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Wenaha Spring bear
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:27:08 PM »
Hello from eastern Washington, this forum is absolutely great!!  This is my first post so bear with me please. ive drawn the wenaha spring bear tag and would like to ask if any of you could give up some info on the best access to into the unit around the third week of May? Also maybe a few areas inside the unit to try and focus  on. i am looking at the three forks trail head just north of Troy, Oregon. I will  be doing a backpack style hunt for 4-5 days. also wondering about the snow. thanks a lot guys!!

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
The only road access this year would be the area you mentioned. The other side will be hike only from the bottom. It may be into june this year to aces the other side, with a truck anyways.

Good luck share some pics of your hunt regardless of the outcome.

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 12:59:25 PM »
 Idk I went in at three fork trailhead to check it out. Tons of blow downs and the bridges are all burnt up to cross the creeks. So unless you want to wade across a 4 ft river or cross thigh high streams I would focus on driving in and glassing

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 01:24:43 PM »
Where do you drive in to the Wenaha? I've always thought it's basically roadless.
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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 01:30:39 PM »
Where do you drive in to the Wenaha? I've always thought it's basically roadless.

There's lots of roads look on a map...

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 01:36:11 PM »
Where do you drive in to the Wenaha? I've always thought it's basically roadless.

There's lots of roads look on a map...
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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 01:41:37 PM »
There's no roads into the Wenaha, but the entire perimeter is surrounded by them.

That being said, there's still plenty of access in there. Even now, just have to work a little harder.


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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »
my advice, does not really matter the where, more the how. of all the access points ive been in, its the same story.
pick a trailhead. hike your ass off into remote country. be in position at bear:30. dont see camp in the daylight. if its storming, be in position when it breaks. climb to the highest/best vantage point around and be ready to park it there all day with the glass. be proficient shooting longer ranges. its big, steep country. it makes for long days and longer packouts. treat all garments with permethrin as ticks are THICK in there.. good luck  :twocents:

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 02:22:31 PM »
my advice, does not really matter the where, more the how. of all the access points ive been in, its the same story.
pick a trailhead. hike your ass off into remote country. be in position at bear:30. dont see camp in the daylight. if its storming, be in position when it breaks. climb to the highest/best vantage point around and be ready to park it there all day with the glass. be proficient shooting longer ranges. its big, steep country. it makes for long days and longer packouts. treat all garments with permethrin as ticks are THICK in there.. good luck  :twocents:
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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 02:26:09 PM »
There's no roads into the Wenaha, but the entire perimeter is surrounded by them.

That being said, there's still plenty of access in there. Even now, just have to work a little harder.


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Maybe that's what I should have said more clearly.
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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 02:27:48 PM »
I know the fs has a crew in there this week clearing trails

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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
my advice, does not really matter the where, more the how. of all the access points ive been in, its the same story.
pick a trailhead. hike your ass off into remote country. be in position at bear:30. dont see camp in the daylight. if its storming, be in position when it breaks. climb to the highest/best vantage point around and be ready to park it there all day with the glass. be proficient shooting longer ranges. its big, steep country. it makes for long days and longer packouts. treat all garments with permethrin as ticks are THICK in there.. good luck  :twocents:

This is probably the best summary of how to successfully hunt the Wenaha I've read...


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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 03:24:53 PM »
Great advice, now change the title of this thread to.. Monroe spring bear!!       





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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 03:29:58 PM »
Thanks for all the info and replies! Much appreciated! And I will try and share pics after the hunt !!


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Re: Wenaha Spring bear
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 04:04:38 PM »
Great advice, now change the title of this thread to.. Monroe spring bear!!       





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