You could say I have an mildly irrational fear of them.
I know one thing for sure....I consider the big bears (Grizzlies & Alaskan Browns) as the most dangerous animals in North America! I want nothing to do with them except from a long distance away. I really don't even have any desire to hunt them either. They are awsome animals.
You might see signs like this when coming into the wilderness areas, this pic was taken by a buddy in Wyoming
Yep, saw just like it at the Deer Creek Trailhead.
How all has been well with you mtnuide .
Hey ! I had copyrights on that pic ! LOL !
I have a better one taken by moonlite in a different area but I didn't want to scare you off with it...
eastern idaho units are getting there grizz probs too, obviously island park and driggs area but also pallisades on both sides of hwy and north and south of there along wyoming border. stopped baiting bears in a couple spots for that very reason. had a close run in with a grizz in unit 67 years back and wasnt cool knowing i had little choice as to what to do. luckly we backed out and he headed the other way. even during self protection if you harm or kill a grizz and tell about it you become the criminal. child molesters get lighter sentences than some people that have killed grizz in defense. not cool.
Here are a couple pictures of this guy from my game cam...I should mention that he figured out how to rip through the electric fence with one rip of his paw. That is what is laying on the ground under him. .. So yea, just cause you have a fence doesnt mean your safe. We guessed him at 500+lbs.. easily. He is one of dozens we see regularly. I usually see 2+ a day while out covering country guiding.
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This will be like the movies.... "who's got first watch?"... don't forget the night vision goggles... ;) oh New Mexico I miss you so....!
That bear is huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!