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Old 06-07-2005, 08:03 AM
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Went to the Cold River yesterday(it's a trib to the Deerfield), caught a couple brookies when it started to thunder so I started back. I walked right up to a bear about 40 ft up the path eating something on the ground. I back pedaled pretty quicky but it smelled me and was looking hard in my direction. By that time I was on my way climbing to the road. Once there I started forward figuring it was long gone but as I approached a spot opposite to where it was two cubs crossed the road in front of me. They, and the sow were between me and my truck. Not a nice feeling. Anyway, I waited a long time(it seemed to me) and the sow crossed the road and they all went into the woods. After my heart rate slowed, I went to the truck and home. Bear sightings are getting pretty common here but this is the first time I have ever been this close.
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Man, I think I would have to, um, clean myself, after that.
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wow! That would truly be scary! You are lucky, everything I have seen on TV or read about bears with young generally ends up with the person in the morgue or the hospital.

I am glad you got through it without any issues.
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Went to the Cold River yesterday(it's a trib to the Deerfield), caught a couple brookies when it started to thunder so I started back. I walked right up to a bear about 40 ft up the path eating something on the ground.
The bear was probably eating a baitcaster it had caught earlier and wasn't interested in a fly fisherman.
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Man that would be very scary!
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That would be scary. The main thing is to make sure you are not in between the mother and the cubs. (you probably already knew that) When she looked at you she probably did know that you had no intention at all of messing with her. Black bears are not inclined to become aggressive at that point, Grizzlies are a whole nother matter.

Glad to hear you came through it safely and that she was were more interested in grazing mother than being a carnivore.
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Well, I am on my way to Mexico and am leaving Mass with 9 bear sightings this year (including the cubs). When I was a kid a bear sighting would be in the local paper, now they are very common along with Eastern coyotes, moose, and apparently cougar. Guess it is all the farms going away and the land growing back to woods. Won't keep me off the river when I sneak back in the spring though...
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lots of bear in this part of MA as well, black bear are pretty easy going though I have been within 15 feet of one and when it heard us in the tent it went running
thats one hell of a way to wake up though, I almost pissed myself
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lots of bear in this part of MA as well, black bear are pretty easy going though I have been within 15 feet of one and when it heard us in the tent it went running
thats one hell of a way to wake up though, I almost pissed myself
I think that when the babies are around though, their whole disposition changes radically.
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