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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2015, 10:47:45 PM »
Thank you for all the great information and Thank you for taking the time to share it with us all.

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2015, 11:05:29 PM »
Thank you for all the great information and Thank you for taking the time to share it with us all.

My pleasure. Best of luck on your hunt.
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #77 on: April 20, 2015, 03:57:55 PM »
Great thread! Awesome information! We went out this weekend and found some decent spots for calling. Didnt find a ton of fresh sign. With this in mind, should we save our calling in these areas until later in the season? Or should we give them a go? also, have you had any luck in the rain calling? I know they are always out there, but hunting bears has always been better for us in the sun rather than the rain.

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2015, 07:01:27 PM »
Great thread! Awesome information! We went out this weekend and found some decent spots for calling. Didnt find a ton of fresh sign. With this in mind, should we save our calling in these areas until later in the season? Or should we give them a go? also, have you had any luck in the rain calling? I know they are always out there, but hunting bears has always been better for us in the sun rather than the rain.

Haven't had much luck calling anything in rain...I have called in bears in snow. If I think an area looks promising for bear, but I don't see any, I call anyway, regardless.
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #79 on: February 24, 2016, 08:02:16 PM »
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2016, 10:04:37 PM »
lots of good information here-Thanks for the effort!

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2017, 06:50:16 PM »
Well done!
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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2017, 06:53:39 PM »
Sideswipe....putt'n in for spring bear old timer?

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2017, 09:41:16 PM »
Awesome info, thank you very much for the write up!! It's a dream of mine to harvest a bear, and if you dont mind me asking, what are some of the better areas on the west side? And also, is hunting them in August much different than Spring? Thanks a ton!

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2017, 09:24:23 AM »
ttt

Just a bump for those late risers having a second cup of coffee this morning. C'mon spring tags!

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Re: A "How To" guide for west side spring bears (Updated w/pics 3.24.12)
« Reply #86 on: May 29, 2018, 12:31:13 PM »
Great thread and awesome write-up Saylean.... I'm curious to see what ya'all think about the travel patterns of wetside bears.... I know the "book" says that boars will range up to 50 square miles... so in a day, how far are these critters moving? Will they stay in an area if they have a solid food source, or will they continue to "roam" every single day? Will they always follow the snow line up, or will they stay down in the same areas they wintered in? If I see fresh peels and scat (maybe a couple days to a week old), can I expect the bear will stay in that area or could he be 20 10 miles away? I need a bacon wrapped gps tracker!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

 

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