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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2012, 05:49:06 AM »
Great post. I learned a lot! Thanks for taking the time to write this up!
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2012, 06:21:28 PM »
Saylean hit a lot of great points on what to look for so I will add something a little different.

Here are some "peels" that you should not spend much time near.

These were done by porcupine but the reason I found them was a site member called me and swore he found a ton of bear peels. It was easy to see that bears were not the culprits.

There are no claw marks or large teeth marks and the bark is torn off in little chunks. Besides, bears don't crap tiny balls or drop quills.









I posted these pics in a Poll during the spring of 2009 and until just before I locked it the response was 2-1 bear. I should have locked it before I posted the answer.
Here is a link to that thread if you want to see some of the responses. http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=25542.msg293600#msg293600




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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2012, 06:38:19 PM »
Great examples Billy and Muledeercrazy. :tup:
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 11:08:33 AM by saylean »
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2012, 08:26:18 PM »
Thanks.

Here is a link to more peel info and pics.
http://www.callingbears.com/peels.html




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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 05:30:25 AM »
Saylean hit a lot of great points on what to look for so I will add something a little different.

Here are some "peels" that you should not spend much time near.

These were done by porcupine but the reason I found them was a site member called me and swore he found a ton of bear peels. It was easy to see that bears were not the culprits.

There are no claw marks or large teeth marks and the bark is torn off in little chunks. Besides, bears don't crap tiny balls or drop quills.



 :yeah: If you look closlely it should be pretty evident.
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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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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« 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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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« 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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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2012, 07:29:10 AM »
great post. thank you!

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2012, 08:13:15 AM »
Awesome post, great pics. Thanks, Gentlemen. :twocents:
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2012, 01:44:03 PM »
Outstanding!!  Good seeing you!  Can't wait for camp.

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2012, 01:29:53 AM »
Good stuff. Thanks for the information.
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« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2012, 08:37:48 PM »
Outstanding!!  Good seeing you!  Can't wait for camp.

glad you liked it man. Looking forward to camp too. Wont be long....Thanks for all the other 'thanks' from the other members....i appreciate it.
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