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Offline wooltie

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 02:25:38 PM »
Would you expect similar road conditions in 117?  I drew a tag for that unit, but plan on going there end of May/June.  Hopefully things will have dried out somewhat by then.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 02:37:54 PM »
I drew spring bear for GMU 121. I have never been there and I am looking for some advice on:

1.)Dates (I was thinking of going around the last weekend of April, is this to early?)
2.) Any suggested "Hunny hole" locations that I should be looking at?
3.) ATV/Motorcycle - I have access to both, but are they necessary? I like to get back deep and hike a ton but don't want to be hiking if "Mr. Renthals" is going to be  going through rhythm sections close by all the time

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as this will be my first time bear hunting.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2017, 05:16:51 PM »
LyonKing and I head out next weekend. Any update from 121? Anyone seen fur or sign?

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2017, 05:24:00 PM »
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2017, 06:21:22 PM »
Perfect! We just wanted to drive around and listen to Joe Rogan anyway.  :chuckle:

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2017, 06:28:39 PM »
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2017, 07:35:18 PM »
I've been in the woods for 7 days straight in 121 and have seen NO bear sign .
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2017, 08:30:19 PM »
I've been in the woods for 7 days straight in 121 and have seen NO bear sign .

I'm curious if the burn will have driven some out or if they returned to their typical den areas. I have areas that I've seen several but not even a track yet.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2017, 10:01:36 PM »
That guy obviously doesn't know how to drive.  Dodges don't get stuck.

Obviously that's what he thought!  :chuckle:
Looks like a Bellevue truck.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2017, 10:03:39 PM »
That guy obviously doesn't know how to drive.  Dodges don't get stuck.

Obviously that's what he thought!  :chuckle:
Looks like a Bellevue truck.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2017, 10:34:46 PM »
Lift kit, big tires, giant C Cummins sticker in the back window along with the other gigantic stickers.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2017, 10:53:44 PM »
Probaly the first time that pavement princess has touched dirt.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2017, 12:36:53 AM »
Kinda looks like he was ripping around in there proving his jacked truck couldn't get stuck :tup:  Pretty embarrassing for a Dodge guy to get hauled out with a Ford :chuckle:

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2017, 07:18:45 AM »
Come on guys! Clearly that truck just needed bigger tires and more lift.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2017, 07:43:36 AM »
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2017, 08:39:27 PM »
I've been in the woods for 7 days straight in 121 and have seen NO bear sign .

I've had two baits out for 8 days, not one bear visit so far, no tracks and no fresh poo found.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2017, 09:45:06 AM »
I saw a choclet bear wandering around 121 wile I was Turkey hunting

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
I saw a choclet bear wandering around 121 wile I was Turkey hunting

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2017, 03:28:58 PM »
I saw one in 121 on Saturday afternoon out turkey hunting as well.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2017, 04:19:29 PM »
we saw 3 on Saturday in 121.  All of them around 2200 - 2500 ft elevation.  working the green up on skidder trails.  I rounded the corner and came face to face with a nice cinnamon bear. 

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2017, 04:54:33 PM »
we saw 3 on Saturday in 121.  All of them around 2200 - 2500 ft elevation.  working the green up on skidder trails.  I rounded the corner and came face to face with a nice cinnamon bear.

That's awesome to hear, thanks for sharing! Sounds like its starting to heat up out there - wife is out of town for the week.... time to party 

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2017, 04:56:16 PM »
I saw a choclet bear wandering around 121 wile I was Turkey hunting

How'd you fair turkey hunting?

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2017, 05:24:45 PM »
we saw 3 on Saturday in 121.  All of them around 2200 - 2500 ft elevation.  working the green up on skidder trails.  I rounded the corner and came face to face with a nice cinnamon bear.
Yup ours was right around that elevation as well. 2000' in the thick stuff.

LyonKing, I responded to your PM. Work the skidder roads!

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2017, 06:15:40 PM »
I haven't even bothered to try heading up yet.  I don't know if the rain will ever let up.  It's been horrible since last October.  I am ready for sun and short sleeves.

I remember something about sun and short sleeves a long long time ago...

I don't know how it is on your end Dale, but on the southern end.....roads are sluffing everywhere and some serious slides are just a coin toss away. I won't have my kids with me in the truck up there for a while.

Roads are terrible everywhere, Hwy 395 between Colville and Kettle was closed again today as the Colville River is rising again and over the highway again.  :bash:
Is hwy 395 open now?

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2017, 05:39:01 AM »
Water in the Colville Valley has receded 6 to 8 feet feet in depth, Hwy 395 is open now between Colville and Kettle but closed near Barstow due to a short section that caved out of the whole highway. Inchelium Hwy also slid off and is closed. It would have sucked to find either of those at night!  :yike:

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