I read some were it is usually the big males that do most of the attacks.
I also see a show on the Discovery channel about black bears attacking people, and they also said that the big males would do it.
I agree with everything said here especially about the concern for the ever growing bear population. i live in pa and the population of bear and whitetails is rising year after year. I remember when there was no bear season in pa because there were hardly any bear. I have family in upstate Ny and I have personally seen quite a few large bear there. If a bear is a nuisance then it needs to be taken care of.
Yeah I have heard the same thing about black bears Maineguide. Although with brown bears it seems that usually when I hear about an attack it is a female. Usually there are cubs involved too. While I would never want to tangle with a bear, if I had a choice I would choose black bear. Those brown bears can get massive...
Yeah I hear you Fire6469. If the animal populations are growing beyond reason, the government needs to get more tags and hunters out there. Although, while it doesn't apply to this case, I do think too that people need to make sure that the game animals have enough habitat to be on their own a bit. This "co-existing" stuff never seems to work.
That is true with a female bear with cubs. they will be aggressive if they feel that the cubs are in danger. However I think I would like to have a brown bear insteaed of a black bear only because a black bear will climb a tree and generally a brown bear will not.
I personnally rather run into a brown bear. Black bears are a machine, there faster, their the better swimmers, they can climb tree....no escaping! Can't even play dead!Scary stuff...and where i live, there really common.
A few months or so ago there was a big black bear hit on I-5 crossing on the side it was crossing to there was only the river and a town!! And there was plenty of places it could have got to the river without being near the town OR crossing I-5!! We figgered it musta been hungery for people. The poor lady who hit it was ok but her car was totalled (obviously).
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.