Friday, September 13, 2013

BEAR HUNTING - THE 'SPORT' OF COWARDS AND PUSSIES!

Another hot button for me – and it’s NOT political!

The black bear is the only bear species found in North Carolina or anywhere in the eastern United States. The successful comeback of the American black bear in North Carolina represents one of wildlife management's greatest achievements. Black bears were once restricted to remote areas and reached very low population levels in the mid-1900s.  Today, black bears are found approximately 60% of the total land area of North Carolina.

A young male in a field about a mile from my house.

There are black bears all around where I live, and as fall approaches, we see them more and more in the fields where corn grew a month ago.  They love the grubs there, but around here there is plenty of fish, frogs, wild berries and assorted reptiles to keep them happy.  If I happen to leave the garage door open, one may wander and browse in the garbage can.  It’s not uncommon to see a mama bear and a cub or two dining on frogs and crayfish along the road I have to travel to reach civilization.  They are curious and shy and will not attack unless they think their cubs are in danger.  We have one in the hood this year that probably tops 600 pounds, and he likes walking down the middle of the road, nice and slow.  It’s HIS road, too, after all.

In the adjacent field, a mom with triplets heading for the tall grass.

With the successful re-population of Eastern North Carolina with black bears also comes the problem of OVER-population in some areas.  So we now have bear hunting season.  This year my county has almost three weeks of bear hunting:  11/11 – 11/16 and 12/16 – 12/28.

Bears have been traditionally hunted like deer – from a tree stand in the woods.  The hunter masks his scent and simply waits in the stand for a bear to wander by (or there may be a bait station nearby – depending on wildlife regulations).  If you’re a great shot and manage to hit a vital organ, you’ll have a nice trophy bear head to mount, and maybe a bearskin rug.  Bears are seldom killed for food but if you intend to eat one, you better get it in the pot within hours of the kill.  Just ugh.

Hunters might also hunt the bear on foot, creeping through the woods, moving slowly, so the bear isn’t frightened by sudden movements.   Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?  Thinking it takes a truly brave hunter to go after a big bear?  Well, this is all bullshit and folklore.

Enter the state dog of North Carolina – the Plott Hound.  (Apparently back in 1989 our state legislature had time on their hands so they came up with a state dog – a wonderful use of legislative hours.)  Originally bred for boar hunting, one letter was changed and now they are used for bEar hunting. 


Today’s bear hunters simply attach a GPS to the collar of the Plott Hound (usually there are MANY hounds used for the hunt) and the dogs are released.
The brave hunters stand around at the side of the road, drinking beer and tracking the dogs.  When the GPS shows the dogs aren’t moving, but howling and barking is heard in the distance, these manly men know that the dogs have treed a bear.

They then hop in their trusty ATV’s and head for the dogs’ location.  I assume these people draw straws for shooting order – I don’t really know because this entire thing disgusts me so much I can’t bear (pun intended) to be in the same COUNTY with them.  The bear is shot 5-6 times by the gang of hunters, and then it falls dead or wounded to the ground.  Cheers and laughter!  WE WENT BEAR HUNTING AND GOT ONE!

I personally find this the equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel.  The bear has ZERO chance of survival.  And the girly-men with the powerful rifles and the GPS dogs boast about the ‘hunt’. 

What a bunch of cowardly braggadocios pussies!

17 comments:

  1. Wow. I don't bear hunt, to preface. This is one of the most judgemental and prejudice posts I've read in a while. You're the one that brought up anything about "being manly" or "brave." And as a person who has eaten bear, it can be awesome even after freezing. Learn to care for your meat and learn to cook.

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    1. I'm sorry you think my post was prejudicial. It's not about EATING the animals you hunt for. I said most bears that are killed are NOT eaten.

      What I DID say, and what I will repeat here so that there is no question about what I meant is:

      HUNTING AN ANIMAL BY TURNING LOOSE A PACK OF DOGS WEARING GPS DEVICES ON THEIR COLLARS, TRACKING THE DOGS' MOVEMENTS UNTIL THEY STAY IN ONE PLACE - WHICH MEANS THEY HAVE TREED A BEAR - AND THEN RIDING THROUGH THE WOODS IN A 4-WHEELER TO THE BEAR'S LOCATION, AND THEN SHOOTING IT OUT OF A TREE.... is hardly what I would call the 'manly art of hunting'! And THEN the hunters ride around town with the bear tied to a truck AND BOAST ABOUT THE HUNT.... like they did something special. I find it disgusting.

      You may want to re-read what I have posted. This is NOT a post about eating bear meat. This is not a post about COOKING bear meat, or cooking anything else, so do NOT tell me to learn to care for my meat and learn to cook!
      If you want to know about cooking, I suggest you check my other blog, called SHE COOKS

      http://firebird-cooks.blogspot.com/

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  2. U dont hunt i take it because anyone who has hunted especially. With for bear know ur post is a big bunch if bullsht! ..most people that run down houndsmen don't know what they r talking. About. It is a very hard hunting behind hounds for bear know n anything we want to run.and its not a.bout the kill it's about being with friends n family. And enjoy the dogs ..i have been runnin bear with my dad 4 ten plus years made alot of friends ...so don't run ur mouth. Intill u know what u r talking about.

