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2017 Bears
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:29:20 PM »
No 2017 Bear harvest thread yet?? Hopefully be posting up pics tomorrow of one

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 02:33:13 PM »
Good luck to you on a great bear and a good hunt.
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
Good luck to you on a great bear and a good hunt.

Thanks man. Did you draw a spring tag? If you did good luck to you. First time in the Wenaha/Blues. I'll be staying in Lewiston tonight if anyone is around.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 04:12:41 PM »
Good luck Anthony, how long you staying?

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 05:29:21 PM »
Good luck Anthony, how long you staying?

Thanks! I think 4 days. We'll see how everything is with the snow

Using it as a mini vacation/scouting/hunting trip. Great place to eat right across the street with cold beers. Can't beat that!

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 10:46:29 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

Wow, that is a big bear here in WA, the average bear is 140 to 165.
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 05:24:02 PM »
Found some sign on the opener. No bears.  I'll keep looking though.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
TAG!  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:23:21 PM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

Wow, that is a big bear here in WA, the average bear is 140 to 165.
I know that's a good bear for Washington, but I know what kind of bears are in this area Im hunting.  As for lord grizzly and Idaho guy think what you want. 

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
You certainly won't kill a toad if you shoot a smaller bear first!!  I hope you smack a big boy!!!
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 11:39:40 AM »
Limbhangerslayer sent me a photo of the bear.  I can't post it until I get home, but it IS a dandy bear.  I probably would have popped it myself, Kudos to him for holding out for a bruiser! 
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 01:41:29 PM »
My eyes are calibrated to only see 300+ lb bears. :chuckle:
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 12:05:29 AM »
Lots of area to hunt already. Put a lot of miles on yesterday. Area I was hunting was further down than I expected. High water levels for river crossings. Managed to find a few areas to cross. Hiked in 5 hours and out 5 hours. Had to have been 12-15 miles. Amazing country. Saw one little blonde bear. Bunch of winter kill. Probably 4 elk one deer. Had a blast. Super stoked for warmer weather and snow melt up high.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 05:00:51 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 05:40:04 AM »
That had to be 23-28 miles if it took 5 hrs both ways :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2017, 09:36:12 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

still haven't mastered the trick of getting these bears to stand on the bathroom scale that every other guy on the internet seems to know. maybe one day. im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...

I shot a bear last spring and a buck that scored 187 and was just over 30"s wide last fall and decided not to put a picture on here because of this.

I'm impressed that you guys are able to field judge a bear by a post on an internet forum that doesn't even have a photo attached

JM I get the annoying trolls on here but who really cares what they have to say post your pics for 99% of us who are going to drool over a 187" buck!
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »
That had to be 23-28 miles if it took 5 hrs both ways :chuckle:

Well I was slowly hunting my way along the trail it might have been less but my body definitely felt like it was put through the ringer

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »
Big bears and little bears...post them up. Negative or trolling comments will be dealt with swiftly!

Shoot em and post em!
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 12:33:59 PM »
What elevation were you at duckslayer?

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 03:27:14 PM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

Wow, that is a big bear here in WA, the average bear is 140 to 165.
I know that's a good bear for Washington, but I know what kind of bears are in this area Im hunting.  As for lord grizzly and Idaho guy think what you want.

sorry my comment wasn't directed at you. You only said a 250 pound bear which make me believe you probably did  pass on a nice bear. I just think its funny every time someone misses or just sees a bear in Idaho its always "at least a 300 pounder" Hope you get a huge one and post it up here. I will try to not derail the thread again! haha

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 06:38:13 PM »
My 10 year old son and I did 3 days this past weekend and had a great time. The roads are horrific in the Huckleberry unit, we wound up doing a lot of hiking and had a tough time making good use of our time because the few points and peaks with any fresh growth were very isolated.  The trip was amazing though, getting that much time with just my young son and I was priceless.  We camped in various spots in a 2 man tent, had lots of ice on the tent, froze at night, got blown off the mountain with hail and snow, and didn't see any bears.  And... he didn't complain once the entire trip.  Oh yea, we cooked "mountain man nachos" in the cast iron skillet over the fire. We burned the heck out of the chips and cheese but he didn't care.  He also pulled a #dudeperfect on the new world record ground squirrel haha.  Also, he wanted to get burgers at an "old fashioned" place on our way home. No problem!

We found where one bear had been out of the den, feeding in a very small isolated area.   That was the one bit of sign we found but it was in such a tough spot we couldn't wait on that point till dark without freezing thanks to the wind.

Hopefully we connect in a month when we get back up there.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 06:42:31 PM »
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 06:47:40 PM »
Awesome stuff Flyguide.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
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