more bear sightings in barren county

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by bgkyarcher, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    There were 3 bear sightings near Cave City this week. One was by a friend of mine. He called the police, and they came to investigate. While they were there, the bear came back out in the open and several people saw it. I guess they are migrating westward. I bet they will like Mammoth Cave.
     
  2. cummins

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    WGI_1012.jpg Yeah there headed that way and u dont want them if u feed deer when they find your bait they stay till its all gone.. got pics of one stayed 6hrs b4 he/she left they are several here in wayne co not to far from cave city..And they love to tear your trail cam off the tree..
     
  3. redjackson

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    Its only a matter of time untill they make out farther and farther. I live near the Grove so not far at all...
     
  4. predator1

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    I've been hearing a lot about the sightings over the last three weeks. They start at the Goodnight community and travel west towards Cave City. First I've heard about the police seeing and confirming it.
     
  5. KYBOB

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    I live just outside of Glasgow ( north side ) and my neighbor saw a small one crossing 31-E . I've been looking for sign , but have not seen any. Hey Brutus, have you seen any?? I figure if they can make it to the park, they might do well. ( if their not already there ).
     
  6. Brutus Hedgeapple

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    Not seen anything in my woods yet, but theres always hope. Dont know what Ill do if I see one early some morning walkin in.
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    bear seen near Rigdon's taxidermy between Cave City and Park City. The confirmed by police was closer to Cave City. They will love Mammoth Cave, and prosper. Guess it is inevitable.
     
  8. Brutus Hedgeapple

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    This will give back country campin at Mammoth a new twist.
     
  9. rcurry

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    Yes, a new twist and perhaps some added challenges on how to best store food at night. Do you hang your food in a bear bag away from the immediate camp site you are using? I haven't yet but will take it under consideration now. I usually leave all food items in my kayak, sealed in dry bags. That's the way the raccoons like it. Gives 'em practice trying to open my dry bags with their tiny hands.
     
  10. jdattilo

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    Traveling up I-65 about 10 days ago, two buddies in the back of the truck swear they saw a bear in a field near the Cave City exit ...
     
  11. K9trapper

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    Got to have the gals to have a good time. I'm sure the bears venturing off for greener pastures are males. They may enjoy Mammoth Cave, plenty of food, safety and denning sites, but with no girls to sniff around, they'll just keep heading westward.
     
  12. KYBOB

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    I hope they do make it Mammoth Cave ( if they haven't already )
     
  13. Mainbeam

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    I dread the day that i walk up on a bear in the dark going to my deerstand!
     
  14. bgkyarcher

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    Not confirmed, but lady I work with that lives near Cave City said they drugged and relocated a bear near Cave City last week. There will be a breeding population in Mammoth Cave sooner than later, IMHO.
     
  15. toxic

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    me too! If i know they are in my area, i would be fine, but to be walking a path in jefferson county and come across a bear?.....
     
  16. smashdn

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    Might as well go ahead and relocate problem bears in mammoth cave. Hope the NPS gets out ahead of them somewhat and rethinks garbage cans and dumpsters and wahtnot around the park.
     
  17. richardc2850

    richardc2850 6 pointer

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    I saw one a couple weeks ago on the way to tn. on left of i-65 south just before horse cave, its a big open field, always see deer and turkey there we I go past.
     
  18. raktrakr

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    The bad part of them moving into the park is the hippie tree huggers wanting to feed them.
     
  19. predator1

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    Guess I'm still waiting on photos or KDFWR to confirm the sightings. I originally thought they had been confirmed by the opening post, but I personally hope everyone has imagined them. When I was 16 I once saw what I thought could've been a bear going into the park. But I'm pretty sure I didn't. Just for the fact I had no tangible proof. God and his son Jesus is the only thing I believe in without having seen photos or proof!
     
  20. CSS archer

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    I haven't heard of anything confirmed near Mammoth Cave, it is possible though. It will be several years before females expand that far so don't expect a breeding population for many years. Young males get their butts whipped and head out to avoid the big boars, then return to the bear range. A 2 year old male could show up anywhere in KY in June, but will not stay outside the rut where other bears don't exist.
     

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