Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Back Yard Bears!

Bears in the back yard near The Hood Canal on Saturday June 18 about 1 pm. 
Credit: Greg Mueller

It’s bear season in the Northwest – they are raising their young and are on the prowl for anything they can eat.
Photo, taken on Friday in Sammamish, shows a large bear ambling along a road and a deer running right in front of it.
 “The bear didn't even bat an eye!” the photographer wrote.

Credit: Perchpaperco

Snoqualmie
Credit: kkingrey41644421

More photos sent in by a Snoqualmie viewer show a bear wandering a back yard on Saturday.

“This big guy found his way into our back yard this afternoon I'm not sure if he was wanting to jump on the trampoline or not,” the photographer wrote.


Fort Ludlow
Credit: wiesrm 

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife says the number one reason for confrontations between bears and humans, (95 percent of the calls to offices) is irresponsibility on the part of people: Access to trash, pet food, bird feeders, and improper storage of food while camping make up the majority of the calls.
Bears will spend a lot of time and energy digging under, breaking down, or crawling over barriers to get food, including garbage. If you have a pickup service, put garbage out shortly before the truck arrives - not the night before. If you’re leaving several days before pickup, haul your garbage to a dump. If necessary, frequently haul your garbage to a dumpsite to avoid odors.
Keep garbage cans with tight-fitting lids in a shed, garage, or fenced area. Spray garbage cans and dumpsters regularly with disinfectants to reduce odors. Keep fish parts and meat waste in your freezer until they can be disposed of properly.
If you come in close contact with a bear:
  • Stay calm and avoid direct eye contact, which could elicit a charge. Try to stay upwind and identify yourself as a human by standing up, talking and waving your hands above your head.
  • Do not approach the bear, particularly if cubs are present. Give the bear plenty of room.
  • If you cannot safely move away from the bear, and the animal does not flee, try to scare it away by clapping your hands or yelling.
  • If the bear attacks, fight back aggressively. As a last resort, should the attack continue, protect yourself by curling into a ball or lying on the ground on your stomach and playing dead.
Taken from King5.com news - Seattle, WA

1 comment:

Long Ridge Deer Camp said...

Nice post, we are having the same problem! (-:

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