Bear Map – Blue Lake

3 Jul
Blue Lake Bear Map (click on map for greater detail)

Blue Lake Bear Map (click on map for greater detail)

Forget the 50-gallon drums of cookies, candies and treats.  Put away the wheelbarrows of doughnuts.  The Bear has been baited by an apparent love of Blue Lake.   The Westside Prowler continues his nightly gluttony, ignoring fourth of July vacationers, dismal weather and seasonal inclinations to regularly ransack homesteads up and down the western Blue Lake territory.  Mr. Bear persists in his brazen ways, gobbling up compost, climbing onto porches in full view of stunned families, chomping down on birdseed desserts, and scaring the ghost out of a mother incinerating burnables on Wednesday night.  (Said mother – overwhelmed by instinct – promptly turned and RAN at full speed, despite getting thorough instruction on proper bear handling techniques, including how not to incite a bear to give chase.)

With bear sightings this season stacking up like flapjacks at a lumber camp, Blue Lake Free Press has constructed a map (shown above) to scientifically record the bear movements throughout the greater Blue Lake Metropolitan Area.

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19 Responses to “Bear Map – Blue Lake”

  1. karyn DeBoer July 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    OMG! We are coming up next week! Shoo him away! I hope our 3 dogs will scare him! YIKES!

    • The Provost July 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

      Karyn, there are at least 5 dogs directly in the area where the bear likes to roam… I am thinking that dogs may actually be attracting the bear in some way :)

  2. shashy July 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Dont worry once Natasha and I arrive all wildlife seems to leave….keep baiting Mr Bear I am obsessed with seeing one, I am bringing a barrel of dunin donuts

    • The Provost July 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

      P.S. The Provost likes Dunkin Donuts too!!

  3. Peggy Myers July 6, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    Dear Provost,
    Is the bear working alone or is it a Mama with babies?
    When is the best time of day to see Mr. or Mrs. Bear?
    Thank you, Peggy Myers

    • The Provost July 6, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

      Peggy, The bear appears to be alone, thus far. He likes to rummage for meals around 8:30 p.m. so be sure to keep your eyes open!

  4. karyn July 6, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks for the info…my father was awakened early Sat. morning to a very large noise in the lower garage…he left it open…he heard a large banging of his aluminum garbage can as if the bear was picking it up and throwing it down.. this happened numerous times…he knew that it could not be a racoon as a racoon would have just tipped the can over, and he had never heard such a loud noise before…He is convinced that it was the bear again! Our place is at the end of Hacker drive….We will be up on Thursday, my husband is convinced that he is going to get a picture this time! I am going to make sure that I hide!

    • The Provost July 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

      Whoa! The bear has been busy indeed! And I am totally with your mindset… I will not be attending any bear-searching parties either!

  5. On Golden Pond July 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    A little one ventured over to the point by the golden pond last Thursday nite about 8:00 pm! Needless to say sleeping dogs layed! I’ve heard other scouting out the point, but this is the first I have seen one in 45 years of go’in to the Lake!

    • The Provost July 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

      This definitely makes me think that it’s not just one bear, but a whole multitude of them roaming around here!

  6. Gail July 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    There have been bear sightings on Blue Lake Point. One at 6 AM by Camp Agawak’s entrance and the other sighting at 7:30 PM by Holts. Looked to be about 200 pounds.

  7. Gail July 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Two more: Birdfeeders damaged by the sandy beach on Bobcat Lake Rd and at a residence on Blue Lake Island Rd.

    • The Provost July 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

      Goodness… I really wonder how many bears there are in the Blue Lake area this year – more than 6? I heard that last year there was a bear that regularly roamed about your side of the lake @ Streater Rd… maybe it told all of its friends what a good time it was having and invited them all to come on over.

  8. karyn July 15, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi!!! We are up here on Blue Lake…On Sunday Morning, July 12th at approx. 6:30 a.m. my husband and our dog Dixie were heading back from their morning walk from Blue Lake Road back home to Hacker Drive… Lo and behold about 100 feet away walking down the hill on Hacker Dr by the Rices property was an enormous bear! Our dog did not bark, and the bear was unafraid of them!!! He sauntered off into the woods by the (Finch) sp? property…My husband is 6 feet 6inches tall and weighs about 300 pounds…this bear he believes would be weighing in at the least, 500+ pounds!!! The bear reminded him of the bears at Pecks farm that you can feed soda pop to! My husband almost hypervenillated, and was very happy that our dog did not bark at him…He now brings his camera during his daily morning walks, but has not seen the bear since!!!
    He did state to me that the bear sighting was the highllight to his trip so far…Please call if you want more info…-356-3690…

    • The Provost July 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

      Whoa, 500+ pounds!!! I think your husband just encountered the King Kong of the Blue Lake bears!!! Awesome recounting, thanks for keeping us informed, Karyn… particularly those of us who thought our dogs would scare the bears away!

  9. karyn July 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    No problem. It has been the highlight of the trip for him so far, and if I am not mistaken, the bear was right by your property that morning…we watched across the lake to see if we could see him going to get a drink of water by the lake, but did not see him. He was enormous…Dave just regrets that he didn’t have his camera with him, but he was in such disbelief anyway, that he would have forgotten to take that million dollar picture!!! I am in town right now as we do not have intranet on the lake…:)

  10. Doubting Thomas August 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    The rooster is most likely a Wild Turkey

    • The Provost August 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

      Good point, I’m with you on that.

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  1. Wildlife Watch – July « Blue Lake Free Press - August 1, 2009

    […] July has been the month of the bear, as supported by the active BLFP Bear Map commentary section and ongoing sightings. On Hacker Drive alone, Mr. Bear has singularly unnerved a strapping fellow […]

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