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Anyone here who has been archery deer hunting see any bears yet? Not including the hunter who was chased
 

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I didn't see any Bears. But when I was looking for my Doe I saw Bear prints in a swamp on my property.
 

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No bears were I hunt, zone 10 flemington area. I did talk to a park ranger and he say that they had two bear incidents in that area. I hope they stay up North, I hate to see my feeders get messed up[cool]
 

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Nope no bears yet. I"m hunting Mendham now not far from the black river bear. I'm in zone 9. When I go to zone 6 I'm sure I'll see bear up there,Even though I hav'nt seen one yet while hunting in the 6 years I've been up there. Everyone else has but me. I'm sure I will this year though, I'm going in deeper where I see alot more buck action. Can't wait till Oct 1.
 

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I had a bear walk in front of my motorcycle on my way home from work around 5:00pm yesterday. It was on Netcong Road in Budd Lake and it walked into Turkey Brook Park.

It was the second one I've seen there in the last 2 weeks. Definitley 2 different bears based on size and color.
 

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SX: how big and there colors?

The one I saw 2 weeks ago was jet black. Looked to be 150 - 200lbs. He was only there for a few seconds. When he saw my truck he turned and bolted.

Yesterday's bear was a little bigger, I'm guessing 250 - 3000lbs. This one wasn't so black. More like a brownish black. Long legs too. It walked accross the road like it couldn't care less about any traffic, nice and slow. A car in front of me had to stop and let it pass. I had to stop behind the car and there was a UPS truck behind me that stopped and watched the bear for a while. The bear was at most 40 feet away from me.
 

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I've never seen a bear while deer hunting. But this past spring turkey season I saw 3 at once. The first sighting of them was ~ 30 yds from me.

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ive seen 1 bear while pheasant hunting during late season at whittingham...i was at the feilds where they hold youth pheasant day...theres a bears den there
 

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Jumped a small bear today in a powerline thicket.

There has to be a MUCH bigger one in there than just that one though, because the berry trees were snapped off at about 7 foot high.
 

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zone 6 ain't open yet, but I've seen more bears than deer the past few years.
 

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Not yet this year, but I haven't gone through a season since 1978 where I haven't seen a bear. Some of my bear encounters are quite comical. When I have time I will write up a few.
 
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