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Offline hoyt5199

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where are the dang bear?
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:39:23 AM »
 spent almost all day in the woods yesterday up by darrington and granite and saw nothing but a bunch of hikers.  what gives?  anyone interested in doing a day hike/hunt into mt Sawyer next Monday?

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 10:48:21 AM »
Bears don't like people much so if you are seeing lots of hikers then you need to get out further. Avoid all the popular hiking trails. If you are out and see hikers then try side trails or cross country hike. Get away from high use area's and find food and you will find bears. If you decide to bush wack and cross country hiking make sure someone knows where you are heading in case you get lost.
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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 10:52:04 AM »
I feel the same as ripper bears don't like people much and now with the season being in its 3rd week I think you have to get in further and further away from where the other hunters have been hitting the last 2 weeks.

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 11:13:09 AM »
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Re: where are the dang bear?
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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 12:13:05 PM »
Mt Sawyer gets alot of hiker pressure from both trailheads. I didn't see much sign out there a little over month ago. Warm dry weather withh put them in the cool creek beds.

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 12:17:34 PM »
I HAD ONE COME IN YESTERDAY INTO A CREEK BUT ALL I COULD SEE WAS IT'S PAW.GLAD I GOT LEAST ONE SO FAR THIS YEAR GUESS OPENING WEEKEND OVER EAST WILL HAVE TO DO!!!

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 02:02:35 PM »
 Thanks, save me a  trip up there. I got some info on an area now open that had been closed for a while,  may check it out.

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 08:50:38 PM »
I've been up in Mt.Baker Nat Forest for 3 days a week since and haven't seen no scat or riped up stumps. Its kinda weird. I might hit the coastal areas and try there this weekend. I've talked to some people that have been in vail and it seems to be the same story.

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 08:59:06 PM »
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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 09:11:37 PM »
Yeah I spent the whole weekend in darrington and was very disapointed.  All I saw was a squirrel

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 09:13:28 PM »
I see them almost every day - too bad my season isn't open  :bash:

could have got a nice one with my car today
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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 09:15:56 PM »
Bear is a gimmie............more pics of bear than anything else........

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Re: where are the dang bear?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 09:40:51 PM »
Bear is a gimmie............more pics of bear than anything else........

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