do if he encounters dangerous wildlife. I went on the GSMNP website and found a video that explains exactly what to do and yes, if a bear continues to approach you, throw rocks or anything that might scare it. http://www.smokiesinformation.org/hi...ifesafety.html
    Thanks for posting the video. I wasn't going to carry bear spray but now I think I will. I'm going to keep some rocks handy too.

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