Bears on a log

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Bears on a log

Unread postby Freelance Bowhunter » Tue May 07, 2019 7:53 am

I came across this log and I could see lots of sign of bears walking down it so I put a Covert scouting cam on it and set it to video. The number of bears using this log is amazing, plus I got videos of fishers, turkeys, coons, coyotes, etc. I have more than 100 videos in the last two weeks and the bears have wiped out my camera three times, but I keep putting back up the support stand. I'll leave it for a couple more weeks then put up a full YouTube video on all the stuff that went down that log, it's pretty amazing. Here's a short teaser.

https://youtu.be/c7R53bLzNYM


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Re: Bears on a log

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Tue May 07, 2019 7:59 am

Was that a momma and 3 cubs?
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Unread postby Freelance Bowhunter » Tue May 07, 2019 8:09 am

Sailfish_WC wrote:Was that a momma and 3 cubs?


Yes, you can't really tell from that particular video because it is low-light but she is black and the yearling cubs are dark brown. I have many more pics and videos of them. In 2-3 weeks, she will start to come into heat and run those cubs off so they will be on their own. If the yearling cubs are around when the males start to pursue her, they'll kill them if they get the chance. It gets pretty interesting around my place in late May and June when they are mating.
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Re: Bears on a log

Unread postby backstraps » Tue May 07, 2019 8:20 am

Thats cool!!

Any particular reason bears use logs like that?
I don’t know anything about them
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Re: Bears on a log

Unread postby Freelance Bowhunter » Tue May 07, 2019 11:02 pm

backstraps wrote:Thats cool!!

Any particular reason bears use logs like that?
I don’t know anything about them


I guess it's just easy walking for them. No other reason I can think of.
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Re: Bears on a log

Unread postby BackCoverBowHunter » Wed May 08, 2019 1:11 am

Freelance Bowhunter wrote:
backstraps wrote:Thats cool!!

Any particular reason bears use logs like that?
I don’t know anything about them


I guess it's just easy walking for them. No other reason I can think of.

Could be like a land mark to them as well. I see lots of crossings at drainage areas near huge trees with lots of different travel patterns all around that tree. Some of it is heading to thick bedding cover, I have also followed trails that stay just outside of the feathered edges. Or heading to feeding spots. It is a cool video to see and I know if I was walking through those woods I would definitely step up and walk along that log, just looks like a fun thing to do! HAHA
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Re: Bears on a log

Unread postby Mike Foss » Thu May 09, 2019 11:50 am

Years ago during the deer rifle season I ran across a fresh set of bear tracks in the snow.... curiosity got the best of me and I decided to follow and see if I could catch up to that bear, well I did eventually get a glimpse of the bear and it new I was following it. It was so interesting how that bear tried to loose me, it would walk on all logs and fallen trees trying to shake me. I never did visually see that bear again that day.... I was so fascinated and tuned into catching up to that bear I almost forgot it was deer season. That was a fun day!


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