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Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hunting -

There are 113988 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hunting -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Anticipating autumn's bounty of cooler weather, glorious sunshine and majestic foliage also brings sadness to my heart, knowing the suffering about to be inflicted by Maryland's bow hunters on our deer starting ...

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“I'm a humane bowhunter”

Since: Apr 08

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#173573 Nov 10, 2012
peteoo wrote:
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I'm surprised you weren't charged by anyone on here for baiting 'em MB :)
http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2012/10/26/maryl...
It'll be interesting to see if we have 22 fewer hunters applying for permits next year....and the year after that...and that.
It wouldn't surprise me. It's quite difficult to "bear proof" the inside of your home. This particular bear is fond of peanut butter and dog food.

I'm prepared for the next time it happens.

“I'm a humane bowhunter”

Since: Apr 08

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#173574 Nov 10, 2012
In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow i'd like to say thanks to all that have served.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173575 Nov 10, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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It wouldn't surprise me. It's quite difficult to "bear proof" the inside of your home. This particular bear is fond of peanut butter and dog food.
I'm prepared for the next time it happens.
On my recent trip to Arkansas I met a woman who told me of a friend of hers that is well...rather "Disneyfied" as one might call it. She had questioned why it's illegal to feed bears in the National Parks. She really believed it was because the bears would stop eating the food the rangers put out for them. She thought bears were nice, gentle creatures that only ate trees. True story!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173576 Nov 10, 2012
peteoo wrote:
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Your the one that wants MD to consider relocating bears.
No, I don't.

“I'm a humane bowhunter”

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#173577 Nov 10, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
peteoo wrote:
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http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9ef27b8 ...
You okay with the Md bear hunt?
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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I'm wondering why they only allow bear hunting in the two western most counties. Might they have a dangerously low population of bears in the other counties?
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Deflected- no. I was asked a question. In order to give an informed answer, I need to have more information.
If the bear population is dangerously low in the other Maryland counties, would relocation be a better option to sustain a healthy bear population within the entire state...with a future goal of being able to hunt them in ALL counties?
SO, are you asking or advocating for bear relocation?

You stated you'd make a case for having bears in D.C...... I'm listening.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173578 Nov 10, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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SO, are you asking or advocating for bear relocation?
You stated you'd make a case for having bears in D.C...... I'm listening.
While relocation IS better than death, IMO, I don't advocate kidnapping animals and moving them to strange, unfamiliar territories.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173579 Nov 10, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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You stated you'd make a case for having bears in D.C...... I'm listening.
DC already has predators. What's a few more?

“I'm a humane bowhunter”

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#173580 Nov 10, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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DC already has predators. What's a few more?
We're talking about bears. You stated they'd do well in D.C. Explain how bears would do well there.

You can back up your claims can't you?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173581 Nov 10, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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We're talking about bears. You stated they'd do well in D.C. Explain how bears would do well there.
You can back up your claims can't you?
When did DC come into the converstaion? I said they may be needed in other counties where there is a shortage.

“I'm a humane bowhunter”

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#173582 Nov 10, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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When did DC come into the converstaion? I said they may be needed in other counties where there is a shortage.
http://www.topix.com/forum/baltimore/TCH7UNUU...

D.C. came in to the conversation when YOU brought it up.

Hello....anyone home?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173583 Nov 10, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/baltimore/TCH7UNUU...
D.C. came in to the conversation when YOU brought it up.
Hello....anyone home?
Medicinebow wrote:
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Please explain the available food sources for bears in the counties surrounding D.C.
Don't know, but then I've never been to D.C. I have been to the Rockies Mountains though- a number of tmes- and even when food in the mountains is scarce, they always manage to fid it in other places. Bears are adaptable. I'm sure they would do just fine in D.C.

Sorry, maybe I should have said "I'm sure they would do just fine in the counties SURROUNDING D.C." in response because THAT was your question.

I would never support putting bears in any big city because people are mean, ignorant and careless... and bears would get hurt.

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173584 Nov 11, 2012
Raptor South of Michigan wrote:
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Is this the Paul you want me to call? Why do you want me to call him?

I wrote
"I don't want you to call Paul.
Your the one that wants MD to consider relocating bears.
Paul's the right guy to talk to."
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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No, I don't.
http://www.topix.com/forum/outdoors/hunting/T...
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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If the bear population is dangerously low in the other Maryland counties, would relocation be a better option to sustain a healthy bear population within the entire state...with a future goal of being able to hunt them in ALL counties?

