April 22, 2018

Failing to “Look Big” Florida Man Mauled By Bear

It was a very unfortunate event. A Florida man, stepping outside his home to let his dog out, was attacked and mauled by a black bear. The resulting attack left him with 41 stitches on his face.

Those “experts” who have never seen a bear, let alone experienced an attack, tell everyone that when a bear attacks you need to “look big” and “make a lot of noise.” Evidently, this man didn’t have time to do any of that.

They will also tell you that a bear is more afraid of you than you are of it and that attacks are rare. Polar bear attacks are rare in Florida too, but if the state had them, thousands of them, attacks wouldn’t be so rare. Is that so difficult a concept to understand?

Evidently, it is.

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Not Knowing What’s Science and What’s Scientism

The Wildlife Alliance of Maine has placed a link to what they call “science” to prove – “this is the science proving” – that baiting bears changes the dynamics of the animals and the surrounding forests, where bears “could” cause damage to plants.

First off, the fake “study” is not science. It is the result of Scientism and a couple of students who set out to discredit in any way they could, hunting and in particular hunting bear using bait as one of the tools to accomplish the task. In other words, this is very typical of outcome based “scientific research.”

Scientism is nothing more than what some of us have come to recognize as “what scientists say and do.” It is also a dangerous and unrestrained credence of the power and authority realized from the manipulated field of science. This study is a fine example of how the scientific process is foregone and replaced with someone’s belief system because there is power in the publication of “studies.”

The scientific process is almost never followed anymore, due to a myriad of reasons, money being one of them along with political idealism and personal agendas.

Secondly, this “study” takes place within a national park in Canada, where black bears are protected. Without having data at my disposal, an intelligent supposition would be that in a park where black bears are protected, depending upon the cycle the bears were going through during the study period, there are probably too many bears in the park. Those dynamics differ greatly from areas where bears a responsibly managed and kept in check to meet management goals and social tolerances.

The study references bear baiting stations adjacent to the park placed there by hunters. Not all hunters are stupid and thus they realize that with too many bears in the park, perhaps a good place to set up a bait station and a tree stand would be adjacent to the park. Does this tactic actually result in increasing the odds of bagging a bear? I dunno. Neither do the researchers.

The short of all this is that the “scientists” chose a location for their study that is far from being typical of the vast forests that make up Canada and parts of the U.S. So, the dynamics of bears and their habitat is not what one might expect to find in the majority of the rest of the world. Observations might prove interesting but for what purpose other than political?

So, what good then is the study? I alluded to that above. And when the study was all said and done, the authors state that with hunters having baiting stations adjacent to the park, bears “could” cause some damage to the trees and vegetation. I wonder if this “could” happen even if the bait stations weren’t there. Did the “scientists” set up a comparative study area outside of the park, in a location more typical of the forests?

The purpose of the study, more than likely, has been exemplified as we see an animal rights, environmental group emotionally grasping at anything, even when it doesn’t even closely resemble the scientific process, to promote their totalitarian agendas aimed at ending a lifestyle they don’t agree with.

The Wildlife Alliance of Maine, in their posting (on Facebook?) states that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) doesn’t consider this dynamic change possible. Actually, I’ve never heard or read anywhere that MDIFW doesn’t believe that baiting bear changes the dynamics of the forest in places where bear are being baited. It doesn’t take a science degree to understand that any and all “changes” within a forest ecosystem can and will have an effect on the dynamics between animal and ecosystem. It then is left to a person’s, or a group of person’s, perspective on what they want to see or have before them.

I think that it is wrong to make a statement about MDIFW of this kind. MDIFW has made it perfectly clear from the beginning that they would like to continue with baiting bear as a tool to help keep the growth of black bears in check in order to assume responsible management of a healthy bear population. Should numbers of bears drop to management’s desired levels, I’m quite certain that MDIFW would cease bear baiting.

But, within this entire debate, both sides cherry-picking convenient products of Scientism to bolster their arguments, in the grand scheme of things, there is so little baiting going on anywhere that it is akin to somebody dumping a cup of coffee into Sebago Lake (47.68 sq. miles) and declaring that the lake dynamics have changed and thus the lake has gone to hell.

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Alaska Mountain Runner Fails to “Look Big”

Being reported from Alaska, a 16-year-old boy, a participant in a mountain climb running race, texted his mother about half way through the race saying he was being chased by a black bear. His dead body was latter found off the trail.

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If The Shoe Fits….

At first glance, I just assumed that some worthless politician must have been trying to figure out why the chicken crossed the road, then I realized I was seriously demeaning that poor bear.

By the looks of things this particular bear must not be struggling to find food, or this is what he kept inside of him during hibernation.

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Bear Visits Home: Obviously The Woman Failed to “Look Big”

“A resident of Stagecoach Road in Avon, Connecticut, received an unexpected visitor last week.

