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Went to go get a bag of pellets from the garage and this is what I see....

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bdaoust, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    If Mr Spock is doing his job, he would chase him off double time. Our dogs used to patrol the tree lines barking when bears were close. The barking usually scares them off. My first dog, when we moved to the lake, warned me of a bear nearby with his barking. When Mom was near his kids, he took off after it and chased it away. Only then did I realize why he was going crazy with the barking. He was a shepherd/springer spaniel mix.

    When I was talking with my neighbor before we got the new dog (2 weeks ago), he recommended we get another big dog as they keep most of the critters at a respectful distance. Had a wolf and fox in the yard this winter besides the deer...
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  2. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    Not all of them - had one bear on my deck. Opened the door and let the air horn rip, turned and growled at me. He won, slammed the door and locked it:eek:
  3. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    can't have any if I listen to the doctor and the warnings on the medication bottles. However, last summer while camping, I did sneak one can on a hot and humid day. Got it at the camp store while the wife was back on the camp site! Just wish I could have had a hot dog with it.<>
  4. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    My dogs were fantastic at keeping critters out of my yard. The hardest worker was the female we lost two weeks ago. We went right out and bought another female lab. Just the best dogs we have ever had in our family.
  5. Rob Kav

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    I was bow hunting in PA and had a close encounter with a sow and two cubs.As it happens the cubs winded me and came under my tree stand to investigate.The sow froze and the cubs were playing around under me and the sow was getting agitated.They all ran off after a bit and the cubs followed.They had my undivided attention.The next year I took a buddy there too hunt and knowing the story he was very worried about that happening to him.I took him there to scout around and told him I would take a 22 rifle along in case of bear trouble.He laughed and said you are never going to stop a bear with a 22.I told him I have no intention of using the gun on the bear when it would be much easier to shoot him in the kneecap and walk Quickly back to the truck and await developments.I have not seen old Steevo in years .True story.
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    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    We had a bear walk through the yard, but it was moving right along, I think it had an appointment somewhere.

    Dave
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    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    We have camped at Mohawk Trail State Park a bunch of times. Heard lots about the bears but it wasn't until I almost stepped in a *steaming* pile of bear poo a couple of feet from the motorhome did I take the stories seriously! Lot's of bear in that neck of the woods!
  8. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Since the girl to the left became part of the family I don't see the critters around much. Never had bears around my parts but my guess is she would tell it where to go. It amazes me how gentle she is with friends and family unless your not.
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well last spring a lady in Standish dispatched a bear with a 22 . The take home from this is if you hit it in the right spot a 22 is all you need.
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  10. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry about your old girl - they do become a big part of the family. Our lab, Sam, had to go out in the boat with his boy, our oldest son. If he got left behind, he would swim after him - had to pull him out of the drink a couple of times;lol He was pretty good at keeping the bears away too.
  11. Lake Girl

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    Sorry, she must be Ms. Spock;lol
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Had this one in my driveway, figured I would give her a drink!!

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  13. Eatonpcat

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    Tread lightly Nate...There may be more piss water drinkers than you care to offend around here!!;)
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    A Bear thread that has turned into a Beer thread!;lol
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    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Are you offering to mark the spot on a bear in my yard so I know where to shoot it? ;lol

    Then I have to make sure I don't shoot the wrong Bear….!
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  16. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Smokey is the one with the hat on and and stout in his paw:cool:
  17. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Okay, I wouldn't want to spill the BEER!
  18. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I don't think CT allows you to play with guns you need a certificate to purchase ammunition now.
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    I Wonder if he shi+s in the woods.
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  20. Mike D

    Mike D Feeling the Heat

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    That's not even funny. I can't find pellets and now I can't get ammo either! <>
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't matter, around here you don't need a certificate, but the stores don't have any ammo...And if by chance they do have what you're looking for, they have limits on how much you can buy!
  22. Lake Girl

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    Have to have a possession license here to get ammo. I have no intention of hunting but had to take the boys for the course so figured I might as well get licensed too. The deal at our house is if you kill it you clean it, dibs out:p When my son went "hunting" with the car, he wasn't impressed with the deal. I wasn't impressed with my car:mad: "Road kill" stew was good;lol
  23. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You need to look for something other than popular stuff. Sometimes it pays to not follow the crowd.
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  24. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well stay away from the popular stuff and you won't have much trouble.
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    380, 9 and 22 LR.... If I do find them, they cost a lot...But I buy as much as they allow!

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