FROM THE GUARDIAN CROUCH BUREAU CHIEF
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.
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.
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