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01/12/2018 09:24PM
Okay - another bear thread. What the hell... its January! What else do we have to discuss? ;-)

Look how this bear climbs this tree and hangs on by a thread on this rope! I'm impressed. Not scared.

I think the main lesson here is not indulging the bear, and dont underestimate bears skills.

I'm team URSAK. Its been highly tested in zoos to be bear resilient. I'm beginning to think that hanging food in a tree isn't a guarantee. (obviously nothing is.)

Either way. Enjoy.

 
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riverrunner
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01/13/2018 10:35AM
There are several videos showing bears hanging from ropes to get bird feeders and
the likes.

Once a bear learns how to access a food source they do not forget if it is a sow they well teach it to their cubs.

Once a bear learns to associate humans with food the only sure ways to keep them from repeating that behavior.

Is taking not allowing them access to those types of food sources a very hard thing to do.

With camp raiding bears in an area like the BWCA that is impossible. You are not going to stop or remove people from the BWCA.

Then one is left with the alternative method that is killing the problem bear.

There is no reason for allowing a bear to raid dozens of camps or wait for them to attack someone before killing them.

Blatz
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01/13/2018 12:26PM
Not only this, but it's rare to find a decent place to hang a pack with out rigging some fancy pully system. Ursack for me as well. Works with bears, but more importantly with mice if used correctly
 
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