Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > In The Backcountry

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-13-2012, 09:33 AM
ifish4wildtrout's Avatar
ifish4wildtrout ifish4wildtrout is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 404
Default #24 Bear Warning

I see that #24 is back on the bear warning list for about a week now. I understand it is regularly on the warning list or closed due to bears. Does anyone know what particular incident caused the latest addition to the warning list?
__________________
Wild troutin, blue linin, fly flingin, camo wearin, redneckin elitist.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-13-2012, 11:15 AM
Grannyknot's Avatar
Grannyknot Grannyknot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 819
Default

Since it just a warning, not a closure, there probably wasn't an incident, just an increased # of sitings in the area. seems like 24 is a mainstay on that list.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-13-2012, 07:26 PM
turk870 turk870 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 11
Default

we have reservations there for the forth..my wife says were going to get ate by bears,i told her i have a plan she said whats that i said gana run, she said you cant out run a bear told her didnt plan on it,gana kick you in the knee and take off just have to out run you..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-14-2012, 02:48 AM
mora521 mora521 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 30min from the "Y"
Posts: 109
Default

I remember the bear population being estimated at 500 bears back in the 80's.I recently read a report where the population is around 5,000 bears.

I remember fishing about a hundred days a year from 91 to 95 and rarely seeing bears.Now I see bears or bear sign almost every time I fish.I do not stay at designated sites anymore because the bears around the campsites don't run when they see me.The bears I see on the little creeks I fish usually run away or amble behind an obstacle and vanish like a ghost as soon as the see or smell me.I think the ones near the camps equate humans with food especially around horse camps.


I hope the lightning bugs give you a show turk870
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-14-2012, 08:14 AM
Grannyknot's Avatar
Grannyknot Grannyknot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 819
Default

~1,500 bears in the park.
http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-14-2012, 03:23 PM
NDuncan's Avatar
NDuncan NDuncan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Knoxville, Tn
Posts: 641
Default

I think they just put up the Bear Warning every year around June 1 for 24 and leave it up all summer unless they have to close it. Elkmont is bear-tastic.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.