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(Yahoo)   The National Park Service would like to remind you that your chances of being mauled to death by a grizzly at Yellowstone have gone way down in the last century; but that a small chance is still a chance   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 139
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2011-05-27 01:04:03 PM
Feed the rangers, not the bears.
 
2011-05-27 01:36:54 PM
I am going camping tonight (that's right Alaskans, real camping, not staying a portable motel room you tow behind a truck) in an area that has had multiple bear sightings in the last week. Wish me luck.
 
2011-05-27 01:37:10 PM
The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in National Parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter.
They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge.
Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat.
Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.
 
2011-05-27 01:37:12 PM
Pfft. Having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go.
 
2011-05-27 01:38:01 PM
I will maul any park visitor I feel like.
 
2011-05-27 01:38:02 PM

Sofa King Smart:
Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.


Came here for this joke. Leaving happy.
 
2011-05-27 01:39:51 PM

AnubisMan: I am going camping tonight (that's right Alaskans, real camping, not staying a portable motel room you tow behind a truck) in an area that has had multiple bear sightings in the last week. Wish me luck.


Where exactly will you be camping and what will you be wearing? I just want to know so I can maul protect you.
 
2011-05-27 01:41:23 PM
You just need to hide your pic-a-nic basket, duh
 
2011-05-27 01:42:13 PM

Grizzly Bear: Where exactly will you be camping and what will you be wearing? I just want to know so I can maul protect you.


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2011-05-27 01:43:04 PM
Who invited Grizzly Bear to this thread?
 
2011-05-27 01:43:19 PM
Your chances of being injured by a moose are higher, but don't let that stop the irrational paranoia.
 
2011-05-27 01:43:24 PM
Also, isn't there a slight chance of Yellowstone erupting and completely farking up most of the continental US?
 
2011-05-27 01:49:14 PM
It's not the grizzly bears you need to worry about, it's the Grolar Bear (wikipedia.org).

Add the grizzly habitat to the polar bear's temperament.
 
2011-05-27 01:50:27 PM
 
2011-05-27 01:53:24 PM
Adult grizzlies can not climb trees, adult brown/black Vera can climb trees.

Best CME ever was Mountain Medicine course at Big Sky, MT. Frikken awesome. For EMT, MD, PT, OT, DO, DDS anybody not even in medicine. Even GED docs.
 
2011-05-27 01:53:43 PM
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Approves.
 
2011-05-27 01:54:07 PM

AnubisMan: I am going camping tonight (that's right Alaskans, real camping, not staying a portable motel room you tow behind a truck) in an area that has had multiple bear sightings in the last week. Wish me luck.


Famous last words.
 
2011-05-27 01:54:37 PM
As a fellow Montanan, let me just say

Darwins theory is still very much in effect up here so that means:

A: If your that retarded to do the following:
1. Approach a bear without making noise
2. Feed the bears, especially black bears
3. Think bears are still cute and cuddly

Then you deserve to get your ass eaten. Like this nimrod


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jvl
2011-05-27 01:55:43 PM
If you do see a bear, be sure to climb a tree. If the bear climbs the tree and eats you, it is a black bear. If the bear knocks over the tree and eats you, it is a grizzly bear. If there are no trees to climb, then it is a polar bear and you won't need to tire yourself out climbing a tree before being eaten.
 
2011-05-27 01:56:12 PM

Thats an 827: Adult grizzlies can not climb trees



More famous last words.
 
2011-05-27 01:57:46 PM
I'm probably going to Yellowstone this summer and am afraid of bears, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
jvl
2011-05-27 01:59:59 PM

BunkoSquad: I'm probably going to Yellowstone this summer and am afraid of bears, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


Bear bells and bear spray (pepper spray) work well both for making jokes and for staying safe.
 
2011-05-27 02:02:08 PM

shogun: Thats an 827: Adult grizzlies can not climb trees


More famous last words.



They actually can not, but they can run easily 35mph + in rough terrain , so you marathon runners are SOL.
 
2011-05-27 02:03:43 PM

jvl: Bear bells and bear spray (pepper spray) work well both for making jokes and for staying safe.


My GF will be out there for most of the summer; what I hope (and kind of expect) is that she'll have already forced the bears to be her personal army like Maggie in that episode of The Simpsons when they all go camping. That would take a lot of the pressure off me.
 
2011-05-27 02:04:33 PM
hmmmm... let's do some math...

"175 per million visitors in the 1930s"
"to less than one injury per million visitors now."

looks like they averaged around 300,000 visitors per year in the decade of the 1930's... so about 3 million visitors for the entire decade... 525 total incidents in 10 years... (52.5 incidents per year)

aprox 3,000,000 visitor per year now (3 bear incidents per year)

looks like the decrease came when they started preventing stupid humans from trying to feed the bears and take close up pictures... wow...

http://www.yellowstone-natl-park.com/stats.htm

http://www.yellowstone-bearman.com/yell_bear_maul_info.html
 
2011-05-27 02:05:03 PM
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HOT
 
2011-05-27 02:05:39 PM
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So you're sayin' there's a chance...
 
2011-05-27 02:06:35 PM
Well, good thing I can bring my guns now.
 
2011-05-27 02:08:43 PM

Bag of Hammers: Well, good thing I can bring my guns now.


