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#2734382 - 01/24/12 11:26 PM Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ?
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Have any of you ever seen a Bear in Central, Southern, or Western TN ?

If so, where ?
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#2734401 - 01/25/12 12:29 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: KY-TNHunter]
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i saw one hit by a car last year just outside of oak ridge.
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#2734469 - 01/25/12 06:55 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: stik]
Bigg'un4214
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My uncle and another buddy swear they saw a bear in Pickett State Park in the early 70's.
It wouldn't be uncommon for bears from ETN and VA to travel to Cumberland Plateau and back, especially during spring and summer. Young males roam quite a bit.
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#2734706 - 01/25/12 10:40 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Bigg'un4214]
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We had a wandering bear come through Giles county in the early 80's. It had been trapped and placed on some island near memphis, it swam from the island and took off wandering.. Our local GW actully followd it down a dirt road for a short distance, luckly there was some snow on the ground at the time and a farmer managed to get one of the tracks left in the snow and scooped it up and put it in a cardboard box, he brought it to the county store and they kept it in the popscicle freezer for people to look at for a long time..
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#2738113 - 01/28/12 10:43 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: pressfit]
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Saw one in The Big South Fork not far from Bandy Creek campground
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#2740121 - 01/30/12 01:09 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Mag]
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Big South Fork and the Cumberland Plateau are in East Tennessee.
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#2742527 - 02/01/12 06:42 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Longhunter]
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I saw the bear that we caught in Shelby county.
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#2752334 - 02/10/12 06:27 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: RecurveShooter]
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There was a bear hit on the interstate a year or two ago in monteagle. Also they posted some pics in the local paper of one eating someones bird feeder in monteagle.
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#2752774 - 02/11/12 08:20 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: timberjack86]
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No bears in Middle or West Tennessee. The panthers keep them out, especially the black ones. They will kill a bear in a heartbeat.
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#2752810 - 02/11/12 08:57 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Jugfish]
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Had a couple in Crossville a few years back.
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#2767814 - 02/25/12 11:11 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buckhorn40]
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It's been 15 years ago but a buddy that lived in Eagleville (outside Murfreesboro) took pics of a bear while out walking his property.
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#2767876 - 02/25/12 01:15 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Jugfish]
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 Originally Posted By: Jugfish
No bears in Middle or West Tennessee. The panthers keep them out, especially the black ones. They will kill a bear in a heartbeat.


Dang, I thought it was the rattlesnakes TWRA were stocking that killed the bears-even though they stocked the snakes to kill the turkeys. Or was it the hogs?
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#2770529 - 02/28/12 08:22 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: antelope280]
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 Originally Posted By: antelope280
 Originally Posted By: Jugfish
No bears in Middle or West Tennessee. The panthers keep them out, especially the black ones. They will kill a bear in a heartbeat.


Dang, I thought it was the rattlesnakes TWRA were stocking that killed the bears-even though they stocked the snakes to kill the turkeys. Or was it the hogs?


LOL \:D

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#2777403 - 03/06/12 08:08 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buckhorn40]
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We have trail cams of a mom and two cubs in clay county. One was seen in pikeville two years ago.. got pics of that too.
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#2777692 - 03/07/12 06:50 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buckhorn40]
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interstate near Jackson once, a good many years back
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#2809395 - 04/17/12 09:35 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: MossyOakChick]
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 Originally Posted By: MossyOakChick
We have trail cams of a mom and two cubs in clay county. One was seen in pikeville two years ago.. got pics of that too.



I live in Clay County,please send me a pic.
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#2811522 - 04/20/12 11:45 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Wrangler95]
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Ive been getting pictures of one all week on my trail camera
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#2840289 - 05/29/12 08:29 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: piehole]
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My wife swears up and down she saw one on her way to work one evening 2 years ago.This would be on the outskirts of the Hatchie Bottom going towards Brownsville on the back roads.I don't have a doubt in my mind that it was a bear she saw.
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#2841612 - 05/31/12 12:19 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: KY-TNHunter]
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Saw one in Camden (Benton County) back in the mid-80's..... around June 4th. We were returning from the grocery with my little brothers birthday cake.... TWRA, LEO's, & onlookers' cars lined both sides of our street. Didn't know what was going on at first. We were on the side porch looking at the TWRA officers beating the bushes in the neighbors backyard. They had tranq. guns trying get a shot on it to subdue the black bear.... it came busting out of the bushes not 40 yards from where we were standing and right on past the TWRA guys and the cattle trailer they had brought in to haul it off in..... people were running for their lives when that bear came bolting across the street.... this all happened in the actual town, maybe a mile to mile & half from the square!!
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#2850276 - 06/13/12 12:33 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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There are black bears in Mississippi, only a few hundred.
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#2850467 - 06/13/12 04:18 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: benellivol]
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That's awesome! Congrats on a great bear
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#2868322 - 07/07/12 07:34 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: papaw]
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#2868323 - 07/07/12 07:34 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: stik]
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#2868325 - 07/07/12 07:35 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: pressfit]
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#2872025 - 07/11/12 11:05 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: papaw]
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 Originally Posted By: papaw
My wife swears up and down she saw one on her way to work one evening 2 years ago.This would be on the outskirts of the Hatchie Bottom going towards Brownsville on the back roads.I don't have a doubt in my mind that it was a bear she saw.


