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 Post subject: Bears Hibernating?
Post Posted: Nov 11, 2016 6:58 pm 
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Does anyone have an opinion on whether or not bears are hibernating yet? I want to leave my bird feed out, but I don't want to attract a bear to my neighborhood.


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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2016 7:19 pm 
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Nope, not hibernating. Had one here a few days ago.
I suspect the warm weather will give them extra weeks.
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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2016 8:50 pm 
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no way they are down. it has been waaaay too warm. once it finally decides to be winter and gets cold and starts snowing, then they go down for a while


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Post Posted: Nov 11, 2016 11:33 pm 
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thanks for the info. this father is bizarre.


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Post Posted: Nov 12, 2016 7:40 am 
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I miss our bears. We had three that simply disappeared.

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Post Posted: Nov 12, 2016 12:08 pm 
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The bears in the area to do not really hibernate in a traditional sense. When it gets good and cold the Bears may sleep for a few weeks but a warm snap they will come out and look around to see if there is anything to eat then go back to sleep. Unless there has been heavy snow and a cold streak below 20, you still can see a bear. I keep a bird feeder out all year long but only fill it once or twice a week, once full it get emptied in a day and if I fill it every day I get to many woodland creatures ( raccoons and bears) showing up. I am sure there is birds that watch me fill the feeder and ring the dinner bell once full. Evening entertainment is different in the mountains.

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Post Posted: Nov 12, 2016 8:27 pm 
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eurotrader wrote:
The bears in the area to do not really hibernate in a traditional sense. When it gets good and cold the Bears may sleep for a few weeks but a warm snap they will come out and look around to see if there is anything to eat then go back to sleep.

:yeah that:

I've been up here for over a decade and see evidence of bears all winter long every year.


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Post Posted: Nov 13, 2016 10:01 am 
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Some might. Some might not. Depends on the bear. It's pretty much what eurotrader said, however, just like the Aspen, its not really predicated on the weather conditions. The warmth may make it difficult for them to "sleep" for long periods of time so they might be up and about more often. Kinda in a drowsy slumber mode. Eventually they'll go in for longer periods of time as it gets colder and pop out every now and then. Being early/mid November, there's a good chance many are still roaming around.


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Post Posted: Nov 13, 2016 11:21 am 
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It also depends on how much food is available. With the vegetation gone, it might be sooner than later.

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