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Old 06-16-2014, 10:56 AM   #11
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if you are in a National Park anything closer than 100ft can get you a healthy ticket.

Couple of things to remember: Bears can move 6 times as fast as you. If they are with cubs, they are VERY aggressive if you get too close.

The last person that was killed in Yellowstone by bears was taking pictures of a Mother bear and her cubs when the bear attacked.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #12
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Well I believe a bear can run up to 35mph. You will not out run a bear.

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Old 06-16-2014, 01:57 PM   #13
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Well I believe a bear can run up to 35mph. You will not out run a bear.

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X2...Olympic sprinter can get up to 22 -2 5 mph at best...so that leaves us regular folks sprinting at about 10-12mph...bear @ 35mph gonna clobber you!
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This close! Youroo!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:37 PM   #15
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I always carry bear spray with me when I go for hikes in bear country. If I were in a tree stand and a black bear climbed the tree and got as close to me as in the video I would need some fresh underwear too.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #16
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Just stumbled onto this video earlier:

Video captures up-close encounter with Alaskan brown bear | Mail Online
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Youroo, Did you go to the evening bear feeding at Lake Gogebic dump? As a kid we went every night when camped there.
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Youroo, Did you go to the evening bear feeding at Lake Gogebic dump? As a kid we went every night when camped there.
1) Ask ms Amy how close you can get to a bear at goshen.

2) Ask my boss how close you can get to a bear.
He in fact had a sow roll him while was elk hunting.
As the bear was on top of him bear spray was of no use as spraying him with it just breathed it back in my bosses face.
The guide finally shot her point blank to extinguish her.
Both had a day trip out of camp to go to the hospital. Just saying

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:01 PM   #19
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I try to stay far away from bears. This aversion has it's roots from my childhood when my parents used to put a live teddy bear in my crib.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:05 PM   #20
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But, some are smarter than the average bear. So, that makes for more future entertaining videos on youtube! Plus, it helps the gene pool.
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