Hello all. I don,t post much on this forum, but thought you might like to hear this one. On 10/30/11 I was out on Palmer Creek road after black bear. It was a really pleasant day. I had not seen anyone on the road all morning. Around 11:15 am I spotted a nice bear about 2/3 the way up a mountain. I was ready to go and had time to glass and plan a stalk.
After getting thru the thick alders at the mountain base I could clearly see my quarry. I proceeded to climb to a parallel position. I was within 350/400 yards of the animal. I did not need my bino,s anymore as one could plainly see the bear at this time. Suddenly, I heard loud voices. Hey"he is over here" one shouted.!! Let,s "go get him" or something to that effect was shouted.! My bear quickly ran for cover straight up the mountain. I immediately made my way back down to my truck. At my truck not more than 10 yards were two idiots, with their rifles out, glassing from which I just came. I quickly approached them and said " I was just on that bear". I followed up with "what were you going to do, shoot over me". Let,s say I was upset at being in rifle range of them.!!
Then they shrugged there shoulders and drove off. I watched them drive about 75 yards and the stop. They proceeded to glass and stalk the very bear I was just on.? I mean what were these guys thinking.? Is there no courtesy,not to mention safety in the field anymore. I drove on to another spot up the road.
When I was leaving the area, guess who I got to see on the side of the road.? Yep you gussed right, the poacher twins. I just happened to have a piece of paper and pen to write down the vehicle description and plate number. You know they say payback is a bi*$ch well, I had a good laugh at them. I am realley confused to this type of behavior from anyone out in the field carrying firarms. I am starting to wonder if there should be a national I.Q. test before you are allowed to own firearms. Anyhow sighning off and waiting to view your comments.