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jimney
 July 13 2017 10:36AM (Read 2170 times)  
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Anyone see this one? Looks like we have a wonderer Central Iowa.
http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-dnr-investigating-another-bear-sighting/10300606


 
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 July 13 2017 10:46AM  
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Page not found error. fake News?


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 July 13 2017 10:54AM  
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Page not found error. fake News?


My mess up. Fixed it now


 
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 July 13 2017 11:40AM  
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Looks like I need to run out west of town and do some hunting!!! HAHA Just kidding.


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 July 13 2017 03:45PM  
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Could be an escapee. I know back when I lived in that area there were farmers that had bears as "pets" so it could be one those on the loose. Looks to be pretty good sized so it would not be a juvenile pushed out.

Seems like a long hike to there from any of the know bear locales.

Thanks for fixing the link, btw.


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 July 13 2017 04:40PM  
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Looks like I need to run out west of town and do some hunting!!! HAHA Just kidding.



Since they are not protected...does anyone out there actually do this? (And are willing to admit it)


 
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 July 13 2017 04:54PM  
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Looks like I need to run out west of town and do some hunting!!! HAHA Just kidding.



Since they are not protected...does anyone out there actually do this? (And are willing to admit it)



I would not, was joking.


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 July 13 2017 07:40PM  
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I wouldn't hesitate to do it if I had a way to make sure not a soul (and especially not anyone on this website or social media) found out.


"He had bought him a good horse, and traps, and other truck that went with being a mountain man, and said good-bye to whatever life was down there below."
 
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 July 15 2017 04:43PM  
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Leave the bear alone. If you want to shoot one buy a tag in Minnesota. Pretty cheap tag and can DIY. Cool to see bear in IA.


 
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 July 16 2017 10:16AM  
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Leave the bear alone. If you want to shoot one buy a tag in Minnesota. Pretty cheap tag and can DIY. Cool to see bear in IA.


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 July 16 2017 10:17PM  
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Leave the bear alone. If you want to shoot one buy a tag in Minnesota. Pretty cheap tag and can DIY. Cool to see bear in IA.



Why? It isn't like we are going to have a population of them here. I wouldn't go looking but if I was in a stand and one came in I would run an arrow through it. Same with a mountain lion.


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 July 17 2017 08:29AM  
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Leave the bear alone. If you want to shoot one buy a tag in Minnesota. Pretty cheap tag and can DIY. Cool to see bear in IA.



Why? It isn't like we are going to have a population of them here. I wouldn't go looking but if I was in a stand and one came in I would run an arrow through it. Same with a mountain lion.



I wish this site had the "smiley face eating popcorn" emoji.

Depending on what you would or wouldnt shoot, folks on this site like to classify you as either Aldo Leopold or Ted Nugent with zero imbetween.


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 July 17 2017 09:55AM  
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And I was totally joking with my statement. Not that I care either way if bears are in Iowa, sure as heck don't have any reason to try and kill one. Wasn't trying to ruffle any feathers (or in this case fur) at all. I heard the bear was sighted again, this time north of Osky.


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 July 17 2017 10:28AM  
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North of Osky is some good timber and river bottoms. the bear could disappear into that area pretty easy.


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 July 17 2017 06:08PM  
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There are also rumors of a bear in the Cedar Rapids area as well......not far off from my house. I have a decent patch of timber out back full of raspberries, mulberry trees- stuff that bears like to forage for up north. I've had close encounters with them in Minnesota.....just 150lb raccoons. Just don't try to pet one, haha Eek!


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