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Sherman spring bear
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:05:31 AM »
So I drew the Sherman spring bear tag. I have a few friends I will be getting info from but figured I'd throw a post out and see if I can get more info. I figured the more info I have the better! The biggest thing I'm looking for is guys that have had the tag in the past and what they learned as far as timing with snow levels and all that. I have connections and places to stay from both the republic side and the kettle side of the unit. So I can work the unit from pretty much any angle I need too. I'm hoping with the info I get from the friends in the area will be enough but figured if I can can more from you guys why not!! Looking at probably trying for late April to early May for my first hunt due to what I've read about snow levels and bear movement. Thanks in advance for any info and hopefully I can post a pic of a big bear here in a few months!!!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:12:53 AM »
I had a permit last year and didn't hunt until Memorial Day weekend. My friends in the area didn't see much bear activity until mid May.
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »
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Looking at probably trying for late April to early May

You will probably have to hunt low elevation if you go that early, still lots of snow up high.
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 11:20:14 AM »
Yea that's kind of my thought also is have them tell me when the activity picks up. But really don't think I'll be able to keep from going just wanting to get out into the woods. I've never hunted bear due to other big game hunting so I'm kind of over the top excited!!!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 11:34:13 AM »
I allotted five days last year. It took me five minutes to fill the tag. Kind of spoiled my fun.  :chuckle:
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 11:49:11 AM »
June means bear rut!!!

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 11:54:43 AM »
I allotted five days last year. It took me five minutes to fill the tag. Kind of spoiled my fun.  :chuckle:

If you don't mind me asking when were you hunting?
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 12:06:57 PM »
I allotted five days last year. It took me five minutes to fill the tag. Kind of spoiled my fun.  :chuckle:

If you don't mind me asking when were you hunting?

I had a permit last year and didn't hunt until Memorial Day weekend. My friends in the area didn't see much bear activity until mid May.
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 12:07:06 PM »
I allotted five days last year. It took me five minutes to fill the tag. Kind of spoiled my fun.  :chuckle:

If you don't mind me asking when were you hunting?

I would guess Memorial Day weekend based on his previous post.

I will be hunting over there as well and probably won’t head out to hunt until the last part of May. Send me a PM when you head out and we can compare notes. Good luck!


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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 12:23:28 PM »
Oh hey I see it now  :bash: :tup: thanks again guys!!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 12:33:21 PM »
Oh hey I see it now  :bash: :tup: thanks again guys!!

Hahahaha, you are just too excited.


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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
May/June is the best time.  I really like the areas that burned in 2015 from Stickpin to the Canadian Border.  There is all sorts of great open bear country .
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 01:16:43 PM »
Growing up (in Republic) I saw more bear south of hwy 20. Here's one from a couple years back.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 08:06:35 PM »
Growing up (in Republic) I saw more bear south of hwy 20. Here's one from a couple years back.

Nice photo name, seems accurate for that bear lol


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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 08:21:09 PM »
Yea that one looks like he'd fill that tag nicely  :chuckle: thanks guys for all the info!!!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 11:53:09 PM »
Congrats on the draw! 2015 the bears were out and about in the end of April. Filled my tag the 18th of May.
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:16 PM »
I also drew  the Sherman tag  for my first spring bear hunt,  l haven't spent anytime hunting for anything in the spring but the one thing l have heard is to watch out for ticks. So are the ticks going to be a problem? and if so what can be done to counter them?

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 01:07:23 PM »
I also drew  the Sherman tag  for my first spring bear hunt,  l haven't spent anytime hunting for anything in the spring but the one thing l have heard is to watch out for ticks. So are the ticks going to be a problem? and if so what can be done to counter them?

boy are you in for a treat. yeah, the ticks are a problem...

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2018, 01:53:00 PM »
For ticks, buy some permithrin and apply it to all your clothes, socks, packs and hats.  The stuff works!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2018, 03:23:44 PM »
For ticks, buy some permithrin and apply it to all your clothes, socks, packs and hats.  The stuff works!
:yeah: Works extremely well
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 07:04:07 PM »
Permethrin will kill ticks after a few moments of contact. Use a spray with deet as a secondary defense and you will be good... just be certain to check yourself closely. Check up under your “sack” too... had a buddy get one there and didn’t find it for a while. His wife took heat and tweezers to try and get it, but was unsuccessful. Doctor was able to get it, and that sucker was the size of a pinky nail. So seriously, check all your body every time you are out. Even with these chemicals added.


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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2018, 08:21:36 PM »
Permethrin will kill ticks after a few moments of contact. Use a spray with deet as a secondary defense and you will be good... just be certain to check yourself closely. Check up under your “sack” too... had a buddy get one there and didn’t find it for a while. His wife took heat and tweezers to try and get it, but was unsuccessful. Doctor was able to get it, and that sucker was the size of a pinky nail. So seriously, check all your body every time you are out. Even with these chemicals added.


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I picked one up behind the ear and my wife went into a full blown panic attack! Needless to say she doesn’t run her fingers through my hair anymore  :chuckle:  I must have pulled a dozen ticks off my clothes definitely thick over there!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2018, 06:25:07 PM »
I also got drawn for spring bear in the Sherman unit. Cant wait and hopefully we all can fill are tags!

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 05:49:54 PM »
Anybody know how the snow levels are?????
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 06:34:44 PM »
Why in the hell should I have to press 1 for English?
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 07:10:44 PM »
don't worry about the ticks you'll be fine without spraying all that crap on yourself.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2018, 02:49:59 PM »
I also checked the Snotel website for Washington, and checked the sentinal butte station, when we had Sherman tags last year.  Its at 5,000 feet or so if I remember correctly.  That being said, we killed our bears down low, probably in the 2,800 foot range and never went real high.  We went for four days over Memorial weekend last year and the weather was in the 80's so we hunted low in timber and found bears.  You will have a good time!

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2018, 11:27:27 PM »
Hey thanks for the snow level info guys!!!! :tup: any of you guys know about the camel back area and quartz mountain area?
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2018, 08:34:02 AM »
This morning.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2018, 08:44:22 AM »
Looks like spring has finally hit!



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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2018, 12:47:49 PM »
There has been more snow in all the mountains up higher in the last week, it has been warner the last couple days but the news said it's cooling down again, be patient, wait for it to warm up!
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2018, 09:13:39 PM »
Adjusting my schedule to force me to be patient.  Once I unbolt the shop door and hitch the trailer, game over.  Rain slacked for a day on the wet side allowed for a firewood run to get some value out of a Weyhauser permit.  Weather just not cooperating.
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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2018, 09:56:29 PM »
June means bear rut!!!
but they start in mid may.  And less chance of a rubbed bear.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2018, 05:39:35 AM »
Value out of a Weyerhaeuser permit, firewood  :chuckle:

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2018, 05:08:24 PM »
Seems like a cruel joke to open the season on April 1st.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2018, 01:44:32 PM »
Seems like a cruel joke to open the season on April 1st.

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Re: Sherman spring bear
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2018, 06:17:58 PM »
Seems like a cruel joke to open the season on April 1st.
Yea no kidding. Look at weather reports and the Sherman pass cam maps everyday. Hopefully the new boat helps keep me accupied the next few weekends!!
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