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This is bear sign.. Fresh

Unread postby Bearman13 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:06 pm

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Unread postby Dewey » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:50 am

Many times in far northern WI and UP of MI I have found pine trees with the tops snapped off. Usually these trees are in the 6-8 foot range. Are these made by bear marking territory? :think:

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I have found enough of these that there has to be a connection so my first thought was bear since they are almost always located near swamps. They are all large enough that a person would not easily be able to snap them off like that.

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Unread postby Schultzy » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:41 am

What kind of tree is that Jim?

Dewey,

Last year I saw a small pine (spruce) with the top snapped off during our 1st week of baiting. I looked closely at the tree and it was claw marks on the tree. I was thinking maybe there is something they may eat that's on the top of these young pine trees.
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:50 am

http://www.bearbiology.com/fileadmin/tpl/Downloads/URSUS/Vol_5/Kendall_Vol_5.pdf

According to this, the bears are after pine nuts. thats pretty cool Dewey.
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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

hunter_mike wrote:http://www.bearbiology.com/fileadmin/tpl/Downloads/URSUS/Vol_5/Kendall_Vol_5.pdf

According to this, the bears are after pine nuts. thats pretty cool Dewey.

Ahhh that makes sense. 8-)

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Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:52 pm

I see that a lot but in my area it is Sasquatch snapping the pines.


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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:03 pm

Hodag Hunter wrote:I see that a lot but in my area it is Sasquatch snapping the pines.


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Actually many of those pics were taken in your area. Just north of Sugar Camp. :lol:

Found more up in the UP Ottawa NF.

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Unread postby Bearman13 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:19 pm

Schultzy wrote:What kind of tree is that Jim?

Dewey,

Last year I saw a small pine (spruce) with the top snapped off during our 1st week of baiting. I looked closely at the tree and it was claw marks on the tree. I was thinking maybe there is something they may eat that's on the top of these young pine trees.



Norway Pine. They go for the sap. Any of the old telephone poles left around here have
Chicken wire around them the bears would chew them like beavers to get the salt and minerals out.

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