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Old 06-18-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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The "Run Away in Terror" strategy might also work when you come upon a bear. See -


YouTube - Exclusive clip from UP!
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Ok notrees...why won't that work? It says embedding disabled by request!
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I was thinking, If I go up there wearing bells, and making noise.. I will never see wildlife to take photos of! But I not want to say it.
I guess if you are going to go creeping about, silently, then you need to carry a big gun and know how to use it.
Not to be redundant, but one of the main reasons I go out, is to grab awesome photos of nature, scenery, wildlife, flowers, ... all that!
I guess it is much better to be safe than sorry.

If you are hiking along, in wooded areas, and slipping about quietly... like you are hunting... should you be able to hear a bear moving around in the woods before you get up on one, if it is not sleeping or laying down, of course?
You can still get the photographs you want, even if you do wear bells and make noise while hiking, providing you have a lot of patience. You just have to find a spot and remain completely still and very quiet for 45 minutes to an hour before the critters in your area return to their normal activity.

A good early warning system on the trail is a dog. Size and breed does not matter. Their sense of smell is far superior to humans, and they have better hearing. They will most likely become aware of a moose or bear before you do. They could also provide a sufficient distraction for you to seek safety, if necessary.

Whether you can hear a moose or bear or not depends on the vegetation and the terrain. Most critters follow game trails as often as possible, for the obvious reasons, which makes it very difficult to hear them. However, sometimes they need to cross a slough or an unbroken area of the forest, in which case it is very easy to hear them.

In the Hatcher Pass area, there is a lot of scrub, tundra, and rocky terrain with very few trees. It would be very difficult to hear anything moving in that environment. However, your line of sight is not going to be obstructed by very many trees, so you should be able to see everything within a few hundred yards, depending on the weather.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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Ok notrees...why won't that work? It says embedding disabled by request!
Click on the link below the YouTube screen shot. It should fire up in another window.

(I think the embed does not work because Disney has disabled
that option)
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Access denied here at work. Sigh...
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Too bad. It is a fantastic movie. You can head over to youtube.com and type in the keywords "Up Disney." You will get to see previews of several episodes.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Not for another week and a half. We can't do the u-tube thing here at work. Once I get to town I'll probably grab my little adventure buddy and take him to see it on the big screen.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Ok I managed to see the bandaid trailer. Frickin hilarious!
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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what you need is a .22 magnum put the bear where he belongs, no i dont want to kill bears but if one is gonna lunge at me he is getting as much metal in him as possible, i am not dying for a bear
That would just pi$$ him off.. Ya might want to reconsider that plan..
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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And be sure to check that peek hole before you leave the outhouse.

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