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Offline dwils233

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NE bear hunting question
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:46:59 AM »
I'm fortunate enough to marry the love of my life this year....unfortunate enough to be getting married in October. Most of my hunting season this year will be disrupted so I wanted to put some effort into a few weekends of bear hunting early on.

I don't mind being unsuccessful. I've scouted a bit east of Usk but haven't seen much fresh sign. I know that 49 degrees north has some bears, and I know the Tiger Pass area has bears as well. I can't focus on both of these areas at the same time......Anybody able to recommend hunting off either Flowery Trail or Tiger Pass over the other? I do appreciate a recommendation very much!
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 11:55:36 AM »
There are bears in the areas you have mentioned. I have had good luck from 49 all the way South to Deer Lake.
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 03:28:24 PM »
You realize your anniversary being in October is....well good luck with that.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 03:36:41 PM »
I recommend continuing your efforts and scouting NE of Usk. Find the the huckleberries At high elevations and you'll find what your looking for.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 07:42:08 AM »
You realize your anniversary being in October is....well good luck with that.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 09:51:53 AM »
I feel your pain, my wedding aniv is late Sept. :bash:
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 10:49:10 AM »
I would stay north of 49, there tends to be more bears the further North you go.  Get a hold of me and I can give you some.specifics.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
I would go with where ever you know the area the best.
I think this will be a good bear year in the northeast corner,got a lot of bear pics on game cams compared to other years.Goodluck.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 03:41:44 PM »
You realize your anniversary being in October is....well good luck with that.

Not a good start to a marriage. Lol jk, it can be done.wife asked me when we could get married, I told her may since I don't hunt that month. Now I hunt ID in may, just make both work

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 01:27:53 PM »
Thanks for all the advice!

As far as the wedding goes...she wanted an October wedding and I told her I was okay with disrupting this year's season for that-but we have an understanding regarding the anniversaries. If she wants venison in the house (and she does), she'll have to be more flexible about how/when we celebrate.

I think next year we'll be going pronghorn hunting for the anniversary and she's okay with that. I'm a lucky guy
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 01:37:10 PM »
all good.  Which ones saves you the most gas
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 09:01:19 PM »
I would go with where ever you know the area the best.
I think this will be a good bear year in the northeast corner,got a lot of bear pics on game cams compared to other years.Goodluck.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 09:46:42 PM »
That's SOLID advice.

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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 08:23:26 AM »
Look up North in Alladin also, don't limit yourself. Congrats on finding the love of your life.
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Re: NE bear hunting question
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2017, 10:23:35 AM »
Bears all over ne but food in large amounts... Not so much. Find a good food source and you will find bears. Early September I like to hunt the hawthornes and service berries
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