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Old 09-27-2009, 11:40 AM
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I have a problem with a bear that keeps destroying my ground blind. Last year I set my ground blind out and when I went to use it, the blind was crushed. I suspected a bear, but I wasn't absolutely positive. This year after repairing my blind and putting a camera out, I got a picture of a good sized bear on my camera. For a couple of weeks now, I have the bear on camera and when I went out yesterday once again my blind is crushed. Does anyone know how I can keep the bear from crushing my blind, other than killing it during bear season?
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rotorhead
I have a problem with a bear that keeps destroying my ground blind. Last year I set my ground blind out and when I went to use it, the blind was crushed. I suspected a bear, but I wasn't absolutely positive. This year after repairing my blind and putting a camera out, I got a picture of a good sized bear on my camera. For a couple of weeks now, I have the bear on camera and when I went out yesterday once again my blind is crushed. Does anyone know how I can keep the bear from crushing my blind, other than killing it during bear season?
Put a plywood around it on the ground with lots of nails pointing up. His paws will get sore and he should back off.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rotorhead
I have a problem with a bear that keeps destroying my ground blind. Last year I set my ground blind out and when I went to use it, the blind was crushed. I suspected a bear, but I wasn't absolutely positive. This year after repairing my blind and putting a camera out, I got a picture of a good sized bear on my camera. For a couple of weeks now, I have the bear on camera and when I went out yesterday once again my blind is crushed. Does anyone know how I can keep the bear from crushing my blind, other than killing it during bear season?
I think that would be the best bet. And probably the funnest.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:23 PM
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The nail in the board trick is a good idea. Another guy told me to string some rope around the blind and attach several small bells to it. thanks for the input.
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:50 PM
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I don't agree with the nails in the board. That just don't sound right. Yeah, it may be a deterrent, but it may cause infection. These game animals deserve our respect and poking their paws with nails does not seem like the best idea to me. I can't help with any great ideas, but maybe setting up an electric fence around it would be a better? If it were me, I'd switch to just making a ground blind with natural materials. That or just take SWThomas' advice. LOL!

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Old 10-06-2009, 04:31 PM
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One through the lungs is the best deterrent.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:54 PM
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I agree, don't do those things to the animals. They don't deserve it. Kill him ethically please.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:24 PM
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:58 AM
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visiting a solo blind left alone, in the woods, for the bear to visit.

Good chance he'll cut his visits short for the blind, whatever exists of the blind, after it gets human visitage.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:31 AM
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Move your blind. Bears are territorial, and somewhat habitual.
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