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Big Game Hunting => Bear Hunting => Topic started by: bearpaw on August 24, 2011, 06:53:40 PM

Title: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Tests
Post by: bearpaw on August 24, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming all have grizzlies in varying numbers. If you plan to hunt bear in the north half of Washington or in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, be safe and take the grizzly bear tests. In Montana you must pass their test before you can purchase a bear tag.

MY ADVICE
Take all four of these tests until you pass them all with 100% and you can hopefully avoid accidentally shooting a grizzly bear when out bear hunting. The fines and punishment for anyone accidentally shooting a grizzly are tremendous!

Washington Test
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/index.html (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/index.html)

Idaho Test
https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/education/bearIdentification/

Montana Test
http://fwpiis.mt.gov/bearid/test.htm (http://fwpiis.mt.gov/bearid/test.htm)

Wyoming
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/bearexam/default.aspx

Good luck hunting!
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bear on August 24, 2011, 07:09:10 PM
Was a fairly easy test.  I scored 100%
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Post by: greenhead_killer on August 24, 2011, 07:24:48 PM
i missed 1...but we dont have grizzleys, just like we dont have wolves in this state. thats what they keep trying to cram down my throat anyhow
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: True Sportsman on August 24, 2011, 07:58:55 PM
Nice. I like seeing helpful posts. I got two wrong. I called 2 blonde phased black bear grizzlies. I am pretty boozed up, though.  :)
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bearpaw on August 24, 2011, 08:11:54 PM
Take it again until you get 100%, the best insurance there is to not make a mistake.  :twocents:

I take it every year as a reminder and have all my guides do the same...  :tup:
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: True Sportsman on August 24, 2011, 08:14:32 PM
Take it again until you get 100%, the best insurance there is to not make a mistake.  :twocents:

I take it every year as a reminder and have all my guides do the same...  :tup:

I will. I hunt in the NE and I feel its only a matter of time before I run into a Grizzly. Thanks for posting this.
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Post by: huntergreg on August 24, 2011, 08:16:02 PM
Got a 100%
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Post by: Shank on August 24, 2011, 08:21:33 PM
i had the 3yr old take the test. he got a 67% pretty good since he was watching nick jr while doing it.  I took the test a few years ago got 90 something
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Kain on August 24, 2011, 08:30:08 PM
First time I took it I missed one. 
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Post by: HardCorpsHuntr on August 24, 2011, 08:35:43 PM
100% here, but I would not have been surprised if I had missed two or three!!! :dunno:
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Post by: raghorn69 on August 24, 2011, 09:03:30 PM
87% on first attempt
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Post by: actionshooter on August 24, 2011, 09:17:58 PM
Nice. I like seeing helpful posts. I got two wrong. I called 2 blonde phased black bear grizzlies. I am pretty boozed up, though.  :)

I think thats`why I just got 100%  :o
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Post by: Ranger91298 on August 26, 2011, 12:09:27 PM
Dangit... I missed 1...
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Kain on August 27, 2011, 06:03:49 PM
Looks like WDFW has a section on this but I couldnt get the links to work.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/ (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/)
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: firefighter4607 on August 27, 2011, 06:29:27 PM
87% on first attempt

 :yeah: I missed two but I thought they were Grizzlies and not black bears. So pretty good for me since I just went straight to the test and I don't hunt bears.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: runningboard on August 27, 2011, 07:28:02 PM
87% 1st try, that's a pretty cool link, thanks for posting it here
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Post by: grundy53 on August 28, 2011, 07:43:46 AM
First time I took it I missed one.

 :yeah:
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Post by: GoldTip on August 30, 2011, 06:23:54 AM
100%
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Post by: Michelle_Nelson on August 30, 2011, 08:38:34 AM
100%
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Kain on August 30, 2011, 04:55:23 PM
WDFW just posted this on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150281779086761&set=a.390652606760.166104.385127436760&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150281779086761&set=a.390652606760.166104.385127436760&type=1&theater)
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Post by: Jerbear on September 02, 2011, 01:09:24 AM
Missed two.  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bearpaw on September 06, 2011, 07:21:00 AM
WDFW just posted this on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150281779086761&set=a.390652606760.166104.385127436760&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150281779086761&set=a.390652606760.166104.385127436760&type=1&theater)

Thanks for the post Kain....
I'm glad to see that WDFW is stepping up and helping hunters with grizzly bear identification.

