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New Hampshire Black Bear Hunting

Any New Hampshire bear hunters hit the woods scouting yet? I have and I'm pretty disappointed. Not many berries around this year- have not seen any tracks in the mud. We took two out of these same woods last year. Also, a logging operation has taken place about a quarter mile up the mountain from my stand. Could the bears been pushed out from logging? More importantly- will they come back to the area?

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Bears will go where their nose takes them, a logging operation might mean food, or they could leave the area for the smell of a BBQ a few miles away and never return. No predicting where a bear will go for its next meal or how far.

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I've seen lots of blue berries, and lots of sign. Just remember, you may not seen any activity in areas they normally visit in the fall. What ever food source they are using in that time is not ready yet. So don't despair!

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I am a little sickened

Shame on You! With the state of NH, and baiters. First: if NH Fish and Game were doing there job, instead of counting money for the sale of licenses, when they no infact, the count is low; Then the big game hunters; (not all, just the lazy ones) who sit at there camp wired with camera's leave candy and donuts as bait, and wait, open the door and pop one off. Yeah, that's hunting to me. What happened to earning your food???? And the state allows it, only to stop the season after a week and say the population is low. Money Rules in my opinion Talk to the Hand Lets not mention dogs and radio transmission. Be a real HUNTER

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Hey Annie,

From the sounds of it, you belong on the PETA website. As long as baiting is a legal means of take for hunting bears, I will contiue to bait. It is not as easy as you make it out to be. I am a bowhunter, I sit in a treestand, which I put up myself. I build a crib with deadfalls in the woods, by myself. I run the baits, by myself. Baiting is one of the better ways to take a bear, it allows you to make your perfect shot. You, my friend, are just the ammunition PETA loves. Just because you choose not to bait, thats fine with me, but don't you dare question the way I hunt. It is a legal method,just because you don't like it doesn't make it wrong. We are all hunters, who are always under attack by the media and animal groups. You just help them along when you pit hunter vs. hunter. Good luck in the woods, I have some extra bacon grease and donuts if you need any.

Bundy neener!

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Think Lets get just a few things clear; First, I said not all hunters," just the lazy ones", Second: then I said how "revenue" plays a major part, through the state and Fish and Game, in issueing licenses, KNOWING the herd is low, only to shorten the season a week after it opens. Didn't they know that before??? Third: I have the utmost respect for BOW HUNTERS, verses all others. Why? Because you know your craft, and you have too, in order to be successful. As far as pit hunter against hunter, there are those you respect, and those you don't. There is good and bad in everything. The art of actually "hunting" is disappearing. The history of hunting, was to provide food, not for a bunch of Rambo's to be running through the woods, taking and killing whatever is in sight, (sometimes it's somebody else). It's like they were given a license to kill. Trigger happy people. That is to what I am referring. Let's just ask; I can't drink and drive my car, but boy, the first thing in the morning during deer season, every store in my area is full, with cases of beer going out the door, and loaded guns in there hands. I live in prime wildlife area, where "jacking" is an everday occurance, not by folks, who have hit hard times and need to feed there family, but by yeehas who want that 6 point buck, and have a pocket full of change, to feed there family. I am not an Indian, but I respect the way they co-habitate with nature, You take what you need and leave the rest. And just like the lioness, she scouts, and takes the weakest. If you are in fact a true hunter, then this message shouldn't bother you, and not only that, you cut yourself short, as I stated; Bow hunters have to have talent in order to achieve. As far as NH baiting issue. Hmm, does setting your hunting camp up with camera's and baiting 100ft out your door, so you don't have to even get wet or dirty, so you can have a successful trip, then go home and tell everyone how good you are, is that your definition of HUNTING? Tell you what, just go hang out at a weigh station, and see what comes in.
Please note: this message is not intended for those who truly appreciate the art of hunting, and respect the woods, and nature, just the trigger happy BIMBOS, who call themselves hunters, with no regard, other than thier pride. Thumbs up

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Annie,
Point taken,thank you for the clarification.

Bundy Oops!

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Well Bundy at least you are not shooting dull beat up arrows at ol Yogie Yes
(disclaimer, inside joke not intended to put anybody on this forum down)

Back to the question the "soft mass" crop here in NY is heavy with fruit this year from berries to apples to cherries. I am stoked for early bear to start up north in the ADK's. Dosent look like I will be getting to Canada this year my Dad just went through a heart valve job and my Mom cant take care of him alone so I am burning vaca to keep him out of a care home to recover. Good luck and send photos

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Maybe we should check out CA, did anyone see the news about the black bear attack on a women walking her dogs. She was too funny, she says; "it was just a little shit"

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Hey ADKBEAR,

Nice to hear from you again. Quick question, How is the bear hunting in NY? It's a straight shot for me down the Mass Pike to the Thru-way in NY. I've been thinking of trying New York for Deer or Bear. Is the northern tier the way to go?

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To be honest, I don't pay to much attention to NY, as I stated, I am surrounded by wildlife right where I am at. Northern New England and Vermont. I am amazed by the wildlife and what has been going on for the last month. We have had well over 15 inches of rain since June, with some pretty severe weather, that came with it. windsheres, tornados, hail. The ground is saturated, and I have plenty of wildlife hanging around. Think they are all staying in high areas. Had to head out to Maine early yesterday morning, and before I hit the blacktop, I had 3 bears, 2 on my property, and one on the dirt road. They all looked good, but I have been extremely flooded with bear, moose and deer as of late, traveling within the same circle. Really think this is do to the weather.

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