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Title: got a tagged bear. (added a new picture )
Post by: Craig on July 12, 2011, 01:37:32 PM
It looks like this new bear in the area has a red tag in his ear. Who or wht do they tag them? Is he a trouble maker or something?

(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv411%2Ftruck1%2FCDY_0080.jpg&hash=534efa2d07ae10ecfd68b0b26212d35f)
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Post by: seth30 on July 12, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
is there any pics of him where the tag is legible?  if so call Game and fish, they may have a history of it.
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Post by: D-Rock425 on July 12, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
He looks like a trouble maker
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Post by: bucklucky on July 12, 2011, 02:10:05 PM
If your in a certain area I know of,  its probably a bear that they are studying or part of there study .
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Post by: h20hunter on July 12, 2011, 02:21:45 PM
Wonder if color of tag makes a difference?

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Post by: Machias on July 12, 2011, 02:23:18 PM
Red tag means trail camera stealer.   :chuckle:
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Post by: h20hunter on July 12, 2011, 02:44:21 PM
Well, then yellow tag means camera biter!
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Post by: sticky on July 12, 2011, 03:34:07 PM
Red tag means that bear's homosexual.  It must be a fashion thing.  Those genes won't be going anywhere useful. 
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Post by: KNOXY on July 12, 2011, 06:36:17 PM
love the bear pics
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Post by: dreamunelk on July 12, 2011, 06:55:13 PM
Nice pics!  Yellow tag is a "call before consuming tag".  Not sure about the red.  Call the regional office or send the pics via email.  I bet you can get a little info on the bear.  There are not many marked.  Sometime bears slip a collar and this could be a bear that did that.  So could be valuable information if so.
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Post by: Wea300mag on July 12, 2011, 07:22:49 PM
It's RED, that can't be good.  :yike:

Nice trail cam pic.
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Post by: Heredoggydoggy on July 12, 2011, 08:06:35 PM
He might have been captured and relocated.  Maybe they just want to see where he goes, what area he ranges in, how old he gets to be, etc.  FW might be interested in where he is now, and how healthy he looks.  He looks very healthy!
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Post by: Craig on July 12, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
Here is another picture. Kind of blurry but it looks like he might have a coller to.

(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv411%2Ftruck1%2FCDY_0065.jpg&hash=0f030f31e4037d597ee66a03c33b22f3)

Just another bear.

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Post by: tmike on July 12, 2011, 09:15:49 PM
This one was captured and hard released in my yard the year before. Pretty sure it's the same bear.
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi238.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff110%2Ftkswhanson%2FP1000298.jpg&hash=a5493c84c3dd75aa730fe475a9770284)
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Post by: Goomsba on July 13, 2011, 12:02:02 AM
Cool Pics :tup:
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Post by: h20hunter on July 13, 2011, 07:14:39 AM
Does the yellow mean call before consuming? Really? Are you making that up?
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Post by: addicted on July 13, 2011, 08:12:42 AM
Does the yellow mean call before consuming? Really? Are you making that up?

 :chuckle:
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Post by: h20hunter on July 13, 2011, 08:29:43 AM
I think he is making that up.
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Post by: billythekidrock on July 13, 2011, 08:49:23 AM
Craig,
 
If you are in the same area as years past then it may not be a new bear, just newly tagged. There has been an on going study in this area for many years.
 
Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of tagged bears (both collars & tags) in some areas and most are not trouble makers.
 
Send me a pm if you want more info or have any questions.
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Post by: wall of wood camp on July 13, 2011, 10:26:05 AM
Are you sure this camera is not set up at the zoo, I have never seen so many collared and tagged bears in one place :chuckle:
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Post by: fish vacuum on July 14, 2011, 01:58:37 AM
The tag color lets other bears know what gang they are affiliated with. If rival bear gangs are mixing in the area, you might see signs of black bear on black bear violence.
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Post by: grundy53 on July 14, 2011, 05:34:38 AM
I think he is making that up.
He wasn't

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/safe_to_consume/ (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/safe_to_consume/)
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Post by: h20hunter on July 14, 2011, 07:46:56 AM
Interesting, did not know that. Considering my tagged bear was captured by my cam over bait she will not be in any danger of being consumed by me this year. I did email  WDFW to the attention of the "bear dude" and maybe I'll hear back if he recognizes my tagged bear by area.

If yellow is "may not be safe to consume" I would want to not mess with a bear that has earned a red tag.
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Post by: Kowsrule30 on July 14, 2011, 12:05:33 PM
What would a bear eat for it to have a tag that means may not be safe to consume???? How would they know that???? Was that bear one of those FDA testing bears????   :dunno:
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Post by: saylean on July 14, 2011, 12:08:04 PM
He does look like a trouble maker.  ;)

Cool pic.
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Post by: h20hunter on July 14, 2011, 12:23:18 PM
From looking at the link it is not what they eat but what they may been given, i.e. drugs during medial care, tranq darts, who knows what. That would be a damn shame to blast buddy bear then have to dicard the meat for fear of contamination. One of the whole whole points of this hunting stuff is good lean and clean meat.
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Post by: grundy53 on July 14, 2011, 12:27:37 PM
The drugs don't stick around too long I bet he will be fine by the time bear season starts. Its probably had that tag for awhile.
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Post by: seth30 on July 14, 2011, 01:53:16 PM
I couldnt imagine shooting a elk, and finding out you couldnt eat it :yike:
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Post by: rebal69972 on July 14, 2011, 02:05:30 PM
great pics. now i know not to shoot anything with tags  :chuckle:
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Post by: Kowsrule30 on July 14, 2011, 02:12:19 PM
Or start a fight with them!!!!    :chuckle:
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Post by: fish vacuum on July 15, 2011, 03:03:36 AM
Interesting about calling in a tag to find out if it's safe to eat. I've heard something about bears not being tranquilized and relocated during hunting season because of this issue.
Now how about this question. If you shoot an animal with an ear tag, notch your tag and gut it, then later call and find out it can't be consumed, do you get a new tag?
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Post by: seth30 on July 15, 2011, 06:22:46 AM
 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Post by: dreamunelk on July 15, 2011, 06:41:09 AM
Yes, you get a new tag.  This has been discussed on this site before.  Like all drugs it takes sometime to metabolize from the system.   
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Post by: hhack on September 19, 2019, 04:41:03 PM
What does an orange tag mean?
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Post by: 87Ford on September 19, 2019, 06:26:28 PM
I shot a bear with a yellow ear tag a few years ago and yes, I had to call the number on the tag to see if enough time had elapsed that the bear was safe to consume because of the drugs that were administered at time of capture.  They were also interested in where the bear was killed and what he was doing at that time.  They seemed pleased that he was eating berries and "doing what bears should be doing"  Probably a relocated nuisance bear..
   
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Post by: Bango skank on September 30, 2019, 02:40:03 AM
Ever get any info on the bear?  Out of all the bears i get on cam every year ive only had 2 with ear tags, one of which had a collar.  Both scrawny little youngsters.  Ive also had one cow elk with collar and tags, and 2 collared wolves.