I guide here in Thompson, Manitoba for an outfitter and we do get some big bears 7 feet or more. This last year up North the food was plentyful and each Sow we saw had three cubs. I think the population will be great in the years to come if the food is good and the winters not to harsh. One blackbear that was hit by a car in Manitoba a couple of years ago weighed over 800lbs. Lots of the big boys don't come out till dark. Had some photo's taken on game cam.
I also have this weird bird that triggered my camera. I don't have a clue what it is but can try and post it if anyone wants to try and figure out what it is.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...