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A New Jersey black bear has killed a Rutgers college student hiking with his friends yesterday.The 300 pound boar (male bear) followed the five hikers on the trail when they made a major mistake. They all started to run in five different directions

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  • A New Jersey black bear has killed a Rutgers college student hiking with his friends yesterday.The 300 pound boar (male bear) followed the five hikers on the trail when they made a major mistake. They all started to run in five different directions

    A New Jersey black bear has killed a Rutgers college student hiking with his friends yesterday. The 300 pound boar (male bear) followed the five hikers on the trail when they made a major mistake. They all started to run in five different directions away from the bear. One 22 year old never regrouped with his friends. The authority's whet into the woods and found the bear circling the body. The bear was killed and DNA will determine if the boar was the killer. New Jersey first bear fatality ever.

  • #2
    Fox News Video link below with the story.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3799605488001/bear-suspected-of-killing-hiker-in-new-jersey/#sp=show-clips

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    • #3
      My older brother put up his tree stand then he dumped his bear bait food pile. This was two weeks before bear season last year.
      You are allowed to bait bears in New Jersey during the December bear hunting season.
      My brother went out to his truck and ate his lunch. He went back to cut tree limbs up by his elevated tree stand. He walked twenty yards from a huge bear standing over that bait pile. My brother said the hair on his neck went up and that bear was not leaving that food.
      My brother then walked back slowly away from the bear but kept facing the bear. He said it scared him because the bear had a scary look on his face.
      My brothers now do the tree stand, climbing steps and maintenance first then dump the food last.
      I do the same thing with my trail cam. Hang the camera, clear out all the forest items in the way of the photo then place my python lock on my camera.
      Last thing I do is dumped the dry dog food, corn, horse feed and meat last. Then get out of Dodge.

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      • #4
        Hi...


        Regarding the bear death...according to the post, it appears that the hikers had little if any knowledge of black bears. (They are becoming real 'pests' in some parts of N.J.)


        Carrying bear spray is almost a 'must' in bear country. Running from one is about the last thing you want to do. Stick together so you present a larger and more imposing threat to the bear. A black bear can run MUCH faster than you can...!! Climbing a tree is also not the best idea, as they can climb higher and faster then you can...(usually, anyway)...!!

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        • #5
          LovesOutdoors: After reading your post last night, I saw it on the news just as you reported it. It's a sad story all around and many lives have been changed forever.

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          • #6
            Thanks guys,
            Here is the news report story link video below.
            The bear was killed with two rifle shots.
            Gary

            http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/new-jersey-bear-attack/index.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
              Fox News Video link below with the story.

              http://video.foxnews.com/v/3799605488001/bear-suspected-of-killing-hiker-in-new-jersey/#sp=show-clips
              Good initial coverage. Thanks for posting

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
                My older brother put up his tree stand then he dumped his bear bait food pile. This was two weeks before bear season last year.
                You are allowed to bait bears in New Jersey during the December bear hunting season.
                My brother went out to his truck and ate his lunch. He went back to cut tree limbs up by his elevated tree stand. He walked twenty yards from a huge bear standing over that bait pile. My brother said the hair on his neck went up and that bear was not leaving that food.
                My brother then walked back slowly away from the bear but kept facing the bear. He said it scared him because the bear had a scary look on his face.
                My brothers now do the tree stand, climbing steps and maintenance first then dump the food last.
                I do the same thing with my trail cam. Hang the camera, clear out all the forest items in the way of the photo then place my python lock on my camera.
                Last thing I do is dumped the dry dog food, corn, horse feed and meat last. Then get out of Dodge.
                "the bear had a scary look on his face" ... LOL!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pathfinder1 View Post
                  Hi...


                  Regarding the bear death...according to the post, it appears that the hikers had little if any knowledge of black bears. (They are becoming real 'pests' in some parts of N.J.)


                  Carrying bear spray is almost a 'must' in bear country. Running from one is about the last thing you want to do. Stick together so you present a larger and more imposing threat to the bear. A black bear can run MUCH faster than you can...!! Climbing a tree is also not the best idea, as they can climb higher and faster then you can...(usually, anyway)...!!
                  Great advice, thanks!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 4everAutumn View Post
                    LovesOutdoors: After reading your post last night, I saw it on the news just as you reported it. It's a sad story all around and many lives have been changed forever.
                    Indeed. The family and friends must have been hit hard with the news.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
                      Thanks guys,
                      Here is the news report story link video below.
                      The bear was killed with two rifle shots.
                      Gary

                      http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/us/new-jersey-bear-attack/index.html
                      "It's an unfortunate and tragic accident," Hajna said. "It's a rare situation."

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                      • #12
                        Here's a few more stories on the incident...

                        "The East Stroudsberg University laboratory in Pennsylvania found clothes, human hair and flesh in the stomach of the bear."

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