Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
bogwalker

Any bear sign ?

11 posts in this topic

At least some bears are out of their dens. Have you seen any sign?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out last monday and we found 2 big piles on the edge of a un picked corn field that were not to old. It must have been raiding bird feeders before it found the corn field 1st pile was all sunflower seeds, and the 2nd was much larger and fresher and all corn. It was just west of forest lake on a WMA foodplot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw one digging thru my garbage in downtown duluth about 2 weeks ago, so they're getting active.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A buddy of mine said his father in law had one in his yard Tuesday night in the Forest Lake area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In all of my time spent in the woods I have never seen a den. Have any of you? Where do they go?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not all bears use dens. Some curl up in the open and are exposed unless snow covers then. Some use roots from blow-downs. Some crawl into brush piles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found one last fall, up-rooted tree on a hill side

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed, a neighbor found one in a hollowed tree in Cambridge area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found one in a clear cut last year. Saw it was a den that looked like it had cob webs over the entrance. Walked over for a closer look, and when I bent down to check it out, what looked like webs was actually the bears fur moving in the breeze. I can't imagine the look on my face when that bear turned and looked me right in the eye from about 12 inches. I backpedeled pretty quick. This was the second occupied den we have found in 30 plus years of deer hunting. Both of them were in the hole left from the roots of an old blown down tree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Think im gonna try good old grass clippings since they seem to replenish themselves very rapidly
    • My good buddy from back in SD does fantasy and we have another group we are apart of and he ended up tied for 5th overall last tourney. After day 3 he was in 3rd with the possibility to win it. So close to getting that $2500 basspro card
    • After the cold snap, temps on Trout were back down in the high 40s. Back around 53 now, and should keep warming if the forecast holds. Fish have already moved shallow, bedmaking and piscine lovemaking will follow soon for the brown ones. I am hitting Leech tomorrow...will be interesting to see what water temps are in the protected parts of the bays.
    • Here's some useful information: go shallow, and chuck a swim jig with a paddle tail trailer and set the hook til your arms fall off. Better?
    •   If you like to tinker with guns, you can get a surplus Saiga for a couple hundred bucks.  All sorts of accessories available for these, and they can also be converted to 12 gauge if that's your preference.          
    • I was out last night on a local lake and was surprised to see the water temp down to 57.  Caught a couple cookie cutter fish, but not the big ones I was looking for. Fished a lot of weeds in the 6-9ft range, but not a lot going on there. The biggest one was still shallow in some reeds, so not sure if we are still in the spawn/post spawn stage.     Whats everyone else seeing out there for a bite and fishing conditions. Big weekend coming up, Good luck!! 
    • Maxine_Partain, Welcome to the forum.  There seem to be a lot of folks from Canada joining up in the last half a year which is nice. The sad thing is they all seem to make about 3 posts on the same day they joined and then they never come back which is sad. Hopefully you will keep posting.
    •   Hazel Hain, Welcome to the forum.  There seem to be a lot of folks from Canada joining up in the last half a year which is nice. The sad thing is they all seem to make about 3 posts on the same day they joined and then they never come back which is sad. Hopefully you will keep posting.
    • hi and welcome to HSO. I think you mean double hung not double pane. if you have moisture between the panes you have a seal failure. depending on the brand you might be able to just replace the glass. If you have lots of rot you may need to do a complete replacement. Best to have a window person pop by and check out the situation. 
  • Our Sponsors