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#5860343 - 08/02/15 09:10 PM Black bear at the ranch
Scoop Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Had a game cam catch a black bear taking a splash-bath in one of our troughs a few weeks back.



Edited by Scoop (08/02/15 09:23 PM)

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#5860371 - 08/02/15 09:23 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9260
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
I would be too if it was 106 degrees grin Nice catch on the cam.

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#5860375 - 08/02/15 09:25 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
figured out how to get the pic in there. info on pic is right, but temp is inflated cuz cam was strapped to a dark metal pipe holding up my well solar panels.

You caught the temp before I could post this.. cheers


Edited by Scoop (08/02/15 09:27 PM)

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#5860379 - 08/02/15 09:26 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8741
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I'd like to see that. You must hunt out west. I would help, but I haven't had Internet (or land line) here at the house since yesterday afternoon. I'm right across the highway from you, if you recall. Good ol' GVTC. If nobody volunteers, pm me your email and I'll see what I can do on this phone tomorrow.
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#5860383 - 08/02/15 09:28 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Cool. There must be a lot more of those around than TPWD is letting on.
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#5860384 - 08/02/15 09:29 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 12/17/10
Posts: 60
Loc: San Marcos
What County are you in? Nice pic.

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#5860394 - 08/02/15 09:38 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: TEXASCAT95]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASCAT95
What County are you in? Nice pic.


X2...Would love to see one in Texas in the wild!
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#5860395 - 08/02/15 09:38 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I would guess Sutton. (On the camera name.)
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#5860396 - 08/02/15 09:39 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
I'd like to see that. You must hunt out west. I would help, but I haven't had Internet (or land line) here at the house since yesterday afternoon. I'm right across the highway from you, if you recall. Good ol' GVTC. If nobody volunteers, pm me your email and I'll see what I can do on this phone tomorrow.


Yeah its out west in the hills north of Bracketville and Alamo Village. Thanks for the offer of help, but I managed to figure it out by trial and error. We need to meet at the Flagstop for lunch some day.

The pic is kinda dark so those trying to see it on a phone may see a blur. I got one other pic that is just a dark shape half cut off on the right, but you can make out the shape of the head and ear. I saw that one first and thought WTH? Then this pic was next. There was a 15 minute gap between pics so he was probably laying down in there under the camera angle. Chances are I caught him getting in and out. Tub is about a foot deep and about 5'x5'.

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#5860407 - 08/02/15 09:44 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Creekrunner]
Scoop Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
I would guess Sutton. (On the camera name.)


Negative - Kinney County. My LN is on the cam.

I spoke with the game warden and he seemed excited to hear about it and asked me to share the pics with him so he could pass them on to the wildlife biologist. No other reports out there for a good while. Last I know of was a deer hunter filming one near Brackett in 2008, but I believe that was further south in the flat country. Never heard of one up my way. It was quite a "Holey Crap" moment when I scrolled to that pic.

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#5860414 - 08/02/15 09:46 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 993
Loc: Northeast,Texas
Greasy backstrap!!

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#5860422 - 08/02/15 09:53 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 9990
Loc: McKinney, TX
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#5860476 - 08/02/15 10:27 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 12/17/10
Posts: 60
Loc: San Marcos
I bet when you are walking to your stand at 5a.m. and you here a twig snap you will get a whole new "pucker factor". LOL. I would be looking for a nice little .45 to go on my hip.

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#5860482 - 08/02/15 10:38 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: Scoop]
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 993
Loc: Northeast,Texas
I'm talking a .45 cal with a 25 round cylinder. When a twig snaps near by, first 20 rounds are spraying the air. Also take Pampers.

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#5860487 - 08/02/15 10:46 PM Re: Black bear at the ranch [Re: bassguy]
Scoop Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1953
Loc: North of San Antonio
Won't change my routine any. I always make sure I am with at least one guy I can outrun.

Seriously, we've had cougar on the place for years, so the pucker is unchanged. Scariest thing I've come across out there are people of the southern persuasion. Never know what you are dealing with.

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