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4nolz@work 31-Mar-23
4nolz@work 31-Mar-23
HDE 31-Mar-23
Brotsky 31-Mar-23
APauls 31-Mar-23
APauls 31-Mar-23
APauls 31-Mar-23
wytex 31-Mar-23
Stoneman 31-Mar-23
Matt 31-Mar-23
TonyBear 31-Mar-23
KsRancher 31-Mar-23
APauls 01-Apr-23
fuzzy 01-Apr-23
From: 4nolz@work
31-Mar-23
https://polarbearscience.com/2023/03/20/15-years-after-esa-listing-as-threatened-due-to-sea-ice-loss-polar-bears-are-abundant-thriving/

From: 4nolz@work
31-Mar-23

4nolz@work's Link

From: HDE
31-Mar-23
The polar ice caps are an after effect that is still normalizing.

From: Brotsky
31-Mar-23
40 years ago there were 20,000 polar bears, today only 30,000 remain. :)

From: APauls
31-Mar-23

APauls's embedded Photo
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They figure things out. Like these big boys deciding to spend their summers eating belugas instead of just waiting for winter and seals...

From: APauls
31-Mar-23

APauls's embedded Photo
So skinny!!
APauls's embedded Photo
So skinny!!

From: APauls
31-Mar-23

APauls's embedded Photo
Wake me up when doomsday is over - I'm so worried right now
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Wake me up when doomsday is over - I'm so worried right now
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If only we had some more weight in the summer...
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If only we had some more weight in the summer...
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Triplets???? But they say it's impossible!!!
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Triplets???? But they say it's impossible!!!

From: wytex
31-Mar-23
Bowhunter on the TBH forum is on a live polar bear hunt right now, just went out this morning on the ice. Be interesting to hear what he says about numbers and the hunt, he is hunting out of Grise Fiord. Cool pics !!!

From: Stoneman
31-Mar-23
Great photos AP and captions are pretty good too!

31-Mar-23
Great pictures !! Thanks

From: Matt
31-Mar-23
That ESA listing was always political theater. Fossil records show polar bears have been around for ~150K years. The last interglacial period (opposite of an ice age) was 115K-125K years ago. There is evidence to suggest average world temperatures were 1-2 degrees C higher than they are today, and sea levels were 6-9 meters higher than today.

From: TonyBear
31-Mar-23
So what happened to the short-nosed bear? They were more plentiful than polar bears before the last ice age...Must have been humans.

From: KsRancher
31-Mar-23
Do you guys have a link to a "peer reviewed study" to back those statements up? I would like to see it to make sure you aren't spewing misinformation :)

From: APauls
01-Apr-23
There recently was an article talking about decline in the southern Hudson Bay bear population. Unfortunately this is based off of flying the coastline where they’ve been darting bears for years now. As any hunter would quickly realize, bears now run like hell when they hear a chopper, because when choppers come they get chased some to the point of death. (We see this every year)

So what does a hunted animal do? They adapt. Last summer when I checked the collars 11/13 sows collared were WAY inland. Where a marine mammal doesn’t belong. I’m talking like 100km inland. So then the counts on the coast show a declining population. Well I wonder…that’s where they get darted. Seems like this doesn’t get taken into account.

Seeing as deer are smart enough to look in trees and avoid places where they’ve sniffed a hunter it’s no wonder a polar bear will learn to avoid the area it gets darted. But that’s just one redneck’s opinion.

01-Apr-23
Bears are quicker to learn than many prey animals and definitely deer. so that makes sense to me.

From: fuzzy
01-Apr-23
KsRancher here you go: https://mosj.no/en/indikator/fauna/marine-fauna/polar-bear/

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