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Bear poached... i assume...
« on: September 25, 2016, 06:16:01 PM »
Well this sucks. Me and the girlfriend and little one have been getting a bear on the trail cam almost everyday for the past week, and all off a sudden nothing. We went for a walk this after noon and in the ditch just off the property was bear fur.  Why would someone leave the fur? Makes no sense.   :bash: it is so frustrating. 

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 06:19:32 PM »
Can't eat the fur. I've never kept the fur from my bears. Granted, none of them were big. It is bear season after all so I doubt it was poached. Unless they were trespassing or something.

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 06:22:37 PM »
Yeah true I guess. I never thought that. Kinda weird though to take the fur out and dump it in the ditch and not leave it next to the gut pile.

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 06:25:47 PM »
Maybe they tried to save the hide and it got ruined somehow?

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 06:30:36 PM »
Maybe they tried to save the hide and it got ruined somehow?

Who knows. We have been having alot of problems with poachers, and I've found not to long ago a deer head that hand just the cap taken off.  Could be a spot where someone dumps there left overs to.

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2016, 07:42:37 PM »
Maybe they tried to save the hide and it got ruined somehow?

Who knows. We have been having alot of problems with poachers, and I've found not to long ago a deer head that hand just the cap taken off.  Could be a spot where someone dumps there left overs to.
I would agree. Sounds like someone's dumping spot.

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 07:45:51 PM »
Yeah starting to look like it.  :dunno:

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Re: Bear poached... i assume...
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 07:48:21 PM »
One only has so much room for bear rugs or mounts.  Once you have one of each, unless a true trophy it isn't worth forking out another $1,200 to $1,600 on a rug or $500 to $800 on a shoulder mount.
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