Short hike today, pics of tracks and knives (pic heavy)

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  1. atcgriffin

    atcgriffin

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Today I went to Cavalier WMA, VA. It is about 40 mins from the house.


    Deer Tracks....
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    Black Bear Tracks....
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    Anyone good at guessing the size of that bear?


    Also does anyone know what was rooting up the ground in these photos? Last winter Virginia Game posted that there were a family of seven pigs on the property. But I don't have any experience with pigs.

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    And now the knives...
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    Thank you.
     
  2. fugawee

    fugawee

    Jul 7, 2008
    very cool pics!
    no experience with tracks,but
    if you make a footprint next to the bears
    and see how far down you sank,
    that might tell you how heavy that bear was
    impressive lookin size to me!

    Great knives as well
    Thanks for posting! :thumbup:
     
  3. seelow123

    seelow123

    Oct 4, 2008
    great pics.

    whet is the knife to the right of the kukri in the first group shot?

    i see you have a ruger gp-100, i have the blued 6 inch version, great gun
     
  4. atcgriffin

    atcgriffin

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I believe the knife your asking about is a Koyote LBK (little big knife). The knife has a thick handle which adds some weight to it. Its funny, every time I dont have my GP 100, I see some wild stuff that made wish I had it on me. Like a 5 and half foot rattle snake and on opening day of deer season I was just getting settled in and repositioning my chair and I look up and there is a black bear about 20 paces away looking at me. My muzzleloader was resting on my pack and grabbed it and he ran off.
     
  5. seelow123

    seelow123

    Oct 4, 2008
    thats some scary stuff, a five foot rattlesnake? thats huge! i hope you didnt kill it (unless of course you were in harms way)

    whats the price on the lbk?

    thanks,
    william
     
  6. Texas Slim

    Texas Slim

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    Feb 12, 2007
    Nice photos, looks like a fine way to spend you day. The damage you showed is pigs, for sure.
     
  7. atcgriffin

    atcgriffin

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Chistof is the maker the LBK. He has page in the knifemaker section here. I can't remember exactly what it cost.
     
  8. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Thanks for the pics. I don't know how big the bear would have been, as I have only seen a few in the wild, and never any tracks that I stumbled upon. Although it does look to be of a decent size.
     
  9. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Great pics, I always like looking to see what all tracks i can find too.
     
  10. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Great pics and YEP Pigs for sure. I can smell the bacon now!!!
     
  11. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    Neat pics. I love the bear tracks.

    Bryan
     
  12. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Great pics buddy, those Bear tracks are very cool !

    To size the bear you measure the distance across the front pad and simply add 1. This will give you a rough “square” of the bear. So if you measure the bear track and it came out at 5″inches across, you would add 1 and could guesstimate that bear was roughly a 6′ foot bear.
     
  13. fugawee

    fugawee

    Jul 7, 2008
    Ah ha!
    Nice to know that
    sure beats the "make a footprint next to it and see how far down you sink" method :D
     
  14. atcgriffin

    atcgriffin

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    Sep 25, 2008
    thanks for the tip on measuring the bear track!
     
  15. OkefenokeeKnives

    OkefenokeeKnives

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    May 22, 2009
    Cool pictures, thanks for sharing. The rooting was wild hogs.
     
  16. Menace

    Menace

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    Feb 1, 2007
    whereabouts in Virginia is this? I'm in Richmond
     
  17. atcgriffin

    atcgriffin

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Chesapeake, Va. Cavalier WMA. I live in Va Beach.
     
  18. High Density

    High Density

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Sweet wheel gun.
     

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