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Old 07-28-2011, 08:28 AM
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Just wondering how many counties in the state have black bear been seen. Please list what county and when and where and any details. Bears may be in more counties than I thought

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:12 PM
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bears are in just about every county in Ga the biggest pop would be in the north ga mtns.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:25 PM
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I've seen them in Union, Towns, Lumpkin, White, and Fannin countys. More in Union cause I live here.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:34 PM
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Liberty County and Effingham County (both near Savannah). One was hit by a car in Liberty county a few weeks ago and some guy killed one 10 or so years ago in Effingham.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:23 PM
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I seen im in Gilmer county, for many years now.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:37 PM
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I've seen one union county.8-1-11 at 8:15 pm.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:46 PM
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We got all you want in Twiggs county!!!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:24 PM
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McDuffie Warren, Richmond and Oglethorpe. All within the past 1 -5 years
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:40 PM
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Dawson,Gilmer and Lumpkin. Only Dawson this yr. Ain't been out much yet though.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:44 PM
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Bibb County-Downtown Macon Georgia-This year
http://www.macon.com/2011/05/13/1558...-downtown.html
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:45 PM
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i have seen 7 pre season scouting on Cohutta WMA in the past 2 weeks
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:57 PM
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Lumpkin County is covered up with bears. Had one walk up to within 30 feet of me recently on my property before he smelled me and turned around. I have walked up on to many to count up in the National Forrest areas.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:09 PM
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Had one way tooo close walk up my porch, and grab a bag of corn i had out there couple weeks ago in Webster County, havent seen since....
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:47 PM
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I saw 1 in Jasper Co about 6 years ago in Turtle Cove sub-division on Jackson Lake.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:08 AM
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Gilmer,pickens,fannin,union ,towns are going to be your best bet.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:26 AM
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Seen them, their tracks, and gotten on camera in Twiggs and Houston Counties. Also in Washington County, but the first two I mentioned are eat up with them anywhere close to the river.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:22 AM
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Saw a big mamma and her cub walking on Blue Ridge Road aka Tennessee Valley Divide Road (NF) 3 days ago when we were walking our Ranger Students. She was about 100 yards away from our patrol just strolling along the road. We see them all the time this time of year.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:33 AM
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Lowndes County along the withlacoochee this past weekend
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:42 AM
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Rabun County may have the stray bear wander through from time to time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:44 PM
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One got hit a couple weeks ago in Gwinnett County, right across from Sugarloaf Country Club.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:34 PM
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Saw a young bear today in the middle of Forrest Service Rd 28-1 in Lumpkin County. I was mountain biking, came around a corner and he was just sitting there. Took off up the side of a hill. Looked for momma but didn't see anything else.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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We got all you want in Twiggs county!!!
I was on a club in twiggs and we couldn't hardly have feeders they kept them tore up.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:24 PM
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Like has been said, along the Ocmulgee in Mid Ga they are all over. Twiggs, Houston, Bleckley, and Pulaski, we see them regular.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:18 AM
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saw one in twiggs yesterday...
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So far...

1. Bibb
2. Dawson
3. Echols
4. Effingham
5. Fannin
6. Gilmer
7. Gwinnett
8. Hall
9. Harris
10. Houston
11. Jasper
12. Liberty
13. Lowndes
14. Lumpkin
15. Mcduffie
16. Oglethrope
17. Pickens
18. Rabun
19. Richmond
20. Talbot
21. Towns
22. Twiggs
23. Union
24. Warren
25. Washington
26. Webster
27. White
28. Cobb
29. Habersham
30. Stephens
31. Walton
32. Wilkes

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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We have them over here in Cobb running around Allatoona and running around the neighborhoods. There was a big bear on the side of HWY 20 that stood up on his rear legs a few weeks ago in Bartow
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:55 PM
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You need to add Habersham and Stephens to your list.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:32 PM
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Seen 2 in walton cty & 1 in wilkes
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Habersham County - neighbor's yard - day before yesterday- thought my Springer was going to bark all night
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Fannin this morning.
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Murray.........I see them frequently on the east side of the county
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Add Richmond,Columbia and Burke
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Just wondering how many counties in the state have black bear been seen. Please list what county and when and where and any details.
Murray co...last fall,in my yard eating pears off my tree.
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Here's one for ya. We've got pics of another one that makes this one look small...
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twiggs and wilkson county we have them on our camras every time we check them and they will sure tear up a feeder to
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plenty in ware cty.all the fires got them running everywere
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Hancock baldwin and Rabun
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Troup county, there was one at the playground in Hogansville last year.
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I had one walk up behind me not 10 yrds away when i was walking to my stand in Doulas County off Conners Rd. about 10 years ago. it was young and seemed to be curious. Still scared the pee outa me though. I cycled a round into the chamber of my gun and it took off like a bolt It must of been scared of me aswell.
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Forsyth county
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i had one walk up behind me not 10 yrds away when i was walking to my stand in doulas county off conners rd. About 10 years ago. It was young and seemed to be curious. Still scared the pee outa me though. I cycled a round into the chamber of my gun and it took off like a bolt it must of been scared of me aswell.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:27 PM
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One showed up on camera on my dads lease in Catoosa Co. According to the time stamp it was on 8-21-11 around 12:20 in the afternoon. Tore up the feeder he was visiting. You can visit the North GA / 2011 Waker Co thread for a photo.

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Ive seen two around my Cabin in Gilmer this year
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Yep! Scared me nearly to death. You can't even hear them walking up on you. You just get that eerie feeling running up the back of your neck. I thank the good lord that it decided to run rather than attack me. My nephew says that he has also seen a bear around the same area a few years ago.
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The AJC reported two bear sightings 2 weeks ago by Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody (we used to be city of Atlanta), Dekalb county.
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Jasper County, Oconee National Forest 08/15/11 saw one large one walking along a creek bed. Definitely a bear.
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Pickens county has way too many of them. A couple weeks ago the Pickens Progress ran an article that said local cops responded to 28 bear related calls in one week. I personaly had one taken a bag of dog food out of the back of my truck a couple weeks ago. They have ruined every trail camera I have ever owned.
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Forsyth county
where? I got told by a guy today. His friend had a sow and cub in his yard in Forsyth and its pretty dang close to my house! Said the little one weighed about 55 lbs. I got my cameras out. Hoping they come through here.
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Oh yeah. Add another to the list for Dawson.
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