Hope its at least a .44 mag or higher with hollowjacket or your just gonna piss the bear off
 
2011-05-27 02:09:00 PM
Bears
Beets
Battlestar Galactica
 
2011-05-27 02:09:34 PM

Freezebyte: Bag of Hammers: Well, good thing I can bring my guns now.

Hope its at least a .44 mag or higher with hollowjacket or your just gonna piss the bear off



Bear skulls have been known to deflect most rounds below that, even well placed ones.
 
2011-05-27 02:10:01 PM

Freezebyte:
They actually can not, but they can run easily 35mph + in rough terrain , so you marathon runners are SOL.


Most sources say 'some' can climb trees, would you like to bet that the particular bear that thinks you look tasty or threatening can't?
A few years back someone around here tried the climbing a tree to get away from a grizzly, it didn't work...

/always carrying bear spray mtbing,hiking etc
 
2011-05-27 02:10:33 PM
No matter the protection you have to be alert and not caught off guard. You end up a chew toy if you aren't alert. I used to carry rubber slugs but never had to use them. Don't even know if they would work. I had an acquaintance tell me to get buck wild and the bear thinks twice. I don't want to test his advice.
 
2011-05-27 02:10:48 PM

mxBags: HOT


Team Mediocre: So you're sayin' there's a chance...


Wow I replayed that whole scene in my mind thanks to y'all.
 
2011-05-27 02:13:03 PM

shogun: Freezebyte:
They actually can not, but they can run easily 35mph + in rough terrain , so you marathon runners are SOL.

Most sources say 'some' can climb trees, would you like to bet that the particular bear that thinks you look tasty or threatening can't?
A few years back someone around here tried the climbing a tree to get away from a grizzly, it didn't work...



True enough, not a statistic worth proving right or wrong.
 
2011-05-27 02:15:02 PM
 
2011-05-27 02:16:04 PM
oblig (new window)
 
2011-05-27 02:17:00 PM
STOP NERFING MY FURTANK, YELLOWSTONE
 
2011-05-27 02:17:12 PM
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You're going to have to come down from that tree sometime. Here..let me give the tree a little shake..
 
2011-05-27 02:18:19 PM
two friends were hiking in the woods... spot a bear off in the distance... the bear sees them and starts charging in their direction... first guy takes off his pack and pulls out his running shoes and calmly but quickly begins to change from his hiking boots to running shoes... second guy says, what are you doing! you can't outrun a bear! first guy says, I don't have to outrun the bear.

anyone post the 'bears repeating' pics yet?
 
2011-05-27 02:18:25 PM
Just a quick reminder that the American Family Association believes that all the bears in Yellowstone Park should be exterminated.
 
2011-05-27 02:20:33 PM

Grizzly Bear: I will maul any park visitor I feel like.


Let me introduce you to my leetle friend:

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The Baker Rifle.

Bore size of .62" caliber (that's 15.75mm for you Euroweenies out there).

Sword bayonet.

Solid walnut stock.

Eleven pounds of rompin', stompin', grizz killin' power.
 
2011-05-27 02:20:49 PM
The Park Service could pass out flyers with pictures of mauled visitors to everyone at the entrance stations and it STILL won't stop the morans from feeding the bears doritos.
 
2011-05-27 02:23:25 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm bears doritos.
 
2011-05-27 02:23:27 PM

dittybopper: Grizzly Bear: I will maul any park visitor I feel like.

Let me introduce you to my leetle friend:



The Baker Rifle.

Bore size of .62" caliber (that's 15.75mm for you Euroweenies out there).

Sword bayonet.

Solid walnut stock.

Eleven pounds of rompin', stompin', grizz killin' power.



If you can place the shot while the stress and adrenaline going through body as the bear charges towards, but only after you take the rifle off your backpack or shoulder strap and have it loaded and ready to go to place the shot right into the rapidly moving/bouncing target that is the bears head.

Then yeah.... you might
 
2011-05-27 02:24:18 PM
I bet this makes you silly Americans rethink your ever-so-important 2nd Amendment Right to Arms Bears now, huh?
 
2011-05-27 02:24:46 PM

hovsm: No matter the protection you have to be alert and not caught off guard. You end up a chew toy if you aren't alert. I used to carry rubber slugs but never had to use them. Don't even know if they would work. I had an acquaintance tell me to get buck wild and the bear thinks twice. I don't want to test his advice.


Yeah, I saw that movie. I think it only works if you're the first black guy the bear has ever seen.
 
2011-05-27 02:26:24 PM
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I'm riding a big furry tractor!
 
2011-05-27 02:26:24 PM
Deadly wildlife trifecta in play?
 
2011-05-27 02:26:59 PM

Freezebyte: If you can place the shot while the stress and adrenaline going through body as the bear charges towards, but only after you take the rifle off your backpack or shoulder strap and have it loaded and ready to go to place the shot right into the rapidly moving/bouncing target that is the bears head.

Then yeah.... you might


That's what the bayonet is for: When you miss.

Actually, I'd hunt grizzly with that, but I wouldn't use one as general grizzly protection, just like I'd hunt them with a bow, but wouldn't carry one to fight them off.

/Still waiting for an opportunity to go black bear hunting.
 
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