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Old 11-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Famous high peaks bear yellow yellow shot in Jay

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Interesting! Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Another unique character lost!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yellow Yellow was a clever creature whose resourcefulness made her a legend. Her exploits led to many great stories and presumably more than a few tall tales. She did a great deal to further the education of the camping community regarding the securing of food in the outdoors. Seeing the precision with which she opened a Bear Vault was unforgettable. One cannot help but admire such skill.

Death is inevitable. Nevertheless, I think it's a damned shame that a high peaks icon came to an end this way.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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Yellow Yellow was a clever creature whose resourcefulness made her a legend. Her exploits led to many great stories and presumably more than a few tall tales. She did a great deal to further the education of the camping community regarding the securing of food in the outdoors. Seeing the precision with which she opened a Bear Vault was unforgettable. One cannot help but admire such skill.

Death is inevitable. Nevertheless, I think it's a damned shame that a high peaks icon came to an end this way.
I second that!!! Well said.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #6
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She had also reportedly gotten more aggressive with hikers and campers, something she was not known for in the past, Winchell said.

Sounds like it was her time to go. No mention if she had cubs. I would rather a hunter take it legally. And get to use the meat and fur than to have it die a slow painful death. Or have it get very aggressive and have the rangers dispatch it. Because us humans encroached on its space.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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Congrats to the hunter.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Wow, and mysteriously she had no tags on. Those things just come right off now I guess. Yeah, congrats to the hunter. Must have been tough to find her.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Wow, and mysteriously she had no tags on. Those things just come right off now I guess. Yeah, congrats to the hunter. Must have been tough to find her.
If she was intelligent enough to figure out how to open bear resistant canisters, perhaps she figured out a way to remove the tags from her ears also, but not the radio collar which was still on her.

She was shot in the town of Jay after roughly 20 years of evading hunters and out-smarting humans... yes absolutely, congratulations to the hunter.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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She was shot in the town of Jay after roughly 20 years of evading hunters and out-smarting humans... yes absolutely, congratulations to the hunter.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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Wow, and mysteriously she had no tags on. Those things just come right off now I guess. Yeah, congrats to the hunter. Must have been tough to find her.
http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=19002

Browse this thread, it appears that she may have lost a tag or two before the daylight pack stealing event.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #12
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Congrats are definitely in order. This was no dumb yogi bear wandering through the woods. Bear don't get that old with that much hunting pressure around by being ignorant.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #13
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Is it illegal or unethical to shoot a tagged animal?
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Is it illegal or unethical to shoot a tagged animal?
I don't think so, and it sounds like she didn't have much left of her tags anyway, so they would have been hard to see.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #15
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Is it illegal or unethical to shoot a tagged animal?
No it is not illeagle to shoot a tagged animal. DEC tags animals to track and document certain things about it. They tag fish geese and a host of others.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #16
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any word on weight of this 20yr old Icon?? place taking?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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I got a picture of yellow/yellow in Sept of 08, between South Meadow and Marcy Dam. I had a game camera in the area. Sent the pic to DEC, because of the coller, and they responded, saying it was yellow/yellow.
After getting her picture taken, yellow/yellow proceeded to chew my camera up.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #18
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Yellow-Yellow wasn't intentionally "eluding" hunters. She was very habituated to humans, and likely thought of this hunter as no more of a danger to her than the hikers she regularly visited.

This was a bear that would come up to you in camp, and you could "shoo" her away.

There are two things that have protected her over the years. First, she kept to an area that is not often hunted, and second her two yellow tags are rather famous and most hunters would likely pass on her. At least, every hunter I personally know would certainly not intentionally kill her.

Unfortunately for Yellow-Yellow, both of those protections were gone. A dry season combined with bear canisters forced her to roam for food, and she lost both of her ear tags.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #19
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there is nothing in dec regs that states you cant shoot a tagged animal
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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Congrats to the hunter.
Sure was a legendary bear , but it must have been her time .
I'm guessing that over 20 years she has had more than a few cubs and she lives on through them .
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