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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2017, 07:24:43 AM »
Well I am going to hunt Saturday, but then head east to talk turkey for a week.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
Goodluck everyone, leave one big one for me come June!
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2017, 04:38:04 PM »
Great afternoon for scouting. The girls wanted to hit the snow so we went high sledded a bit and made hot coco. We didn't venture to far off the road but the lower elevations look promising. I'm more excited about getting my girls to see some bears than I am to harvest one. Can't wait for the season to start.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2017, 11:14:22 PM »
Wow no posts since 4:30 pm

Everyone must be in bed..

Got to get up at 5 am to meet my hunting buddy.

Guess I better dream some bears.

Good luck all.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2017, 09:26:44 PM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2017, 09:38:20 PM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Sounds like a great day. A buddy and I were out from 2 until dark. Lots of elk and deer no bears. It's early.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2017, 08:14:37 AM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Ditto for us.

Ran into Salmon Stalker I think it was, and his buddy.

I will post this in lost and found but dropped my Range Finder in black case somewhere off Hwy 9 on one of the Spring Bear roads. We were up them all. I think it was the Wicikersham gate road as I used it up there on top. If any Spring Bear guys find it.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2017, 08:57:41 AM »
Thier out at low elevations, my neighbour saw one just east of my pasture last week.

Keep at it they'll show up when you least expect it.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »
Yeah stayed below 2000.  Most the time at 900 or less.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2017, 11:04:40 AM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Ditto for us.

Ran into Salmon Stalker I think it was, and his buddy.

I will post this in lost and found but dropped my Range Finder in black case somewhere off Hwy 9 on one of the Spring Bear roads. We were up them all. I think it was the Wicikersham gate road as I used it up there on top. If any Spring Bear guys find it.



Quick note my partner went back up today and found my Range Finder.
Thanks Alex. :tup: :IBCOOL:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2017, 08:52:34 AM »
Well it seems the bear are starting to move.   Found this pile Easter Sunday , no fresh tree damage yet.   

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Following :tup:...

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2017, 10:04:04 AM »
You know what elevation you found that at acrim?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
What berries could he possibly be eating this early? :dunno:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2017, 10:15:57 AM »
I was thinking the same about berries , find it hard to believe it's leftovers from fall.   As to elevation , about 500 feet on the mangat access.

 

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