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    Senior Member cougartex's Avatar
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    Amazing Footage of Bear

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    Had I been in that stand, that bear would have been shot when it grabbed the tree.

    Way too close.

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    Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too close!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    Had I been in that stand, that bear would have been shot when it grabbed the tree.

    Way too close.
    I wouldn't have let it get THAT close without taking some kind of action. I've seen black bears go up a tree trunk quicker than a squirrel; he would have got a warning pistol shot into the ground when he was about 10-20 feet from the base of the tree.

    He never would have gotten all the way up into my stand anyway, not with all that yellow and brown stuff falling on his head...

    But now I know why they make those platforms and seats out of wire mesh. So they drain and dry-out promptly.
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    Wow, That's the best nature-video I've seen in awhile...

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    Help me understand something. Is that guy filming the bear the baddest, meanest, toughest, nothing scares me hunter, or is he insane? The bear was well past me safe comfort zone. That guy should work (and get paid) for NatGeo filming wildlife.

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    One vote here for insane.

    Or really, REALLY laid-back. Tranquilized-type. TOO calm.

    Maybe there was just a ready-to-go shotgun we couldn't see in the vid.
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
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    All I can say to the camera man is touche....I wouldn't have been able to stay as calm as he did...although I am betting it wasn't his first time looking into the eyes of a bear.

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    I'm guessing the bow is all he had, else he would have put a bullet between his eyes.

    If all I had was a bow, I'm thinking I would not have wanted to risk shooting him, especially from an awkward shooting stance. Not that he couldn't kill the bear, but the bear could have put a good deal of hurt on the guy before he bled out.

    By the time the bear gets right up in his face, and he probably does then wish he had shot him, it's too late (with a bow).

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    Hoooooly s***. Was he waiting for the bear to wander up to get scratched behind the ears??

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    GREAT VIDEO!!
    I've seen them in the woods but there is no freakin' way I would let one get that close to me. One swipe and it is over.
    Just my $.02

    MO

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