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Located in the 'wilds' of Pennsylvania, an attack of this type would harm the environmentalist movement here.

The sparsely populated region has been billed as a safe place for a wilderness experience only a few hours drive from major metropolitan areas.

With a large herd of 'wild' Rocky Mountain Elk (which seem to enjoy living in local residences yards) and a breeding population of mountain lions that the Pennsylvania Game Commission vehemently denies exist, the denial of an attack by a black bear is in keeping with their agenda of 'wilding' the region.

I guess that their notion that a Pennsylvania bear is much less likely to attack a human than some other states bear makes sense in their convoluted logic.

My condolences to his family and am saddened to hear that his life ended in such a tragic manner.

1 posted on 11/29/2012 9:26:07 PM PST by whodathunkit
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To: whodathunkit

I have a lot of wild life in my rural area.

But truthfully, if I looked out my back door and saw a bear (or ginormous alligator) I would most likely die of fright!


2 posted on 11/29/2012 9:31:45 PM PST by berdie
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To: whodathunkit

How many calories is a full grown man??

.....

neighbor said “He seemed like such a nice bear”


4 posted on 11/29/2012 9:46:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: whodathunkit

And a dog bit a man!


6 posted on 11/29/2012 9:52:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: whodathunkit
We moved from Crawford Co, Pa to Alaska (Upper Yukon) 20 years back. The kids and have killed a bunch of blk bear (mostly with the 6.8 Stag) over bait and a few grizz that we saw while moose hunting with the 30-378.

Twice in my life I have had year or two year old blk bear boars (150 lbers) come in on me like a cat on a rabbit, front quarters down, butt up in air, ears going back and forth like crazy. They didn't run in, they came in slow. I was able to hollar and wave one off, twice and I shot the bear the second time it happened to me. Don't ever think blk bear won't eat ya, they can be just as dangerous as any grizz that you surprise. This is especially true where the bear haven't experienced too many people, they think food.

I've often wondered when bear attacks would start back in Pa?

8 posted on 11/29/2012 10:28:05 PM PST by Eska
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To: whodathunkit
The state Game Commission, however, disagrees, believing that Gary Lininger died of injuries caused when a tree fell on him.

So...

If a tree falls in the forest, and lands on your ass, do you hear it before it squishes you or not?

And to increase the level of difficulty, throw in a bear grabbing your cheeks with his canines.

9 posted on 11/29/2012 10:29:08 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: whodathunkit
With a large herd of 'wild' Rocky Mountain Elk (which seem to enjoy living in local residences yards) and a breeding population of mountain lions that the Pennsylvania Game Commission vehemently denies exist, the denial of an attack by a black bear is in keeping with their agenda of 'wilding' the region.

Agree. I have directly experienced the bear issue and indirectly big cat. Have had tracks and heard a big cat at dusk in August of 2010 and 2011. This is on the edge of rural at 27 miles east southeast of Pittsburgh. The game commission is useless at best and not truthful at worst.

The bears are adolescents, aggressive and I have pictures of them. They can do a great deal of damage to fruit trees and feeders. The big cat I only have pictures of tracks in the snow.
11 posted on 11/29/2012 11:25:44 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: whodathunkit
The 'bear attack' in quotes reminded me of this Onion story:

DNA Evidence Frees Black Man Convicted of Bear Attack

Hopefully the authorities will not go to those lengths to clear the bears!

12 posted on 11/29/2012 11:28:29 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SJackson

Ping


13 posted on 11/29/2012 11:32:13 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: whodathunkit

Damn! That bear must have been really “pissed off” to kill the man and then throw a tree on top of him.

A little anger management goes a long way.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 4:39:54 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: whodathunkit

Black bears are so nasty they will eat their own dead siblings after they “ripen up”. They can peel a locked car open in about 15 minutes. They can rip canned goods open with their claws and teeth. I saw a car ripped open to get animal crackers out of a child’s seat.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 6:01:19 PM PST 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: whodathunkit
It would mentally impossible to write a more confusing story.
Absolutely impossible.
33 posted on 11/30/2012 8:03:04 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: whodathunkit
This reminds me of poor 82 y/o Mr. Rocha who shot a bear in his yard. He took matters into his own hands after police/DEEP officials were non-respondent about a bear at his bird feeders.
35 posted on 11/30/2012 8:16:33 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: whodathunkit
...a breeding population of mountain lions that the Pennsylvania Game Commission vehemently denies exist...

We had that problem in North Dakota, at least until someone got tired of being dismissed as merely 'anecdotal' due to the lack of an advanced degree in wildlife biology and dropped by Game and Fish with one (recently deceased) in the back of the pickup. Heck, you can't be prosecuted for shooting what isn't there...

Now we have a 'permit issued as needed limited season' on them.

Since then, game cameras have 'captured' a lot more mountain lions (in one case, three at one kill site) than anyone suspected, and far closer to population centers than was previously believed. I suggest using the cameras for proof, as some Game and Fish Departments might not take such a practical approach.

At least they admitted bears crap in the woods, that's a start...

37 posted on 12/01/2012 3:34:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: whodathunkit

I live in Williamsport, PA and hunt in Danville, PA.

I had a small 150 lb bear coe within 30 feet of me during the opening day of rifle deer season. The bear did not seem unafraid of me and clearly saw/smelled me.

I agree with others here that as the bear population in Pennsylvania increases, we will see more of these “encounters” between man and bear.

That is (another reason) to carry at all times.


38 posted on 12/01/2012 4:25:09 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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