View Full Version : some backyard bear pci's

12-29-2012, 01:03 PM
OK here are a couple of bear pic's from last nite

it is in the low 20's here and got about 4 inches of snow , and this bear has been about so far, cruising my area all yr, he is one of 3 cubs with the mother bear
the mother and 2 of the other cubs have denned up for winter about 2-3 weeks ago, but this little guy doesn't get the hint
most of my neighbors feed him, so sure that is one main reason he is still up and about
but I have seen many bears over the yrs that just don't den much in winter

so I tossed him a couple snacks since he was out there to get a few pic's for you's
hope you enjoy







12-29-2012, 01:39 PM
Pretty cool stuff mrbb! Would think they would be looking for a good place to take a looong nap this time of year and the weather like it is!!

12-29-2012, 01:41 PM
yea ods are 90% are sleeping by now
females always go first
BUT some males never den at all
they might take a nap here and there but stay active all winter
mostly depends on food
as a bear lives by food
if easy meals are about
some will just eat all yr, never denning at all

12-29-2012, 01:43 PM
Kinda wondered how they react to winter down your way and further South. Michigan you pretty much guarantee once it gets cold enough they are denned up.

12-29-2012, 07:37 PM
yea like I said most do den up
But to be honest, it all depends on the bear, even in AK< some will stay active based on food and well THE bear itself
its one of them things most folks just take for granted, bears denning up in winter
I have seen them out down the farm in -10 degree temps, and thats not with a feeder or hand out, just walking about in swamps
while I was looking for sheds in mid late feb, but to be honest, I have seen them about every month of the yr out and about
but again, its not many that run about in winter

I knew Gary Alt, one of the most re known bear biologist in the world for yrs, he lived near me, and I learned a lot ,
with talking to him, /helping him over the yrs
he is a very nice guy that knows more aboutblack bears,
I would say than anyome else in the world.
things he did with them, and stories he can tell are amazing!
if you ever see him giving a seminar some place its well worth the trip, knows a LOT about deer too!
Bears are just super cool critter to me