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Title: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater 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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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on March 15, 2018, 12:36:21 PM
Good luck. Hope youíre ready for it!


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: JWEBB on March 15, 2018, 09:17:06 PM
Lot of snow up there. Gonna be a fun hunt :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Skyvalhunter on March 16, 2018, 05:20:14 AM
Get in shape for it
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 16, 2018, 09:32:23 PM
Iím not worried about the conditioning, just wish the snow was melted.


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Shawn Ryan 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!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Calvin Rayborn on March 17, 2018, 12:32:36 AM
Right on!  :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: runamuk 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.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Axle on March 17, 2018, 07:15:02 PM
Keep us posted. Take some pictures to share too  :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater 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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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: nwhunter 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..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys 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: ???
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater 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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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: frazierw 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.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt 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?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Ridgeratt on March 19, 2018, 08:11:18 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?

There's this  :dunno:

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,224962.0.html
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on March 19, 2018, 08:25:49 AM
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: ???

Oh were doing it! :chuckle:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Woodchuck on March 19, 2018, 08:28:40 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.
If you don't mind, where were you more specifically? I am not spring bear hunting. Feel free to pm.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on March 19, 2018, 08:29:26 AM
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: ???

Oh were doing it! :chuckle:

I gotta start working out!!!!  :)
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on March 19, 2018, 08:40:12 AM
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: ???

Oh were doing it! :chuckle:

Me to! Could stand to loose 20lbs

I gotta start working out!!!!  :)
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: JWEBB on March 19, 2018, 09:05:37 PM
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.

Nothing new. I have seen wolves in the wenaha and surrounding units for the past 6 years. This last season was the worst by far though. There are a couple good size packs in the area
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 22, 2018, 06:35:25 PM
Iím planning on spend a few nights in the backcountry and havenít ever backpacked in wolf country....plenty used to the olympics and hanging food bags in trees. Anything special I should consider?


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: lewy on March 22, 2018, 06:56:25 PM
Iím planning on spend a few nights in the backcountry and havenít ever backpacked in wolf country....plenty used to the olympics and hanging food bags in trees. Anything special I should consider?


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Bring a little extra ammo :chuckle:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on March 22, 2018, 07:05:43 PM
Iím planning on spend a few nights in the backcountry and havenít ever backpacked in wolf country....plenty used to the olympics and hanging food bags in trees. Anything special I should consider?


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You donít need to hang food bags in trees for anything other then mice IMO.

ESPECIALLY there.


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on March 22, 2018, 07:09:59 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: ???
didnt you draw 2 years ago?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: runamuk on March 22, 2018, 07:54:24 PM
We have cougars coming out our ears over here.  Way more an issue than bears. In fact I think packrats and skunks are more trouble than bears.  Just keep a,tidy campb and carry a sidearm. Be ready for all weather.  I drive to work in snow and drive home in sun and 60.  Gawd I love it over here.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 22, 2018, 08:26:42 PM
We have cougars coming out our ears over here.  Way more an issue than bears. In fact I think packrats and skunks are more trouble than bears.  Just keep a,tidy campb and carry a sidearm. Be ready for all weather.  I drive to work in snow and drive home in sun and 60.  Gawd I love it over here.
Ya, I was thinking about all the cougs too. Way too close to Pullman 😆


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 22, 2018, 08:27:29 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: ???
didnt you draw 2 years ago?
That was someone elseís post 🤷‍♂️



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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on March 22, 2018, 08:39:44 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: ???
didnt you draw 2 years ago?
Nope drew w 3 pts but buddies draw every other year. 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: JWEBB on March 22, 2018, 09:57:54 PM
Iím planning on spend a few nights in the backcountry and havenít ever backpacked in wolf country....plenty used to the olympics and hanging food bags in trees. Anything special I should consider?


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All the wolves I have encountered up there run for the hills when they see me  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: BUTTER on March 22, 2018, 10:01:52 PM
Wolfs wont bother you. Might kist keep you up at night. Listen to them every year in Oregon and idaho have had some as close as 10 yards working elk they see you and run. Pack a sidearm put a laser on it
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 22, 2018, 10:55:19 PM
I figured theyíd be running if they see me, just wasnít sure if anyone was doing anything different around their camps that I hadnít thought about.  Thanks again to everyone thatís sent me a pm offering advice and help with the hunt, itís been greatly appreciated 👍


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on March 25, 2018, 04:42:02 PM
After packing my last 4 out of 5 bulls out on my back I decided to upgrade to an exo pack a few months ago. I donít have a lot of extra cash and it took a lot of convincing from a good friend. So far itís been the most comfortable backing pack Iíve ever used and Iím hoping to see how it feels with some bear meat on it. 3 more weeks!!!
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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on April 10, 2018, 09:04:32 PM
Iíve got 2 days at work before I can head for the TH first thing Friday morning. Iíve had some added stress in my life lately and Iím looking forward to a change of scenery for a few days. 😃


