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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2017, 07:44:01 AM »
Shot a nice tom with a 9 inch beard

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2017, 07:59:44 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:

Many mountain roads are closed or washed out and the mud is worse than I've ever seen it, much of it has no bottom, don't take chances unless you are well equipped to get yourself out,  be careful!  :tup:
I ran into a Stevens county road maintaince guy last weekend and he told me in 20 years with the department he's never seen anything like this.  The county doesn't have enough money to do the repair work on the major county roads let alone any of the smaller roads. He says some home owners in the more remote areas cant drive within a mile of their homes and he's afraid many of the roads wont get repaired this year.  Scary part is how many will dry out looking fairly good but could still slough off with the pressure of much travel.  He's truly thankful no one has been killed or badly hurt yet, but, as he put it, "it ain't over yet".  As Bearpaw said, be very carful out there and I'd recommend doing a little walking up some of the roads before you drive up em. Tow truck operators have been very busy and flat out won't go up many of the roads.  (I haven't seen any bears or bear sign yet this spring either)
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2017, 08:12:34 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:

Many mountain roads are closed or washed out and the mud is worse than I've ever seen it, much of it has no bottom, don't take chances unless you are well equipped to get yourself out,  be careful!  :tup:
Saw the pictures in the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle. Those roads look bad!
http://www.omakchronicle.com/photos/galleries/2017/apr/12/without-paddle/

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2017, 08:42:02 AM »
We spent some time Sunday trenching to redirect some of the runoff off our mountains roads. Gotta give those county boys a hand.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2017, 06:25:25 AM »
I thumped a good one yesterday. I'd focus on 10" tall grass. I shot mine @ 3pm and saw several fro. 12-3..hope that helps. Ps,  if it looks too soft....it is.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2017, 08:48:36 AM »
Btw, hides are perfect right now. The cold snap is helping us big time...the grass is up but the temp just fell.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2017, 09:42:51 AM »
Awesome. Headed over this weekend. Glad you didn't get stuck.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2017, 05:01:52 PM »
I thumped a good one yesterday. I'd focus on 10" tall grass. I shot mine @ 3pm and saw several fro. 12-3..hope that helps. Ps,  if it looks too soft....it is.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2017, 07:40:33 PM »
I thumped a good one yesterday. I'd focus on 10" tall grass. I shot mine @ 3pm and saw several fro. 12-3..hope that helps. Ps,  if it looks too soft....it is.
You are correct lol

I think I saw your divot.....that whole area is bottomless around the crossings.

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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2017, 01:34:41 PM »
I thumped a good one yesterday. I'd focus on 10" tall grass. I shot mine @ 3pm and saw several fro. 12-3..hope that helps. Ps,  if it looks too soft....it is.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2017, 03:21:15 PM »
Thanks for the update High Country.  I'll be starting my trips late this week.  I'll be sure to bring enough rations in case I bury it up to the frame.  Nice color on your bear.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2017, 05:59:44 PM »
I thumped a good one yesterday. I'd focus on 10" tall grass. I shot mine @ 3pm and saw several fro. 12-3..hope that helps. Ps,  if it looks too soft....it is.
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Re: Spring Bear - Huckleberry 121
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2017, 09:54:50 PM »
Got up there today and was able to hunt 9 to 3.  Planned to hunt the eveNing in a different basin, but car trouble had me heading home early.  It was a bust today.  I went a little too high I think.  Brought home ticks and mushrooms.  I pulled 4 off of my son, so check yourself.
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