Bears!

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Kaibaby, May 21, 2017.

  1. Kaibaby

    Kaibaby 6 pointer

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    Went 4wheeling last sat here in Harlan Co. on black mountain to try to spot some bears and did I ever. In one short stretch of no more than a mile I saw 11 bears. Mom & 2 cubs, then Mom & 2 cubs, then a loner, then a Mom and 3 cubs. Conditions were perfect and I figure it was a rare day, them probably picking fresh grass on the strip roads, but I see them in these same areas plus others all the time in often in numbers.
    But it just goes to show how many we really have. Far more than they claim. The rifle season here is a joke as far as timing, almost mid December. The bow season is a good time, I believe late oct, but the gun season needs to be changed. Who even wants to hunt then. Bear in my garbage 2wice just in last couple weeks.
     
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  2. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

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    ive [heard] of several 7-8 sightings here in lincoln co,but have never seen one yet,id love too.
     
  3. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 8 pointer

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    Been several sightings in Lawrence co.,wife almost hit one the other evening.Id just as soon they go somewhere else myself,it's hard enough to dodge the deer,and keep them in control around the garden.
     
  4. MikeKy

    MikeKy 10 pointer

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    I wonder when the annual western KY bear sightings will begin this year. Seems like a couple of years ago one was spotted in Warren and Todd counties. A year before there was one roaming around Ohio, Daviess and Muhlenberg counties.
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic 10 pointer

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    I saw a facebook post a grizzly was seen in Lewis county. But there was also a facebook post of a shark caught in Kentucky lake.
     
  6. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Ok. Time for a mountain lion or Bigfoot sighting. If they are seeing grizzly bears surly we have mountain lions an bigfoots
     
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  7. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    I am still waiting on a Moose sighting in western Ky.
     
  8. MorningWoods

    MorningWoods Fawn

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    There was supposed to have been a nice one killed around the Lincoln Pulaski line over the weekend. This information comes from a sporting good store employee in Somerset.
     
  9. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I snapped this picture a couple of weekends ago of the KFW department secretly parachuting mountain lions into eastern Kentucky.

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    This one's chute didn't open...
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  10. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    You missed it. They reportedly caught some grazing on a local football field.
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  11. BucksandFish

    BucksandFish 6 pointer

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    I'd pay a man that could put me on a good spot to kill a bear in Ky.
     
  12. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 6 pointer

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    I used to sit at a mine sight on the va side of black mountain. They feed the bears at the mines and had a few nearly tame. They would come inside the shop with you and try to steal your lunch. Saw as many as a dozen at a time up there.
     
  13. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    That was me after a week in deer camp.
     

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