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#6782887 - 06/03/17 05:22 PM Bear eats bird feeders
fritz423 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/16
Posts: 53
My bud Mike sent me this from Northport, Michigan. I thought it was interesting!


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#6782904 - 06/03/17 05:28 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: fritz423]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 440
Loc: Allen Texas
Probably had suet in the feeder?

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#6783153 - 06/03/17 10:45 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: fritz423]
dredd Offline
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Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
Grandma would go out and squirt the bears with a water bottle and shoo them away.









The holidays just aren't the same without Grandma.

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#6784439 - 06/05/17 03:17 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: fritz423]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
If it's edible and within their reach, a bear will eat it. Period.
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#6793625 - 06/14/17 07:01 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: dkershen]
sundownbrown Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 44
Originally Posted By: dkershen
If it's edible and within their reach, a bear will eat it. Period.



Lol, true

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#6793637 - 06/14/17 07:07 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: fritz423]
bp3 Offline
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At Angel Fire you don't put out H bird feeders.

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#6793653 - 06/14/17 07:16 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: bp3]
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Originally Posted By: bp3
At Angel Fire you don't put out H bird feeders.


The bears will also pay you a visit you in Ruidoso if you put out hummingbird feeders.
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#6794065 - 06/15/17 09:00 AM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: dredd]
Choctaw Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Loc: Elmont, Grayson County
Originally Posted By: dredd
Grandma would go out and squirt the bears with a water bottle and shoo them away.The holidays just aren't the same without Grandma.



My grandfather used to pop them with a BB gun whenever they were raiding his trashcans eek2 . We were all amazed that he died peacefully in his sleep.

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#6795131 - 06/16/17 10:55 AM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: dkershen]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: dkershen
If it's edible and within their reach, a bear will eat it. Period.
yep
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#6796327 - 06/17/17 05:10 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: colt45]
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Registered: 10/21/16
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Loc: Crowell, TX
Black bears are drawn to bird feeders like magnets. Once they identify a food source they will make repeated visits to the site in search of food, Bears will eat pretty much any seed but sunflower seeds, thistle and corn are favorites.
We bring in our feeders when first bears start to come of hibernation. Not all black bears hibernate, we've had bears on our trail cams throughout the winter in December, January and February during snow storms They will bend some pretty stout metal poles to get to the food in a bird feeder. They seem to have an affinity to bite plastic, regardless if they contain food or not. Rubber hoses are also high on the list of items around a house or cabin that frequently get bitten. Also anything new in their environment usually sustains a bite or gets torn up.


Edited by Pappybear (06/17/17 05:11 PM)
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#6804161 - 06/25/17 08:49 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: fritz423]
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 470
That's an everyday occurance in the north...dad (fam) has cabin in WI and everyone takes feeders down this time of year. Dad had many in the yard every year eating anything they can. What kills us is the 5-6 4 wheeler seats they have eaten....the last one to do this had his last meal as dad had a tag and shot him right off the top of the wheeler!

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#6804257 - 06/25/17 10:26 PM Re: Bear eats bird feeders [Re: sundownbrown]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7671
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: sundownbrown
Originally Posted By: dkershen
If it's edible and within their reach, a bear will eat it. Period.



Lol, true

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