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Glass vs. cover ground
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:22:07 PM »
I know everyone has their way but I am realativly new to bear hunting. I will start by saying I am hunting lower elevations 1-2k mainly logging roads and clear cuts. Am I better of to cover ground and find good sign, or find a spot where I can see the most ground? How often do you see bears in a new cut as opposed to older? Thanks

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:23:07 AM »
Well if you find a good vantage point where you can see alot of overall area then you're essentially letting your binoculars do the hiking for you. And new clear cuts don't have food in them, except for maybe some bugs. Look for green clear cuts where the vegetation isn't 8' high so you can actually see animals if they're in there. Water close by will be important with the heat we've had.

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 11:43:15 AM »
Your more than likely to find the bears down low with this heat. Try off rivers and streams.

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
I like to cover ground till I find good food source and fresh sign. The find a glossing spot and wait

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 06:28:42 PM »
I like to cover a lot of ground when I'm scouting. I look for good spots to take a stand and glass from. When I'm hunting I like to have a few choices of stands to glass from. I've always had much better success when while sitting still and glassing than from walking a lot.
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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 10:08:23 AM »
Thanks, sounds like I am on the right track. Now I just need some bears!

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 10:25:28 AM »
Glassing areas that don't attract bears isn't productive. I'd look for sign first. :twocents:
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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 11:03:19 AM »
Why not do both?cover ground ,glass,cover more ground,glass some more.

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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:48:12 PM »
Why not do both?cover ground ,glass,cover more ground,glass some more.




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Re: Glass vs. cover ground
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 10:59:09 PM »
Thanks to all I have been trying to do both, just wondering if I should spend 3hrs glassing or move till I find beter sign.

As an update I did find one last night no shot but was exciting non the less, also spotting more deer definitely more productive every trip I have been getting out a few days a week. Thanks for the help

 

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