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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Bear at Fortune Reply with quote

Saw a bear on the mountain last night, between the fairways of 10 and 15.



It was eating a deer and we gave it a wide berth.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call and thanks for the heads up. Black bear on his own = not a big deal

Black Bear on a kill = Unpredictable
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
Good call and thanks for the heads up. Black bear on his own = not a big deal

Black Bear on a kill = Unpredictable


Yeah, I was having none of getting close to it. I think the other two were more casual about it because I'd be the slow runner of the group. Bastids.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, he is a pretty good size too judging from that picture.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, he is a pretty good size too judging from that picture.


He looked really small from far away. I thought it was a baby bear. (But I've never seen a wild bear before so SHUT UP ERROL)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was out there last night also. Fu'll grown bear for sure. Had no idea that he had just killed a deer. He seemed mellow and just kind of watched as I went by. I played 15 and he didn't mind lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to be aware of is he may stash the rest of the carcass nearby. If he does so he will be hanging about. Use caution
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any value in passing on this info to the management of Camp Fortune??

If so, sooner rather than later...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just called them and emailed them the picture of the beer, the details and a marked map of the approxiamate location.

They said they would call in the NCC

I CCed, info@odgc.ca


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A defensive bear will respond in a defensive manner if it perceives you as a threat or if it is defending a food source. It may use vocalizations such as huffing, blowing air loudly through nostrils, exhaling loudly and "popping" of teeth, and may swat the ground with its fore paws, lowering its head, and drawing back the ears. As well, a defensive bear may resort to bluff charges. The bear is feeling threatened by your presence and is trying to get you to back off. Reacting to a Defensive Bear... Stop and face the bear. If you are with others, stay together and act as a group. Make sure the bear has a clear escape route. Slowly back away while watching the bear and wait for it to leave. Use a whistle or airhorn, or bear spray if you have them. Do not turn and run - this may trigger a predatory response in the bear. Do not climb a tree - bears are excellent climbers.

http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/recreational_activites/black-bear-safety-rules.php
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was gonna throw a rock nearby the bear to shoo it away, then i saw it was eating. Don't mess with a bear at it's food source. Also, I would guess it was a full grown bear. From afar it was difficult to tell, but when we got to 16 tee, it was fully visible and definitely not a juvee.

Fun to watch. We may have actually heard the deer being killed; not the most pleasant sound... almost like a child being injured.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Circles wrote:
We may have actually heard the deer being killed; not the most pleasant sound... almost like a child being injured.


Just realized that is not the best thought to end a post with, so, teddy-bear picnic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was, indeed a creepy sound. Mama deer did not look happy either.

Errol, I just realized that the cyclists yelling "Bambi!!" were closer to the mark than they might have liked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, Ryan and Holly, getting the picture and the information to the management of Fortune. Thank you.
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