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    Default Kodiak Bear Cub Rescue

    Anyone see this story?
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    The guide in the story surely deserves a big well done for keeping tabs on the den and doing the "right thing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    Anyone see this story?
    http://www.adn.com/article/20150508/...-hunting-guide
    The guide in the story surely deserves a big well done for keeping tabs on the den and doing the "right thing".

    That will confuse and confound the anti hunters who think all us 'killers' are uncaring whackos...well at least the part where the hunting guide rescued the cubs....I am sure the person who shot the sow will be great fodder for them... LOL

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    Nice story.........he must be Park Munsey's grandson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    Anyone see this story?
    http://www.adn.com/article/20150508/...-hunting-guide
    The guide in the story surely deserves a big well done for keeping tabs on the den and doing the "right thing".
    Could a human lactating female donate some milk to keep these cubs alive ? What plan do the biologists have to re-hydryte these cubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuliW View Post
    That will confuse and confound the anti hunters who think all us 'killers' are uncaring whackos...well at least the part where the hunting guide rescued the cubs....I am sure the person who shot the sow will be great fodder for them... LOL
    Those cubs would be better eating than the sow...
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    Nice of mike to not say A RESIDENT HUNTER shot a sow with Cubs....
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    Why do they have to go to a zoo?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ontherise View Post
    Why do they have to go to a zoo?


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    Because they would die otherwise. I saw this asked elsewhere, specifically wondering why they can't be cared for and then released into the wild. The reality is that there is no viable way for them to learn how to survive. Cubs spend three years with their mothers learning how to find food, catch salmon, avoid predators, dig dens, etc. That can't be taught in captivity. To release them into the wild would mean almost certain death or problems due to habituation to humans.

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    Thanks or the clarification... It's a rather bitter sweet outcome.


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    The cubs won't know what they missed but we do and that ain't always great either.
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    That is one great story. It's amazing they were able to locate & contain these cubs... way to go Mike!

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    Its a great story, to me. Many commenters on the thread think a zoo life is a horrible thing. I think its far better than the alternative for the bears, which is death by starvation or dinner by another bear. Thousands of people will be able to view these bears as they grow up, who otherwise would never have the chance to see a brown bear. Like Amigowill said, the bears won't know the wild life they've missed, and can have a great life in captivity.

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    The assistant guide who found them is a friend of mine. Great story. Hunters getting a good rap by adn. Finally
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    The story that was online ended up being pretty accurate, except for mis-naming the guy in the pic. I was spotting for the guys that climbed the mountain to retrieve these cubs and relaying directions as they went up. I am a resident, but also know the story behind the 'resident' that shot the sow. It's a shame when we are oblivious to reality. These guys are professionals and do an excellent job of managing their area. I was fortunate enough to kill a 9'7" boar 2 days after our rescue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    The story that was online ended up being pretty accurate, except for mis-naming the guy in the pic. I was spotting for the guys that climbed the mountain to retrieve these cubs and relaying directions as they went up. I am a resident, but also know the story behind the 'resident' that shot the sow. It's a shame when we are oblivious to reality. These guys are professionals and do an excellent job of managing their area. I was fortunate enough to kill a 9'7" boar 2 days after our rescue.
    Thats probably the first time i have seen a live bear inside a Barney's pack, awesome!!!!! I'd love to hear the real story from someone with boots on the ground.

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    Such an awesome story. Thanks to everyone who has shared.

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    That must have been pretty cool to have had the cubs in camp while you were there. Congrat's on your Bear Cajun!!

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    Cool pictures!! Looks like it might be time for some new mattresses! Lol
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    Wow! What an unforgettable experience in so many ways! Very fortunate!!
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