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Man Videos Black Bear Climbing Tree Stand He Is Occupying (A Dangerously Close Call)
Funny, Weird, & Educational Pictures or Videos ^ | 11/9/10 | Chuck Wolk

Posted on 11/09/2010 8:45:53 AM PST by Tina Grazier

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This is a must see. A black bear approaches a man in a tree stand. The bear even starts climbing the tree stand and is within, like one or two ladder rungs of the guy. Why the idiot isn't shooting the bear with something besides a camera is beyond me. If it were me, the moment the bear started climbing the ladder I would have made a rug out of him for my living room floor. The man does eventually speak up and it startles the bear who obviously did not realize that this particular tree was occupied. I guess the bear wasn't hungry, because it decided to climb back down and leave. I know this much, the guy can thank God there were no bear cubs around or else we would be reading about human remains being found on and around a hunters tree stand. Below is a link to the video.

Black Bear & Tree Stand VIDEO



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bears
Amazing, just amazingly unbelievable. I remember years ago when you could feed the black bears from your car in Yellowstone park. They have since discouraged everyone from doing it. The bears became violent at times when they didn't get fed.
1 posted on 11/09/2010 8:45:59 AM PST by Tina Grazier
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To: Tina Grazier
My son in law got a small black bear this year...about 200 lbs. It was on their 200 acre camp.

My 45 year old daughter says she's not afraid of them. I beat her head against the wall until she said...okay, okay...I'm afraid....

2 posted on 11/09/2010 8:48:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Tina Grazier

I like bears. These black bears are often fairly timid. The man in this video needs to get a job.


3 posted on 11/09/2010 8:49:00 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Tina Grazier

I don’t give a rat’s ass how popular they are: I believe tree stand hunting is TOTALLY unsportsmanly. Some jackass built one on my property a few years ago and I was happy to leave him the charred remains.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 8:55:40 AM PST by golux
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To: Tina Grazier
I don't think that bear climbed the ladder just to see what he could see.

Either deer bait had been placed on the platform so it's smell could travel farther than by spreading it on the ground or, the guy had some honey oats granola bars in his pocket.

5 posted on 11/09/2010 9:00:02 AM PST by fso301
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To: Sacajaweau
My 45 year old daughter says she's not afraid of them. I beat her head against the wall until she said...okay, okay...I'm afraid....

I tried to instill that in my son also. He is 38 now and has begun taking my grandson hunting with him. It's a family tradition. Anyway, all the times I tell him to be careful, he just looks at me and say's, "I'll be fine Mom. Besides, all I have to fear is fear itself. Right?"

Sometimes I really wish I never shared that phrase with him when he was a boy. I could care less how old he is, he's still my little Joey. Like his daddy, he is a good hunter though.

6 posted on 11/09/2010 9:00:56 AM PST by Tina Grazier
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To: Tina Grazier
Why the idiot isn't shooting the bear with something besides a camera is beyond me.

Because it is a Black Bear and they rarely attack. Some are just a bit too social. We sometimes have black bears knock over our trash can.
7 posted on 11/09/2010 9:01:22 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Tina Grazier

That’s a great video and the man in the tree stand was wise and compassionate. Why shoot the bear? If he began to attack or looked like he would attack the man could have done what was necessary to save his life. The bear just looked curious and was certainly not aggressive. Perhaps the man had some kind of weapon that he could have used had it been necessary. As my husband said if he DID look like he was going to get aggressive, a shot in the air probably would have made him run. Shoot the bear as he began to climb the ladder??? No way. This man is a true sportsman!! Good for the man in the tree.


8 posted on 11/09/2010 9:04:59 AM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Tina Grazier

That bear is so cute, I’m glad he didn’t shoot it.


9 posted on 11/09/2010 9:05:36 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: Tina Grazier
I remember years ago when you could feed the black bears from your car in Yellowstone park.

Summer 2008 vacation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone: never saw a bear in a week's time while camped in an RV park in GT. I kept waiting for one but never saw one.

This video shows what most wildlife specialists say about bears, that they prefer to avoid humans as long as they don't perceive them as a source of food from poor camp management habits while in bear country.

