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#2567316 - 10/14/11 04:03 PM Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season!
smstone22
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With or without the TWRA, bear season is coming to Fentress County. And Im glad to see it. If the TWRA doesnt do it in April then a private act with the help of our state representative and county commission will. This is what was discussed at the recent meeting about the subject and what was placed in our local newspaper. Theres nothing we can do about the Big South Fork but its coming to private lands. Im looking forward to the oppurtunity!
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#2567357 - 10/14/11 04:52 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: smstone22]
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Im glad as well. My cabin is on the border of BSF as you know. The next one that breaks into it and tears the place up is going to die! Im tired of it.
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#2567476 - 10/14/11 06:58 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: ]
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Agreed.
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#2570006 - 10/16/11 10:50 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: ]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: Bart
Dog hunting or just still hunting?

That all depends. If the TWRA does it, then you know how they are about hounds and hound hunters. If the county commission does it, theres a chance. Will know more in the upcoming months. The overwhelming majority of citizens want them wiped out. So if the private act route is taken, it is expected to be very liberal. That would be bad for anyone wanting to hunt them in the long term, but if its up to the citizens, itll be liberal.
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#2570255 - 10/17/11 08:10 AM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: smstone22]
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That is great news. Does anyone know why the TWRA is being hesitant for opening bear season in fentress scott and campbell? It seems every hunter I know of sees bear and sign. I know for a fact they are reproducing really well and as stated above are taking up residence on private property.
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#2570291 - 10/17/11 08:34 AM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: ]
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I don't think this is a good idea at all...Since when do we want our politicians setting our hunting seasons??? THey all have agenda's to fulfill...Probably in this case,they have a few wealthy friends or contributors who are complaining about bears..Not good at all.
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#2570425 - 10/17/11 09:31 AM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: cecil30-30]
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GOOD LUCK WITH TWRA
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#2570834 - 10/17/11 01:15 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: cecil30-30]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't think this is a good idea at all...Since when do we want our politicians setting our hunting seasons??? THey all have agenda's to fulfill...Probably in this case,they have a few wealthy friends or contributors who are complaining about bears..Not good at all.


No its actually pretty much the whole county complaining. I would rather the bears not be wiped out myself but to leave the opinions of the people who actually LIVE in the county and pay taxes out would be non-democratic. This county citizens aint here to appease outsiders, the majority of residents oppinions rules. This is exactly why private acts exist. This county understands much better about what is going on than does someone in Nashville, and if Nashville doesnt act, a private act allows that county to act on its own. To argue against that would be the same as saying "states shouldnt be allowed to make laws seperate of the federal government". But I expect the TWRA to step in anyway and keep that from happening. At least I hope they do or bears are going to be a thing of the past. They just need alittle thinning right now.
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#2571064 - 10/17/11 04:56 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: smstone22]
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This is a prime example of ignorance on the part of humans. When I use the word ignorance I use as lack of knowledge. Bear habitat is shrinking every day and because of good manangement practice on the part of TWRA. The cut down in poaching and bear hunters becoming more educated and doing their part and limiting the number of sows killed the bear population is grown not just in numbers but in their range. It's a fact that Fentress county has just as good habitat for bears as does Sevier, Blount, Monroe and others. However, since the people in this county have no or limited experience with bears their fears will over ride any ability to reason and come to a "happy medium". Bears are nothing more than over sized coons. Yes, they get into garbage cans and if you don't like it get different cans or keep them in the garage. Yes, bears will break the limbs out of any tree that they "lap" in (feeding in the tree) but, most of those trees will come back just fine. If a bear is on your porch eating your bird feeders it's your fault not the bears. If you don't like it crack the door and just say "BOO" and 9 out of 10 times the bear will turn inside out as it's leaving. If it doesn't stick a gun out the window and pop off a shot and if that doesn't work kill it. Plain and simple. A bear isn't the boogy man and they won't molest your wive's and eat your children on the school play ground. If you want liberal seasons (seasons that start of weekends and last for more than 2 days) where bow and hound hunters can smile at one another and go about their day then let the bears range grown. They by the way were here before we were and unless ignorance prevails will be after we are gone. It's called cohabitaion and it's not something that we as "by God" Americans like.
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#2571109 - 10/17/11 05:42 PM Re: Looks like Fentress Co. is getting a bear season! [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't think this is a good idea at all...Since when do we want our politicians setting our hunting seasons??? They all have agenda's to fulfill...Probably in this case,they have a few wealthy friends or contributors who are complaining about bears..Not good at all.
We definitely do not need politicians making laws or decisions where wildlife is concerned. The TWRA has qualified people that make decisions based on what is best for the resource and the hunter.


If it were not for the TWRA we wouldn't have as many hunting opportunities in TN as we do.
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