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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2012, 09:04:14 PM »
Well well, both Billy & Sayleen are what I call "professessors of the University of the Woods".  I have read their posts over the last few years & w/my limited "field experience" have realized they know what they are talk'in about.

Anytime I can be a hunt'in podner of either one of these would really be a treat!
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2012, 09:13:50 PM »
Where are some pictures of the bears ?  :dunno: need some photos  :yike:

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2012, 10:53:40 AM »
Well well, both Billy & Sayleen are what I call "professessors of the University of the Woods".  I have read their posts over the last few years & w/my limited "field experience" have realized they know what they are talk'in about.

Anytime I can be a hunt'in podner of either one of these would really be a treat!

Thats nice of you to say Sideswipe. I can say, without hesitation, Hunt wa has helped my hunting knowledge greatly, as has Billythekidrock with his bear posts/calling experiences. I have scoured his posts and he has taught me a ton. My brothers also got me into hunting bear, so I have to give them credit too. Let me know if you draw sometime, I would be happy to tag along for a day or so in a skagit or monroe unit.
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2012, 11:39:28 AM »
Saylean,
     
         I see a major flaw in your info on "West Side" Spring Bear. :(

You repeatedly mention "sun" and "sunshine" :o :dunno:

 :dunno: What is this of which you speak? :dunno: :dunno: :chuckle: :chuckle: 

Any buddy looked outside this time of year over here - especially this year? :dunno:

Seriously though, thanks for sharing the great info guys. :tup:
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2012, 04:37:27 PM »
Saylean,
     
         I see a major flaw in your info on "West Side" Spring Bear. :(

You repeatedly mention "sun" and "sunshine" :o :dunno:

 :dunno: What is this of which you speak? :dunno: :dunno: :chuckle: :chuckle: 

Any buddy looked outside this time of year over here - especially this year? :dunno:

Seriously though, thanks for sharing the great info guys. :tup:

Most of the seasons dont start over here till April 15th...by then, it should be partly sunny with rain shower, instead of rain showers that are partly sunny.  :tup: :chuckle:
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2012, 06:01:06 PM »
I must say that Saylean has put together a great post. I was fortunate enough to draw a spring permit in Kapowsin, so I am going to try and use some of your great advice to harvest my first bear. Thanks for taking the time to help educate all of us.   :tup:
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2012, 01:18:03 PM »
I must say that Saylean has put together a great post. I was fortunate enough to draw a spring permit in Kapowsin, so I am going to try and use some of your great advice to harvest my first bear. Thanks for taking the time to help educate all of us.   :tup:

My pleasure. I guess thats what happens when I dont draw... :'(

Good luck in Kapowsin!
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2012, 08:15:42 PM »
Thanks, I think I will need it based on the previous years harvest ratio. I only live 15 minutes from the gate though, so I will be putting in plenty of time over the next couple of months.
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2012, 11:36:31 AM »
Great info in this thread.  I am hoping to bag my first bear after many, many years of attempting to bring one home. 
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2012, 02:47:58 PM »
This is what this site is about. Great write up!
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2012, 03:21:59 PM »
Good article bro!

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2012, 08:15:42 PM »
Awesome, hopefully I will have something to post in next 2 weeks

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A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2012, 08:50:00 PM »
I thought porcupines ate the tops out of trees??

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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »
 :tup: It's those that take the time to teach the next generation of hunter's that will save the future of our sport! I applaud you and this article!!

I spent 10 years hunting with a former "bear guide" and learned more reading this article than I ever did in the field with him....some people have a knack for passing on knowledge and some people....

I very much appreciate the time you put into sharing this knowledge! Good hunting to you :tup:

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« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2012, 08:29:57 AM »
:tup: It's those that take the time to teach the next generation of hunter's that will save the future of our sport! I applaud you and this article!!

I spent 10 years hunting with a former "bear guide" and learned more reading this article than I ever did in the field with him....some people have a knack for passing on knowledge and some people....

I very much appreciate the time you put into sharing this knowledge! Good hunting to you :tup:

Thanks Bassquatch, thats a hellof a compliment and I appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed it, and glad you learned something.  :tup: Best of luck to you too sir.
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