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Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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A friend of my up in Cloudcroft has a bear that has revisited him lately.
My friends son heard some noise and looked out and say the bear, he also got some pretty good photos of the bear riping down the hummingbird feeders (4) at a cost of $25.00 each.

So, he calls fish and game to see if they would trap the bear and relocated it.

They tell him, "you should not put out humming bird feeders"..

The bear has revisited and keeps knocking stuff over/down etc.

And in the village of Cloudcroft..no hunting etc, even during the season.

I told my friend to call F/G in Santa Fe...

Seems a bear that is damaging property needs to be relocated.

How many people put out feeders anyway...lots...

HW
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Tempe and Ruidoso
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We had a bear that would get into our hot tub just over a year ago (June 2008) in Ruidoso. We locked down the top so he wouldn't be able to get in, but a few weeks later he came back and pretty much destroyed the top. The Forest Service was called and so was Fish and Game. They monitored the bear for awhile until he left the area on his own. They were prepared to relocate the bear if needed.

We do not have any humming bird feeders in Ruidoso as we are there only occasionally.

If you check out my profile there is a picture of the bear under "other pictures". He was just waking up in my backyard when I took the picture.

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Old 07-16-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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So put out food for the bears and they'll leave the hummingbird feeders alone.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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So put out food for the bears and they'll leave the hummingbird feeders alone.

My thought, too!
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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If it were me, I wouldn't be feeding any critters, period. Bears will eventually find their way into the home, and by then, it'll be too late, a person will be mauled, a dog/cat/ or other pet will be snatched, or the bear will be killed. It sometimes doesn't end up being a happy ending. sorry to say.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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Feed a bear and you create a monster who will never leave people alone- anywhere- and will probably end up being killed because of it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Totally agree. A fed bear is a dead bear.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I actually wouldn't start feeding a bear either as much as I would like to and as much as I think I'm doing them a favor. It is a mistake.
I would take the hummer feeders down for a few days and see if that helps keep your bear friend away along with calling the Forest service or whoever you call when seeing a bear. Maybe they can tranquilize him/her and put him/her more into the woods or forest to save his/her life.
I don't like to hear about animals losing there lives because of something stupid a human did that can be prevented.
To get slightly off topic here, I was watching a show where this woman ignored a sign at a zoo and got within a few feet of a polar bear to take a picture and the polar bear grabbed her leg and wouldn't let go. I didn't finish watching to see if the bear was punished for the woman being an idiot but the woman ended up living. God forbid if the woman gets pregnant and decides to have more imbeciles in this world like herself. Duh, did she think the bear was not going to get ahold of her?
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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In that situation Song, I think the Darwin Awards should be used as a viable defense for the poor bear!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Just as I posted on one of Hunter Wold's previous threads:

There is a reason that every animal roams where it does: food, water and shelter. When you rid that area of one animal and it becomes open for new taking, something else WILL move in, and chances are its going to be something you dislike even more that what came before it!
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