10 posted on 11/09/2010 9:10:02 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: fso301
I don't think that bear climbed the ladder just to see what he could see.

everyone knows the bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO1rfdDjNGI&p=DBD8B55AAE1E5EE4&playnext=1&index=8

11 posted on 11/09/2010 9:10:49 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Tina Grazier

Looks like the bear just followed the scent directly to the tree. Curiosity almost got the bear. Amazing video.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 9:11:16 AM PST by miele man
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To: golux
I believe tree stand hunting is TOTALLY unsportsmanly.

I'm with you, pal!

A real sportsman would go in the woods wearing nothing but a codpiece then run down his quarry and kill it with his bare hands.

Hell, that's the way I do it.

13 posted on 11/09/2010 9:19:02 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice)
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To: No Socialist
"...That bear is so cute, I’m glad he didn’t shoot it..."

I support the culling of animals and the eating of them too. I am not a tree hugger. But I just can't support killing bears that are not a threat to humans. They are just too cute, and you can see the curiosity in their faces. In a way, they remind me of cats and dogs.

Grizzlies are a different story. Kill 'em all, along with all wolves.

14 posted on 11/09/2010 9:19:43 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: TalonDJ

Really?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_bear_attacks_in_North_America_by_decade

Do not be fooled. We have a 700 lbs one in this area that has escaped repeatly after aggressively invading homes.

http://www.tahoebonanza.com/article/20091125/NEWS/911259996/-1/RSS


15 posted on 11/09/2010 9:21:14 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: cowboyway
"...A real sportsman would go in the woods wearing nothing but a codpiece then run down his quarry and kill it with his bare hands...."

Codpieces are for rookies. If you ain't 100% flappin' in the wind, you might as well go back to your cubicle, city boy.

16 posted on 11/09/2010 9:22:39 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Tina Grazier

The bear video is okay but while there check out some of the other videos. On the bear one I clicked “previous” and there is a native making music with bamboo sticks and rocks. Really interesting.


17 posted on 11/09/2010 9:24:06 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: TalonDJ
Black Bear and they rarely attack. Some are just a bit too social. We sometimes have black bears knock over our trash can.

I'll bring a gun when I go to the deep woods thank you. Unlike people like you, I do not think wild animals are tame and harmless. The only wild animals that are safe to be around are the ones that have either already eaten. However, if you approach their dens, or if they have young ones around, even the fact they just had a 4 course meal will not stop them from killing you.

This is a list of known fatal black bear attacks on humans by decade. This is from Wikipedia which means it is probably under reporting the actual number of attacks by 20% to 30%. So you still think that black bears will not attack humans?.

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18 posted on 11/09/2010 9:27:11 AM PST by Amos McCoy (I am, The Real McCoy!)
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To: Tina Grazier

“Why the idiot isn’t shooting the bear with something besides a camera is beyond me.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here..... and suggest that he didn’t shoot the bear ............. because he didn’t have a gun. LMAO


19 posted on 11/09/2010 9:28:56 AM PST by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Tina Grazier
I don't know about the bear but I would have definitely been sh@tting in the woods if I was holding that camera.
20 posted on 11/09/2010 9:33:11 AM PST by Cyman
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To: fish hawk
The bear video is okay but while there check out some of the other videos. On the bear one I clicked “previous” and there is a native making music with bamboo sticks and rocks. Really interesting.

I just checked the previous and just saw the "Hilarious Video of a Snoring Dog (Boxer)".

I saw no video of a native making music with bamboo sticks and rocks. Are you talking about a different site as the one that has the video of the black bear?
21 posted on 11/09/2010 9:37:06 AM PST by Tina Grazier (I am, The Real McCoy!)
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To: Tina Grazier

We saw four bear while deer hunting, but they were all eager to steer clear of us. One momma with two cubs sent her cubs up a tree, and ran up after them. ...I used to hike an unmarked trail in the Gila, in a canyon that was home to a huge black bear. One day I was sitting near a swimming hole, and noticed the bear walking up the trail on the other side of the stream. I figured he would smell me or see me and run, but he kept waddling along, starting across the stream. When he was about ten feet away I pumped the shotgun and shouted “Hey Bear.” It was amazing how fast that huge bear spun around to run back up the trail. I encountered that bear many times, and he always gave me plenty of room.


