Originally Posted by Einrich
I have been scouting a patch of woods for hunting season over the past two weekends. I see lots of bear sign and spotted two different bear one morning within 15 minutes of each other. I've seen about 20 deer (all does so far) on the southern edge of the area and while scouting the north side of the area only saw 2 deer and 2 bear.
My question is, should I even hunt the areas with bear? I'm not aware if they are in fact true predators of the deer or not. There is a bunch of bear sign there, they seem to like to take a dump right in the middle of the paths for some reason. I'm from Mississippi and have never had to deal with bears so am unfamiliar if hunting where they are common is a good idea or if it makes a difference at all. Thanks
Most bears know when a gun shot goes off they come running for the gut piles they know it's coming and most will wait. A few stupid ones try to steal the whole deer. I've run into allot of bears black, brown and even polar. The only one that scary me are grizzly and polar because they will screw with you because they can most aren’t dumb abd won't poke a head out when you shoot were black bears are stupid and will they like to investigate and scavenge that’s what they eat normally. They don't hunt deer they steal it from something else
If you run into a bear don't worry if he doesn't see or smell you just turn around and walk away. If he does see you say hello bear hows it going today he will look at you and make up his mind what to do. Shouting sometimes works and sometimes they will attack because you did that so don't do that. If he grunts or chomps his or her teeth that’s a warning they don't like you there. Slowly back up and if the bear advances because he thinks he can push you out stand your ground go hey bear if it charges and if it breaks away it was bluffing if it doesn't its a full on attack blast away. every bear encounter is a little different because every bear is different if it's young they tend to be stupid if it's big and fat they're lazy as heck and just waddle away. So far I've run into 2 grizzly (1 grunted at me when I was shooting clays in the bush it let me know it didn't like me there I left) 15 black bears and 1 polar bear. Never mess with a polar bear they nasty and a grizzly can mess you up be very careful around them because they don't respond well to a person yelling at them.
Here is a video of someone talking there way out of it while picking berries (that’s what they like to eat and were you find them 90 percent of the time)
Here is a video of a man who killed one with a rock it's happend more then once before. heck a native woman was attacked by a grizzly and she killed it with a single shot 22lr
and if you want to see someone in a tree stand and ablack bear (they don't see good) I was laughing at this one because thats what happens 90 percent of the time with black bears.