BooBoo Spared Despite Threat


Boise is not the only place with bears this year. This is the second bear I’ve seen around our place at Crouch this fall. The other one was bigger than this one and did not have that distinctive white patch on its chest. BEAR.jpg

In this case, I made a split second decision that the bear was not in a high traffic area; thus not a major threat and decided not to shoot it. The north end tree huggers should be happy about that.

The elk are another story. We may have to open up on them with .45 handguns just to protect all the folks moving into the Garden Valley subdivisions.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Good for you! I am certain that bears and elk have some function in the ecosystem…other than as targets for hunters.

  2. John Bischoff
    Sep 28, 2007, 8:30 am

    It’s good you still have any animals – I moved to the Crouch area in ’92 (Valley High). When I built my house, there were no others in the section of the subdivision (on the ridge), but there were deer, elk, foxes, etc. 10 years later, I sold the house because most of the new houses had loose dogs, kids with motorbikes, snowmobiles, and the area had darn few animals. Now I live in Garden City, close to the greenbelt, and I see deer, mink, foxes, muskrats and lots of birds on my morning walks, and (mostly) quieter neighbors.

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