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View Postericjcrash, on Apr 11 2009, 02:11 AM, said:

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You try taking pictures of deer 25' away and you tell me what happens. Actually take a picture, show me and then be sarcastic.


you first mister mouth

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Had friend come over and visit...............................

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For reference the bush is 5' tall at the tallest. Were his head was was 4' It looks smaller since I am shooting down at it off my deck.
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Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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View Postlab94, on Nov 10 2009, 03:11 PM, said:

Had friend come over and visit...............................


For reference the bush is 5' tall at the tallest. Were his head was was 4' It looks smaller since I am shooting down at it off my deck.

damn!1 hope you have a shot gun or something to protect your little ones! thats a big'n!

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View Postvascudave, on Nov 11 2009, 04:49 PM, said:

damn!1 hope you have a shot gun or something to protect your little ones! thats a big'n!

Not to worry :rolleyes: :whistle: I think he is only around 250lbs. Snowshoe would know
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My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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View Postlab94, on Nov 12 2009, 09:59 AM, said:

Not to worry :rolleyes: :whistle: I think he is only around 250lbs. Snowshoe would know

not bad you can take him.

awesome pics btw!

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Nice shots lab. I would say he his average size for this time of year. Looks to be in the 250-300lbs range. Looks like a male.
Location: Wantage NJ (Northwest Sussex County)
Total snow for 2019-2020 season 10 inches
Total snow for 2018-2019 season 36.7 inches
Total snow for 2017-2018 season 64.2 inches
Total snow for 2016-2017 season 62.1 inches
Total snow for 2015-2016 season 12 inches (Least amount ever recorded for my area)
Total snow for 2014-2015 season: 56.3 inches
Total snow for 2013-2014 season: 60.1 inches
Total snow for 2012-2013 season: 50.6 inches
Total snow for 2011-2012 season: 24 inches
Total snow for 2010-2011 season: 50.8 inches
Total snow for 2009-2010 season: 69.5 inches
Total snow for 2008-2009 season: 42.6 inches
Total snow for 2007-2008 season: 52.3 inches
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View Postvascudave, on Nov 11 2009, 04:49 PM, said:

damn!1 hope you have a shot gun or something to protect your little ones! thats a big'n!

No one NJ has ever been killed by a bear and the people who have been attached (if you want to even call it that) provoked the bear in some way. I have encountered bears hundreds of times and some times within feet of them. Not once did the bear show any sign of aggresion. The most they do is bluff charges. That can be scary but at the last minute they turn around. They are like any wild animal. I would be more worried about people then bears.
Location: Wantage NJ (Northwest Sussex County)
Total snow for 2019-2020 season 10 inches
Total snow for 2018-2019 season 36.7 inches
Total snow for 2017-2018 season 64.2 inches
Total snow for 2016-2017 season 62.1 inches
Total snow for 2015-2016 season 12 inches (Least amount ever recorded for my area)
Total snow for 2014-2015 season: 56.3 inches
Total snow for 2013-2014 season: 60.1 inches
Total snow for 2012-2013 season: 50.6 inches
Total snow for 2011-2012 season: 24 inches
Total snow for 2010-2011 season: 50.8 inches
Total snow for 2009-2010 season: 69.5 inches
Total snow for 2008-2009 season: 42.6 inches
Total snow for 2007-2008 season: 52.3 inches
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View Postsnowshoe, on Nov 14 2009, 07:27 AM, said:

No one NJ has ever been killed by a bear and the people who have been attached (if you want to even call it that) provoked the bear in some way. I have encountered bears hundreds of times and some times within feet of them. Not once did the bear show any sign of aggresion. The most they do is bluff charges. That can be scary but at the last minute they turn around. They are like any wild animal. I would be more worried about people then bears.
not advocating lab go rambo or anything llke that, just can't reason with the bear if the human does do something to provoke. i crossed a deer(buck) the wrong way once and for a spit second i thought he was going to charge, but a slide away slowly.

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View Postvascudave, on Nov 14 2009, 07:38 AM, said:

not advocating lab go rambo or anything llke that, just can't reason with the bear if the human does do something to provoke. i crossed a deer(buck) the wrong way once and for a spit second i thought he was going to charge, but a slide away slowly.


Oh cr@p,already made a rug aou of him :biggrin: LOL kidding.

I am more worried about the coyote thats running around then the bears. Of cource I tell the kids to stay away from all of the animals.
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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View Postsnowshoe, on Nov 14 2009, 06:24 AM, said:

Nice shots lab. I would say he his average size for this time of year. Looks to be in the 250-300lbs range. Looks like a male.


Thanks, Maybe I can get a shot of one of the bigger ones. Theres one that makes this guy look like a midget.
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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Awesome shots lab! This would have been the forum for my rattlesnake photo.

These are some of the best closeups of a bear I've seen. You live in a great area for wildlife.

I've never worried about bears either. I've had several encounters of less than 100 feet and never felt threatened. But, I did recently have a deer almost run me clear over during a recent round of golf. That was weird. Good thing I got out of the way.
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View Postgpsnavigator, on Nov 14 2009, 11:12 AM, said:

Awesome shots lab! This would have been the forum for my rattlesnake photo.

These are some of the best closeups of a bear I've seen. You live in a great area for wildlife.

I've never worried about bears either. I've had several encounters of less than 100 feet and never felt threatened. But, I did recently have a deer almost run me clear over during a recent round of golf. That was weird. Good thing I got out of the way.

