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    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Very cool

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    Notcool at all. A new species trying to take a foot hold and people keep shootingthem because they are no regulations to preserve this new critter.

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    So let me understand this. Warmer weather (a couple of degrees) triggers polar bears and grizzlies to breed?

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    I'm assuming it pushes the grizzlies north, which would obviously cause the initial interaction between the two species. I wouldn't think the warm weather necessarily cues the Marvin Gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bruin View Post
    I'm assuming it pushes the grizzlies north, which would obviously cause the initial interaction between the two species. I wouldn't think the warm weather necessarily cues the Marvin Gay.
    It also results in polar bears spending more time on land due to the earlier and longer-lasting melt of the near-shore pack ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    It also results in polar bears spending more time on land due to the earlier and longer-lasting melt of the near-shore pack ice.

    This is true. Definitely been more polar bears during the summer months on the North Slope the last few years. Always been a few grizz roaming around.

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    so then why don't black bears breed with grizzlies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnarewolves View Post
    so then why don't black bears breed with grizzlies?
    There have been cases (well, at least one that i know of). I believe a hybrid of those two was taken in the Skwentna River area some time ago. Wish i had the picture. I know i have seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnarewolves View Post
    so then why don't black bears breed with grizzlies?
    They're too different genetically to produce viable offspring.

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    different genetically? I guess I would not have thought that. Ie. dogs of all breeds breed, even with wolves. horses and asses breed. bison and steers breed. coyotes and wolves breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnarewolves View Post
    different genetically? I guess I would not have thought that. Ie. dogs of all breeds breed, even with wolves. horses and asses breed. bison and steers breed. coyotes and wolves breed.
    Uhhhhhh steers can't breed.......

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    good one! cows, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    They're too different genetically to produce viable offspring.
    I would have guessed polar bears and Griz to be more different genetically than Griz and blacks. Not saying you are wrong, just that I'm surprised.
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    And brown bears eat blackies for dinner. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS-DAG View Post
    And brown bears eat blackies for dinner. lol
    Not always. I've heard reports of blackies killing brownies. Kinda depends on which one is bigger and tougher at the time......
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    Man, it sounds to me that I need to start selling stock options for a bridge across the inlet with what I'm reading on this thread LOL
    "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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    This is the same kinda cool as what is going on with Coywolves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    They're too different genetically to produce viable offspring.
    Actually they can breed they are both of the ursus family so they can but not likely, I believe it's happened in captivity.

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    This is is what happens when black bears and brown bears breed.

    just kidding...not even sure what that is lol

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