HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: usmcm14
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12472

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 44
BOT: 4
Total: 49
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: Vince > Your Account
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: PointBlank Ballistics
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Photo Albums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Home
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Photo Albums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Photo Albums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Photo Albums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Photo Albums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2340
  · Views: 296260
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

BEAR!!!!!
Big Game Hunting topics that dont fit other categories
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SwampFox
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 15, 2005
Posts: 1040
Location: Destin, Florida

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

You spider and snake haters just would no do in the tropics. After a while you get used to them and just keep one eye peeled for the bad actors.

For most folks black bears are a lot closer than they think. They aclimate to people pretty good and do like trash cans and garbage. Back when I lived west of here about 20 miles, in Navarre, I got a call one day from the neighbor, said look out front. I looked out the front window and there walking down the road in the subdivision was a sow and two cubs, just out for a morning stroll. I also think it is man developing into bear country that is the main problem.

Licking a cane toad huh..... well that is pretty much in line for a Darwin award.
Ed

_________________
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
tikkat3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 30, 2006
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

When I lived up your way Vince I'd leave a light on and do the rounds of the house a few times a night, put the toads in a ice cream container and freeze them.
That container was dropped by a few different people looking for a treat.

But the thing that made me jump the most was walking into a Golden Orb web while doing the rounds. To feel the lump of a spider on the side of your face as you walk into her web is a real bowel mover.
They are quite a large spider whose web strand per diameter is apparently stronger than steel.

I'd occasionally see a Koala Bear though.
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

you are so very right Swampfox

where i live is very much Bear Country and its because of the developing.
i was up on the mountains above my house and saw lots of bear scat and tracks.

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13135
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

tikkat3 wrote:
When I lived up your way Vince I'd leave a light on and do the rounds of the house a few times a night, put the toads in a ice cream container and freeze them.
That container was dropped by a few different people looking for a treat.

But the thing that made me jump the most was walking into a Golden Orb web while doing the rounds. To feel the lump of a spider on the side of your face as you walk into her web is a real bowel mover.
They are quite a large spider whose web strand per diameter is apparently stronger than steel.

I'd occasionally see a Koala Bear though.

Gidday mate, yep...freezing cane toads is the politically correct, humane way to kill them. Myself, I prefer a 3 iron. Laughing

Cheers, Vince

The Golden Ord Weaver is a beautiful spider, but you are right...walking into one at night does make your #@&% pucker real tight.



garden_orb_stripe.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  8.43 KB
 Viewed:  4435 Time(s)

garden_orb_stripe.jpg


116a10.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  37.16 KB
 Viewed:  4435 Time(s)

116a10.jpg


golden_orb_weaver2.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  6.35 KB
 Viewed:  4435 Time(s)

golden_orb_weaver2.jpg


_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10301
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

Eeeeyuck!!! They had some real colorful ones in Hawaii when I was stationed there. I used to go "booney stompin'" in the jungle...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
tikkat3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 30, 2006
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:56 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos Vince.
I gave up on the clubs when one jumped on the down swing and I put my back out on the follow through.
I was using a 4x2 club.
Back to top
View user's profile
keetoowah
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2007
Posts: 691
Location: Deep in the mountains of Montana

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

those are beautiful photos Vince

personally i like spiders and snakes.
of course tracker is like you Mr Bush hates them is putting it mildly

The animals were driven into these parts of the woods from the fires as well
last i heard over 670,932 acres were burned near here.
they were finally out last week and we see blue skys and no ashes on the my big red dodge.

but there are more deer than seen the past few years here.
my dogs played tag with two this morning in the front yard

_________________
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Back to top
View user's profile
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: West of Here!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

All I can say is that " the world would be a better place without SPIDERS and SNAKES". Yuck Yuck Yuck

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13135
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

Aww, c'mon guys, where would we be wilthout all of the nasty beasties in the world? Snakes, spideys, scorpions, leeches, BEARS, big cats...anything that is happy to have a chomp on ya. They all have a place and job to do. Even the humble fly is a menace in some respects, but a saviour in others...all them yucky maggots cleaning up road kill etc and getting fat so we can use them for fishing bait.

Very Happy Laughing Laughing Haha Haha

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2613
Location: West of Here!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

I can handle the bears, big cats etc cause I can see them easier. It's the creepy crawly hidden creatures I dislike. Smile

_________________
A cruel truth is much more desirable than a really nice lie.
'Tis far better to walk alone than to follow a crowd or an a**hole going the wrong way.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
tikkat3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 30, 2006
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

I've been known to up stumps and break camp at the sight of a leech.
Just don't like the sight of all that blood, and not even knowing I was losing it.
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13135
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

tikkat3 wrote:
I've been known to up stumps and break camp at the sight of a leech.
Just don't like the sight of all that blood, and not even knowing I was losing it.

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Mate, don't go into the Rain Forest North of Cairns.....there are leeches everywhere. I spent 6 weeks in the mountains South West of Cooktown some years back and couldn't believe the creepy crawlies there. One of the guys woke up with a leech in the corner of his eye, had a bloodshot eye for weeks. I felt a lump on the inside of my lip....yep another leech, and a couple of the guys found them in their "nether" regions. wtf Shocked Embarassed Laughing Laughing A bit of salt, or a cigarette and they drop off, then all you have to do is stop the bleeding...easier said than done though.

You learn to live with them though. Careful application of a good insect repellent usually works.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
watchmaker
Member
Member


Joined: Jun 29, 2007
Posts: 98
Location: New York

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

I camp in the bear woods often and alone, no matter how heavy is my pack, I always find room to take my "Bear kit".

It consists of a perimeter alarm (with a trip cord and screaming siren) and an additional driveway alert gizmo (An infrared motion sensor that sound an alarm).
That is the "early warning part", for defense I have a Colt Anaconda 44. Magnum and a Borealis 1050 lumens flashlight.
The light will blind the bear (it is 1050 lumens) giving me enough time to shoot with precision.



Not to go groping around in the dark for my gun and light, I have a one AA LED light (about 5 lumens) going on the whole night hanging from the ceiling of my tent.

I have had some experiences with bears around my tent in the past, so I consider my precautions not too extreme.
All the best

Watchmaker
Back to top
View user's profile
roklok
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 11, 2005
Posts: 607
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

Wow!!! pretty serious there about keeping bears away Watchmaker? I would imagine that the siren would probably scare the bear away so that you probably wont ever need the revolver. A lot of tourists here in Alaska, especially the river floaters, put up an electric fence around their tents at night. Personally I just sleep with my .44 in the sleeping bag with me. I usually make camp in a hurry and dont like the idea of rigging up a bunch of extras. I have been awakened in the wee hours of morning by a bear outside the tent, quite thrilling!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13135
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: BEAR!!!!! Reply with quote

watchmaker wrote:
I camp in the bear woods often and alone, no matter how heavy is my pack, I always find room to take my "Bear kit".

I have had some experiences with bears around my tent in the past, so I consider my precautions not too extreme.
All the best Watchmaker

Hey watchmaker, you won't get any arguments from me on that one. Any critter that is capable of, and wants to, make a meal of me gets my respect, and ANY precaution you take is good value.

"precautions not too extreme"......methinks not mate....in fact I would have more than one "bear kit" in my pack. Very Happy Laughing

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Big Game Hunting
Page 3 of 4
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.