Bear in a Den

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  1. choppersk61

    choppersk61 Weekend Warrior

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    That is really cool man,

    thanks for sharing the pics...
     
  2. tc racing

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    this obviously shows that the government has us in there grasps. what ever happened to being able to do what you want to? if he wants to go pi off a bear then who cares? if he wants to get eaten by a bear then who cares? if taking a picture of a bear in a den is harassing the bear, then everyone out there trying to take a picture of any wild animal is harassment. there goes the hunting video industry! it will not harm the bear in any way, shape, or form. having stupid laws against this stuff is just a way for them to make money and justify their job has a purpose. I guess the laws aren't as strict as one may think seeing national geographic is out disturbing wildlife everyday with no citations. jmo
     
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    Lynn Rogers, is all I have to say he had a den cam but then again he had a permit to "study" bears, his permit was not renewed and he no longer has a den camera online. My point about is why give the MN DNR the opportunity. Plus you don't need any more experience than anybody else to sneak up on a hibernating bear.
     
  4. tc racing

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    see... permits = money. watching a bear with a permit is the same as watching a bear without a permit. watching a bear no matter what is just that. the bear can't see the permit in your pocket!! and the bear doesn't know if the DNR is trying to keep him safe from an office across the state. unless you are yogi bear I guess.
     
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    Minnesota has laws against bothering bears in dens. I am not saying that a person may be curious and check it out but taking pictures and posting it on the internet might not be the smartest thing to do.
     
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    illinibowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yikes, you are braver than I am to get that close to that bear. Ready to see the videos that you get
     
  7. choppersk61

    choppersk61 Weekend Warrior

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    Lots of ''Goodie two shoes'' reading your post... :confused:

    Make sure you don't fart when you go check on your camera, someone might try to charge you with wreckless endangerement and poisoning of wildlife...

    Get real people !!!


    It's an amazing experience for any hunter to have a find lake that, and the pictures are great.

    Please post some more when you get them...
     
  8. davidingle

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    Cool Pictures! I don't understand the hate
     
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    Cledus Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think I would wait a very long time before I went to check that camera, lol.
     
  10. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    There is no hate just pointing out that breaking a law and posting it on the internet on a blog pretty much documents it along with the description. Minnesota state law prohibits the harassment of a bear in a den, and yes sticking a camera in to take a picture is harassment. Describing the intent and posting the evidence is not a good idea.
     
  11. Freelance Bowhunter

    Freelance Bowhunter Weekend Warrior

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    No one stuck a camera in the den, no one went into the den, no one harassed the bear. No one even got near the entrance of the den other than to hang a trail camera and take a photo at the entrance from six feet away. Where did you come up with this nonsense? Let it go man.
     
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    Ummm bs!!!! I don't normally agree with Sota but you showed where you stuck a camera down in his den and put it on the Internet! !!! Man up there dude! !!! You did it. I'm sorry, but you placed it out there for everyone to see. Deal with it!!!
     
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    At six or even 8 feet from that bear, I'll bet in his eyes he's being harassed. What do you think?
     
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    I can see if he was throwing rocks at it or poking it with a stick but taking a picture and running away is a bit extreme to consider harassment. can we fine bears when they harass us when out hunting or scattering garbage down the street? bears are just a nuisance to my area where I live. I would do anything to get rid of those annoying things.
     
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    Come over to my house and say that. Keyboard cowboy.
     
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    Lynne Rogers is a fraud, I would not use him as a baseline to base behavior on.
     
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    I thought you would like the part about the court deciding he does not need a permit for pictures inside of a den.
     
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    Doesn't really bother me one way or the other, what Bernie does with a camera. I simply pointed out that it could easily be considered harassment when you read the state statute.
     
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    Looks to me you were trying to say he was breaking the law. I would just admit you were wrong, apologize and go on to the next one.
     

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