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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2007, 11:57:17 AM »
The only Idaho non-resident hound permits left are in wilderness areas...true wilderness areas.  I would not turn a dog loose in most of what is left available.  Couple of things to consider with dogs, we have a decent coon season, better if you live on the westside as they have a much better coon population.  Lots of fun chasing coons.  You can apply for lion permits, but they are hit and miss :)  Some guys get permits to run bear on damage complaints from the timber companies, I'm not sure how that process works.  You can apply for the Idaho tags, I think it is before 1 Dec each year, but they only have 70 statewide non-resident hound permits, they went to that after all the WA houndsmen moved there.  They do have some decent areas in the Clearwater, still big areas but boy you can sure run allot of ground, but you also have to apply for those by 1 Dec.  Another option is bobcats in Oregon is open to non-residents for $188 a year, however one bobcat treed would more than cover the cost of your tag.  And then you can run bear in Northern CA, long season and lots of bears and really it's not too bad of a drive even if your in Eastern WA.  I try to make it down there three or four times a fall.  LOTS of bears down there!

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2007, 11:58:31 AM »
Coon Dog, where do you live?  Wanna get together sometime for a hunt?

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2007, 03:01:17 PM »
I am always up for a hunt.  I am on the westside of the state.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2007, 03:06:20 PM »
Hounds are legal for bear in California? Who would've ever thought that was possible. Not legal in Oregon or Washington, but in California? wow...

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2007, 11:16:27 AM »
Bobcat--Crazy isn't it!

Coon Dog-  That would be fun, let's try and hook up for a hunt next fall.

The bear season for Idaho Units 10 and 12 are from1 Apr to 30 Jun and then from 30 Aug to 3 Nov.  Tags are $31.75 for non-residents and you can purchase two.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2007, 02:58:57 PM »
Sounds like a plan to me.  Let me know when its getting close.  I would like to run some lions.  You might have to hold on to that bluetick alittle longer. 

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2007, 03:28:37 PM »
Don't be giving him any ideas, I'm still dreaming, and trying to figure out a way to get it past my wife.  Sort of hard to hide a hound in the backyard.  ;)

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2007, 03:43:31 PM »
I still have to post a photo of him, but here is his dad and the tom he treed on 25 Feb.  The tom was treed in MT.






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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2007, 04:30:53 PM »

Here was my pack two years ago.  To this day i have the one in the very back.  Two died of old age and the other one went of to California.  Been toying with the thought of getting back into it.  I even sold colars.  I kept the dog box and one dog for coon. 

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2007, 05:49:26 PM »
Darn Fred, all I see are rex x's.   Nice lookin hounds Coon.  Do you miss the sound of them on the chase as a group?

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2007, 07:37:49 PM »
Oh yeah i miss it, i think once i get everything else lined out that i will rebuild again.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2007, 07:54:51 PM »
Its hard to think about it.  I was just about to make the leap when Washington changed its regs.  That and trapping.  At least they are seeing the light and opening hound hunting back up a bit with the cats, even though its a draw thing.  At least Idaho is close by.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2007, 10:35:44 PM »
I'll put them in my album, hopefully you can see them there.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2007, 11:24:31 AM »
I was talking to a guy in pomeroy a couple weekends ago who's got a couple walkers if i remember correctly. he just runs coons with his dogs anymore, said he will not go to idaho any more for bears or lions because of the wolves. he's got a buddy in idaho who won't run his dogs over there anymore either, already lost one of his hounds to the wolves.
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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2007, 07:50:26 PM »
I am hearing more and more of that over there.  I also heard that they are toying with the idea of putting out some tags for wolves there.  Dont know if that was a rumor or not.  It makes it tough but when you hound hunt you never know once you dump that tailgate.  We have lost dozens of dogs over the years.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2007, 09:00:56 AM »
There was a big newspaper article about that happening.  A guy lost his whole pack and I think it was in the clearwater.  I'll see if I can find it and get it on here.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2007, 09:07:34 AM »
I just panned up by accident and the pictures were in.  NICE hound, Holy cow.  Very nice pictures.  Now I just need to convince the wife before someone else snatches him up. ::)

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2007, 10:22:02 AM »
Yeah that is a nice hound. That photo makes me want to get one of those when my brown beast passes on.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2007, 11:13:19 AM »
Hey Chep, I noticed your fox picture in the gallery.  thats sweet.  That was one of my new years resolutions, getting a fox this year, and I did over in Eastern Washington.  Kind of rare critters for this state.  Were you calling, or justt happen by him, what region.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2007, 11:17:38 AM »
Yes they do seem rare. That one was just off the road up towards Chinook Pass last spring. I am not sure what calls would bring them in. He\She seemed content to scavenge as it ate some potato chips from the snow bank. I still have not seen a fox since then.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2007, 10:48:23 PM »
Fox are an absolute sucker for cottontail rabbit calls.  I grew up in MO calling reds and greys and they are downright easy when it comes to calling.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2007, 10:05:45 AM »
Here is one that was just dieing for a shaft.  My wife wasn't very impressed, but I thought it was cool.  I love springtime bears.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2007, 05:21:58 PM »
Good pic. Is that this year?




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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2007, 07:10:39 PM »
Last season.  I saw several while shedding.  They sure are pretty that time of year, and act like me without my first Mt Dew or coffee.

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Re: Spring bear..
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2007, 08:43:57 PM »
The F&G did the drawing today so we should have email notices tomorrow (Thursday).

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