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Nicodemus

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I got about a thousand scars already. You need to get a few on that smooth, girly skin. :bounce:

I got enough scars to carry me on to the next world. My days of messing with the stuff that can bite back are just about over and done with. I`ve done my time. :)
 
I got enough scars to carry me on to the next world. My days of messing with the stuff that can bite back are just about over and done with. I`ve done my time. :)
Same here. :)
 
I got enough scars to carry me on to the next world. My days of messing with the stuff that can bite back are just about over and done with. I`ve done my time. :)
I can honestly say, I'd much rather poke a sleeping bear than handle one of the rattlers you've milked.
 
You're talking about coastal bears. The bears in the western NC live in a climate (thanks to altitude) that more closely resembles northern latitudes where bears do hibernate.
Yes, I say 'bears on the Coastal Plain" if I meant western and eastern bears in Nc I would have just said "bears" NC has the highest Mountains on the east coast. 10 over 6,000 feet and yes those bears in the mountains do hibernate some
 
Yes, I say 'bears on the Coastal Plain" if I meant western and eastern bears in Nc I would have just said "bears" NC has the highest Mountains on the east coast. 10 over 6,000 feet and yes those bears in the mountains do hibernate some
Actually, NC has 52 peaks over 6,000'. There are 21 just in my county.

The females here in the mountains usually den up/hibernate all winter, especially the pregnant ones. They give birth during hibernation. The males will den up for sometimes long periods of time, depending on the weather. They will often get up and stir around some if it comes several warm days in a row.
 

Buckman18

Senior Member
Actually, NC has 52 peaks over 6,000'. There are 21 just in my county.

The females here in the mountains usually den up/hibernate all winter, especially the pregnant ones. They give birth during hibernation. The males will den up for sometimes long periods of time, depending on the weather. They will often get up and stir around some if it comes several warm days in a row.
Hillbilly,

If you jump on that bear and wrestle it, and then post the video, Newfound Gap could be renamed NCHillbilly Gap. Just saying...
 
Hillbilly,

If you jump on that bear and wrestle it, and then post the video, Newfound Gap could be renamed NCHillbilly Gap. Just saying...
I 'll run the camera for it to be renamed Buckman Gap. :bounce:
 
He’s still there snoring away.
 
That’s interesting. I just always assumed they were going to crawl into a hollow log, under a blow down, under a rock shelf… The bear in your picture looks like it’s totally exposed to whatever weather is happening.
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. That one is just lying up against a big log on a south-facing slope where the sun hits early.
 
Yes, I say 'bears on the Coastal Plain" if I meant western and eastern bears in Nc I would have just said "bears" NC has the highest Mountains on the east coast. 10 over 6,000 feet and yes those bears in the mountains do hibernate some
Wow, just looked it up. Actually, NC has 33 peaks over 6,000!

https://www.peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=21455

Rank Peak Elev-Ft Prom-Ft Range (Level 5) Isol-Mi
1. Mount Mitchell 6684 6089 Black Mountains 1189.0
2. Mount Craig 6647 287 Black Mountains .9
3. Clingmans Dome 6643 4503 Central Great Smoky Mountains 70.7
4. Mount Guyot 6621 1581 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 16.7
5. Balsam Cone 6600 360 Black Mountains .9
Cattail Peak 6600 120 Black Mountains 1.5
6. Mount Gibbes 6520 400 Black Mountains 2.0
Clingmans Peak 6520 40 Black Mountains 2.3
Potato Hill 6475 115 Black Mountains .2
7. Mount Chapman 6417 577 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 1.3
8. Richland Balsam 6410 3010 Great Balsam Mountains 27.1
Potato Knob 6400 40 Black Mountains .3
9. Old Black 6370 170 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
Mount Hallback 6329 129 Black Mountains .0
10. Celo Knob 6327 607 Black Mountains 3.5
11. Blackstock Knob 6320 440 Black Mountains 1.6
12. Waterrock Knob 6292 1947 Plott Balsams 10.6
13. Roan High Knob 6285 3485 Roan-Unaka Mountains 18.8
Roan High Bluff 6267 147 Roan-Unaka Mountains 1.5
14. Mount Lyn Lowry 6240 360 Plott Balsams 1.5
Browning Knob 6240 120 Plott Balsams .3
15. Luftee Knob 6234 314 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.2
16. Mount Kephart 6217 657 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.7
17. Black Balsam Knob 6214 989 Great Balsam Mountains 6.9
18. Winter Star Mountain 6203 283 Black Mountains 1.0
Gibbs Mountain 6200 120 Black Mountains .7
Percys Peak 6200 80 Black Mountains .3
Cloudland Mountain 6200 40 Roan-Unaka Mountains .3
19. Mount Collins 6188 465 Central Great Smoky Mountains 1.4
20. Mount Yonaguska 6178 218 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
21. Marks Knob 6169 249 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 1.0
22. Grassy Ridge Bald 6160 648 Roan-Unaka Mountains 2.3
23. Big Cataloochee Mountain 6155 635 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.6
Tricorner Knob 6145 25 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .3
Mount Hardison 6134 94 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
24. Mount Hardy 6120 760 Great Balsam Mountains 3.4
Mount Ambler 6120 86 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
Grassy Ridge 6120 40 Roan-Unaka Mountains .3
25. Plott Balsam Mountain 6088 368 Plott Balsams 1.6
26. Craggy Dome 6080 1000 Great Craggy Mountains 3.4
26. Reinhart Knob 6080 200 Great Balsam Mountains 1.0
Thermo Knob 6080 40 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .5
28. Sam Knob 6040 360 Great Balsam Mountains 1.0
28. Grassy Cove Top 6040 320 Great Balsam Mountains 1.2
Tennent Mountain 6040 120 Great Balsam Mountains .4
30. Yellow Face 6032 312 Plott Balsams 1.0
31. Cold Mountain 6030 990 Great Balsam Mountains 4.3
32. Mount Sequoyah 6003 163 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .6
33. Shining Rock 6000 240 Great Balsam Mountains 1.3
33. Chestnut Bald 6000 160 Great Balsam Mountains
 