Thanks Paul. I am in a good spot for animals here. 75+ acres of wetland behind me. If the deer hit the ball would you have to play thru. LOL I had a buck put its rack down and stomp his feet. Makes you move quick. LOL
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BTW On a side note. Its amazing how quiet a bear is when walking thru the woods. As big as he is, he doesnt make much noise when he is walking. Running is a differnt case. I have been in the yard too turn around and have a bear just standing there looking at me, and I never heard him.
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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View Postlab94, on Nov 14 2009, 11:52 AM, said:

Oh cr@p,already made a rug aou of him :biggrin: LOL kidding.

I am more worried about the coyote thats running around then the bears. Of cource I tell the kids to stay away from all of the animals.

yea don't underestimate those little suckers. those are nice shots though. nikon right? if not what do you have?



edit....never mind just saw previous post....d-90. looks like you've got a good handle on it

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View Postlab94, on Nov 14 2009, 11:21 AM, said:

Thanks Paul. I am in a good spot for animals here. 75+ acres of wetland behind me. If the deer hit the ball would you have to play thru. LOL I had a buck put its rack down and stomp his feet. Makes you move quick. LOL
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BTW On a side note. Its amazing how quiet a bear is when walking thru the woods. As big as he is, he doesnt make much noise when he is walking. Running is a differnt case. I have been in the yard too turn around and have a bear just standing there looking at me, and I never heard him.

I'm jealous. We live in an apartment complex, so aside from squirrels, rabbits, birds, and the occasional raccoon, we don't see much, although I'm hoping we can change that next year and buy a house. Thank goodness for hiking, and golf courses too, where deer and occasional bears do wander through.

On another note, here's a question maybe someone on here can answer........What are the night insect sounds that we are still hearing? I'm trying to figure out the different night animal sounds by season. It seems the Katydid's have long subsided, but some sounds can still be heard, and quite audibly now that it is still mild. Although I suspect soon it will become silent until the spring peepers return in march.
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View Postlab94, on Nov 14 2009, 10:52 AM, said:

Oh cr@p,already made a rug aou of him :biggrin: LOL kidding.

I am more worried about the coyote thats running around then the bears. Of cource I tell the kids to stay away from all of the animals.
I guess your kids stay away from you then. LOL
Location: Wantage NJ (Northwest Sussex County)
Total snow for 2019-2020 season 10 inches
Total snow for 2018-2019 season 36.7 inches
Total snow for 2017-2018 season 64.2 inches
Total snow for 2016-2017 season 62.1 inches
Total snow for 2015-2016 season 12 inches (Least amount ever recorded for my area)
Total snow for 2014-2015 season: 56.3 inches
Total snow for 2013-2014 season: 60.1 inches
Total snow for 2012-2013 season: 50.6 inches
Total snow for 2011-2012 season: 24 inches
Total snow for 2010-2011 season: 50.8 inches
Total snow for 2009-2010 season: 69.5 inches
Total snow for 2008-2009 season: 42.6 inches
Total snow for 2007-2008 season: 52.3 inches
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View Postgpsnavigator, on Nov 16 2009, 09:21 PM, said:

I'm jealous. We live in an apartment complex, so aside from squirrels, rabbits, birds, and the occasional raccoon, we don't see much, although I'm hoping we can change that next year and buy a house. Thank goodness for hiking, and golf courses too, where deer and occasional bears do wander through.

On another note, here's a question maybe someone on here can answer........What are the night insect sounds that we are still hearing? I'm trying to figure out the different night animal sounds by season. It seems the Katydid's have long subsided, but some sounds can still be heard, and quite audibly now that it is still mild. Although I suspect soon it will become silent until the spring peepers return in march.
It could be spring peepers or tree frogs. They will come out on warmer nights but not in the numbers you here in Spring.
Location: Wantage NJ (Northwest Sussex County)
Total snow for 2019-2020 season 10 inches
Total snow for 2018-2019 season 36.7 inches
Total snow for 2017-2018 season 64.2 inches
Total snow for 2016-2017 season 62.1 inches
Total snow for 2015-2016 season 12 inches (Least amount ever recorded for my area)
Total snow for 2014-2015 season: 56.3 inches
Total snow for 2013-2014 season: 60.1 inches
Total snow for 2012-2013 season: 50.6 inches
Total snow for 2011-2012 season: 24 inches
Total snow for 2010-2011 season: 50.8 inches
Total snow for 2009-2010 season: 69.5 inches
Total snow for 2008-2009 season: 42.6 inches
Total snow for 2007-2008 season: 52.3 inches
Average 60 Inches

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View Postsnowshoe, on Nov 20 2009, 06:03 PM, said:

I guess your kids stay away from you then. LOL
Thanks :biggrin:
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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I thought I would revive this topic because these are worth sharing:

These were taken in the wee hours of the morning of April 5th by my trail camera, which is mounted on a fence post in back of my parents house in Lafayette. It's not someone's German Shepard on the loose at 3:13 am, I can tell you that.

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Paul, Nice shots. What a cute puppy. LOL :sorcerer:
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"

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a few shots I took in the last few weeks in my yard. My goal is to get one of the 500lb+ bear that keeps leaving prints in my yard. LOL This one in the photo is a small one.




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http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/

My COCORAHS ID - NJ-MS-18

http://nycmetroweath...r/lab94/br1.jpg

Elevation 794
18-19 to date 20.1"
17-18 snowfall- 79.3"
15-16 snowfall - 34.2".........16-17 snowfall- 48.7"
13-14 snowfall - 65.6".........14-15 snowfall - 63.4"
11-12 snowfall - 22.8".........12-13 snowfall - 52.1
09-10 Snowfall- 75.30" .....10-11 snowfall - 62.00"
07-08 snowfall- 39.40".. . ...08-09 snowfall- 42.70"

Snowfall Average 53.22"





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