A black bear showed up on the woman’s back deck Wednesday morning while the homeowner was making brownies.

The woman said the bear spent about half an hour on the deck, standing up and putting its paws up on the glass sliding door leading to the kitchen.”<<<Read More>>>

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Ohio’s Black Bears

We know that since forever, man has been blamed for everything. This action is akin to how, along with the evil man, a fabricated “Global Warming” is the convenient excuse or blame for everything and anything. Often – very often – almost always – loss of habitat is the excuse of why game and/or wildlife managers can’t do their jobs.

So, if loss of habitat was one of the contributing factors in why Ohio lost its black bear population, as is stated, then the return of the bear must be attributed to the efforts of hunters and “regulated” hunting. For surely, according to the hateful and blind, once habitat is lost there is no returning of it – well, of course unless returning habitat fits the bill of convenience in the ongoing exemplification of Romance Biology, Voodoo Science and overall hatred toward man.

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Maine Researchers Trap “Chocolate” Bear

The Bangor Daily News has a story of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) capturing of a “brown-phase” black bear, something that is a rare treat in the Eastern United States.

This should be a good opportunity for the idiots who obsess on stopping man from utilization of the resources and to end bear hunting and trapping, and basically all forms of hunting and fishing. If we were to employ their twisted logic then they are going to be saying that this unusual “chocolate” brown black bear became this way from eating junk food used for bait by the bear hunters – probably chocolate bars.

Also, the MDIFW says there has been quite a few more bears trapped this spring during the bear trapping phase of the MDIFW study. Biologists say it’s because of a lack of natural food due to drought. Those who walk on their brains will say this is because bears have been trained to find their food resource at bait sites put out by bear hunters. What else?

And lastly, researchers say they have trapped more female bears this year than usual. Mental midgets that have no life will say this also is the result of baiting and trapping bears. How that can be could be a bit of a mystery but let me take a stab at it. They might say that bear baiting causes a spike in the number of female bears vs. male bears. They might say that because we now have an imbalance of female bears over male bears due to baiting, and that bears are too stupid to remember how to forage away from bait sites, because male bears are even dumber than female bears, all that’s left are female bears, some of which have turned brown by eating chocolate left behind by bear baiting.

Or something.

Or, these brainless clowns, if they were to see a “brown-phase” black bear, perhaps this is what they see:

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And because they are too stupid to get it, I am now a racist in their eyes.

Happy Bear Hunting!

 

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Outdoors: Management of state’s growing black bear population key

The 2015 black bear hunting season opens Tuesday with new regulations to help manage an ever-growing population of bears within the state. More than 4,500 black bear roam state forests now and there aren’t many suitable places left for them to expand. As a result, many desperate young males are entering inferior, marginal territories in suburbs and even cities.

We’ve thus far failed to keep their numbers in check. One problem is the lack of skilled and dedicated bear hunters. There will be far more hunters out Tuesday for the opening of the goose season. Previous regulations have also proven too restrictive.

Source: Outdoors: Management of state’s growing black bear population key – Sports – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

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ID Fish and Game euthanizes bear believed to have bitten firefighter

*Editor’s Note* – There is nothing funny about being attacked and/or bitten by a bear. Being that I find humor in many things, please note below the emboldened phrase contained in the article linked-to below.

Was the bear last seen wearing a white T-shirt and denims?

It is a bit laughable as most people think that black bears all look alike, except for size. But then again unless the bear is quite small or quite large, most bears do look alike. I wonder if this particular bear had a limp, a nervous tic or growled with a lisp?

I’m sorry. I just can’t help myself.

The bear was trapped within a half mile of the fire camp and matched the description of the one involved in the biting. Fish and Game will attempt a DNA test to see if it can confirm it was the same bear by taking saliva from the bear and matching it to saliva on the firefighter’s small tent, commonly known as a bivvy sack, that he was sleeping in when the bite occurred. However, it’s uncertain whether there will be enough DNA on bivvy sack to get a match.

At the end of the article, you will notice a laundry list of things to do to minimize attracting bears to wherever you are. Missing from the list is what to do when being threatened by a black bear. Remember, always

LOOK BIG!

Source: ID Fish and Game euthanizes bear believed to have bitten firefighter : The Outdoor Wire

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Keep an eye on bear hunts in Colorado, Massachusetts

In both Massachusetts and Colorado, there are some new developments regarding bears that is timely and noteworthy.

In Colorado, black bears numbers are going through the roof.

…in Massachusetts, booming bear numbers, even close to urban areas, have forced the state this fall to declare a new statewide bear hunt, in fact three separate seasons, September, November and December! According to South Shore outdoor writer Randy Julius, his state’s bear numbers are on the rise significantly.

Source: Keep an eye on bear hunts in Colorado, Massachusetts | Sun Journal

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