22 posted on 11/09/2010 9:37:47 AM PST by pallis
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To: Tina Grazier
Here bear.... here bear.. thats right open yer mouth..
BLAM...
23 posted on 11/09/2010 9:50:09 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: No Socialist

I am glad he did not have to shoot it, too. That was a smart bear to back off real fast like that.


24 posted on 11/09/2010 10:05:07 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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... the moment the bear started climbing the ladder I would have made a rug out of him for my living room floor.

There's always room for all of G#d's creatures ... right next to the mashed potatoes.

Apparently, bear steaks are pretty tasty with enough Lee & Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.


25 posted on 11/09/2010 10:10:22 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Tina Grazier

There must be another thread of this on FR. the one I went to was wimp.com. Try that and see the bear video and then hit previous or next to see other good videos.


26 posted on 11/09/2010 10:10:36 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Tina Grazier

27 posted on 11/09/2010 10:11:49 AM PST by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: Tina Grazier

Go to wimp.com and scroll down on the dates to Nov 5 and there you will find the bamboo player plus gobs of other interesting videos.


28 posted on 11/09/2010 10:18:03 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: golux

Phhhttt.


29 posted on 11/09/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: I Buried My Guns

How do you keep it off the ground?


30 posted on 11/09/2010 11:12:19 AM PST by TStro
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To: I Buried My Guns

It’s funny you would say they remind you of cats and dogs. As I was watching the video, I thought the bear reminded me of my dog. He’s a Jack Russell and he’s curious. He would do the same thing, look around, see a ladder and start climbing it. I agree about the Grizzly, kill it and make a rug.


31 posted on 11/09/2010 11:17:59 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: cowboyway

>> Hell, that’s the way I do it.<<

So what you’r saying is that you haven’t had much wild game lately?


32 posted on 11/09/2010 12:07:04 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear
So what you’r saying is that you haven’t had much wild game lately?

/sarc

Better?

33 posted on 11/09/2010 12:21:33 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice)
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To: cowboyway

Prolly shoulda included that ey? Hehe


34 posted on 11/09/2010 12:37:10 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: cowboyway

We used to DREAM of having a codpiece to wear when killing bears!

And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won’t believe you!


35 posted on 11/09/2010 12:45:09 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: cowboyway

you too?


36 posted on 11/09/2010 12:57:44 PM PST by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: CynicalBear

Are you series?!?


37 posted on 11/09/2010 2:45:43 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice)
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To: I Buried My Guns

Add to your list gators and crocks.


38 posted on 11/09/2010 3:05:34 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: cowboyway

>>Are you series?!?<<

Serious that I should have included the /s tag? Yes!


39 posted on 11/09/2010 3:10:23 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Amos McCoy
I'll bring a gun when I go to the deep woods thank you. Unlike people like you, I do not think wild animals are tame and harmless.

When the heck did I say they were harmless. Don't put words in my mouth. I carry a gun even if I am not in the woods. Part of being armed is not blazing away at everything that might eventually be a threat. A smallish black bear at the bottom of a tree is not a threat yet. When you have the high ground and a high powered firearm you can afford to let it get bored and leave.

So you still think that black bears will not attack humans?.

Show me where I said they wouldn't. Argue against things people actually say, not things you imagine. I would not go anywhere near a bear if I did not have a gun in hand. Heck I would stay well clear of a bear even then. That is not the same as blowing one away the instant you see it.
40 posted on 11/10/2010 11:19:05 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: cowboyway

Spending a bunch of money on high-tech scents and artificial pheromones then climbing up some prefab ladder to a fancy padded tree perch where you sip from your thermos as you wait for some hapless animal to walk right up to the barrel of your (shotgun, of course) may be popular these days, but it is for _ussies, plain and simple. I’m glad you don’t do it, cowboy!


41 posted on 11/12/2010 10:28:42 AM PST by golux
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