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Old 03-15-2008, 09:06 PM
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Man, dealing with snakes and bears is one thing but now we have to deal with bad singers all over the woods. This may be getting out of hand.

I just told my wife that I was going to have to get some ear plugs to add to my fly fishing stuff. I really liked this wife, too.......
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:28 PM
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I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:34 PM
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Bears,

never had a problem with them, coons, now that is a bear of a different color, I don't care how high, how far between trees you hang your pack, if you spend enough time in the backcountry you will get a backpack devoured. I got a fine one I can show you Happened in 1996 back near Bone Valley area on Hazel Creek.
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Chris, that's just cold! Effective but cold.

Pete, don't be getting any ideas; you gotta carry your own food, man. And I'm definitely hitting the treadmill - don't want to be the designated bear bait.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:23 PM
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Here is some good advice about bears:

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Bears,

never had a problem with them, coons, now that is a bear of a different color, I don't care how high, how far between trees you hang your pack, if you spend enough time in the backcountry you will get a backpack devoured. I got a fine one I can show you Happened in 1996 back near Bone Valley area on Hazel Creek.

Being from the South, I always bring a "Coon Huntin' Monkey" with me (Jerry Clower reference).
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I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...

A little left over bacon grease always works wonders...It's also great when mother in laws are along for the trip!
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:05 AM
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I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...
that is kind of what i do.im also 43 and my dad is 68.im taking him into cataloochee april 1st.i figure i can out run him. always helps to have a model T pulling up the rear.
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My bad, thought this thread read, "BEER" don't know if I can help on "BEAR matters!

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My bad, thought this thread read, "BEER" don't know if I can help on "BEAR matters!

Cheers!
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you could give them a shot of some honeydew vine water and commence them to do the "bear dance". Two sniffs, a snort, a fly, a turn and a grunt; and it was so simple like the jitterbug it plumb evaded me.

of course, I'm not sure Jimmy Buffett has had much experiences with bears.



But seriously, I'd say carry a can of bear spray with you. Probably your best bet, but then again, you probably don't have to worry.
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