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Drew spring bear
« on: March 17, 2017, 12:29:59 PM »
This will be my first time hunting spring bear on the east side.   :IBCOOL:  Plan on sleeping in the back of my truck once the time comes and cant wait to share a story either successful or unsuccessful with you guys and gals :tup:  compared to fall bear hunting is there any difference in approach or things to look for? 
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 12:42:56 PM »
Sleep in, I've never gotten up early for bears.  Get some permithen or what ever it's called and spray down your clothes, boots and packs , it will help with the ticks.  Glass the hillsides, stay around the green line or snow line. Keep your eyes open, and be patient. Don't burn up all your vacation time in the beginning of the hunt, it's a long season and it only gets better.

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:53:29 PM »
What Unit are you in?

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 10:11:04 PM »
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 10:12:03 PM »
Sleep in, I've never gotten up early for bears.  Get some permithen or what ever it's called and spray down your clothes, boots and packs , it will help with the ticks.  Glass the hillsides, stay around the green line or snow line. Keep your eyes open, and be patient. Don't burn up all your vacation time in the beginning of the hunt, it's a long season and it only gets better.
thanks!  Outside of the PBR event in tacoma i should have every weekend free :tup:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 06:46:36 AM »
Good Luck, Keep us posted

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 09:22:54 AM »
Wife and I hunted 49 Degrees North pretty hard for spring bear last year. PM for some tips.

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:28:40 AM »
Wife and I hunted 49 Degrees North pretty hard for spring bear last year. PM for some tips.
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 06:18:58 PM »
Sleep in, I've never gotten up early for bears.  Get some permithen or what ever it's called and spray down your clothes, boots and packs , it will help with the ticks.  Glass the hillsides, stay around the green line or snow line. Keep your eyes open, and be patient. Don't burn up all your vacation time in the beginning of the hunt, it's a long season and it only gets better.

I've seen first thing AM bears, but you're correct, most bears show up in the 8-11AM range and then 3-Dark.

Last 45 minutes is usually pretty exciting.


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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 06:58:35 PM »
Sleep in, I've never gotten up early for bears.  Get some permithen or what ever it's called and spray down your clothes, boots and packs , it will help with the ticks.  Glass the hillsides, stay around the green line or snow line. Keep your eyes open, and be patient. Don't burn up all your vacation time in the beginning of the hunt, it's a long season and it only gets better.

I've seen first thing AM bears, but you're correct, most bears show up in the 8-11AM range and then 3-Dark.

Last 45 minutes is usually pretty exciting.


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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 07:39:48 AM »
Congrats Seth,  we will got out there, hit it hard and have fun on this hunt. I'm super excited for you.
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 09:07:13 AM »
I'll be over there too.  First time for me.

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 09:16:56 AM »
Congrats Seth,  we will got out there, hit it hard and have fun on this hunt. I'm super excited for you.
Already getting my rig together for it :tup:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 09:21:13 AM »
I'll be over there too.  First time for me.
Good luck to you!  Hopefully we see some pics of a successful harvest :IBCOOL:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 03:03:01 PM »
Any idea when the spring bear packages will be sent out?
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »
Good luck Seth!
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2017, 08:54:39 AM »
Any idea when the spring bear packages will be sent out?

Last year I received my permit within a week, or at most two, of the drawing results.

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2017, 09:27:06 AM »
Don't get burned out early.  May and June are best months for spring bears and the weather is better for camping out.  We still have feet of snow here in the woods.  :twocents:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2017, 06:49:51 AM »
Thanks, just got my letter in the mail yesterday :tup:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2017, 07:35:59 AM »
Me too.  Let's do this.

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 07:38:45 AM »
Me too.  Let's do this.
:tup:  Was just at REI yesterday looking at gear :yike:  My credit card may or may not have taken a hit :chuckle:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2017, 06:28:34 PM »
Me too.  Let's do this.
:tup:  Was just at REI yesterday looking at gear :yike:  My credit card may or may not have taken a hit :chuckle:

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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 12:45:13 PM »
Thinking of heading over there this Friday night :tup:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2017, 08:00:06 PM »
Still too cold and early in my opinion. I would wait another two to three weeks.
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2017, 08:42:14 PM »
Too much snow, waste of time this early!  :twocents:
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Re: Drew spring bear
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2017, 09:23:39 PM »
Thinking of heading over there this Friday night :tup:
where ?  give us a snow report - there is a good mexican restaurant in Dayton if you need a place to warm up.  :)