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#2734382 - 01/24/12 11:26 PM Anyone ever seen a Bear in Central or West TN ?
KY-TNHunter
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Loc: KENTUCKY LAKE(Murray, Kentucky...

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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]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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Loc: lenoir city,tn

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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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Registered: 05/10/04
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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]
pressfit
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Registered: 12/28/09
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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]
Mag
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Registered: 11/12/07
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Loc: Hendersonville

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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]
Longhunter
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Registered: 09/03/08
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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]
RecurveShooter
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Registered: 03/16/07
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Loc: West TN

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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]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
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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]
Jugfish
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 231
Loc: Corbin, KY

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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]
buckhorn40
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Had a couple in Crossville a few years back.
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