Interesting find?

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Trikstr, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    Just got home from a spot and stalk hunt near Island Park, Idaho.
    While out hiking I found a spot 2 ft wide by 3 ft long where a bear had crapped 14 times in a relatively short period. There also appeared to be a bed right next to said toilet. Is this common?
    I found a spot where I could watch and sat for half the day.
    Only saw 2 bears. One grizzly and one undetermined. Also saw a wolf.
     
  2. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Wow... very odd.
     

  3. jesterg

    jesterg Well-Known Member

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    I'm down in southern Oregon. I have seen similar piles but didn't spend as much time counting them.. I would like to know why bears do this. It seems like they have a good reason to do it. I have wondered if its a male thing? To mark territory..
     
  4. hardtack

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    most likely a food source near by and a comfortable spot to rest; sort of like the couch and fridge for us, if you will, eh?:D
     
  5. wstanton

    wstanton Well-Known Member

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    That's a great question, I saw something similar this year while I was turkey hunting, and couldn't think of a solution. Hopefully someone who knows will chime in.
     
  6. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    Talked to biologist this spring and he said that there was probably a winter kill(food supply) near by.
     
  7. hhack

    hhack Well-Known Member

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    probably food near by, why didn't you shoot the wolf! Them ID boys give some big points for shooting those mangy ********. Hope you have some success in the near future.