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Had a 200 + pounder looking at my thirty year old apple trees, a week back about mid day. The dam thing took a run up the driveway and came within thirty feet of me standing in the shop door way. Two more steps and I would have slammed the door.
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Had a 200 + pounder looking at my thirty year old apple trees, a week back about mid day. The dam thing took a run up the driveway and came within thirty feet of me standing in the shop door way. Two more steps and I would have slammed the door.
Silver Hand
Can I move your apple tree to the wenaha unit for a couple weeks
 
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Did you throw your pants away or were you able to clean them?
No but I will say I have no Idea why he started running as he was going the other way and decided to cross into the field, then decided to stop, the black berry vines are 15+ yards deep.

He was about 35 - 40 yards away and I had been watching him from the yard headed to the shop. I slipped behind him to get into the shop and watched him with half my body out the door at 90 degrees. He then stood up on his hind legs to get a good whiff just before the dash up hill. Maybe he winded me or the chickens?

I must say I wondered about the door for a second during my Oh x#*! moment.

I hunted bear with dogs in my youth this was unusual and it did shake my tree for a moment.
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Head towards Florence. Halfway there. Take a right. Park on top of a hill giving views of several open hillsides. Look for stumps. That aren't stumps.
South of Florence Ada on the Siltcoos lake and that road going over the bridge from there to forest road 49 all the way over to the top of Gardner Or. It can get swampy and recently logged so very open in places.
We ran dogs back there and no matter how many bear we killed we could never kill them all. That is the hottest bear country I have ever had a chance to hunt.
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