One Pre-Occupied Bear

November 29, 2016

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?

Got a chance to take the gun for a walk on Opening Day of Gun Season. Saw a couple of deer. More notably, I watched a medium-sized black bear dig under leaves for food for 1/2 hour. He was so pre-occupied with his foraging that he never saw me 40 yards away. It was too warm out & too far away from the nearest road for this bear to exit those woods other than by his own 4 feet; so I watched.

 

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Education Forester

Catskill Forest Association