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    http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/grizzly-no-122

    BANFF — He’s commonly known as the Boss — and, according to research data, he lives up to his moniker.
    Grizzly bear No. 122, believed to be approximately 15 years old, is the largest, toughest and most dominant grizzly bear in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks.
    “His entire world revolves around food, and mating,” said Steve Michel, human/wildlife conflict specialist with Banff National Park.

    No. 122, who was the first bear out of his den this spring, has also made headlines for breaking into a dump, eating a couple of black bears, strolling through Banff’s Central Park in the middle of the day and fathering at least five of the park’s younger bears.

    He has also provided some valuable data during his time as one of the 26 bears collared during the past five years as part of a research project that’s working to reduce grizzly bear mortality on the railway tracks.

    ....
    In August 2013, officials closed the Sundance Canyon area after a group of hikers came across him feeding on a carcass — he simply let out a huff rather than show any signs of aggression over the interruption.

    They investigated the incident, determining that he killed and ate a small black bear.

    “We have become aware of him killing a couple of black bears but I suspect that’s not an unusual thing,” said Michel, noting No. 122 will take advantage of any carcass on the landscape. “It provides him with a tremendous amount of protein and often at critical times of the year.”

    A week later, he was also found feeding on an elk carcass at Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. It led to the evacuation of 12 backcountry hikers from the Rockwall trail as a precaution.

    ....
    In addition to having such a large home range, which officials know is larger based on those photographs and sightings, he’s also a dominant breeding male.

    The DNA gathered during his collaring showed that No. 122 is the father of all three of well-known No. 64’s offspring: No. 144, who was killed last year; No. 148, a well-known grizzly around the Banff townsite; and, her shy sister, No. 160. Both could be ready to breed this year.

    A year earlier, the approximately 300-kilogram male also fathered both of No. 72’s cubs around Lake Louise, where they spend a lot of their time. The six-year old blond-coloured bears, No. 142 and No. 143, are among six bears that could emerge with their own cubs this year.

  • #2
    Awesome. I want to see a grizzly one day, hopefully it isn't by surprise while I'm hunting! Cannibalism is not uncommon. Males will eat their own young in hopes of bringing females back into heat quicker.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CapnAhab View Post
      Awesome. I want to see a grizzly one day, hopefully it isn't by surprise while I'm hunting! Cannibalism is not uncommon. Males will eat their own young in hopes of bringing females back into heat quicker.
      I did not know that!

      I love bears but .. at a distance.

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      • #4
        It's not usually their own young though. They favor killing another male's cubs so that they can then breed with the female to produce their own babies.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Spider Monkey View Post
          It's not usually their own young though. They favor killing another male's cubs so that they can then breed with the female to produce their own babies.

          You gonna argue with Ahab about nature? Wanna argue with Junior about fitness next? lol

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          • #6
            I've come across a couple bears in the mountainous PA regions. One time was a brown bear with cubs, and I was only 20-30ft away. She was fucking pissed and standing on her hind legs roaring and shit, fucking terrifying. Fortunately it was along side a road and several other people stopped, so she picked flight over fight, or else it prob would have been the scene out of the Revenent.

            Black bears are usually super docile. I know someone with a hunting cabin who will hand feed marshmallows to this black bear off his back deck, which is absolutely retarded because he'll just keep coming back for food.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jip View Post


              You gonna argue with Ahab about nature? Wanna argue with Junior about fitness next? lol
              Sure let's do it. I was miles ahead of Junior on nutrition because he was a stubborn ass set in his ways until he saw the light. Ahab is no different.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gamerfreak View Post
                I've come across a couple bears in the mountainous PA regions. One time was a brown bear with cubs, and I was only 20-30ft away. She was fucking pissed and standing on her hind legs roaring and shit, fucking terrifying. Fortunately it was along side a road and several other people stopped, so she picked flight over fight, or else it prob would have been the scene out of the Revenent.

                Black bears are usually super docile. I know someone with a hunting cabin who will hand feed marshmallows to this black bear off his back deck, which is absolutely retarded because he'll just keep coming back for food.
                Also, the bear could get super cranky when it comes down from the sugar high and just gut the dumb fuck. But hopefully it'll just rip apart his house when he is not home. That's better than killing him because when a bear kills a human, they always kill the bear.

                Originally posted by Spider Monkey View Post
                Sure let's do it. I was miles ahead of Junior on nutrition because he was a stubborn ass set in his ways until he saw the light. Ahab is no different.
                I honestly don't know why I thought you'd hesitate. lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jip View Post


                  You gonna argue with Ahab about nature? Wanna argue with Junior about fitness next? lol
                  Dude would argue with a wall. lol. And he used to trap me in with it.


                  Originally posted by gamerfreak View Post
                  I've come across a couple bears in the mountainous PA regions. One time was a brown bear with cubs, and I was only 20-30ft away. She was fucking pissed and standing on her hind legs roaring and shit, fucking terrifying. Fortunately it was along side a road and several other people stopped, so she picked flight over fight, or else it prob would have been the scene out of the Revenent.

                  Black bears are usually super docile. I know someone with a hunting cabin who will hand feed marshmallows to this black bear off his back deck, which is absolutely retarded because he'll just keep coming back for food.
                  I was about to correct you...You saw a brown color-phased black bear, but then your second paragraph. Good job.

                  We just had a bear getting into a n elementary school dumpster. Guess where the dumpster was located...RIGHT BY THE PLAYGROUND! What a great place! Dumbass school kept on using dumpster and didn't even bother to move it. Had an incident occurred, i bet it would have went to court.

                  Black bear 'predatory' attacks are becoming more common as black bear/human encounters rise due to urbanization. They are documented almost every year now.. Attacks where the bear exhibits predatory behavior (i.e. stalking a human) and refuses to back down. NEVER run from a black bear. Several of these predatory attacks have happened once the victim turned their back to escape. Bear is like "LOOK AT THAT WEAK BITCH, I CAN DEFINITELY TAKE 'EM!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CapnAhab View Post
                    Dude would argue with a wall. lol. And he used to trap me in with it.

                    Tell me when the argument starts because so far, I've simply added to the conversation.

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                    • #11
                      Watch it, he is fishing with dynamite.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IamDeMan View Post
                        Watch it, he is fishing with dynamite.

                        LOL

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                        • #13
                          Fucking trolls. Everywhere!

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