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Wisconsin island could be closed for 2 weeks
Channel3000 ^ | 7-5-2013

Posted on 07/05/2013 11:16:46 AM PDT by SJackson

Increase in bear activity prompts closure of Sand Island in northwestern Wisconsin


black bear- Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR
A DNR warden got this 2012 photo of a Wisconsin black bear in the northwoods.

DULUTH, Minn. - Part of a national park in northwestern Wisconsin having problems with increased bear activity could be closed for as long as two weeks.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore officials had to close Sand Island on Wednesday after a bear entered campsites and even a beached boat. No one has been hurt.

Superintendent Bob Krumenaker said they are hoping the closure conditions the bear to look for natural food sources instead of human food.

Krumenaker told the Duluth News Tribune they've had to close other islands because of bear activity in the past and a couple times reopened too soon and the bears returned.

He said it could be a week or two before Sand Island reopens.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: bear; minnesota; mn; sandisland

1 posted on 07/05/2013 11:16:46 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
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If he's not back, his relatives will. Free food is tempting.

2 posted on 07/05/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

I recall reading about the scavengers who ate a horse that fell off a cliff.

The naturalist studying the area reported that the various critters; a fox, some coyotes, a badger and a couple bear revisited the site at about the same time of year for multiple years hoping to find another fall victim.

I don’t think a two week break is going to discourage the bears...


3 posted on 07/05/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SJackson

Will that work to deter people seeking food stamps?


4 posted on 07/05/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: SJackson
Why not open the area to hunters (at a fee) for a period of time?

Cull the bears, raise some money; two birds, one stone.

5 posted on 07/05/2013 11:34:00 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: null and void

So at the end of the 2 weeks are the bears going to disneyworld or something? Or will they be getting EBT cards.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Rather than a fee, they’d have better luck with the problem by offering bountys on the bears....


7 posted on 07/05/2013 11:44:19 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: null and void

They are on a time out. :-)


8 posted on 07/05/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: goat granny

What happened to the good old days when parents threw their kids in the car and everyone drove to the dump to watch the bears go through the trash at night with their headlights on?


9 posted on 07/05/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: SJackson

They don’t got guns in Wisconsin?


10 posted on 07/05/2013 12:09:22 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Average Al

This just proves that bears can be re-educated faster than a low information EBT carrier.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 12:19:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Average Al

all my kids, now it their 40s & 50’s have fond memories of cars lined up at the dump waiting for the bears to arrive. Reminded me of a drive-in movie, the cars were lined up perfectly....one jerk let his kids out of the car when the dump had about 7 bears in it....upper penisular of Michigan is lousy with bears....and every little town had its own dump.. :O). We visited several...


12 posted on 07/05/2013 12:20:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SJackson

So you can’t own a Thompson Contender in .45-70 and carry it in a shoulder holster in Wisconsin?


13 posted on 07/05/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: SJackson
Bear activity in the woods...


14 posted on 07/05/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: goat granny

Yep, We did it in northern WI when we were on vacation.


15 posted on 07/05/2013 12:58:55 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: elkfersupper; Safetgiver

Sure, but you can’t shoot the bear for walking through your campground or climbing in your fishing boat. Had one climb in a beached fishing boat once, quite entertaining watching him dealing with the side to side motion.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
after a bear entered campsites and even a beached boat

No, the campers entered the bear's territory.

17 posted on 07/05/2013 1:50:46 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Average Al

Sounds like Van Riper State Park in the 60’s.

Spent many and evening while camping there in the summer driving down to the park dump and watching the bears after dark.


18 posted on 07/05/2013 3:00:00 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

Can’t say for sure. I was a very small kid. I don’t think it was anything as fancy as a state park though. Just one of many small town dumps.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 3:12:34 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: bgill

Yes, they did.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 3:22:41 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

Kill ‘em. Let Gaia sort ‘em out. ;)


21 posted on 07/05/2013 4:04:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: TADSLOS
This just proves that bears can be re-educated faster than a low information EBT carrier.

The government tried an experiment in an undisclosed urban area, cutting off the EBT cards for two weeks. It didn't go well...


22 posted on 07/05/2013 4:16:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SJackson

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23 posted on 07/05/2013 5:23:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

While the brown bear (Grizzly) is more aggressive than the black bear, the black bear is responsible for more deaths, if I recall correctly. I believe that this is due to a greater population of black bears in proximity to humans, however.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 5:30:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: COBOL2Java

25 posted on 07/05/2013 6:22:51 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: trisham
And the smell of the *possibility* of any food will draw them. This bear was after some bird seed left in a car.


26 posted on 07/05/2013 6:52:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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