View Full Version : NE Ohio Bear

09-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Didn't expect to see this on my trail cam


09-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Well they say they have sightings every year

09-28-2014, 10:06 AM
What area of NE ohio are you in?

09-28-2014, 11:12 AM
well right across teh border in PA< we have a LOT of bears in PA< so, only a matter of time I figured till they make there way to ohio!
a bear can smel food from like 13 miles away
they can swim like a fish, and the average bear has a 20+ mile home range
no suprise to me to see them in Ohio

I would, if it was me
Contact your local game warden, and have a chat, they might be very interested in learning more about where your at/the bears are at
as they really might want to trap it and collar it, or tag it to keep tabs on where its at and going
might a cool deal for you, as you might be able to tag along as they tag it
I've helped tag a bunch over the yrs, and found it all pretty cool work
I have a ton of experience with bears, have them in my yard a few times a week, almost daily now with the apples dropping!
if you put out bait like corn, odds are the deer will not get much of it, if a bear is there, he or she will lay there and eat till it cannot fit anymroe, and then go a short distance and sleep and come back till its gone
and they can eat 30 lbs in a sitting!
mght want to stop any baiting till it moves on or??

but cool pic's thanks for sharing!

09-29-2014, 08:58 PM
I'm a little east of you and I've been seeing tracks in my driveway regularly this year. Pretty cool.


09-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Sweet!! Great to see there are a few around.

10-03-2014, 10:33 PM
Already sent pics and location to the ODNR. They estimated the Ohio bear population to be 80-100 bears in 2013. Hunting a new location this year...camera up for one week with no bait. Thx, KB

10-03-2014, 10:35 PM
Hunting in Ashtabula county this year