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    Black Bear in the Hawes, TRW trail area NE Mesa

    Not sure how many of you saw this but there is a black bear running the Hawes TRW trail area in NE Mesa. This was just taken in the Red Mountain ranch subdivision which I live across the street from. Not to far from Power and Thomas road.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ood/621036002/

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    Here's another one. This time in Anthem....this was apparently traveled from the Prescott area....

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ood/649997002/

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    Two strikes and the bear's out ....sounds reasonable to me
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    Here's another one. This time in Anthem....this was apparently traveled from the Prescott area....

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ood/649997002/

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncbuster View Post
    Two strikes and the bear's out ....sounds reasonable to me
    I'm no bear or wild life expert but a bear that size doesn't seem like a threat to me. I think they could have released it DEEP into a far away forest rather than killing it. Releasing it anywhere surrounding Prescott isn't very far away from "civilization".
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    They already tried releasing it that didnt work.. might be a threat to women and children but whatever as long as you dont feel threatened.
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    I'm no bear or wild life expert but a bear that size doesn't seem like a threat to me. I think they could have released it DEEP into a far away forest rather than killing it. Releasing it anywhere surrounding Prescott isn't very far away from "civilization".

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncbuster View Post
    They already tried releasing it that didnt work.. might be a threat to women and children but whatever as long as you dont feel threatened.
    Iím with K2 on this one. Read what he said. Your strawman response regarding women and children is undignified. Find some place a little farther from civilization to release the bear. I understand that itís important to release them into a similar habitat to ensure survival, but one would think there would be a safe option besides euthanasia.

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    Yeah they could have flown it to Canada I guess or maybe consulted you two experts first.. look at an AZ map and tell us where you think would be a good spot far from any city..
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    Iím with K2 on this one. Read what he said. Your strawman response regarding women and children is undignified. Find some place a little farther from civilization to release the bear. I understand that itís important to release them into a similar habitat to ensure survival, but one would think there would be a safe option besides euthanasia.

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    Sedona... Move it to Sedona.

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    Donít claim to be an expert. One would think there might be a compromise between Canada and Prescott to release the bear. On TV the bear appeared to be a juvenile, which might have affected how/where it could be released. I donít want to create a dangerous situation for humans, but it would be good to know that AZ Fish and Game exhausts all possibilities before euthanasia. Maybe according to their protocol they did. I do understand that they had relocated this animal previously and that is certainly one strike against the it. Seems a shame that euthanasia is the solution.

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    Bearizona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Sedona... Move it to Sedona.
    That's just wrong... Sun City is the obvious choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncbuster View Post
    Yeah they could have flown it to Canada I guess or maybe consulted you two experts first.. look at an AZ map and tell us where you think would be a good spot far from any city..
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    Sedona, by me.
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