Originally Posted by rehamxela
I guess they should of shot the trip leader instead for not having control of the group!!! or maybe they should of atleast cancelled their permit and sent them packing back to where ever stupid people come from.. Bear visits once and you still leave a messy camp?? I hope they got disciplined some how for their moronic actions..
I love bears, and think they are beautiful animals. To suggest that a bears life supersedes a humans is absurd. I believe in protecting bears. But if people decide they want to leave out food, and it wonders into my camp thinking I have food for it or thinking I am food for it. I will shoot it, and not feel the least bit sorry. Yes I am in it's territory, yes it belongs there, and I don't, and yes bears have to eat. On the flip side of that coin a bear dying does not effect me, my family, or my way of life. If the bear kills or injures me it changes everything. There are people out there that would rather a bear kill them than kill the bear. Not me I have no problem killing something to save my life.
The problem is people leaving out food, but bears will be in certain areas regardless, and some are more prone to attacking. I do believe bears should be protected as much as possible, but not at the cost of a human life.