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Glorfindel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:09 AM
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7. What do they do with the dead bears?
Process the meat and eat it? I can't imagine that all of them will be stuffed and mounted. It just seems so barbaric, somehow.
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  -257 bears killed on first day of NJ hunt villager  Dec-06-11 08:44 AM   #0 
  - Insane.  coffeenap   Dec-06-11 08:53 AM   #1 
  - Why?  SkyDaddy7   Dec-06-11 09:13 AM   #12 
     - Bears are very interesting animals  bhikkhu   Dec-06-11 09:53 AM   #22 
     - Except where there's overpopulation, there's always trouble.  sybylla   Dec-06-11 11:06 AM   #43 
     - The overpopulation is of people -- not bears.  The Stranger   Dec-06-11 11:29 AM   #47 
        - Hear hear.  Doremus   Dec-06-11 02:46 PM   #66 
        - It is a little more complicated than that. The bears are increasing even though there are more  yellowcanine   Dec-06-11 06:10 PM   #71 
     - Bears were the first medicine men. They taught the Indians. When hibernation was  zonkers   Dec-06-11 01:42 PM   #59 
     - I totally agree!  SkyDaddy7   Dec-06-11 06:32 PM   #73 
     - So right!  trayfoot   Dec-06-11 06:28 PM   #72 
     - It takes a special kind of person to point a gun at an animal and blow a hole in it's  rhett o rick   Dec-06-11 07:29 PM   #81 
        - All do respect but  freethought   Dec-06-11 08:04 PM   #84 
        - Even if your rational is correct, it takes a special kind of person to shoot a bear. nm  rhett o rick   Dec-06-11 11:23 PM   #90 
           - With that I would probably agree with you.  freethought   Dec-07-11 01:45 PM   #96 
              - I remember well a very significant point in my life.  rhett o rick   Dec-07-11 09:10 PM   #100 
                 - I am virtually certain that  freethought   Dec-07-11 11:44 PM   #101 
        - k & r  red dog 1   Dec-06-11 10:56 PM   #89 
        - +1  Mad_Dem_X   Dec-07-11 01:54 PM   #97 
  - I'm a big hunting advocate but I don't understand bear hunts  LynneSin   Dec-06-11 08:54 AM   #2 
  - Beside the meat & fur the hunts...  SkyDaddy7   Dec-06-11 09:12 AM   #9 
  - I've heard that bear meat was tasty. But I have no firsthand experience.  mainer   Dec-06-11 10:17 AM   #27 
  - I was able to try it many years ago.  freethought   Dec-06-11 01:59 PM   #60 
  - It's pretty good  EvilAL   Dec-07-11 07:46 PM   #99 
  - I am a big anti-hunting advocate and do not understand any hunts. n/t  RebelOne   Dec-06-11 01:05 PM   #55 
     - well then  sylveste   Dec-06-11 02:35 PM   #64 
        - Well, let me put it this way: I am 100% against hunting. n/t  RebelOne   Dec-06-11 04:43 PM   #69 
           - good to hear,  sylveste   Dec-06-11 07:39 PM   #82 
  - Bears and other awesome animals will be extinct  Bryn   Dec-06-11 08:55 AM   #3 
  - This hunt is designed to slow an explosive population growth of bears  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:00 AM   #4 
     - Isn't there an irony in homo sapiens defining "explosive populations" of other species?  villager   Dec-06-11 09:03 AM   #5 
     - +1  handmade34   Dec-06-11 09:11 AM   #8 
     - A privilege of being the apex predator I suppose. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:13 AM   #11 
     - Like the privilege of eventually destroying the biosphere that sustains you?  villager   Dec-06-11 09:15 AM   #13 
     - The bear population is still growing - nature is winning this particular battle.  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:25 AM   #16 
        - My Father refused to hunt bear..He like wearing clothes when he went hunting  happyslug   Dec-06-11 11:02 AM   #42 
           - And since the NRA supports the Right to Arm Bears, it can get dangerous in the woods. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 11:50 AM   #49 
     - Much like a bank CEO survives and thrives while the less "fortunate" become statistics.  LanternWaste   Dec-06-11 10:17 AM   #28 
     - Since the bear population is steadily growing, I am not sure what your point is. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 10:33 AM   #34 
     - That hasn't done much for tigers nt  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 12:28 PM   #52 
        - They aren't at the apex. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 12:43 PM   #54 
           - Tigers aren't apex predators? Interesting nt  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 01:06 PM   #56 
              - Not in the world of man. nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 01:30 PM   #57 
                 - OK, I've got it. You've introduced your own definition.  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 01:40 PM   #58 
                    - No - you need to go back to pick up the context of the discussion  hack89   Dec-06-11 02:01 PM   #61 
                       - I didn't know the term was subject to context  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 02:24 PM   #62 
                          - Misinterpretation is guaranteed when you jump into the middle of conversations.  hack89   Dec-06-11 03:26 PM   #68 
