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Old 04-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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Default Black Bear Baiting Info & Grizzly Bear Tutorial & Quiz

Hey everybody,

Alberta's Provincial Carnivore Specialist, Nathan Webb, has asked me to post this information here regarding black bear baiting and grizzly bears. If you are a black bear hunter, please read the following:

The following link contains some general information on black bear baiting, as well as maps of WMUs with only some portions open to baiting. Previously, hunters had to go to their local Fish & Wildlife office to determine where these boundaries were: http://www.mywildalberta.com/Hunting/GameSpecies/BlackBearBaiting.aspx

This link contains information on how to distinguish black bears from grizzly bears, including a tutorial and a quiz (the links to these components are on the left-hand side of the page). Grizzly bears can occasionally be found throughout black bear range, and nearly every year there are cases of hunters mistakenly shooting grizzly bears: http://www.srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicUse/AlbertaBearSmart/KnowYourBears/Default.aspx
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:52 AM
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Yikes looks like my baiting loacations are still open but with half the wmu shut down I can imagine it will be a little crazy out there even worse this year.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:01 AM
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nearly every year grizzly's get killed by mistaken hunters? ask the so called expert when the last time a grizz was killed over a black bear bait.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:26 PM
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Hey everybody,

Alberta's Provincial Carnivore Specialist, Nathan Webb, has asked me to post this information here regarding black bear baiting and grizzly bears. If you are a black bear hunter, please read the following:

The following link contains some general information on black bear baiting, as well as maps of WMUs with only some portions open to baiting. Previously, hunters had to go to their local Fish & Wildlife office to determine where these boundaries were: http://www.mywildalberta.com/Hunting/GameSpecies/BlackBearBaiting.aspx

This link contains information on how to distinguish black bears from grizzly bears, including a tutorial and a quiz (the links to these components are on the left-hand side of the page). Grizzly bears can occasionally be found throughout black bear range, and nearly every year there are cases of hunters mistakenly shooting grizzly bears: http://www.srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicUse/AlbertaBearSmart/KnowYourBears/Default.aspx
When does the Alberta 2012 spring season open?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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It started on April 1
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:14 AM
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thanks for posting this up, its a good website.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:12 AM
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nice
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:12 PM
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I visited my site today and have 2 camera cards full of Grizzly pics. I'm curious, should I move to a different area? I'm not concerned, but will blacks come in to site with grizz in the area?
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:23 PM
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no the blacks wont compete with the grizz, id move. you might get a straggler but your camera will tell you better then me of what is still around :P
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:37 PM
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Some excellent information on those sites. I'll be testing my skills next time I'm in the bush. Also good info on the baitsite camera. I'd use as an excuse to clean up the site and abandon it. No use having an unneccessary confrontation with a Grizzly.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:40 PM
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nearly every year grizzly's get killed by mistaken hunters? ask the so called expert when the last time a grizz was killed over a black bear bait.
I dunno bout this year...know personally of one last year up north. Wasn't me either.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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I dunno bout this year...know personally of one last year up north. Wasn't me either.
North east of calling lake???

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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North east of calling lake???

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Nope south of rainbow...
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:04 PM
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Someone posted a picture quioz link before. 15 pictures of bears, both black and grizzly and you had to determine which bear was in the picture. Was a good little quiz.
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not much chance of mistaken identity ! with even minimum eye function ! and brain function,,,,,,,,,
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:28 PM
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Here is a test from the Montana fish and wildlife government site. Hit the "Start training" hot link and work your way through it or go directly to testing. Not overly challenging but a little bit of a refresher with bear season here.

http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/bearID/
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:27 PM
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THE TEST FROM MONTANA , that test is a cool test but you can answer yes or no to the 2 questions is this a brown phase blk. bear , both answer's wrong , pretty stupid design 87% the best you can do , wowoh ya for it to be a brown phase blk. bear it needs to be brown..the 2 bears are black black bears , but like I said both answer's are wrong...........montana
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:57 PM
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Good test, I passed with 100%, And the both are chocolate phases of brown with the one being wet, making him darker... Good test
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:10 AM
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i like the test too
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Thanks for the info
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for info
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:40 AM
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Some excellent information on those sites. I'll be testing my skills next time I'm in the bush. Also good info on the baitsite camera. I'd use as an excuse to clean up the site and abandon it. No use having an unneccessary confrontation with a Grizzly.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:23 PM
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lots of good info
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the information. Good to review the basics and take the test
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the info and test.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:07 AM
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Got 100% and my wife got 73% she never hunted in her life.
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if you are bear hunting over a bait and cannot tell the difference between a black bear and a grizzly there is really something wrong
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:18 AM
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Thanks its all good info
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:31 AM
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Good Info
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:25 AM
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So if you find a grizzly has taken your moose or is eating it ,will fish and wildlife give you anouther moose draw tag ? Heard they will ,or is that just hear say.
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