Grizzly Bears?!? Rant!
I know this topic means nothing or very little to alot of people on here, but it really irks me!!
So two years ago in Alberta, which I live they shut down the Grizz hunting season. They had heard rumors that there were no bears left! Are you kidding me?! So anyways they got hassled enough fromt he so called "Do gooders" around here and they shut the season down for 5 years well they count the numbers. Why not count numbers with a limited season still open?
So anyways we have had a lot more Grizz attackes then there ever has been around here. Which tells me something, they are far to many bears and not enough feed. I live in the foothills, not far the the rockies at all. Two weeks ago a 47 year old avid hunter was eaten by a sow and her three cubs. But guess what?! He wasn't in the rockies, he was in a heavily populated acreage community!! So not only are these bears moving into the town limits but her three cubs now have the taste for human blood and have discoved that humans are a source of food, you know they willl kill again. This time will it be a little boy or girl out walking their dog?
One reason to keep a hunting season for preditor species, is so they will learn man to a danger and will stay away. Attacks by mounton lions are up in CA, no hunting season means no fear. Plus greater numbers means less food per animal. These added togethers means, humans are looked at by these animals as a food source, and a a compareing preditor.
I'm so glad that someone see's this the same way I do. I'm not saying there should be a open season but at least a draw or limited open season...
That sucks... be xtra careful Tiff!!!
someone got eaten:?::!:
watch the ponies extra carefully too!!
I will be very careful! That is for sure. I make sure that when we are outside GR is always in my sights and that my dogs are with me at all times, which they like because usually I make them stay out of the horse pasture!
I'm all for bringing back the spring hunt -- at least that way the meat and hide are used, not wasted. Out of season, it can be hard to find someone to take the meat. We always make sure we have someone lined up before we consider killing a bear. We might have to do another one this fall, but we're crossing our fingers that she will find other stomping grounds after hibernation, so we're hoping to wait till spring for a decision.
My son and I are both licensed hunters and gun owners -- MDH is just getting the paperwork done (had it, but the firearms act upset him so much he refused to do it!). I'm glad we are ready if we have to deal with something.
I actually have limited sympathy.
We are intruding on bears' homes. We're building houses closer and closer to where the bears have been living for their entire lives, and they're acting on their instincts. if we didn't live so close to the bear's territory, then these things wouldn't happen.
And the mother bear was protecting her cubs.
With would you have done if a predator was after your horse(s) or family members?
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