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Spring bear..
« on: March 12, 2007, 06:46:56 PM »
Anyone apply?
Where?
Why?




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 07:14:52 PM »
I did, Dayton area as they have lots of bear, and the spring onions makes them very visible versus other parts.  Second if that reallymatters, the Colville.  It has many many more bear, but they are not as visible.  Lots more tags this year with them opening that part of the state.  I hope to get drawn.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 08:53:45 PM »
I will be applying for the westside, just not sure what unit. I guess I need to make up my mind. Someday I would like to hunt bears around Colville, but that is a long way to go.

Have you ever tried calling in the areas that they are not as visible?




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 06:37:40 AM »
YES I have, and its fun, nerve racking, quite the adrenaline rush.   I would suggest either having a partner along, or call where its a little more open.  They come in hard and fast.  Its not like rattling whities or calling in Turkeys.  These guys are expecting to eat upon arrival.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 05:04:36 PM »
Belive me, I know what a rush it is. I was just curious if you had tried it.

I have called in over two dozen bears. Most of the bear I have killed have been called either with a predator call or cow elk call. I have had them come running, popping teeth as well as had them come in as silent as can be. It is allways a rush.




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2007, 05:38:44 PM »
I guess I missed the cutoff for spring bears. I would like to get a bear if I have the opportunity this season.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2007, 05:56:29 PM »
Well I put in for Copalis on the coast, but now I wish I hadn't. The access issues aren't as bad as Kapowsin, but they are going to be a pain in the rear regardless. Oh well, it's only 6 bucks. If I get drawn and don't go it won't be a big deal.




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2007, 05:58:44 PM »
I would just like something other than that try again next year card.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2007, 08:22:36 AM »
Anybody know when they are going to post results?
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2007, 08:35:05 AM »
I have posted this elsewhere, but here is one that I got two years ago during the spring hunt.




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2007, 08:37:55 AM »
I know that we are going to be notified by mail before the end of the month and typically the results are posted about a week before I get my card. This year I signed up for the results to be emailed to me so I am hoping to find out by next weekend.




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2007, 01:19:54 PM »
Thanks....Thats a great looking bear! :tup:  What general area or region?
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007, 05:32:11 PM »
I killed that one in the Capitol Forest. At that time they had 100 permits. This year there will be 50 permits. They pretty much knocked the crap out of the bears there the last few years. :(




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2007, 09:39:56 AM »
He's a Dandy, thats for sure.  I'm hoping for results SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007, 10:18:30 AM »
That's a great looking bear.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 06:31:06 PM »
Yeah thats definately one to be proud of.  You get a rug done?

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 06:41:35 PM »
Hey billy, great looking bear have you scored him? I thought I saw that they were giving out 100 permits for capitol forest this year. I also put in for copalis this year. Where do you get permits for copalis? I didn't see any mention about permits on the game depts web site, they must send you that info if you draw? Predator

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2007, 07:18:11 PM »
I put in for Capitol Forest and Kapowsin units. First year ever putting in... Hey billy, did you call that bear in or just happen upon it and shoot it?

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2007, 12:01:25 PM »
bowpredator,  Capitol Forest was reduced to 50 permits, apparently due to a reduction in the bear population there, in the last couple of years. Here is a link to the actual WAC on that:  http://search.leg.wa.gov/wslwac/WAC%20232%20%20TITLE/WAC%20232%20-%2028%20%20CHAPTER/WAC%20232%20-%2028%20-286.htm

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2007, 07:23:56 PM »
Hey Billy nice HOG there  :) Hey if you guys don't get drawn, ID has some 2 bear units over in the Clearwater area, the tags are only $31.50 for non-residents.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2007, 09:52:01 PM »
Thanks guys..and no, I did not do a rug or mount of that bear.....I wish I had, but at the time I wasn't working much and since we already have three bear mounts..A year later he scored 20 inches even.

Bowpredator - The access permits must be picked up in Aberdeen. There is no mention of the permits online that I can find, except on the press release at F&G. I don't think F&G will send out any info on access, we will be lucky to get maps for the CF, we found out by calling the timber company.

Brushchimp - I called that bear in, it only took an hour!. It was one of 3 bears I called that spring. Poster/member Bobcat also called in a couple good bears that spring. Good luck on the CF, but I hope you don't get the Kapowsin tag unless you are familiar with the area and the politics of the unit. I know they were purchased by a new company, but I understand that alot of the same practices will be followed again this year.

Machias - You want to be an unpaid guide? LOL




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2007, 10:36:18 PM »
 :)  There is sooo much room and sooo many bears, I'd be more than happy to point some areas out for you.  The season opens 1 April, but you'll have a heck of a time getting into alot of areas without a snowmobile.  I am going to try and get in ahead of other folks with my snowmobile this year.  Not a bad deal, $140 for a hunting lic, 31.50 for a tag and you can hunt bear from 1 Apr to the end of Jun, I think, let me double check that.  Awesome country.  Also you can bait for $11.50 more.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2007, 09:09:59 AM »
You're killin' me now.  I already have my Idaho license, but thought in my mind you had to draw for Spring bear over there as well.   Some investigation needs to be done. :)

P.S.  I've been drooling over your hound add.  I've been really contemplating getting some hounds, but know the time and other committments.  My best friend was a houndsman on the west side, but his family moved to Idaho when Washington changed the regs.  Anyhow, it was alot of fun running with them.  Now that Washington is opening a little, I've thought about it.  I would be very green at training them, but I guess thats half the fun.  I think I would be more into cats than I would bears, but its all fun.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2007, 09:24:22 AM »
Boneaddict you buy the bluetick, i will bring the one walker that i have left that needs some work and we will get em treed.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2007, 11:01:10 AM »
Just might happen.  All I have to do is convinve the wife I NEED hunting dogs.  With you guys as a source, I just might have some training help.  I think this year is out in Idaho unless you put in for your hound stamp in like December.  I'll have to look into that. 
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