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    1. Well, I'm as happy as a hog in a waller that you've made friends hunting. No, I am not a hunter but many in my family ARE. I am NOT opposed to hunting - in fact, hunting is often the best way to control the animal population.

      If you will READ what I posted, and READ my reply to the idiot above.... maybe you will get my point. The bear hunters of whom I speak are NOT FOLLOWING these dogs through the woods 'hunting' for a bear. They are sitting in their 4-wheelers on the side of the road yukking it up (oh - is that what you meant by making friends??) and TRACKING the dogs who are WEARING GPS devices. When the dogs stop moving, it mean they have treed a bear. So all these fearless 'hunters' hop in their buggies and take off to where the dogs are, and then they stand around and shoot the bear out of the tree.

      IF YOU THINK THIS IS HUNTING - YOU ARE ONE SICK INDIVIDUAL!

      Thank you for your ANONYMOUS comment..... Mr. Hunter.

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    2. How can you comment on something which by your own admission you know nothing about, as you "dont want to be in the same county as them".
      Are you only presuming this is what happens based on nothing more than your own prejudice?

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    3. First of all - the fact that you put your comment here anonymously shows you are a coward.

      Secondly - you are obviously illiterate as you totally missed the point of my post. I am sure I know more about the 'sport' of bear hunting than you do. I HAVE SEEN THESE HUNTERS STANDING ALONG THE ROAD TRACKING THEIR DOGS! I have heard their 4-wheelers as they ride through the woods to the point where the DOGS have treed a bear. I have heard their gunfire - BLAST AFTER GD BLAST as these assholes shoot a helpless bear out of a tree - AND I HAVE SEEN THESE 'BRAVE HUNTERS' RIDE AROUND MY TOWN WITH THE BEAR 'THEY SO DARINGLY KILLED' STRAPPED TO THE HOOD OF A PICKUP TRUCK!

      READ MY POST, YOU CHICKENSHIT IGNORAMUS! My problem is NOT with the hunt - it's the METHOD OF THE HUNT..... tracking a bear with dogs wearing GPS devices is cowardice. If you want to be a hunter, take your frikking dog and your rifle and go HUNT a damn bear LIKE A MAN! I'm betting you're too much of a coward to go one-on-one with a shy, 400 pound bear. Pfffftttttttttttttt - you are disgusting!

      My blog is based on MY OWN KNOWLEDGE!

      Are YOU one of these high-tech bear-hunting pussies? My guess is yes!

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    4. And I have the courage to post your stupid comments because I'm RIGHT! ..l..

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  3. Totally agree. F those pussies.

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  4. The U.S. Military needs hunters, the prey shoots back. Now, let's see who the REAL hunters are. www.goarmy.com

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    1. Old post I know and I am sorry. I totally agree with you and I know from experience. There are grocery stores and other places to get food. Hunting is a thing in the past. They would call it catching dinner. Hunting usually occurs when you are trying to kill something that is trying to kill you, and has killed before. Tracking and destroying an animal that is in no way in a position to harm you, especially one that was never a threat. Go to a store to buy food. If you cannot afford then go get a job, or find a church or shelter that will feed you. Grow greens and potatoes, get your meat protein from nuts and grains. No excuse to go hunting when we have ways to get food unless you are in the wake of becoming a serial killer, or nothing makes you feel in control of your life until you have killed an animal that is not a threat, then you go have your light beer. Fags! I know what real hunting is, it is not a sport or a good thing to kill anything. You hunters are just killers that use food as an excuse. No control over your own life, which nobody really does, or it is your small dicks that concern you. I'm not a tough guy that I need to show I am tough by doing stupid shit. Why hunt for food, thought it was for sport? In that case war is a sport. That is why we invaded Iraq. Killing people is fun, and they taste good. Right...... Fags!

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  5. I agree. You have this type, then there's the type who actually hunt Siberian brown bears with spears and daggers. If there's a dog, it's for initially finding the bear. The 'aggravating the beast to charge you in order to impale it' part is up to you though.

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  6. I hate hunters. They are all pussies behind a high powered rifle against an enemy that is not even aware. The only way I would ever accept hunting is if you could kill something with a knife. I'd welcome that because then the hunters could simply be mauled to death by their opponents. Bears and Cougas would get a meal.

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    1. they are not pussies pussies attack mice without the need for guns these cowards dont deserve to be called pussies

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  7. shut up and stop trying to defend yourselves you fucking cowardly sacks of shit

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  8. You are a fucking idiot! have a nice day.

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    1. In case you missed my comment on Facebook - Thanks for your comment on my post - after all the years I've known you in Multiply and here on Facebook, I never realized what an arrogant, fucking piece of shit you were! Adios, dickhead!

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