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I think a lot of our problems would be solved if we could convince Tree Huggers to become Bear Huggers
In many ways they are. Bear attacks are increasing all over. In the Smoky Mountains an autopsy confirmed that a camper was killed and partially eaten by a Black Bear. All sorts of Grizzly attacks. Almost always hikers or bicyclists.

A seven-year-old was mauled by a Mountain Lion. As we continue to build, sprawl, and remove habitat the predators have to go somewhere, and they lose their fear of people. Add to that an overall lack of outdoor skills, knowledge of wildlife outside of a Disney film, and little awareness and there you have it.

Let them live, right? I mean, hunting is just a relic from our racist, misogynist past.
 

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Hey Speedo, have you explored the possibility of drawing an archery tag for both deer and bag in your Game Management Unit? I can call in the bear for you if you get a tag. Not sure if they consider chickens a form of baiting. Keep checking out for un drawn tags or tags turned back in for refund. Sorry to hear about the chicken depredation. I understand a chicken got bit in the butt by a black bear but recovered. That's too many "b's".
 

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I´m not American but Brazilian.Here in this country the eco-freaks have for many years outlawed ANY hunting of native species.As soon as I read that post a thinking came to my mind: In short time we all will be ilegals!
Here I hunt only game birds as dove and pigeons (not the city dwelling ones but natives to the place) and and Jacu, a large bird (google up this one), with an air rifle at that, for firearms are strictly controled. So I adopt a variation of the SSS rule: Shoot, Clean and throw into the Pot, SCP for short, and do some fancy dinner for the family. Talk to no one show to no one!
It´s really a sad state of affairs.
Regards, Nicioli
My word that’s worse than uk.
 

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In many ways they are. Bear attacks are increasing all over. In the Smoky Mountains an autopsy confirmed that a camper was killed and partially eaten by a Black Bear. All sorts of Grizzly attacks. Almost always hikers or bicyclists.

A seven-year-old was mauled by a Mountain Lion. As we continue to build, sprawl, and remove habitat the predators have to go somewhere, and they lose their fear of people. Add to that an overall lack of outdoor skills, knowledge of wildlife outside of a Disney film, and little awareness and there you have it.

Let them live, right? I mean, hunting is just a relic from our racist, misogynist past.
Very true OMW. These idiots go out in to the wilderness, on their bicycles with their cute little helmets, or go hiking and carry only water and snacks, and they become the snack....stupidity does run rampant among the ignorant. I've seen people try to pet bull elk in Estes Park, Colorado....and wonder why they just got gored!!
 
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I visited Denver for the first time 2 weeks ago. I wanted to see the natural beauty of the area that I had only seen in pictures or heard of from accounts from hunting buddies and family who have had the opportunity to go there. If I had only visited Denver, I would probably never care to go back. With exception to dinner at Buckhorn Exchange, the City itself looks to be heading in the same direction as the big cities in California. The Golden area was beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring the small mountain towns outside of Denver.
From an outsider looking in and only being there a short time I would say if Denver is the driving force for the State, the hunting community is in deep trouble. I bet I passed by 100 "weed" stores to every 1 hunting store.
 
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I visited Denver for the first time 2 weeks ago. I wanted to see the natural beauty of the area that I had only seen in pictures or heard of from accounts from hunting buddies and family who have had the opportunity to go there. If I had only visited Denver, I would probably never care to go back. With exception to dinner at Buckhorn Exchange, the City itself looks to be heading in the same direction as the big cities in California. The Golden area was beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring the small mountain towns outside of Denver.
From an outsider looking in and only being there a short time I would say if Denver is the driving force for the State, the hunting community is in deep trouble. I bet I passed by 100 "weed" stores to every 1 hunting store.
I suspect recreational weed is 100000% more popular than hunting.
Who here can give an estimate of hunters per 100,000 population. Probably varies state to state.
 

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I visited Denver for the first time 2 weeks ago. I wanted to see the natural beauty of the area that I had only seen in pictures or heard of from accounts from hunting buddies and family who have had the opportunity to go there. If I had only visited Denver, I would probably never care to go back. With exception to dinner at Buckhorn Exchange, the City itself looks to be heading in the same direction as the big cities in California. The Golden area was beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring the small mountain towns outside of Denver.
From an outsider looking in and only being there a short time I would say if Denver is the driving force for the State, the hunting community is in deep trouble. I bet I passed by 100 "weed" stores to every 1 hunting store.
Yeah, it’s getting woke around here…
 

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Let them live, right? I mean, hunting is just a relic from our racist, misogynist past.

I can't tell if this is tongue in cheek or a completely ignorant remark.

If it is a sarcastic remark, I understand. However, if you are serious, that bears and mountain lions are more valuable than humans, I reject that in its entirety.
 
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I can't tell if this is tongue in cheek or a completely ignorant remark.

If it is a sarcastic remark, I understand. However, if you are serious, that bears and mountain lions are more valuable than humans, I reject that in its entirety.
I was being sarcastic. I hate what our young people are being taught today. Or I should say Indoctrinated into.
 

