Blasted Critters!!!

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by BigPete, May 28, 2019.

  1. BigPete

    BigPete 10 pointer

    Sep 7, 2007
    Whitesburg, KY
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    Saw this skinny collared mama bear and two cubs today. Saw 5 over the weekend. We see as many bear as we do deer now! It’s simply amazing how the bear population has exploded in Letcher County in the last 5-6 years.

    I hate bear!!!
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    With the number of bears now, wonder why they don't increase the quota, and add a Spring hunt?
  3. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

    Oct 31, 2011
    high grove, ky
    i hear it taste greasy. i dont want them in my area. too late for that.
  4. timer

    timer 10 pointer

    Feb 20, 2013
    La Grange
    Black bear sausage is really tasty!
  5. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    Skinning Big boars looked like you dipped your hands in cooking oil and smell rank in my limited experience. However a 150lb female ham on the smoker in a aluminum pan with beef stock, onions, peppers and seasonings will have ppl gnawing on the bone. My .02$

    To be clear, I DON'T want the blasted things here tho!
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  6. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Pete we all know how much , you like them ole bears.As soon as the population gets to where they want it, you’ll make a fortune up there ,setting up bait stations, and bear stands on your place ,LOL.They’ve been seeing a few ,here in Lawrence co. too ,but not like that.I don’t want any bears either
    barney likes this.
  7. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Probably in the kitchen Ky
    I like the taste of bear meat too. But I dont like bears.
  8. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    I've eaten in the bare, but never eaten bear.
    Recurve77, Nock and xbokilla like this.
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Too much info.
  10. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

    Feb 4, 2008
    Bear Bratwurst are really good, the only was I have ate it that it is good.
  11. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

    Nov 4, 2006
    Not here anymore
    If you think you have problems, come on down to NC. Critters are everywhere. Cant put up deer feeders, unless you build them special purpose. Cant pile any bait because then they just come plop down and live there until it's gone. Basically giant raccoons that tear up everything (and munch on your trail cameras sometimes).

    BUT - the bright side. Shoot a young male or female less than 200# that has been gorging on a bait pile or natural feed source and you have some meat that is better than almost anything around. Steaks with the loins, hams on the smoker, slow cook the the shoulders - its all good. Even better than wild piggy.
    FOWLER2671 likes this.
  12. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Savoring the smoke
  13. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    It will get like the Elk. F@W will make money off them while the hunter gets a screwing.
    elkaholic, FOWLER2671, Drahts and 3 others like this.
  14. BigPete

    BigPete 10 pointer

    Sep 7, 2007
    Whitesburg, KY

    Already happening..........
    elkaholic likes this.
  15. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    I can not see a judge enforcing a citation for protecting your property against a bear.
    Feedman likes this.

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