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( funny) or just caught pic's and stories of bear-people on bear bait pile

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Post pictures and stories of funny things bear do on bait pile or people not knowing they were on camera. Any one got a funny story or just a story to share of unexpected pictures of things on your trail camera'..

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Col. Hoggiebun

One time while walikng to stand for a morning hunt, previous pictures showed three different bear opening the crib. As I was trying to regain my bearings I came what at first I though was a huge deer stand an figured I had stumbled into the nieghboring property. As I approached the stand I soon realized that this was no stand but some sort of cottage in the middle of the woods. I caught a whif of wood smoke an imedeatly some partiers had recently finished having a kegger an the bonfire was still smoldering. It was quickly apparent that the smoke was coming from the chimminey.figuring that the passed out partiers were in no shape to Deal with a fire if coals should accidently ignite something combustable. It was soon going to be sunrise but I had make sure that all was safe. I didn't want the woods to hurn down. No answer came from with in so I quietly opend the door as to not startle anyone awake. In the center of the room there was a huge table an on the table were threehuge bowls of steaming hot porrage. Talk about weired, like I had read this somewhere. I quickky got out of there an foun d my stand about a half an hour later an ended up takei g the biggest bear of my life. A huge boar with a 22 inch skull an weighing over 450 lbs. Ive never been able to find that cottage again tho. All I can figure is who ever I habited that cottage must have been some kinda bear people.

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3 years ago, I had my camera set on video. Caught the neighbor peeing all around under my deer tree stand. Then the next video is him pulling on the string I use to hoist my bow up with. The next video is him right in front of my camera and the camera starts shaking. He poured water in my camera to destroy it, but didn't take the SD card, so I caught him.

When I tried getting up in my stand, one of my tree steps was missing, the string was broke. When the game warden confronted him, he denied everything until the warden explained it is on video. He admitted to the peeing, but said he didn't break the string, or take a tree step, or ruin the camera. But the neighbor called and asked if he could replace the camera. I just said, we'll let the court system handle it.

The warden asked me to press charges because he has had several run in's with him over the years. He wanted to get him for theft, hunter harrasment, trespassing, and vandalism. Kind of disaapointed, all he got was a trespassing fine, and had to replace the camera because the county attorney didn't want to embarass him. [PoorWordUsage]??

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