I just saw two bear this week that on a quick glance (having taken the MT test every year for many years) appeared to be grizzlies. They disappeared before I had a chance to evaluate them for sure, but I am 75% sure they were grizzlies. They appeared to have concave or dished face, with lower hind end and taller front end on both. What is important, is that having taken the test I immediately noticed these characteristics and was trying to make a definite identification. I can see that these tests are definitely a good thing for hunters and for grizzlies.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: ydeardorff on September 15, 2011, 01:10:20 AM
I missed two myself.

This will be the first year Ive ever hunted bear, so it should be interesting. Any pointers?

I do like that the dept of fish and game has taken the time to establish these online tests. Very helpfull.

Prior to this all Ive ever seen is a black bear butt looking like a bowl of jello running away from me.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Mike O on September 28, 2011, 07:32:14 PM
I went through the training portion before taking the test.  Scored 100% on the first attempt.  I printed the certificate even though I've never hunted in Montana.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: sako85 on October 04, 2011, 05:01:55 PM
Great link got 100% i will have the wife take tonight since this will be her first year hunting
with me. She was just asking me about this sort of test because we have a lot of bears and
a lot of color phase in the 204. She still thinks one of the bears on our cam might be griz, i
i think blond/black.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Helix on October 11, 2011, 02:05:16 PM
They forgot to mention the old way we learned to know for sure.  When encountering bears, if you climb a tree a hungry black bear will climb the tree after you.  A grizzly will push it over.   :chuckle:

Also you can tell from the droppings.  The Grizzly's crap smells like peperspray and is full of those bells they sell at REI. 

Seriously though, In North America virtually every case of black bears attaching humans has been determined to be predatory.  Meaning the bear was going to eat the person it attached.  The way to keep a black bear from attacking you is to either shoot it in the vitals or don't look like food (I like to yell "Hey Bear!" if it's not hunting season)

I'm not 100% sure on the statistic for Grizzly bear attacks but my understanding is that the vast majority of he attacks were territorial but not quite all.  This seems to suggest that to avoid Grizzly attacks one might leave the area and not confront the bear.  If the bear seems intent on attacking being aggressive and fighting back may be the wrong move.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: rgalanti21 on October 11, 2011, 02:34:22 PM
Got a 93%, darn that blonde phased bear
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Post by: mrgoodwrench on October 14, 2011, 09:04:09 PM
100%.....cool test!
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Post by: mrmoskillz on October 20, 2011, 12:13:10 PM
100%!
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Post by: bronczilla on October 24, 2011, 09:31:27 AM
100%  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: wence5 on November 01, 2011, 08:59:08 PM
Good test. Got 100% first time. Guess I'm good to go.  :tup:
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Post by: Wildsau on December 14, 2011, 11:37:15 AM
Child's play; aced it first time.  The nose has a bad habit of giving the bear away.
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Post by: TwoSixFourWins on April 07, 2012, 07:57:36 AM
 
Got a 93%, darn that blonde phased bear

 :yeah:
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Post by: lagnar on July 09, 2012, 08:08:48 PM
Guess i'm not hunting bears for awhile. i got 80%. 
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Post by: furiouzgeorge on July 18, 2012, 05:42:15 PM
Got 87%, first year hunting anything ever so I'd better get that nailed down!
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Black Ram on July 18, 2012, 06:01:55 PM
100%  :tup:
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Post by: IBspoiled on July 18, 2012, 06:49:22 PM
Wife here,

100% first try.   :tup:
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bearpaw on September 03, 2012, 03:01:47 PM
 :bumpin: :bumpin: :bumpin:

Do yourself a favor:
At least one grizzly bear has been confirmed by WDFW in the North Cascades and we have a couple dozen in Northeast Washington. Here is the Montana bear identification test, take it until you pass with 100% and you will be much safer of not accidentally shooting a grizzly bear in Washington.

http://fwpiis.mt.gov/bearid/test.htm (http://fwpiis.mt.gov/bearid/test.htm)


Thanks to WDFW, Washington now has online bear identification training and a test. I strongly urge all Washington bear hunters to take this training and test, it may save you from accidentally shooting the wrong bear. Just the other day I was shown a trail cam photo of a mother grizzly with cubs that was taken in NE Washington this year and there are numerous other grizzlies in Washington.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/index.html (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/bear_cougar/bear/index.html)
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Post by: csaaphill on October 30, 2012, 12:50:12 AM
 :IBCOOL:
100% first attempt
has anyone that passed went on to the certifcate thing?
Thinking on completing the certificate, but can't hunt in Montana anyhows so wouldn't do much good except to have.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: kentrek on October 30, 2012, 01:10:09 AM
good stuff to know

they need this same thing cept for wolves an yotes..