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173585 Nov 11, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow i'd like to say thanks to all that have served.
You're welcome. I also want to thank those who have served as well as our future veterans :)

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173586 Nov 11, 2012
Medicinebow wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/baltimore/TCH7UNUU...
D.C. came in to the conversation when YOU brought it up.
Hello....anyone home?
Nothing new here MB. Raptor is simply replaying the HSUS strategy on shutting down bear hunting in Maryland.

The rationale is to appeal on multiple levels to not do something.

Shut down bear hunting to the extent that you can by banning the use of dogs because it's not "sporting."

That'll get some hunters to not use dogs, and some hunters to not hunt period.

Do the same thing with bait....call that unsporting as well.
That'll get some hunters to not use bait.

Then when you're finished with all of the reasons to shut down hunting because it's 'unsporting' go after sport hunting.

That's some seriously screwed up logic.

Of course HSUS could always tell us what kind of hunting they advocate/support or would allow. The problem in doing so is that it creates problems with the 'logic' they (try to )use elsewhere....

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173587 Nov 11, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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Sorry, maybe I should have said "I'm sure they would do just fine in the counties SURROUNDING D.C." ....
What's the basis for this level of certainty?
Which counties in Maryland have you been in?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173588 Nov 11, 2012
peteoo wrote:
Raptor South of Michigan wrote:
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Is this the Paul you want me to call? Why do you want me to call him?
I wrote
"I don't want you to call Paul.
Your the one that wants MD to consider relocating bears.
Paul's the right guy to talk to."
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http://www.topix.com/forum/outdoors/hunting/T...
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Read my words carefully, Pete.
".....would relocation be a BETTER option...."
Relocation is only an alternative to death. Not ideal, but better.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173589 Nov 11, 2012
peteoo wrote:
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You're welcome. I also want to thank those who have served as well as our future veterans :)
Me too. In addition to thanking the veterans, I would also like to thank anyone who contributes anything at all to our society anymore.
The only thing that's a bummer is since it's a holiday, we get no mail today.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173590 Nov 11, 2012
peteoo wrote:
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Nothing new here MB. Raptor is simply replaying the HSUS strategy on shutting down bear hunting in Maryland.
The rationale is to appeal on multiple levels to not do something.
Shut down bear hunting to the extent that you can by banning the use of dogs because it's not "sporting."
That'll get some hunters to not use dogs, and some hunters to not hunt period.
Do the same thing with bait....call that unsporting as well.
That'll get some hunters to not use bait.
Then when you're finished with all of the reasons to shut down hunting because it's 'unsporting' go after sport hunting.
That's some seriously screwed up logic.
Of course HSUS could always tell us what kind of hunting they advocate/support or would allow. The problem in doing so is that it creates problems with the 'logic' they (try to )use elsewhere....
"Raptor is simply replaying the HSUS strategy on shutting down bear hunting in Maryland."
I have never met anyone who eats bear meat. I've heard that some people have "tried" it before, but it's not served as a main dish in any family I know of. Maybe I'm wrong. So, yes, if people don't eat it, I'm against killing it- unless it's in self-defense. There is also too great a chance that cubs would be left to die if a mother is killed.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#173591 Nov 11, 2012
peteoo wrote:
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What's the basis for this level of certainty?
Which counties in Maryland have you been in?
None.

“Hey”

Since: Nov 07

laurel md

#173592 Nov 11, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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"Raptor is simply replaying the HSUS strategy on shutting down bear hunting in Maryland."
I have never met anyone who eats bear meat. I've heard that some people have "tried" it before, but it's not served as a main dish in any family I know of. Maybe I'm wrong. So, yes, if people don't eat it, I'm against killing it- unless it's in self-defense. There is also too great a chance that cubs would be left to die if a mother is killed.
In Maryland the odds of getting one are pretty high.
You have about a 1 in 6 chance of drawing a tag.
You then have about a 1 in 7.5 chance of getting a bear.

Of the guys I've known who have drawn tags, only one has gotten a bear. He shared it.

I got a burger.
There was a slight difference between that and ground beef.
Most families I know have ground beef on a regular basis.
Do you eat ground beef?

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