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I visited Denver for the first time 2 weeks ago. I wanted to see the natural beauty of the area that I had only seen in pictures or heard of from accounts from hunting buddies and family who have had the opportunity to go there. If I had only visited Denver, I would probably never care to go back. With exception to dinner at Buckhorn Exchange, the City itself looks to be heading in the same direction as the big cities in California. The Golden area was beautiful and I really enjoyed exploring the small mountain towns outside of Denver.
From an outsider looking in and only being there a short time I would say if Denver is the driving force for the State, the hunting community is in deep trouble. I bet I passed by 100 "weed" stores to every 1 hunting store.
Yes, our Gov. has turned Denver in to a real s**thole. Vagrants pitch tents where ever they want and defecate where ever they want. It is a shame, but that is liberlism at it's very core! Trinidad, Colorado was said to be a quant little town by FOX21 news. Trinidad never was a tourist town, it most was a welfare town, with abundant domestic abuse, and alcoholism! Now remember, Trinidad has a touch over 8000 population and now has 43+ pot stores, their main source of income tax!! The town is now also infested with vagrants, pot heads, and numerous other druggies. Crime has skyrocketed. Kids are no longer safe to go to the parks. The river walk is dangerous for local joggers. It's disgusting what liberalism has done to this place. Colorado cities and back woods will eventually become exactly like Los Angels, San Francisco, Detroit, etc!!!
 
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Mustang, I feel sorry for you and how you view everything in the world. You can't even start a thread that actually has facts in it. I hunt and fish anytime I can and everywhere I can. Never forget that bird watchers, hikers, horseback riders, bicyclists, flower-sniffers, artists, campers, and people in general that just want some solitude make up the largest group of public land users. We hunters are the small minority that recreate on our public land. And, that is a fact. Aside from this, in my opinion, the United States (and the world for sure) has reached its human population limit, so get used to the crowds.
 
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I've lived and hunted in Colorado for 59 years now and while there has been continuous change in regulations, costs, license availability and number of hunters, it's still better than most of the country. I wouldn't want to live in many of the US states with little public land limited opportunities.

As of a few minutes ago there are literally hundreds of leftover bear tags available for purchase.

Loss of baiting and spring season has caused an "explosion" of the bear population? Regardless of the dynamics of the bear population, the bear harvest in Colorado began to rise immediately after the loss of spring and baiting. Bear hunting has become increasingly popular and bear kill has risen.

Add on bear tags have been increased this year and the cost of a nonresident add on has been substantially decreased. Possibly the distribution has been changed in the OP's favorite area but on the whole, bear hunting opportunity is up.

The seasons open to the use of add on bear tags has been expanded.

Yeah, I could buy an elk tag for ten dollars 50 years ago, but i could also buy a new build three bedroom ranch with full basement for $8,000!

But, go ahead and quit doing what you love because you don't like the way the world changes around you (how dare it :eek: ). Come 9-10 I'll pull my 76 year old carcass out of the sleeping bag in the dark and spend the day and more days after with a good friend and a trusted 54 enjoying the experience of pursuing deer and elk in the mountains I love. All the while remembering how lucky I am to be there.
 
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I've lived and hunted in Colorado for 59 years now and while there has been continuous change in regulations, costs, license availability and number of hunters, it's still better than most of the country. I wouldn't want to live in many of the US states with little public land limited opportunities.

As of a few minutes ago there are literally hundreds of leftover bear tags available for purchase.

Loss of baiting and spring season has caused an "explosion" of the bear population? Regardless of the dynamics of the bear population, the bear harvest in Colorado began to rise immediately after the loss of spring and baiting. Bear hunting has become increasingly popular and bear kill has risen.

Add on bear tags have been increased this year and the cost of a nonresident add on has been substantially decreased. Possibly the distribution has been changed in the OP's favorite area but on the whole, bear hunting opportunity is up.

The seasons open to the use of add on bear tags has been expanded.

Yeah, I could buy an elk tag for ten dollars 50 years ago, but i could also buy a new build three bedroom ranch with full basement for $8,000!

But, go ahead and quit doing what you love because you don't like the way the world changes around you (how dare it :eek: ). Come 9-10 I'll pull my 76 year old carcass out of the sleeping bag in the dark and spend the day and more days after with a good friend and a trusted 54 enjoying the experience of pursuing deer and elk in the mountains I love. All the while remembering how lucky I am to be there.
Well said sir.
 

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Yeah, it’s getting woke around here…
I had a friend that bought a place in Durango area a few years back. loved to hike etc. Sold it two years ago. He said when they legalized marijuana, the town became filled with dopers, homeless, criminals etc. Weed was being grown everywhere, DUI's went though roof and crime went way up! But the dopers will tell you weed is OK
 
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- Percent of residents with paid hunting licenses: 11.5%
- Total paid hunting license holders: 154,580
- Total hunting license, tags, permits and stamps: 232,289
- Gross cost of all hunting licenses: $7,587,437

States with the most registered hunters

#1. South Dakota: 24.1% of residents with paid hunting licenses
#2. Wyoming: 22.7% of residents with paid hunting licenses
#3. Montana: 21.1% of residents with paid hunting licenses

States with the least registered hunters

#1. California: 0.7% of residents with paid hunting licenses
#2. Rhode Island: 0.7% of residents with paid hunting licenses
#3. Hawaii: 0.7% of residents with paid hunting licenses
 
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It's all about the Benjamins.

Here in Kansas they like to change the big game regs just enough every year to get good hunters in a bind because an "i" wasn't dotted or a "t" wasn't crossed while real poachers, with the exception of the really stupid ones, walk. Don't even get me started on what passes for a Game Warden around here, either. Unless they come into the field from another LE agency they're about as badge heavy as they come.
 
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