most likelyconfused it with a sasquatch given the location of the encounter
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#2872026 - 07/11/12 11:07 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: piffnmo]
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seriously mcnairy county down in southwest tennessee had one wander thru several years ago (maybe 20) had pics in the newspaper too
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#2900949 - 08/08/12 09:02 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buckhorn40]
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Saw one last week treed by coon dogs in Bledsoe County. Dogs struck just like a coon ran a long race & treed, went to them & they had a Bear treed. This was in the Nine Mile Community in the valley where the track started, treed in out in Valley View.
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#2901334 - 08/09/12 08:40 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Bledsoe_Co_Hunter]
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Thats always a nice suprise to walk into
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#2995963 - 10/23/12 08:38 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: piffnmo]
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knew sasquatch left huntingdon. i released albino chupa-cabra to get them out of my yard.
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#2996961 - 10/24/12 01:21 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: benellivol]
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friends of mine have seen one near my house but i havent seen it YET
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#2999838 - 10/26/12 07:54 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: LA man]
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Been quite a few sightings in the last year or two in dekalb and smith county. A couple pictures surfaced but who knows how they.came about and the story along with them!!! My brother in law said his nephew has trail cam pics in pickett county of a bear , I haven't seen them but he apparently has!!
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#3000090 - 10/26/12 10:09 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
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 Originally Posted By: TITANSFAN2104
Been quite a few sightings in the last year or two in dekalb and smith county. A couple pictures surfaced but who knows how they.came about and the story along with them!!! My brother in law said his nephew has trail cam pics in pickett county of a bear , I haven't seen them but he apparently has!!


I too have heard of sightings in Smith County not too far from Carthage... I haven't seen any pics though.
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#3004799 - 10/29/12 01:39 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Yep that's where it was , around elmwood
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#3036198 - 11/16/12 10:10 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
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Weren't there some in cheatham?
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#3036479 - 11/16/12 01:50 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: corymhoward]
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A friend said he saw one big bear and a small bear in Rockvale, close to Eagleville. I dont think he would make this up.
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#3037726 - 11/17/12 02:47 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: jar]
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A guy said he saw one at the lease I hunt on in Rhea County a few weeks ago.
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#3037765 - 11/17/12 03:23 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: SES]
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Back in the mid nineties my ole buddy bronco hunter came to school saying that he had seen a bear in a field in north coffee county. I laughed like you wouldn't believe at him. Well lo and behold maybe a week or two later they killed it or trapped it tullahoma, tn made the paper, so maybe not that crazy. Also seems like I saw the one killed on the interstate in monteagle
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#3038402 - 11/18/12 02:47 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buttercup&daisy]
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Remember back in the late 80's there was one tranquilized in Benton co.
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#3045231 - 11/22/12 07:06 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: danny1975]
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theres one on dry creek in dekalb co. this yr. i seen the pics of it . that was in sept and oct.
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#3049372 - 11/26/12 09:27 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: LA man]
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We see them around Grundy Co.


I also know they are some in Dekalb co but I havent seen them.
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#3076056 - 12/12/12 02:57 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: ShaneHallum]
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people have seen em in baxter
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#3158988 - 02/10/13 06:05 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: buckhorn40]
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I have no proof at all but I believe we have few in the midstate area. I have a friend that lives off of hwy. 100 in Hickman county and everyone on his road has seen a mom and 2 cubs. Claws marks on his tree in his field and a twra agent visit confirmed it is a bear. This is about 4 years ago. I think they are here.
I've heard of the bears coming west from the plateau area. Big south fork has them as i frequent that area.
A few years back, maybe 2, it was on the news that a bear had attacked and killed a family cat near ashland city (claw marks a dinged up fende on a car as proof). That same week reports were flying south of nashville with sitings as well.

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#3163736 - 02/14/13 10:21 AM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: barknoxbrawler]
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 Originally Posted By: barknoxbrawler
A few years back, maybe 2, it was on the news that a bear had attacked and killed a family cat near ashland city (claw marks a dinged up fende on a car as proof).


That is why we need them around here, to keep the danged cat population down! \:\)

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#3165266 - 02/15/13 04:16 PM Re: Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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 Originally Posted By: EastTNHunter
 Originally Posted By: barknoxbrawler
A few years back, maybe 2, it was on the news that a bear had attacked and killed a family cat near ashland city (claw marks a dinged up fende on a car as proof).


That is why we need them around here, to keep the danged cat population down! \:\)
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