Wisconsin native Josh Thompson spent a lot of his youth in the great outdoors, where, he tells Y108’s Jimmy and Monty, he encountered his share of black bears.

“I had one incident when I was riding my bike… on a country road… and a black bear ran out 50 feet in front of me. It was kinda scary.”

“Another time, I had one try to climb up my tree while I was deer huntin’. Apparently, I smelled delicious.”

Josh’s bear remedy? “You kinda kick at ’em and clap a little bit. The thought is that they turn away and run. I’ve been fortunate enough that they have.”

And if a bear ever tried to eat Josh’s leg off? He readily admits, “I would scream like a woman.”

Y108’s 8 Man Jam is our exclusive, invitation-only concert event on May 24th at Rivers Casino. Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Casey James, Bucky Covington, Josh Thompson, James Wesley, Thomas Rhett and the ‘Burgh’s own Joe Gruschecky (from Rodeowave, Black River, BNA, RCA, New Revolution, Broken Bow, and Valory).


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