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2017 Bears
« on: April 16, 2017, 02:29:20 PM »
No 2017 Bear harvest thread yet?? Hopefully be posting up pics tomorrow of one

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 02:33:13 PM »
Good luck to you on a great bear and a good hunt.
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
Good luck to you on a great bear and a good hunt.

Thanks man. Did you draw a spring tag? If you did good luck to you. First time in the Wenaha/Blues. I'll be staying in Lewiston tonight if anyone is around.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 04:12:41 PM »
Good luck Anthony, how long you staying?
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 05:29:21 PM »
Good luck Anthony, how long you staying?

Thanks! I think 4 days. We'll see how everything is with the snow

Using it as a mini vacation/scouting/hunting trip. Great place to eat right across the street with cold beers. Can't beat that!

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 10:46:29 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

Wow, that is a big bear here in WA, the average bear is 140 to 165.
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 05:24:02 PM »
Found some sign on the opener. No bears.  I'll keep looking though.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
TAG!  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:23:21 PM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

Wow, that is a big bear here in WA, the average bear is 140 to 165.
I know that's a good bear for Washington, but I know what kind of bears are in this area Im hunting.  As for lord grizzly and Idaho guy think what you want. 

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
You certainly won't kill a toad if you shoot a smaller bear first!!  I hope you smack a big boy!!!
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 11:39:40 AM »
Limbhangerslayer sent me a photo of the bear.  I can't post it until I get home, but it IS a dandy bear.  I probably would have popped it myself, Kudos to him for holding out for a bruiser! 
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 01:41:29 PM »
My eyes are calibrated to only see 300+ lb bears. :chuckle:
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 12:05:29 AM »
Lots of area to hunt already. Put a lot of miles on yesterday. Area I was hunting was further down than I expected. High water levels for river crossings. Managed to find a few areas to cross. Hiked in 5 hours and out 5 hours. Had to have been 12-15 miles. Amazing country. Saw one little blonde bear. Bunch of winter kill. Probably 4 elk one deer. Had a blast. Super stoked for warmer weather and snow melt up high.

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 05:00:51 AM »
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