Sunset picnic on Angels Rest a few days ago. 20 minutes from Portland. 👌
Black bear, before and after. Im very thankful that I can take part in a natural ecosystem only a couple hours from Portland.
Bears eat, among other things, bear cubs, deer fawns, and elk calves. Since humans have imbalanced the whole world, its on us to make sure the fragmented natural places stay balanced for the animals that still live in it.
The fees from hunting helps pay for wildlife biologists whose full time jobs it is to help conserve the animals in our woods and deserts. Animals only get hunted that are deemed okay to be hunted by biologists monitoring animal populations, and those license fees further their research and conservation.
This bear had to be checked in at @myodfw, where they take a tissue sample and pull a tooth in order to age the bear. I had to let them know where, within 1 square mile, it died. This is their way of making sure bear populations stay healthy and in check with the populations of their prey in the area.
Anyway, this bear is real tasty.
Took a black bear off Mount Hood last night during the spring season. Food for me and my friends through the summer. 👌🏻
From left to right: bear shit, my foot, elk track. Oregon forests, no. 12