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Old 06-05-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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bear? Seven times that of a bloodhound? How DO they live with themselves?


https://sectionhiker.com/bears_sense_of_smell/
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Maine
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bear? Seven times that of a bloodhound? How DO they live with themselves?


https://sectionhiker.com/bears_sense_of_smell/
Eight hundred times stronger than a human's sense of smell. Impressive. Are you under the impression that bears stink?
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Eight hundred times stronger than a human's sense of smell. Impressive. Are you under the impression that bears stink?

Yes, that's my impression from what I have read. Never been close to one personally.
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In another matter, I'm picturing law enforcement replacing the K9 unit with an Ursine unit. We'll have Officer Friendly leading Gentle Ben on a leash to sniff out drugs.


That's the picture I 1st got when reading that their schnozzes were keener than those of dogs.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Yes, that's my impression from what I have read. Never been close to one personally.
Back in the days of open dumps bears would rummage through for food and get stinky. Boars are a little musky in May/June during mating season. Otherwise, they're not stinky. Living in the, hunting, and having observation stands, I get to see a lot of bears up close and personal.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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I'm picturing law enforcement replacing the K9 unit with an Ursine unit. We'll have Officer Friendly leading Gentle Ben on a leash to sniff out drugs.
Interviewing for the job.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/video...ppky03lxieuysr
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default True story......Black Bear wants to share Tree Stand!!!

Back in May of 1996 I accepted an invitation to join 2 friends of mine on a Black Bear hunt in northern Sask.(1800 miles R/T)..
Turns out the Outfitter they had engaged conducted TREE STAND HUNTS, with bait used as the attractant to get the bear(s) to come into the area of the hunter up in a tree stand.
Hunters were separated about a mile apart in a moderately thick forested area.
I chose to use as lever action iron sighted rifle in .45/70 in lieu of one of my scope sighted deer/elk rifles.
About an hour before sundown on the 3rd day, I spotted a small bear wandering into my area.....about 85 yds away.
Over the next 15 minutes he continued in my direction, sniffing every tree along the way.
I had already determined he was probably a juvenile of about 200 to 250 pounds......obviously too small to shoot.
In another 3 minutes he was at the base of the tree I was in, standing on a somewhat flimsy expanded metal platform, looking down on him from about 16 feet in elevation directly above him.
Lo and behold, he continued to sniff all around the base of the ladder and began to come climbing up the ladder.
At first, I was somewhat shocked and amused.......
When he got more that half way up to the platform I was standing on, I definitely was getting a little concerned and yelled at him..........
He continued to climb closer.......when he was about two feet below my feet, I took a picture of my boots and his head just maybe 15 inches apart.
I instantly put the rifle barrel pointed straight down next to his ear and let off a round...
...He exploded off of the ladder......hit the ground running and he was gone out of sight in a second.

Two days later I did get a nice 10 yr old boar, 453 pounds and 7'3" from nose to tail.
As I type this account on my smart phone the open mouth rug mount is on the floor in front of the fireplace in the Liv Rm.
Had I known that the hunt was conducted in the fashion I described, I would most. Likely declined the invitation to do the hunt............IMHO that is not a very sporting way to kill a game animal.
Vastly different from the "glass, spot and stalk" method I used when I got my Kodiak Brown Bear at 40 yards (3rd an final shot at 20 yds) on the side of a mountain in a November snow storm on Kodiak Island.

.....OH to be young again!
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