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I am looking forward to seeing trail cam photos of the "belly dragger" black bear this year. The monster boar is still alive and he eats from my legal bait pile. This year he should be even bigger yet. My problem is, he moves only during the safety o

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  • I am looking forward to seeing trail cam photos of the "belly dragger" black bear this year. The monster boar is still alive and he eats from my legal bait pile. This year he should be even bigger yet. My problem is, he moves only during the safety o

    I am looking forward to seeing trail cam photos of the "belly dragger" black bear this year. The monster boar is still alive and he eats from my legal bait pile. This year he should be even bigger yet. My problem is, he moves only during the safety of darkness. I was thinking of tracking him to his bed, if there is a fresh snow the night before. What do you guys think?

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    This is not a sow carrying young Cubs. It's a huge male.
    Here are two night trail cam photos posted below.
    The first photo was taken on Halloween night of 2014. Trick or Treat!
    Notice the short nose muzzle.
    Giant tree trunk legs.
    Hanging stomach.
    New Jersey Game biologists call these monster black bears, belly draggers.
    Gary
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    • #3
      That bear looks like he's been living the good life. As far as tracking him goes, I think it's worth a shot. You can't kill something while sitting on a stand if it's not moving in legal shooting hours, so I would force the issue in that situation. Just be careful, and use enough gun.

      On a related note, I was listening to the radio while driving to work yesterday, and the guest happened to be a representative from HSUS. He was ranting on and on about how unethical and unsporting hunting bears over bait was, and how it and hunting them with dogs should be banned. And I'm not even going to repeat the drivel he poured out about wolf hunting. And all the while he was insisting that HSUS wasn't opposed to all hunting, as long as it was done "responsibly" and only for the meat. Right. I only listened because I like to hear what position the opposition is coming from, but by the end of the drive I think my blood pressure had doubled. You just can't reason with some people.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
        This is not a sow carrying young Cubs. It's a huge male.
        Here are two night trail cam photos posted below.
        The first photo was taken on Halloween night of 2014. Trick or Treat!
        Notice the short nose muzzle.
        Giant tree trunk legs.
        Hanging stomach.
        New Jersey Game biologists call these monster black bears, belly draggers.
        Gary
        Approximately how old do you think a bear like that might be?

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        • #5
          Definitely an AMERICAN black bear, haha. I kinda want to see it run. Sometimes you have to get creative and think outside of the norm to get to a specific animal. I don't see how your plan could mess anything up, so I'd say it is worth a try.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JM View Post
            Definitely an AMERICAN black bear, haha. I kinda want to see it run. Sometimes you have to get creative and think outside of the norm to get to a specific animal. I don't see how your plan could mess anything up, so I'd say it is worth a try.
            Lol, good one. I'm not sure it could run, but on the other hand I sure wouldn't want it chasing me.

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            • #7
              Tracking a GIANT black bear to his den? Lol, I think you got some cojones LovesOutdoors.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DogSong View Post
                Tracking a GIANT black bear to his den? Lol, I think you got some cojones LovesOutdoors.
                Where the heck do you find all these? They're hilarious.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                  That bear looks like he's been living the good life. As far as tracking him goes, I think it's worth a shot. You can't kill something while sitting on a stand if it's not moving in legal shooting hours, so I would force the issue in that situation. Just be careful, and use enough gun.

                  On a related note, I was listening to the radio while driving to work yesterday, and the guest happened to be a representative from HSUS. He was ranting on and on about how unethical and unsporting hunting bears over bait was, and how it and hunting them with dogs should be banned. And I'm not even going to repeat the drivel he poured out about wolf hunting. And all the while he was insisting that HSUS wasn't opposed to all hunting, as long as it was done "responsibly" and only for the meat. Right. I only listened because I like to hear what position the opposition is coming from, but by the end of the drive I think my blood pressure had doubled. You just can't reason with some people.
                  The Humane Society tried to ban trapping bear, hunting bears over bait and hunting bears with hounds in the state of Maine. These nitwits were able to put it on the election ballot. The Mainr residents voted the ban down. There nothing wrong with hunting bear over bait just asked Tyler in Alaska.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DogSong View Post
                    Tracking a GIANT black bear to his den? Lol, I think you got some cojones LovesOutdoors.
                    Big bears like to stand up and see what's coming. They are fat so they would rather walk away instead of running. I should get three good Texas Heart shots at his butt. LOL

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
                      This is not a sow carrying young Cubs. It's a huge male.
                      Here are two night trail cam photos posted below.
                      The first photo was taken on Halloween night of 2014. Trick or Treat!
                      Notice the short nose muzzle.
                      Giant tree trunk legs.
                      Hanging stomach.
                      New Jersey Game biologists call these monster black bears, belly draggers.
                      Gary
                      My 2011 bear was 2 1/2 years old and weight 250 pounds. If you double my numbers a 5 year old boar should weight 500 pounds. I think the bear in the trail camera photos I posted weights between five and six hundred pounds. I will need a backhoe or a front end loader to get him out of the woods.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DogSong View Post
                        Tracking a GIANT black bear to his den? Lol, I think you got some cojones LovesOutdoors.
                        BTW, I Loved your two comics. LMAO

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JM View Post
                          Definitely an AMERICAN black bear, haha. I kinda want to see it run. Sometimes you have to get creative and think outside of the norm to get to a specific animal. I don't see how your plan could mess anything up, so I'd say it is worth a try.
                          I read a story where a bear hunter in North Carolina tracked a giant bear. It got up from its bed and stared at the Hunter. The hunter dropped him. Maybe it can happen for me also.

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                          • #14
                            If you dump a bag of salt on your bait pile and the next day your bear is laying dead from a stroke, would that be poaching?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dewman View Post
                              If you dump a bag of salt on your bait pile and the next day your bear is laying dead from a stroke, would that be poaching?
                              What??

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