Got bluff charged by a bear yesterday (video)

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Got bluff charged by a bear for the 3rd time this year. Was sitting on my 4 wheeler at a camera location trying to format a SD card. I looked up and saw a bear galloping right to me full bore He got 10 ft from me and put on the brakes. I can feel the wind he created from when he stopped so suddenly. He totally caught me by surprise. I just froze and we stared at each other for about 10 seconds with him huffing at me. I can clearly see his nostrils flaring in and out. The rest was caught on video. You can see him huffing in the video and was 10 yards or less the entire time of video.. He was totally not afraid. Imma go clean my drawers now.

 

Nicodemus

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That could have been a "not so harmonious outcome" for either one of you.
 

jbogg

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That is some awesome video. Would have definitely got my heart rate up. Still trying to learn how to better field judge a bear. I'm guessing 175 - 200lbs. How far off am I?
 
That is some awesome video. Would have definitely got my heart rate up. Still trying to learn how to better field judge a bear. I'm guessing 175 - 200lbs. How far off am I?
I was thinking he may be a tad bigger than 200, when he faces the camera he looks very muscular and filled out, not just fur
 
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Yeah I put the bear at 200 or a little less. All I had the camera on was the trophy rock that you see on the stump. I am not corning at all this year due to seeing nothing but bears. I literally have more bear than deer at this location
 

antharper

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That is crazy, I’m guessing it associated u or 4 wheeler with food , if that was me it would almost of been bbq bear !
 
That is a fed bear, don't believe it was a sow
I was thinking along these lines. Fed bears act just like that. Bears from the deep woods don't.
It recognized the trophy rock as a food sourch, and you were right on top of the food. Another reason why baiting in NE GA is a terrible idea.
 

Buckman18

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My mom got this picture of a big momma bear and cubs from kitchen window a couple days ago. She said she’s been seeming lots of bears with cubs lately.
That is a cool pic!

20 years ago around here, we’d see mama does with 3 fawns. Times have changed haven’t they?
 

Davexx1

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It appears the bear may have considered that pocket his spot and you were the intruder. If the charge would have been for real and not a bluff, it could have turned out bad. If you don't already, consider carrying a defensive weapon when visiting those areas.
 
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