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Bears

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Bears

Just a note to anyone visiting Haines.......the bears are out and about in town.......usually they hang out at the river mouths to feed on salmon, but the salmon are late this year so they are grazing on the natural growth all over (even here in town)......watched one in our nextdoor neighbors yard yesterday (they weren't home)......feasting on alders in broad daylight........saw another one when we were walking home from the post office......he was resting in the shade in the yard of another unoccupied house.......

So if you come to town and are hiking and biking, keep your eyes open !!

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1. Re: Bears

Thanks for the info. I won't be in Haines until November when most likely most of the bears will be gone. But the eagles will be there!

John

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2. Re: Bears

They sure will !!.......By the thousands !!

You won't be disappointed, John......

jq
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Mombear,

We were in Haines on Jul 30th, rented a car and drove all over. Saw no bear in 6hrs. Most eagles down by state park. Nice scenery. Saw nothing out road to eagle preserve. Some wildflowers!!!

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jg

Sorry you didn't see any bears........you can bet they saw you, though........

We were watching one at the Chilkoot State Park a couple of weeks ago, while a large group of cruise ship passengers were getting acquainted with their kayaks.........they were just on the other side of the parking lot from us and were totally unaware that there was a large brown bear grazing in the bushes nearby (he even raised up on his hind legs at one point, curious about all the noise they were making).........kayakers went on their way across the lake and we continued to watch the bear.......a few moments later a young couple came by on bikes and also enjoyed the show........

You just never know......

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