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Spring in the Wenaha
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:26:43 PM »
Well....I finally got selected for a spring bear hunt!!! I canít express how excited I am 😁. Iíve never gotten the opportunity to focus on bear so Iím stoked to have this spring opportunity. With that said, Iíve been in the Wenaha a few times in the fall helping friends with quality elk tags but havenít been up there in the early spring. Iím curious what suggestions folks might have for access in the spring and general timeframe for snow melt?
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 12:36:21 PM »
Good luck. Hope youíre ready for it!


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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 09:17:06 PM »
Lot of snow up there. Gonna be a fun hunt :tup:
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 05:20:14 AM »
Get in shape for it

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 09:32:23 PM »
Iím not worried about the conditioning, just wish the snow was melted.


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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 10:36:55 PM »
Have a great hunt. Glad a tag was drawn for someone who has spent time there. Post pics of your bear!

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 12:32:36 AM »
Right on!  :tup:

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 05:44:12 PM »
I am betting it got slammed with snow today, we woke up to a hard wet snow at camp. Got about 2 inches it melted off down low but was still snowing in the high country on my drive out today.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 07:15:02 PM »
Keep us posted. Take some pictures to share too  :tup:
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 09:26:41 PM »
I am betting it got slammed with snow today, we woke up to a hard wet snow at camp. Got about 2 inches it melted off down low but was still snowing in the high country on my drive out today.
What area were you in? Hoping that snow melts quick and I can get in there from the south for the opener. ☀️☀️☀️


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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 10:28:05 PM »
Unless you have time set aside for multiple trips be patient. If its not an early spring and gets warm and greens up you will have better luck waiting until later in the season for the bears to be out roaming for feed and the boars to be looking for sows.. Lots of guys can't wait to get over there and go for the opener or soon after and that's all the time they have and it only gets better. Early also means everyone is going in at the same general spot so you won't be alone in there...Its a fun hunt just don't go to early is my advise..

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 10:50:17 PM »
I have a spot dialed in when the snow lifts but need to gets some more ammo loaded for it.  Easy 1050 yard shot but the pack is 11 miles round trip on the trail or 2+ miles straight up and down.  How bad do I want a bear  :bdid: ???

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 05:03:04 AM »
Unless you have time set aside for multiple trips be patient. If its not an early spring and gets warm and greens up you will have better luck waiting until later in the season for the bears to be out roaming for feed and the boars to be looking for sows.. Lots of guys can't wait to get over there and go for the opener or soon after and that's all the time they have and it only gets better. Early also means everyone is going in at the same general spot so you won't be alone in there...Its a fun hunt just don't go to early is my advise..
Thanks for the advice....luckily Iíve got time to make a few trips and just looking forward to being in the blues more than anything.


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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »
Was down there this weekend, I have never seen so much wolf sign and wolves in my life.  Tracks every where, had one wolf at about 80 yards broadside, heard at least two more below me kill something.  Then heard more at night.  Quite a surreal experience.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 08:07:46 AM »
Was down there this weekend, I have never seen so much wolf sign and wolves in my life.  Tracks every where, had one wolf at about 80 yards broadside, heard at least two more below me kill something.  Then heard more at night.  Quite a surreal experience.
That is terrible news, Iíve heard from a couple people that guide in the blues that support what you saw.  Between the wolves and another group the elk numbers are crashing very quickly, sad deal.  Iím not sure how much the wolves impact bear populations?
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