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centermass556centermass556 Senior MemberPosts: 3,534 Senior Member
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/black-bear-crashes-birthday-party-eats-cupcakes-article-1.1845553

Black bear dropped in CAG style to a Birthday party and swiped some cupcakes....



We didn't get pictures or video because it happened so fast, but Friday at the range the Soldiers on the Range next to us had their packs grounded a little to close to the woodline. A Black Sow ran out, grabbed the closest Ruck, and ran back into the woods with it. About 100m in the woods, they started to find the trail of gear that lasted about 300m...Never recovered the Ruck.

When the reds first started hitting the Russian. the Brown Bears were fishing right along side everyone else. about every fifth person there was a bear in the river pawing fish.

Never a dull day in Alaska....Just days that don't end, or days where you never see the light.
"To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I remember the "combat fishing" on the Russian river the summer we were there, about 15 years ago. Fishermen were literally elbow-to-elbow along both sides of the river. On that same trip, Dad caught a 74-lb. King Salmon on the Kenai River and a "small" 60-lb. Halibut on Cook Inlet. Quite a place!
    Jerry
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,216 Senior Member
    Sigh.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Jerm you still looking to come up in aug-September timeframe?
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,216 Senior Member
    Looking at mid-August if I can swing it. I am still not sure if I can pull it off yet.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,512 Senior Member
    Only bears I saw on the Russian were young black bears that would dart out and grab carcasses of fish people had already cleaned and tossed back into the river...... If they were faster than the eagles..

    You were only allowed to fish the bottom <mile of the Russian. The rest was a sanctuary for the fish to spawn. That is where all of the bears were.

    I was just looking at the area on Google Maps. None of the roads, trails, or campgrounds were there back then.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    You can fish a good stretch of the Russian now. And because the reds are so plentiful this year, you can fish the sanctuary.
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
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