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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2017, 09:38:20 PM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Sounds like a great day. A buddy and I were out from 2 until dark. Lots of elk and deer no bears. It's early.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2017, 08:14:37 AM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Ditto for us.

Ran into Salmon Stalker I think it was, and his buddy.

I will post this in lost and found but dropped my Range Finder in black case somewhere off Hwy 9 on one of the Spring Bear roads. We were up them all. I think it was the Wicikersham gate road as I used it up there on top. If any Spring Bear guys find it.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2017, 08:57:41 AM »
Thier out at low elevations, my neighbour saw one just east of my pasture last week.

Keep at it they'll show up when you least expect it.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »
Yeah stayed below 2000.  Most the time at 900 or less.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2017, 11:04:40 AM »
Well opening day in the books.  Can't say we saw much in the way of bear sign out there yet- things "barely" starting to break bud, even at the lower elevations.  I'm guessing we're a good 5 weeks or more behind an average spring.  Classic beautiful spring day though with clouds, rain, hail, sun- pretty much everything.  Was great spending time with my son and old man- 3 generations out hunting is always pretty cool.  Anybody have any bear sightings?

Ditto for us.

Ran into Salmon Stalker I think it was, and his buddy.

I will post this in lost and found but dropped my Range Finder in black case somewhere off Hwy 9 on one of the Spring Bear roads. We were up them all. I think it was the Wicikersham gate road as I used it up there on top. If any Spring Bear guys find it.



Quick note my partner went back up today and found my Range Finder.
Thanks Alex. :tup: :IBCOOL:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2017, 08:52:34 AM »
Well it seems the bear are starting to move.   Found this pile Easter Sunday , no fresh tree damage yet.   

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Following :tup:...

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2017, 10:04:04 AM »
You know what elevation you found that at acrim?

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
What berries could he possibly be eating this early? :dunno:
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2017, 10:15:57 AM »
I was thinking the same about berries , find it hard to believe it's leftovers from fall.   As to elevation , about 500 feet on the mangat access.

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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2017, 10:01:49 PM »
I was out tonight with my girls. Lots of elk and grouse but no bear yet.
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #62 on: Yesterday at 08:13:02 PM »
X force spotted one tonight but I don't think he shot...said it was a smaller one...
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Re: 2017 Skagit spring bear thread
« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 08:45:17 PM »
X force spotted one tonight but I don't think he shot...said it was a smaller one...

It was a downpour and smaller. Only seen 2 so far. Beating the brush I haven't seen much sign yet.

It's great being out and having this kind of access. Lots of animals elk, deer, grouse etc.
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