Bear sightings in your county?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Gun7alk, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Gun7alk

    Gun7alk 6 pointer

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    I'm in Adair county and there's been quite a few people reporting sightings of them lately. Even a few pictures. Would be pretty cool to have a good population of them here.
     
  2. KJ92

    KJ92 Fawn

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    Only one I've seen personally was in Whitley Co. , real close to laurel lake. That was a couple years ago.
     
  3. timer

    timer 10 pointer

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    I've heard that there are tagged bears in Russell county.
     
  4. Navy Bowhunter

    Navy Bowhunter 6 pointer

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    I am in Adair next to Green River Lake and I have not got any pics or sightings. What part of Adair are people seeing them?
     
  5. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

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    People have been seeing bears in adair county for years. I'm 33 now when I was about 12 or 13 I had a run in with one in corner of a sugar Cain and corn field where they came together. That was twenty years ago
     
  6. KYBH4Life

    KYBH4Life Banned

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    I hope you keep them all. I have no desire to run into a bear in the pre-dawn darkness with a load of number 6's to defend myself.
     
  7. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    There were some sightings of bear crossing the road this past summer near our farm in Clinton Co. Don't know if it was the same bear. Neighbor had a deer feeder torn up an got trail cam pictures on one not 1/4 mile from our farm.
     
  8. BigPete

    BigPete 10 pointer

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    Letcher County: WAY, WAY, WAY, to many sightings to count.
     
  9. Farmer

    Farmer Fawn

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    Over the past 3 years, my parents have had 2 bears run through their front yard. First time one had been hit by a truck and ended up with Conservation officers having to put him down after they forced him out of a concrete drain. Second time we were all just sitting on the carport when traffic slowed on the highway and a full grown bear ran along the same path the first bear took. He had just crossed the highway. He was moving pretty good and I didn't get my phone's camera going in time to record him. My parents live along US 460 at Belcher in Pike County.
     
  10. Gun7alk

    Gun7alk 6 pointer

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    These sightings I've heard of are from columbiamagazine.com, all from the southern part of the county near Cumberland Co. I don't doubt that they are here. I think it would be neat to have them here but I hope I never have the opportunity to run into one.

    Here's a picture of one supposedly swimming in at Lake Cumberland. I'm not sure how or why he got the boat that close to the bear.

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  11. mhounshell

    mhounshell 6 pointer

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    I've gotten pics of a bear in Lewis co. last august
     
  12. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    What part? We see tracks every now and then near the Carter line.
     
  13. kymailman98

    kymailman98 10 pointer

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    The only thing we have here in Christian County is a mountain lion. We would gladly trade it for a bear, if anyone in Eastern Kentucky is interested.
     
  14. Gun7alk

    Gun7alk 6 pointer

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    I forgot to mention we also have black panthers here in Adair co. I wouldn't be willing to trade those though.
     
  15. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Seen one in briary creek in lewis county 7 years ago while deer hunting. And have seen trail cam pics from pendelton co 2 years ago of a mother and cubs at least that is were i was told they were from and i believe it to be true . They were going to show me the spot later in the year but my buddy got killed in a wreck and i never got to confirm it.

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