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Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:59:38 PM »
Starts tomorrow, kinda, driving most the day tomorrow and will be at it Thursday -next Tuesday.  I hunt spring bear with my dad so I can't be one of those animal die hards that hike 10 miles in!  But we have had a really good success rate in the past years, one year killing 2 bears in one day, 2 years ago I killed my best bear.  I absolutely love spring bear, next to elk hunting it's my favorite hunt.  Look forward to being in Gods country and getting away from work , traffic and responsibilities!  Will post picks along the way if I can.  First photo is the gear just sprayed down with permithin, second is our home for the week. 

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
Good luck Trophy. I've been wondering when this thread was gonna pop up. I can't wait to see what you drum up. It's a great year and you should hit the green up and onions just perfectly. Plus, this warm up we are having should really get them moving. I predict you'll see multiple bears each day.  :tup:
   
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 09:17:33 PM »
Good luck Trophy. I've been wondering when this thread was gonna pop up. I can't wait to see what you drum up. It's a great year and you should hit the green up and onions just perfectly. Plus, this warm up we are having should really get them moving. I predict you'll see multiple bears each day.  :tup:
 
Thanks a ton man, I sure hope your right.  It's so hard to wait so long to go but waiting seems to work out.  There have been a couple serious boars killed this year, hopefully there is a few more out there.  Thanks again! 

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 09:36:58 PM »
I've had those spring tags 4 times and been on many other spring hunts. I guarantee the best time to hunt is the last two weeks in May. As long as the calves haven't dropped (which they haven't), it'll be epic.

A good buddy had a tag last year and we saw 9 bears the first day. Good stuff.
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 09:59:17 PM »
Looks like you're in for an awesome adventure!
good luck!
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 10:14:31 PM »
good choice on the permithin. just got back for a regroup and will head back over for the rest of the season in a couple of days. The ticks were terrible , but the hunting is just starting to heat up. the next couple of weeks should be red hot. good luck!

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 11:12:43 PM »
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 11:12:51 PM »
Good luck man, get your dad one this year! My old man will be over there Thursday, camping at three forks. Swing in and have a beer. I'm headed to the Oregon side  of the wenaha Friday morning until Tuesday hoping to fill my spring tag. Heard it's getting good!

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
Boots are sprayed - hope that permitherin doesn't mess with the leather.  Nasty groin bitin lil buggers - should be packin bear this weekend with some luck. 

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 01:14:08 AM »
Good luck guys

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 05:44:21 AM »
Never thought about the permithin affecting the leather, I guess we'll find out!  Been hearing the ticks are bad, hate those buggers. Sounds like the wolves are also around.  Hey 7-mag if your driving through Troy stop by and grab a beer, good luck on your hunt!  Magnum, you going to be in the area hunting too?  Stop by if so, and good luck.  Thanks guys, just need to get through 4 hours of work today!

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 06:21:21 AM »
Good luck bud
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 07:57:20 AM »
Trophy- yup camping 3 forks aka tick city.   Not goin in too deep this trip hopin for easy one  :).  Packin for 180-grain's pop.   Good luck everyone !

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 08:30:08 AM »
ive always sprayed my boots and never seen any ill effects. have fun man, ill be following along  :hello:

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2017, 09:01:31 AM »
Tagging along jerry good luck up there! :tup:
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 10:11:25 AM »
Tanks man!

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2017, 10:44:15 AM »
Glad to see another person using permethrin. It's a lifesaver. I treat my gear for every hunt.

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2017, 10:49:19 AM »
You should have a good hunt, the recent heat really has the bear moving. GOOD LUCK!
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 10:57:00 AM »
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2017, 10:59:03 AM »
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2017, 01:28:38 PM »
The only thing your gonna shoot is your big toe !!
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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2017, 03:32:46 PM »
Good luck man!  :tup:

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2017, 04:29:08 PM »
Bears have been hot and moving for a month. You shouldn't have a problem.


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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2017, 01:12:42 AM »
Good seeing you tonight man! Hope you guys smack one. We've been pulling ticks off us every single day. Tagging along.....

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Re: Our 2017 spring bear hunt.
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2017, 09:07:54 AM »
First morning just as we get above the trees, bear, chocolate medium size.  But 553 yards in the wrong unit, I try to call, my worst version of a wounded rabbit, but he just wanders off.  Hoping to catch him crossing the road on our side! Nice seeing you guys Anthony , kill one today!

 

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