Originally Posted by MTgirl
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Never come to MT to camp. We don't want you here.
Have you never heard "a fed bear is a dead bear"? Once bears learn that people are a source of food its big trouble for everyone and the bear usually ends up getting killed by fish & wildlife officials.
We'll I'm well aware of all this Bear feeding concerns .... Really I do , I live with bears in my backyard on a bi weekly basis here in pa. We bring in all bird feeders and lock garbage cans and spray ammonia and noise scare them off when they come around . Over 93 bear were trapped here in 1 year and relocated after being tagged and measured a few years back.... I helped
No one will be camping where I was .
The bear was tagged .... So he's a transplant from feeding off of people's trash .... Maybe even from my neighborhood ?
I left him 2 marshmallows .... Hardly a feast ....
As far as feeding a bear in another place , state , zoo etc. would be totally out of the question for me. So you can rest and untie the knot in your shorts : )
Apologize for giving the wrong impression about the care of wildlife .... We actually have an animal sanctuary here that we maintain at our own cost .... And are well aware of your concerns .
Should have told more to the story so as not to be judged so harshly !
" Never come to Montana " ? Really ?
Lastly ... In Pa. The Game Commision does NOT shoot problem Bears ... They trap or and tranquilize the bear , measure him , wheigh him , tag him/her and relocate them .... 95% of the time they leave the bear to his own inviroment and educate ... Ed-Jew-Kate ... People how to treat them so they can be on their way ....
Pa is home to over 20,000 black bear .... We don't have any other kind .... We'll except , Teddy-Bears !