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Old 10-08-2012, 01:23 AM
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Re: Dangerous incounters

Found myself between momma and cubs once. Fishing poll went one way and I went the other= right into a fast river. A few years later the guys are giveing me a hard time for carrying my Casull under my arm while baiting bears. The one giveing me the hardest time found himself between momma and cubs while baiting a couple weeks later.........I still get a kick outa calling him up and poping my teeth
Stepped on a couple rattlesnakes over the years, lucky for me a prairie rattler is usually not very aggressive and prefer to retreat rather than bite!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:47 AM
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Re: Dangerous incounters

Twodogs10mm is right broz you gotta tell the story with the cougar. Are cougars more likely to attack rather than run obviously if there cornered or threatened they would attack. Iv heard of wild dogs and dingos here in Australia stalking you if your on foot the dingos you don't have to worry about to much but the wild dogs you gotta be careful. I read in a hunting magazine that a hunter in the northern territory crossed a creek to get a way from a wild dog only to find the creek had salt water crocodiles in it so kind dammed it you do dammed if you do dammed if you don't situation. Are wolves a cause for concern if you come across them? What would be worse a wolf or a cougar? But iv read that wolves are mostly in packs so I'm guessing wolves would be worse.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:05 AM
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Not much of a story here. We had treed that cat with hounds two times prior and he jumped. This time he went into these rocks and holed up. I crawled down in there to have a look and take a pic. He was sarling and had his ears back so I knew I was probably close enough.

I don't feel very threatened by a cat but they will follow you if you are alone in the mountains. I feel that is mostly curiousity but I guess if they were hungry they could attack or if a female had cubs to feed. But it definatly would not be the norm.

My prediction on wolves is we will hear of more attacks as they destroy the heards of elk and deer and have less to kill. They kill for sport as well as food so as the population rises we will see more human attacks. But again I don't feel it is the norm as they will more likely flee.

Now as for the Griz, I will keep my distance. They attack often and for a number of reasons. To me, that is the one to stay clear of and leave them their space especially if the sow has cubs.

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:54 PM
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Funny what we decide is dangerous. On a horseback trip in the far north. We had a fellow already scared of bears. One night we had grizzlies in camp, and the next day sitting horseback he started verbalizing his anxiety. I told him the SOB he was sitting on was way more likely to kill or cripple him on accident than bears would on purpose. Didn't help with the bears, just more anxiety in the daytimel. Treestands are also worrisome, my funeral I'd much rather have folks saying Yeah bears finally got him, than the embarrassment of chuckling cause I fell out of my stand!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:26 PM
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Funny what we decide is dangerous. On a horseback trip in the far north. We had a fellow already scared of bears. One night we had grizzlies in camp, and the next day sitting horseback he started verbalizing his anxiety. I told him the SOB he was sitting on was way more likely to kill or cripple him on accident than bears would on purpose. Didn't help with the bears, just more anxiety in the daytimel. Treestands are also worrisome, my funeral I'd much rather have folks saying Yeah bears finally got him, than the embarrassment of chuckling cause I fell out of my stand!
Great point. I sit here with broken ribs from a horse wreck 2 weeks ago and I look at my crooked wrist broken in a tree stand fall. How could I not agree...


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Old 10-10-2012, 03:27 PM
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I've had to go into heavy brush (alders) a couple of times after wounded grizzlies.
I'd rather do that than have to mess with snakes, we don't have to worry about them here.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:12 PM
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No snakes, but how about a Rhino at 15 yards?

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