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Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:25:20 PM »
I drew Kelly Hill spring bear and was wondering if any previous tag holders would be willing to share info.  Also, Is IEP permit worth the $$? 

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 03:30:01 PM »
not really, there's a ton of ground you don't need a permit for although there are a good amount of bear on IEP lands peeling trees.   I just think IEP ought to invite spring bear hunters and cook them hotdogs at the IEP gates to welcome them.     :twocents:

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 09:40:44 PM »
I happen to think the permit is a great deal.   :twocents:

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 07:42:52 AM »
The permit is $10 a day or something like $60 for the year. Cheap insurance.

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 07:56:37 AM »
I happen to think the permit is a great deal.   :twocents:
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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 07:59:19 AM »
Where is IP land in the Kelly Hill Unit?   :dunno:  I have spent a lot of time up there.  I know there is a fair about of Private around the roads, and good chunks of  DNR and FS.  Where the heck is the IP land?

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 11:28:46 AM »
I happen to think the permit is a great deal.   :twocents:

Not knocking IEP permit, just saying there's a lot of ground on Kelly Hill that's not IEP land. 

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 11:41:49 AM »
Duh...crap I am getting old.  Thank KF.  I'm normally on the Barstow side but wow that was a brain fart

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 08:10:16 PM »
Thank for the advice.  I'll post a report after the season.

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Re: Kelly Hill Spring Bear
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 11:38:13 PM »
Yes get the IEP permit for sure or I can almost guarantee you that Hunter will issue you a fine. He works with IEP and is a local up that way. I see him every year I am up their in the fall season. I recommend staying on stand and be very patient. Patience and a good pair of binoculars will kill you bear in 105. I see at least 2 bear up their every fall. Best of luck!
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