i remember a story my uncle told me of an old timer he met way back in the mtns who was huntn for "grizz" ...outside of packwood....in the early 90's
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: mdbuck5x5 on November 07, 2012, 07:54:18 PM
I aced it...really not a very difficult test, for me anyways! But gotta remember when your in the woods and the heat is on and they are 50, 75, 100 yards away from can you make that quick assessment and make the right call?
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Axle on May 17, 2013, 08:38:50 PM
Got a 100% easily but I'm still trying to figure out why the heck we need grizzlies (and - thank you for posting this. it was fun and it will help many hunters). Makes about as much sense as adding wolves. We have too many predators already!
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Post by: Simcoe hunter on May 17, 2013, 08:57:00 PM
Got a 100% easily but I'm still trying to figure out why the heck we need grizzlies (and - thank you for posting this. it was fun and it will help many hunters). Makes about as much sense as adding wolves. We have too many predators already!

We used to have the plague and smallpox too.  I don't see the knuckleheads lining up to bring those back.  I agree that we are getting too many predators.  There was enough population control due to hunting to keep deer, elk and others at reasonable levels.  Got 100% on Montana's test a few years back.  Those are fun things to do.  WDFW should have more interactive activities on their website.
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Post by: MLBowhunting on May 28, 2013, 02:42:26 PM
100 very cool
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Post by: Moose1134 on July 29, 2013, 02:36:21 PM
You need predators in the wild to pick off the week and sick that's mother natures way of keeping bad genes,traits, and diseases from being passed on.
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Post by: gonehuntin68 on August 01, 2013, 09:22:18 PM
87% on first attempt
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 :yeah:]
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bnorth on February 16, 2014, 11:35:56 AM
Missed 3 on the first attempt took it again got 100%.  Never hunted bears before or been arond them for that matter here in Nevada.  This year will be my first time bear hunting and I am coming to Washington for the hunt.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: Simcoe hunter on February 16, 2014, 01:32:32 PM
You need predators in the wild to pick off the week and sick that's mother natures way of keeping bad genes,traits, and diseases from being passed on.

You are right.  I spoke out of frustration about hunting managing the herds.  As hunters we rarely take the sick and injured.  So I feel some predation is necessary.  More than we used to have, but not as much as there is now.  And certainly not as much as the antis want.
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Post by: scottcrb on February 16, 2014, 01:48:10 PM
missed one 93% not bad test though
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Post by: barracuda163 on February 16, 2014, 02:59:10 PM
100 in Montana. 93% in wash. I believe wash. was more challenging, although you only need 80 to hunt in Montana.
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Post by: bearpaw on February 16, 2014, 03:36:51 PM
I'm glad to see hunters are taking these tests to protect themselves.  :tup:
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Post by: northwesthunter84 on February 16, 2014, 10:14:05 PM
I have completed both the Montana training (required for a bear hunt in that state) and Washington's.  They are good exams and teach a lot of the little things new hunters need to look for.  I think Washington's should become mandatory.  Its free and it doesn't hurt to learn or if not incorporate it into Hunters Ed exam.
Title: Re: Take The Online Grizzly Bear Test
Post by: bearpaw on May 04, 2014, 04:03:48 PM
Just a reminder for everyone going spring bear hunting in the northern parts of Washington. Take a few moments and take the test.
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Post by: jared88 on September 20, 2014, 09:43:51 PM
Whats this look like to you guys??? the cubs were brown and you can tell in the picture. Took this on wednesday in the alpine wilderness.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 23, 2014, 08:51:17 PM
100% on Washingtons test failed the first time on Montanas test which last year I got 100% not sure why. But seems something wrong with Montanas test for when I went to retake it it keeps picking the same ones I missed the first time through even if I change the answers?
But Washingtons I got 100%
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Post by: csaaphill on September 30, 2014, 11:14:52 PM
cool finally 100% washingtons test
and 100% montanas test :IBCOOL:
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Post by: tgomez on November 05, 2014, 12:13:23 PM
100% easy peezie!
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Post by: tgomez on August 19, 2015, 11:21:59 AM
Just took again to make sure I know my bears, 100%. You can never be too safe.
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Post by: Shawn Ryan on February 29, 2016, 05:40:16 PM
100% MT. 81% WA (missed 3).  Each WA miss was identifying a black as a grizzly bear and all frontal shots.  Have to start looking more bears in the face.
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Post by: crowinghen on April 04, 2016, 08:21:47 AM
The WDFW also has a series of videos on how to tell the sex of bears. Hubby had to watch it for his spring bear hunt but it would be good watching for any hunter .