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mike g
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When in the woods period Huntin or not I always check my 6,Marine thing I guess.
Here in CA when hunting Blacktail you always check your 6, they have a habit of laying low and trying to sneak away behind you....
As a teenager I had an incounter with a bear, I was sniffed from one end to the other and nudged with nose a few times....
Heck I check my 6 walking down the street....

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Russ Clagett
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I dont worry about it at all....I know with no doubt on demand I can scream like a b...h loud enough to shatter any bear's nerve. And glass.

And run. I can run. A panther screamed once, right over my head up on a bluff about ten feet high, and I missed everything else till I was totally out of the woods. Ran that fast.

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While hunting Oregon and Washington, I always check my backtrail. I know the chance of a bear or cougar being nearby is pretty good and the hair on the back of my neck stands up from time to time, but I think I am just freaking myself out most of the time.

When in Ohio last October, I didn't get that at all, because there are not suppose to be cougars in that area and I felt very comfortable heading to my stand an hour before daylight.

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I'm always looking over my shoulder, mostly because I've played so many pranks on my buddies I just know one of them is trying sneak up on me.

The thought of the Florida Skunk Ape getting me has absolutely nothing to do with it!!

I remember as a kid hunting near a graveyard with dad. I kept running into him 'cause I couldn't see him-it was that dark. But I could see a large tombstone in the graveyard about 50 yards away. And I'm certain if I had gotten any closer the Skunk Ape was going to jump out from behind that marker and drag me off.

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I worry more about Don's skunk apes than the bears. I KNOW what bears are like. Don
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Them skunk apes are sneakier than a bear. You have to walk with the wind to your back to smell them coming. If you must walk into the wind, first zig then zag.

Ol skunk ape makes a griz look like a hamster [scared]

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Not enough room here Chuck to cover the attack,the trial and aftermath.

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I looked behind myself once and this is what I saw
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Maybe they dont do it in the woods.

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understood.
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Don, this is Ray Hammond on Bob Walkers computer-

Intellectually I know you're right...but every time I'm out there I think about Bart.

That means I turn around, regardless of what my head says.

I'm one of those guys in the Gary Larsen cartoon who are both in wheelchairs, sitting in a depression, and there are three people in the background, one on a ladder with a rake up getting leaves off the roof, another standing on a hill swinging a golf club, and the last one is in a cherry picker over a truck working on overhead power lines- over the whole scene is a black cloud overhead- both the guys are looking as they wheel up to each other and one says " Hey, YOU were struck by lightning once too?" Over their heads, coming right at them down in that depression, is a monster lightning bolt.

I'm that guy.

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Heck, I look over my shoulder every time I go in the yard. Black bears pass through frequently. They took down my bird feeders three weeks ago and my son's [he lives a couple of mile away] a month ago. When I'm in the woods, I am continuously looking -- you never know! I always carry bear spray with me and have it readily available in house in case I need it in the yard.

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