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PA Black Bears???

 
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May 04, 2011 13:27 |  #1

Hi,

I'm from OH, and I'm contemplating a trip to somewhere in PA this summer in the hopes of seeing some wild Black Bears. (I've seen them and Grizzlies in Yellowstone, but never close to home.) Just wondering if anyone can recommend a park or wildlife area that's known for them. Would like to increase my odds!

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May 04, 2011 21:13 |  #2

That's a tough call unless someone has one coming into their camp or home regular raiding bird feeders or the like. Might ask around on huntingpa.com forums for help.




  
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May 05, 2011 18:42 |  #3

Thanks. Someone recommended the Poconos as a likely spot (though that's a bit far east!).


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May 05, 2011 20:34 |  #4

Head to Bennezette instead and take elk pictures. Easier to find. ;)




  
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May 05, 2011 20:51 |  #5

I lived in the Poconos. You would be hard pressed to get a shot at a wild bear.

See if you can find a bed and breakfast where the owners know exactly when and where a local bear will be.

By the way, in many cases, you surprise the bear by being around. That is not a good idea if you happen to be too close.


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May 05, 2011 20:57 |  #6

Check Tioga County, PA.....I frequently see bears when traveling through that area. Plus you have the added attraction of the PA Grand Canyon.


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May 05, 2011 20:59 |  #7

I just remembered when we were kids going fishing, when we stopped at the local pro shop they always knew where the bears were. So, call around.


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May 06, 2011 07:35 |  #8

Thanks!---and thanks to any others who might respond!


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May 12, 2011 06:31 |  #9

Sow and 2 cubs have been were seen by my place last night. I have the camera in the car now but more than likely I won't see them.




  
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May 25, 2011 22:36 |  #10

There are quite a few sightings in the ligonier area. head to Ruthies on Rt. 30 any weekend early morning and ask around in there . Bunch of nice folk in there.


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