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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, 10:53:57 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

still haven't mastered the trick of getting these bears to stand on the bathroom scale that every other guy on the internet seems to know. maybe one day. im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 11:14:48 AM »
im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 03:21:27 PM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

still haven't mastered the trick of getting these bears to stand on the bathroom scale that every other guy on the internet seems to know. maybe one day. im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...



As a general rule I have noticed all bears missed or not shot at in Idaho are at least 300 pounds! Its also strange that the average dead bear I see actually hauled out of the woods is 125 to 150  :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 04:00:39 PM »
they must shrink a little when you let the air out of um. ive been on the internet long enough to know 300 is as small as they get

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #11 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 #12 on: April 17, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
TAG!  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #13 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 #14 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 #15 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 #16 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 #17 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 #18 on: April 19, 2017, 05:00:51 AM »
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 05:40:04 AM »
That had to be 23-28 miles if it took 5 hrs both ways :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 09:07:56 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

still haven't mastered the trick of getting these bears to stand on the bathroom scale that every other guy on the internet seems to know. maybe one day. im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...

I shot a bear last spring and a buck that scored 187 and was just over 30"s wide last fall and decided not to put a picture on here because of this.

I'm impressed that you guys are able to field judge a bear by a post on an internet forum that doesn't even have a photo attached

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 09:36:12 AM »
Passed on about a 250 pound bear opening day

still haven't mastered the trick of getting these bears to stand on the bathroom scale that every other guy on the internet seems to know. maybe one day. im just surprised this one was under 300, never seen one smaller than that online...

I shot a bear last spring and a buck that scored 187 and was just over 30"s wide last fall and decided not to put a picture on here because of this.

I'm impressed that you guys are able to field judge a bear by a post on an internet forum that doesn't even have a photo attached

JM I get the annoying trolls on here but who really cares what they have to say post your pics for 99% of us who are going to drool over a 187" buck!
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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 10:54:17 AM »
That had to be 23-28 miles if it took 5 hrs both ways :chuckle:

Well I was slowly hunting my way along the trail it might have been less but my body definitely felt like it was put through the ringer

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 11:05:44 AM »
Big bears and little bears...post them up. Negative or trolling comments will be dealt with swiftly!

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Re: 2017 Bears
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 12:33:59 PM »
What elevation were you at duckslayer?

 

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