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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 06:28:04 AM »
Every GMU that has bears should have at least a few spring permits. It's ridiculous that they don't. We've had baiting and hound hunting taken away, there's no reason they can't offer a lot more spring bear permits to help make up for it.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 06:30:41 AM »
I can't see them taking away the draw altogether, but hopefully every unit gets some tags. OTC would be the dream though!

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2017, 06:36:08 AM »
Yeah. That would be awesome.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 07:12:22 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 07:15:55 AM »
Based on the recent Loophole story.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 07:16:42 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 08:21:25 AM »
So I'm probably going to get flamed for this but, I don't think an otc spring tag would be a good idea for the east side units. As open as the terrain is and the number of good bear hunters who love spring bear I think the bear population would be impacted in a bad way.  The wet side I feel can support otc spring tags, at least every unit should have permits on the west.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 08:25:07 AM »
I'd be willing to pay a little extra to bait in the spring.
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2017, 08:42:14 AM »
I'd like to see the West side be OTC.   They could institute a quota system.   That may even work for some of the GMU's in the NE part of the state. 

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2017, 09:07:31 AM »
It would be great if the west side went otc in spring.  I know in the GMUs I hunt, I see lots more bear in spring while the bears are still down low.  Mosquitoes aren't much of an issue early either.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2017, 09:12:16 AM »


So I'm probably going to get flamed for this but, I don't think an otc spring tag would be a good idea for the east side units. As open as the terrain is and the number of good bear hunters who love spring bear I think the bear population would be impacted in a bad way.  The wet side I feel can support otc spring tags, at least every unit should have permits on the west.

The bear population could stand a dramatic impact.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 01:49:20 PM »
hope more units open or general in  denser areas  if we want baiting back i think we are going to have to rally the troops

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2017, 03:04:25 PM »


So I'm probably going to get flamed for this but, I don't think an otc spring tag would be a good idea for the east side units. As open as the terrain is and the number of good bear hunters who love spring bear I think the bear population would be impacted in a bad way.  The wet side I feel can support otc spring tags, at least every unit should have permits on the west.

The bear population could stand a dramatic impact.

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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »
I definetly agree there are too many bears on the wet side, I just wouldn't want my blues to get over hunted.  It's a special time spring bear hunting over there, I'd like to see it left the way it is.  Just my 2 cents
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Re: New spring bear guidelines in 2018?
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2017, 10:07:43 PM »
I definetly agree there are too many bears on the wet side, I just wouldn't want my blues to get over hunted.  It's a special time spring bear hunting over there, I'd like to see it left the way it is.  Just my 2 cents

Those bears eat way too many elk calves. I lived in Waitsburg and I have seen the damage that those bears do to the elk over there in the Blue's. I'm sorry but when there's 18 bears working one draw where cow elk are calving it's no good for the elk.  Choot em Elizabeth Choot em!