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    Default Best bear protection for tent/camp?

    Hey all, would like as many opinions on what the best protection against bear attacks are for your tent/camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by germe1967 View Post
    Hey all, would like as many opinions on what the best protection against bear attacks are for your tent/camp.
    A bear tag.
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    Just keep a clean camp.

    No food in your sleeping tent.

    Urinate around your camp, especially on trails that lead in and around your food and meat cache.

    A cheap radio left on, while away.

    Lightweight bear fence.

    and like I said, a bear tag, F&G must put something on them because when I have one they seem hard to find.









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    Light sleeping.

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    Piss a fence around your camp.

    NEVER Fails, and its a very doable thing Tea party before bed time.

    Ive never, ever, had a Bear cross the "Fence" and have never met a local here that was attacked by a Bear. Racks full of fish and meats, guts on the beach, piss afence, sleep well, but do keep your kitchen away and clean up after eating are very basic precautions that go with makeing that fence.

    A loose dog and a radio playing, as well as normally loud conversation in camp and while walking through dense tres and willows, even th etinkle bells keep em away. A radio for those alone in camp is a most excellent Bear repellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Just keep a clean camp.

    No food in your sleeping tent.

    Urinate around your camp, especially on trails that lead in and around your food and meat cache.

    A cheap radio left on, while away.

    Lightweight bear fence.

    and like I said, a bear tag, F&G must put something on them because when I have one they seem hard to find.









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    Pretty spot on. My one addition is bear resistant containers, all food goes in them. Because at the end of the day, I'm going to want that food.
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    .300wby hit the nail on the head. Dogs have performed that role for at least 14000 years, perhaps as far back as 32000 years, from fossils found in Europe and Asia. I usually depend on my Border Collie for a good night's sleep in the woods. (Plus a Smith 329PD with laser grips.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by .300wby View Post
    spot on!!!
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    IME, after cooking bacon and running several series of coyote/wolf sounds at an active bait station, bears didn't return for more than three days according to the game cam.

    Run the fox pro and a good nights sleep is certain.

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    [QUOTE=Rick;1343464 I usually depend on my Border Collie for a good night's sleep in the woods. (Plus a Smith 329PD with laser grips.)[/QUOTE]

    Yep, Little buddy is the alarm (battery never dies) then the rest is a short reach away (short 1100 w/00) or something else noisey and deadly close up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    A bear tag.
    This has been the best insurance I have found as well.

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    A geologist friend told me that they have been using LED strobe lights with great effect since they have become available. I'm not making this up, he swears by them. I haven't tried it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    A geologist friend told me that they have been using LED strobe lights with great effect since they have become available. I'm not making this up, he swears by them. I haven't tried it myself.
    Have used Critter Gitter alarms numerous times around the meatpole/shed, and only once out of about 10 times that bears tripped them, did they actually run away. They mostly just stood there enjoying the light show and sirens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    A geologist friend told me that they have been using LED strobe lights with great effect since they have become available. I'm not making this up, he swears by them. I haven't tried it myself.
    The solar LED blinking strobes work well for us keeping all kinds of critters away..

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    If you are wheeler camping, create a wall. I always park wheelers on three sides of the tent if possible leaving only the door at my feet open, that way I'll hopefully hear em if they start coming over the wheelers. And if they come in at my feet, well, the ol' boom stick is already pointing that direction. And i'm also a firm believer in the wall-o'-piss method. I'll go about 30 yards out and write my name on the ground throught the day or night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .300wby View Post
    You got it brother. I've never had a bear in camp when I have my chocolate lab with me, unfortunately I don't take her on any of my big game hunts.

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    Never had a bear in camp, they've been close, seen the tracks and clawed trees in the mornings sometimes. Cook well away and store food/goodies well away, keep your camp clean. Only fence we ever use is piss the only thing we ever had cross the p-fence has been a couple of late night cow moose, porcupines and birds; that we know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntalaska View Post
    You didn't want that tent anyway......
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