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Saw this bear while having lunch in the up today

Discussion in 'MichiganBear.com' started by Steve, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    Stopped for lunch at an establishment in the UP today. Seems that they keep an area baited for bear to keep the patrons entertained.

     
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  2. Waif

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    Both your group ,and the bear having lunch...
    Appropriate thread title.:D
     

  3. jjlrrw

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    Would you share the establishment?
     
  4. wildthing

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    I'm going to guess ... the Konteka Resort near White Pine...
     
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    Black Bear Inn is not far from White Pine. Bears visable there frequently.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    You got it.
     
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    My bad ...Konteka is the Black Bear Resort. I called it an inn.
     
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    How is it that they are allowed to bait whenever they deem they want? Where's our DNR?
     
  9. Bearboy

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    Recreational viewing has its own rules. I agree it should not be allowed
     
  10. snortwheeze

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    Still no picture's of trout ;)
     
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    What time of the day did you see it? We went there the last week of May and nothing showed.
     
  13. Liver and Onions

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    Many of us do not think of Recreational Viewing rules and bears at the same time.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_37141_37705-250077--,00.html

    It looks to me the R. V. rules apply to deer and elk only so I think it's legal. I understand the interest in watching a bear as you dine, but it seems like a bad idea to intentionally bring bears into an area where some tourist with a camera might try to get too close.

    Steve, about how far from the building was the bear ?

    L & O
     
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    The bears come within feet of the building, in fact some come right up to the windows that you can sit next to! The building is an L shape and the feeding is done on the backside .
     
  15. Steve

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    It was around 2 pm.