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Drew four out of five bear tags...
« on: April 10, 2017, 12:38:17 PM »
Two for Long Beach and two for bear river. I know bear river (my tag) and wanted to get my wife and brother an opportunity (Long Beach).  Not sure if we can even access Long Beach gmu though...  any pms... on any access of any kind for this spring bear hunt would be greatly appreciated. The firearm restriction won't be a problem but there's a lot of different owners for the one timber patch that looks huntable?  All different timber farms. Is there walk in only access off 101 to the right before Long Beach?  Thanks for any help anyone can offer. I can offer info on any of the units I've been to from Idaho or wa. Just hoping they get a chance to hunt at all.   
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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 10:24:45 AM »
Nothing, no one...?  All of the timber companies are out of state but I'll keep trying to call. No answers yet.  Got what numbers I can from the parcel map.

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 06:43:25 AM »
So we found some public access for my wife and brother.  Not really much room but they'll give it a go. Thanks to a member I could probably get access to some private for them too. 

I went into bear river yesterday and when I got up top I seen truck tracks down a 1/4 mile spur road that the end of was clearly visible...  first thought was hounds... I go back down to a feeding area I like and right before I walked out I hear a dog barking. There's a road above me and the dog was only 150 yards or so. Barked for ten minutes in the same spot. Then stopped. It only sounded like one dog but, wish I had known hound hunters would be in there. I'm not mad at the hound guys. just wdfw for selling special permits that happen to have hounds running the gmus. Let the spring special permit holders get a chance to see what's in there before the contract killing starts.  They should have to advertise they allow a banned form of hunting at the time your permit is eligible and are doing contracted killing at that time.  Walking out with my area blown up I could only think one thing, I Wish they'd allow hounds in Washington state for sport.

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 07:48:21 AM »
Some others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a lot of timber companies use hound guys for hazing the bears. Not sure if they kill them or just run them out. I also believe the timber companies will bait/feed bears to attract them away from specific areas.
I've only read about that stuff happening on this forum, so I may not be accurate.
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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 07:58:38 AM »
I was told by a property manager of Campbell Group that one reason they bait in spring is to actually concentrate the likely hood of peels to a tighter area. I explored the trails in a half mile around a barell last year ( no tag, just exploring) and saw more peels in a small area than i saw everywhere else.
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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2017, 08:01:42 AM »

Some others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a lot of timber companies use hound guys for hazing the bears. Not sure if they kill them or just run them out. I also believe the timber companies will bait/feed bears to attract them away from specific areas.
I've only read about that stuff happening on this forum, so I may not be accurate.




I've talked to people who had hounds and did the timber permit contracts. There's also video or two of some members baiting for a timber company and killing the bear. All the meat, hide and gulls are surrendered if killed.  Thought I heard a shot before the dog but it wasn't where the dog was and wasn't a rifle.   :dunno:  hey if they're running dogs bear will be moving more...

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 08:02:10 AM »
Sounds like a no brainer. Hunt around the barrels. :dunno:
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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 08:03:18 AM »
I was told by a property manager of Campbell Group that one reason they bait in spring is to actually concentrate the likely hood of peels to a tighter area. I explored the trails in a half mile around a barell last year ( no tag, just exploring) and saw more peels in a small area than i saw everywhere else.

I seen no peels and was glassing for dead trees.

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 08:04:13 AM »
Sounds like a no brainer. Hunt around the barrels. :dunno:

I seen no signs of baiting. Just hounds.

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2017, 08:16:58 AM »
Next time try and talk to these hound people,if they are hazeing bears they might be glad to see someone with a tag,maybe good info on last seen bear,maybe help you out,wink,wink. :chuckle:

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 09:11:26 AM »
Doubt they risk their permit privlage to have me shoot a bear. But I'm sure they'd tell me we're the high active areas are. I was on the low road and they didn't drive it. Maybe I'll see em if I'm back down there. 

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2017, 11:26:54 AM »
Sounds like a no brainer. Hunt around the barrels. :dunno:

The way I thought I understood it works in Kapowsin, for example, is the bait barrels are in areas that are closed off to hunting to pull the bears out of the areas they want to minimize damage. Also the same areas where they allow hunting. Bait barrels are in the no hunting areas.  Again, I might be wrong.
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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 11:34:34 AM »
Sounds like a no brainer. Hunt around the barrels. :dunno:

The way I thought I understood it works in Kapowsin, for example, is the bait barrels are in areas that are closed off to hunting to pull the bears out of the areas they want to minimize damage. Also the same areas where they allow hunting. Bait barrels are in the no hunting areas.  Again, I might be wrong.
Pretty sure you are correct, I remember years ago seeing those bait staitions, very nasty!   It was like a dog kennel that never got cleaned.

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Re: Drew four out of five bear tags...
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2017, 02:55:37 PM »
Not sure if hankock uses bait, but I seen no closed areas through my travels. All the usual gates are there, with the same sign. I'm gonna call and find the days they are running dogs maybe I can avoid them. Or maybe an area they don't go.

 

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