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Old 10-07-2017, 01:30 PM
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I have heard old-timers talk about actual an bear called a hog bear what the heck is it? Is it just a poor looking southern black bear? Have you guys seen one?
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:40 PM
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Bears are referred to as boars or sows, same as pigs. Maybe this is the confusion? Never heard of hogbear
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I have heard old-timers talk about actual an bear called a hog bear what the heck is it? Is it just a poor looking southern black bear? Have you guys seen one?


It`s what the folks in South-Southeast Georgia from around the forks of the rivers and the Okefenokee called black bears. When I was a youngun I heard my Granddaddy and other elders talk of them.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:08 AM
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That's what the ole timers called them in uvalda
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I have heard people in northern Florida that called young bears that.
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It's what I've always heard very small black bears in the southeast called.
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I was given a book a few years ago written by a doctor in the mid 1920's who lived in Waycross. He hunted in the Okefenokee a lot. He wrote about there being a difference between the hog bear and the black bear. He said that the hog bear was smaller and brown. He wrote that they were called hog bears because they preferred to eat domestic hogs. He said the black bears were to big and slow to catch hogs but the little hog bear was agile enough to catch the hogs. I gave the book to my brother who does the boat tours at the Okefenokee Swamp park in Waycross. I'll ask him for the name of the book and post it up for you.
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I was given a book a few years ago written by a doctor in the mid 1920's who lived in Waycross. He hunted in the Okefenokee a lot. He wrote about there being a difference between the hog bear and the black bear. He said that the hog bear was smaller and brown. He wrote that they were called hog bears because they preferred to eat domestic hogs. He said the black bears were to big and slow to catch hogs but the little hog bear was agile enough to catch the hogs. I gave the book to my brother who does the boat tours at the Okefenokee Swamp park in Waycross. I'll ask him for the name of the book and post it up for you.


I`d be interested in that book myself.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:56 PM
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Must be a South GA thing. Never hear'd of a hog bear.
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i always wondered about hogbears also. i remember the older folks talking about seeing them, but i never got a real explanation of what the difference was in them and regular bears.
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grew up on the ocmulgee/altamaha hearing about them.
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I thought the hogbear was the one with the white patch on chest, I used to hear talk of them when I was a youngster.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:41 AM
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I wonder if it was a sub species that was local to South GA only.
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