Buckman18

Senior Member
My new mission is to shoot a deer over 5,000 ft and 6,000ft. I’ve shot them over 4,000, but GA doesn’t have any peaks over 5,000. Gonna have to start buying an NC license again...
 
Wow, just looked it up. Actually, NC has 33 peaks over 6,000!

https://www.peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=21455

Rank Peak Elev-Ft Prom-Ft Range (Level 5) Isol-Mi
1. Mount Mitchell 6684 6089 Black Mountains 1189.0
2. Mount Craig 6647 287 Black Mountains .9
3. Clingmans Dome 6643 4503 Central Great Smoky Mountains 70.7
4. Mount Guyot 6621 1581 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 16.7
5. Balsam Cone 6600 360 Black Mountains .9
Cattail Peak 6600 120 Black Mountains 1.5
6. Mount Gibbes 6520 400 Black Mountains 2.0
Clingmans Peak 6520 40 Black Mountains 2.3
Potato Hill 6475 115 Black Mountains .2
7. Mount Chapman 6417 577 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 1.3
8. Richland Balsam 6410 3010 Great Balsam Mountains 27.1
Potato Knob 6400 40 Black Mountains .3
9. Old Black 6370 170 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
Mount Hallback 6329 129 Black Mountains .0
10. Celo Knob 6327 607 Black Mountains 3.5
11. Blackstock Knob 6320 440 Black Mountains 1.6
12. Waterrock Knob 6292 1947 Plott Balsams 10.6
13. Roan High Knob 6285 3485 Roan-Unaka Mountains 18.8
Roan High Bluff 6267 147 Roan-Unaka Mountains 1.5
14. Mount Lyn Lowry 6240 360 Plott Balsams 1.5
Browning Knob 6240 120 Plott Balsams .3
15. Luftee Knob 6234 314 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.2
16. Mount Kephart 6217 657 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.7
17. Black Balsam Knob 6214 989 Great Balsam Mountains 6.9
18. Winter Star Mountain 6203 283 Black Mountains 1.0
Gibbs Mountain 6200 120 Black Mountains .7
Percys Peak 6200 80 Black Mountains .3
Cloudland Mountain 6200 40 Roan-Unaka Mountains .3
19. Mount Collins 6188 465 Central Great Smoky Mountains 1.4
20. Mount Yonaguska 6178 218 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
21. Marks Knob 6169 249 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 1.0
22. Grassy Ridge Bald 6160 648 Roan-Unaka Mountains 2.3
23. Big Cataloochee Mountain 6155 635 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains 2.6
Tricorner Knob 6145 25 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .3
Mount Hardison 6134 94 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
24. Mount Hardy 6120 760 Great Balsam Mountains 3.4
Mount Ambler 6120 86 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .4
Grassy Ridge 6120 40 Roan-Unaka Mountains .3
25. Plott Balsam Mountain 6088 368 Plott Balsams 1.6
26. Craggy Dome 6080 1000 Great Craggy Mountains 3.4
26. Reinhart Knob 6080 200 Great Balsam Mountains 1.0
Thermo Knob 6080 40 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .5
28. Sam Knob 6040 360 Great Balsam Mountains 1.0
28. Grassy Cove Top 6040 320 Great Balsam Mountains 1.2
Tennent Mountain 6040 120 Great Balsam Mountains .4
30. Yellow Face 6032 312 Plott Balsams 1.0
31. Cold Mountain 6030 990 Great Balsam Mountains 4.3
32. Mount Sequoyah 6003 163 Eastern Great Smoky Mountains .6
33. Shining Rock 6000 240 Great Balsam Mountains 1.3
33. Chestnut Bald 6000 160 Great Balsam Mountains
There are actually 52 in NC over 6,000. Look up the "Southern Sixers." My county has 21. Some of them, the NC/TN state line runs down the middle of the summit, so both states claim them.
 
"He's" still there. I think "he" has some cubs now.
 
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