Bear on the Run!

On 5/18/2012 at 11:18 A.M. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a report of a black bear a 1/2 mile north of West Union on Hwy 150. Deputies located the bear ½ mile north of North Fayette High School in West Union when Sheriff Marty Fisher used an ATV to turn the bear back north. North Fayette Schools were notified to keep students inside until the area was cleared. Deputies then escorted the bear 2 miles northwest of West Union when it then continued traveling northwest into a wooded area.
Sheriff Fisher warns people not to approach the bear if you spot it. If the bear becomes a threat contact your local authorities for assistance. The Iowa Department of Natural Resourses was contacted and made aware of the bear in Fayette County.

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:27 AM

Looks like a bunch of Barney Fifes' on 4 wheelers!! Why wasn't the Iowa DNR involved? Must be election year!

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 20 at 10:03 PM

As far as TomFoolery, your post states to get an education, well the current Sheriff doesn't have an education, so what does that say about him? Maybe it's time we get someone at that Office that has some education!!!

Doug says ... on Saturday, May 19 at 4:36 PM

I don't see how you blended Sheriff Fisher with driving the bear off with the fact he is running for reelection. Maybe he should have let someone else drive the bear off so as not to offend anyone. At least politically. He did not have it shot!

Jamie says ... on Saturday, May 19 at 12:36 PM

Thank you for not killing it!! Too many people kill wild animals unnecessarily.

john says ... on Friday, May 18 at 11:48 PM

I hope it eats you Sumner. And I like the BJ name for a girl.

SusanSchmig says ... on Friday, May 18 at 10:28 PM

I am so proud of Marty!!! !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 18 at 10:04 PM

Its a freaking black bear, don't they eat barries and vegetation?

AKS says ... on Friday, May 18 at 9:06 PM

This is the approach I wish was used everytime a wild animal was spotted!

mike says ... on Friday, May 18 at 8:04 PM

Keep up the good work S.O. from one of your brother Deputies

RepublicanPride says ... on Friday, May 18 at 7:45 PM

If the Sheriff wrote this, shame on him. A real leader doesn't take credit or at least doesn't force credit. If the Sheriff didn't write it himself, someone may be kissing a little... wait, a loooot of tail. That said, the deputies do a great job!

BearlyThere says ... on Friday, May 18 at 6:33 PM

Just grin and bear it folks.

ER says ... on Friday, May 18 at 6:05 PM

Hope there are not many hot shots out there that think killing the bear is the answer.While I think people should have arms and hunt,killing these poor bear is just stupid. He is more afraid of you.Just wants a nice trash can to raid..

Hunter says ... on Friday, May 18 at 5:36 PM

I got a high power that would make sure the area was totally secure for everyone

TomFoolery says ... on Friday, May 18 at 4:54 PM

Really, a bear in the area becomes a political conversation? Idiots. If you don't like your Sheriff, get an education, get hired at a department, go to the academy, and see if you can do better....Or just keep whining behind your desk.#randomthought

Blondie says ... on Friday, May 18 at 4:44 PM

As someone who lives in the area I am glad they kept an eye on it as our elementary school is only 3/4mi. from the siting area. Keep up the good work Fayette County Sheriffs and Police officers! Thanks for your vigilance.

Jonah says ... on Friday, May 18 at 4:04 PM

Must be an election year. Sheriff to the rescue!!!

Marion says ... on Friday, May 18 at 3:59 PM

That sheriff sure does make the news a lot

bjgirl11 says ... on Friday, May 18 at 3:11 PM

Yes (thatguy) guess what my real name is! As I am not telling you!

Jud says ... on Friday, May 18 at 3:08 PM

Just like any other wild leave them alone and they will do the same for you.

West Union 2 says ... on Friday, May 18 at 3:06 PM

Just another thing for the sheriff to get in the spotlight. Leave the thing alone!

West Union says ... on Friday, May 18 at 2:59 PM

Was it neglected?

Sumner says ... on Friday, May 18 at 2:56 PM

I think it is great that once native animals are moving back to the area. It isn't going to hurt anyone if they leave it alone.

Sumner says ... on Friday, May 18 at 2:55 PM

I think it is great that once native animals are starting to move back in. It isn't going to bother anyone if they leave it alone.

thatguy says ... on Friday, May 18 at 2:51 PM

Wow your name is BJ girl

bjgirl11 says ... on Friday, May 18 at 2:36 PM

Wow! Glad it isn't near where I live!

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