                             - Or when you invent your own definitions  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 06:59 PM   #75 
                                - You are really sarcasm challenged, aren't you?  hack89   Dec-06-11 07:07 PM   #76 
                                   - I'm doubting you know the definition of an apex predator.  NoGOPZone   Dec-06-11 07:13 PM   #77 
                                      - So man is not the ultimate predator in the world - got it. n  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:04 PM   #85 
                                      - Look - I gave a smart ass answer to a post  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:07 PM   #87 
     - +1  yellerpup   Dec-06-11 09:25 AM   #15 
     - +10  emilyg   Dec-06-11 09:30 AM   #18 
     - So very true.  Fair Witness   Dec-06-11 09:37 AM   #20 
     - Yes. The cognitive dissonance is astounding...  truebrit71   Dec-06-11 10:08 AM   #24 
     - Agreed. eom  a la izquierda   Dec-06-11 10:15 AM   #26 
     - Heh. When I lived in northern NJ as a child, I walked through wooded paths to school.  NCarolinawoman   Dec-06-11 02:46 PM   #65 
     - I live in central New Jersey  DontTreadOnMe   Dec-06-11 09:05 AM   #6 
        - Huge deer population? You mean because they killed... too many predators?  villager   Dec-06-11 09:16 AM   #14 
        - With growing bear and coyote populations there are plenty of predators.  hack89   Dec-06-11 09:30 AM   #17 
           - "the bigger problem is fewer hunters" -- restore ecosystems with more hunting!  villager   Dec-06-11 10:37 AM   #35 
           - How do you propose to maintain animal populations at sustainable levels?  hack89   Dec-06-11 10:41 AM   #38 
              - more wilderness -- obviously human encroachment leads to these "problems"  villager   Dec-06-11 10:45 AM   #39 
                 - That might be a problem in New Jersey, don't you think? nt  hack89   Dec-06-11 10:48 AM   #40 
                 - Well, will it stop you from opposing the next subdivision/shopping mall in the next "undeveloped"  villager   Dec-06-11 11:51 AM   #50 
                    - We have an active land trust that I support with time and money  hack89   Dec-06-11 12:02 PM   #51 
                       - ...for which you are to be applauded!  villager   Dec-06-11 07:42 PM   #83 
                 - +100  Auntie Bush   Dec-06-11 11:15 AM   #45 
           - If there are "plenty of predators" wouldn't the deer population be in check?  Gormy Cuss   Dec-06-11 12:38 PM   #53 
        - Agreed  JustAnotherGen   Dec-06-11 10:55 AM   #41 
  - What do they do with the dead bears?  Glorfindel   Dec-06-11 09:09 AM   #7 
  - Just breaks my heart.  sinkingfeeling   Dec-06-11 09:12 AM   #10 
  - That is not hunting, it's just killing. Hunting is getting food...  Fair Witness   Dec-06-11 09:36 AM   #19 
  - Non-violence  Roy Rolling   Dec-06-11 09:52 AM   #21 
  - Actually the main cause of the increase is deer, is tied in with increase in deer food  happyslug   Dec-06-11 11:45 AM   #48 
     - A thoughtful and informative post. n/t  Psephos   Dec-06-11 10:14 PM   #88 
  - Shooting a Bear over a pile of Donuts is not Hunting  formercia   Dec-06-11 10:04 AM   #23 
  - Don't even get me started  Highway61   Dec-06-11 10:13 AM   #25 
  - Plenty of Bears  Roy Ellefson   Dec-06-11 10:21 AM   #29 
  - I lived in an area of Syracuse, NY that you could not call rural  zalinda   Dec-06-11 10:21 AM   #30 
  - There were two deer in my back yard on two separate days last week  FarCenter   Dec-06-11 02:32 PM   #63 
  - jeebus  Kali   Dec-06-11 10:22 AM   #31 
  - There is wildlife in new jersey?  Muskypundit   Dec-06-11 10:25 AM   #32 
  - It's interesting how some get their jollies.  onehandle   Dec-06-11 10:27 AM   #33 
  - +1  villager   Dec-06-11 10:38 AM   #36 
  - no worries. think of it as practice ....  marasinghe   Dec-06-11 07:21 PM   #79 
  - I shot a bear once  tularetom   Dec-06-11 10:40 AM   #37 
  - Damn that is a lot of bears for a state the size of NJ  MicaelS   Dec-06-11 11:10 AM   #44 
  - I drove through part of New Jersey the other day.  onehandle   Dec-06-11 11:28 AM   #46 
  - Here is a slightly different take on the situation on the side of the real hunters  left on green only   Dec-06-11 03:16 PM   #67 
  - In my area of WV, bear hunters are the most rancid people.  tabasco   Dec-06-11 05:38 PM   #70 
  - Humanity going too far  goforit   Dec-06-11 06:55 PM   #74 
  - Do people eat bear?  madokie   Dec-06-11 07:19 PM   #78 
  - Some do.  freethought   Dec-07-11 01:38 PM   #95 
     - A bear better get a good look at me before I see him if he wants to know what I look like  madokie   Dec-07-11 05:11 PM   #98 
  - Ugh  otohara   Dec-06-11 07:22 PM   #80 
  - Wow, some real polarization on this thread.  freethought   Dec-06-11 09:06 PM   #86 
  - Sounds bad until you put it in perspective.  Xithras   Dec-07-11 12:25 AM   #91 
  - Bear meat is excellent, not unlike roast beef -  lynne   Dec-07-11 06:53 AM   #92 
  - Those poor bears  Luciferous   Dec-07-11 06:57 AM   #93 
  - Poor creatures.  lonestarnot   Dec-07-11 07:40 AM   #94 
 

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