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Offline atomicjoe23

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New to bear hunting. . .
« on: June 01, 2009, 02:02:49 PM »
Hey guys. . .I have never been bear hunting before, but my neighbor set-up a game cam on his back porch about two weeks ago and he's had black bear on his back porch almost nightly. . .that and my dogs have been going absolutely ape-sh*t nightly as well!!!

So I was thinking that I might give it a try during the Fall season. . .

. . .seeing as how I have never done this before I don't even know where to start. . .I'm gonna try to do some scouting and see if I can find any sign (I know what their scat and tracks look like. . .I actually saw some pretty big scat piles when I was coyote hunting in Dewatto earlier this year), but short of that I'm not sure how to go about actually hunting them. . .stalking, tree stand????

I haven't reviewed the reg's yet either so I don't know what is legal and what is prohibited. . .i.e. baiting, hounds, etc.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Joel

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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 02:40:03 PM »
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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 02:40:50 PM »
Link where some members recommend some books and videos.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,26496.0.html

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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 03:07:28 PM »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APCJHA8saNQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]




And if you forget your call at home you can try this method.   :chuckle:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6505843169467835726&ei=0E8kSqPoKp2wqAOE5LiqAw&q=bear+calling&hl=en

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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 04:11:04 PM »
Thanks for helping out guys. . .gonna check the links out when I get home.

Joel

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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 04:18:14 PM »
Some basic calling info here.
http://hunting-washington.com/calling-bears.htm

Fish & Wildlife regs & seasons here.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regs_seasons.html




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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 10:03:04 AM »
Welcome.  You came to the right place.  I'm still getting educated!!
Essayons "let us try" motto of US Army Combat Engineers

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Re: New to bear hunting. . .
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 05:50:59 PM »
This site is Awesome thanks for all the great information

 

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