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Offline Dan-o

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I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« on: March 16, 2018, 09:40:26 PM »
So.....

I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.   :-)

I used to hunt there for deer and elk......   I'm old enough to have hunted elk there when it was open for muzzleloader without a permit.

I probably haven't been there in a dozen years, but I'm sure I can still drive to the gates.

I'll be able to hunt quite a bit on this tag.   

But to the point:  I'm not above asking for help.   

Anyone who wishes to share any starting points or other info, please feel free to PM me.

I don't want your honey hole.....   oh wait......   of course I want your honey hole.

Seriously, any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 10:55:28 PM »
They open all the gates open on the south side for spring bear hunters so you can drive everywhere. Thatís why I donít put in for it because I like walking around the closed gates but makes it nice Iím sure to get back in further and get animals out

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 11:35:51 PM »
100$ for the spring bear permit access to get in the gate, can only hunt the main gate(south gate). Find some grassy roads back in the gates they open up for spring bear hunters only- preferably ones with 10 y/o trees on/near them and walk around those until you find one. Good luck  :tup:
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2018, 12:31:13 AM »
Good Luck!  :tup:

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 11:44:38 AM »
100$ for the spring bear permit access to get in the gate, can only hunt the main gate(south gate). Find some grassy roads back in the gates they open up for spring bear hunters only- preferably ones with 10 y/o trees on/near them and walk around those until you find one. Good luck  :tup:

where do you get these permits? the hancock website has them listed at $375?

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 01:56:14 PM »
Seriously call Clyde , he will point you in the right direction  :tup:
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 02:00:47 PM »
100$ for the spring bear permit access to get in the gate, can only hunt the main gate(south gate). Find some grassy roads back in the gates they open up for spring bear hunters only- preferably ones with 10 y/o trees on/near them and walk around those until you find one. Good luck  :tup:

where do you get these permits? the hancock website has them listed at $375?
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 02:04:25 PM »
Awesome. Thanks.

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 02:16:26 PM »
Low success rate for spring bears in there, I wish they would open up the north side for that hunt!  Good luck and beat those odds!
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
Thanks, all.

Should e a fun excuse to spend some time in the woods.

 I'd noticed the low success rate.  'that surprised me.    I thought it was primo bear country....
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 05:53:37 PM »
Some pointerz, bears poop in the woods if you find bear poop you might find bears.  Picnic baskets and jelly donuts are good camo.  You can never go wrong with wearing bacon scented clothes.

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2018, 10:38:09 PM »
Some pointerz, bears poop in the woods if you find bear poop you might find bears.  Picnic baskets and jelly donuts are good camo.  You can never go wrong with wearing bacon scented clothes.

You're welcome  :chuckle:

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 08:12:32 AM »
Doesnít help that Hancock puts out bait barrels on the other side of the river you canít hunt in an effort to feed the bears to keep the bears off the trees...  :twocents:
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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2018, 01:19:31 PM »
Doesnít help that Hancock puts out bait barrels on the other side of the river you canít hunt in an effort to feed the bears to keep the bears off the trees...  :twocents:

Oh, dang.

I hadn't heard that.

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Re: I drew Kapowsin Spring Bear.... Help?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2018, 02:13:34 PM »
Yeah it doesnít make sense if they want bears killed, they should open up that side.
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