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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2017, 05:38:08 PM »
Thereís that I guess.
:fire.:

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2017, 05:38:24 PM »
P.S. My attitude is dead serious when I discuss dangerous game with the "puffy chests" (good one mtn muley!  ;) )...tell 'em to "Stay safe out there!" and that I'm OFFICIALLY LICENSED with the Department of Fish and Wildlife...At that point their inbred love of authority and being dominated kicks in and they typically respond with "WOW!" or are left speechless in a state of shock and awe as I continue moseying.   8)
what are you doing to incite the people just cruising along outdoors? ive had enough run ins to make odds, that the mere sight of a rifle doesnt yield these results..

Very legit question. I've ran into dozens of hikers while hunting with a rifle and literally never had a problem...


 :chuckle:  incite...  :chuckle: You guys obviously don't hunt anywhere near the Southwest part of the State! I grew-up South of St. Helens, Gifford Pinchot NF Area. These people have some freaking agenda or something (usually weekend hiker warriors from the Portland Metro area and members or the BFRO - the BigFoot Researchers Organization...I kid you not  :P). Lots of Sierra Club "nature hikes" going on as well.  They WILL stop and question you if you seem out of place with their way of thinking (1940's Nazi Germany ish??). They HATE firearms and Buffalo Check with a passion, and any other vehicle than a Subaru. They believe that YOU are out to destroy THEIR pristine nature and slaughter everything in sight, including their beloved, mythical creature named Bambi (have gotten the "you gonna kill Bambi or something" on more than one occasion). I've had them actually hit me with sticks when I was just passing through on my trail bike. I challenge any one of you to hit the Tarbell Trail for a Spring hunt and NOT have a run in!

Judge not, lest ye be judged by a Portlander, guys! Keep Portland Weird!    :tup:


I put 100+ miles on my boots this past summer and fall looking for a creature a lot more magical and mystical than a deer outside the GPNF. Talked to lots of hikers. Zero issues.
Well I hike about 10 miles a day on peak seasons and have the missing toenails to prove it! Through all that bushwhacking, I have yet to personally experience an encounter with Sasquatch. That doesnít mean that he doesnít exist or that others haven't had run-ins with him, does it?  :)

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2017, 05:41:05 PM »
Thereís that I guess.

On second thought after the toenail comment, maybe I am just scarier looking!  :mgun:  :chuckle:
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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2017, 05:59:59 PM »
Itís not safe to make any sort of Sasquatch assumptions or accusations on huntwa. You must be new.
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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2017, 06:03:46 PM »
Itís not safe to make any sort of Sasquatch assumptions or accusations on huntwa. You must be new.

Exactly - That's why I keep an open mind as noted in my comment on the beast. Did I make a Bigfoot assumption or accusation? This talk to text doesn't always work the way I would like

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 06:10:10 PM »
We have a very special thread here about Sasquatch......   where we deal harshly with skeptics.     :yike:
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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2017, 06:13:04 PM »
We have a very special thread here about Sasquatch......   where we deal harshly with skeptics.     :yike:

Original comment: Well I hike about 10 miles a day on peak seasons and have the missing toenails to prove it! Through all that bushwhacking, I have yet to personally experience an encounter with Sasquatch. That doesnít mean that he doesnít exist or that others haven't had run-ins with him, does it?  :)

---Again, did I make any Sasquatch assumptions or accusations? I must be new to this thing called reading...

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 06:16:04 PM »
Oh, I get it - The BFRO reference... You guys need to leave poor Sasquatch alone! What did he ever do to you?

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2017, 06:17:57 PM »
Oh, I get it - The BFRO reference... You guys need to leave poor Sasquatch alone! What did he ever do to you?

LOL dude. 

There's a 500-something page Bigfoot thread that proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that b igfoot may or may not exist.   
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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2017, 06:28:05 PM »
Oh, I get it - The BFRO reference... You guys need to leave poor Sasquatch alone! What did he ever do to you?

LOL dude. 

There's a 500-something page Bigfoot thread that proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that b igfoot may or may not exist.   

Ahhhh!!! That's awesome! Shoot me a link if you can! Spent many a late hour chewin' the fat with work buddies over the mystical yeti!

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2017, 09:05:02 PM »
I can't link it from my phone, but I did bump it up. 

551 pages chock full of Bigfoot lore. 

Look for it under "virtual campfire".   Thread title, conveniently, is "Bigfoot".   

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2017, 09:46:12 PM »
I use hiking trails to get in, some of them very popular trails.  I like to go up super early in the morning to avoid people and be glassing shortly after the sun comes up.  You'll run into most of the people on the way down.  Reactions will very greatly, although I would say most interactions have been positive - even the ones where I could tell they didn't necessarily approve. 

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Re: A question on backcountry bears
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2017, 12:11:07 AM »
I agree.   

When I run into hikers I smile and wave. 

I've never been screamed at or whatever. 
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