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: W_Ellison2011 on April 10, 2018, 10:38:46 PM
Iíve got 2 days at work before I can head for the TH first thing Friday morning. Iíve had some added stress in my life lately and Iím looking forward to a change of scenery for a few days. 😃


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Go into the mountains and let your mind clear up! It always works for me! First hint of that clean mountain air and my mind just clears and wanders back to FAR better times! Good luck to you!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: castnblast on April 13, 2018, 09:21:05 PM
Iíve got 2 days at work before I can head for the TH first thing Friday morning. Iíve had some added stress in my life lately and Iím looking forward to a change of scenery for a few days. 😃


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: runamuk on April 13, 2018, 09:56:16 PM
Bring water repellent.  Its been extra moist out there.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: archeryfreak on April 16, 2018, 02:04:55 AM
We got tags for the Oregon Weneha, and this weekend the first snow drift across the road that we came to we got out to check it out and there was a big ol wolf track right down the middle of the drift/road.  No other boot marks or any other tracks in the snow, just a single big ol wolf track.  we checked around to see if there was other tracks around the drift, but just the one.  Soo, my opening weekend report on the South Blues is as to be expected:  Lots of snow and Couldn't get very far up at all.  :o :o :o We're gonna wait 2 weeks and hope some of the snow melts off and we can get in there and get after em!  Hopefully you guys on the North end were able to get in somewhere's and get in some hunting.  Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on April 16, 2018, 03:16:43 PM
Iím sitting on the side of the mountain in the Wenaha at the moment...

Weíve seen three bears so far, but nothing to write home about. Way less pressure when youíre shooting them with a camera! 😂


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on April 16, 2018, 03:22:04 PM
You mean your in the huckleberry unit, no bears in the blues!!   
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on April 17, 2018, 09:51:09 AM
We had a great first weekend. Spent 2 nights and 3 days in the wilderness. I saw 1 bear and we put about 25 miles on the ground. The weather was great, sun, rain, hail and snow 😂. Couldnít have asked for a better first trip. I canít wait for the next trip in a couple of weeks.
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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: elkrack on April 17, 2018, 11:53:25 AM
Awesome pictures! Good luck on your next trip :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Machias on April 17, 2018, 12:19:31 PM
Nice, good luck on your next trip!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: castnblast on April 17, 2018, 03:27:30 PM
That's good news.  That's awesome you got out and had a great weekend.  I'm jealous.  Can't get over there for two more weeks. 

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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on April 17, 2018, 07:29:01 PM
We had a great first weekend. Spent 2 nights and 3 days in the wilderness. I saw 1 bear and we put about 25 miles on the ground. The weather was great, sun, rain, hail and snow 😂. Couldnít have asked for a better first trip. I canít wait for the next trip in a couple of weeks.
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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: ffbowhunter on April 17, 2018, 08:35:03 PM
Good luck buddy wish I could come out and experience this hunt. Put that exo to good use!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: JWEBB on April 17, 2018, 09:37:18 PM
We had a great first weekend. Spent 2 nights and 3 days in the wilderness. I saw 1 bear and we put about 25 miles on the ground. The weather was great, sun, rain, hail and snow 😂. Couldnít have asked for a better first trip. I canít wait for the next trip in a couple of weeks.
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Awesome! Bet that bear got ya excited. Nice weather! Canít beat it
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on April 18, 2018, 07:55:29 AM
We had a great first weekend. Spent 2 nights and 3 days in the wilderness. I saw 1 bear and we put about 25 miles on the ground. The weather was great, sun, rain, hail and snow 😂. Couldnít have asked for a better first trip. I canít wait for the next trip in a couple of weeks.
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Did you have a little 2 man Mountain Hardware tent?


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 25, 2018, 08:34:30 PM
Well guys, tomorrow after work I'm heading to the Wenaha above bluewood for a Fri sat sun hunt. If anyone wants to hop in meet me at the touchet corral Fri morning. Good luck
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: nwhunter on April 25, 2018, 10:24:55 PM
Can you get over the top to the wenaha up there already.? Usually its hardly accessable in late May.. Good luck wherever you can go..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 26, 2018, 06:55:48 AM
Well guys, tomorrow after work I'm heading to the Wenaha above bluewood for a Fri sat sun hunt. If anyone wants to hop in meet me at the touchet corral Fri morning. Good luck
Looking forward to road report - you going in on snowmobile?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on April 26, 2018, 07:12:20 AM
Good luck!!!


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 26, 2018, 10:05:03 AM
I'm borrowing a buddies truck in Walla Walla. It's pretty much unstoppable depending on temperature. At the milk shakes as of yesterday there was 99". I'm just wondering how far down I'll have to snowshoe. Bears should be down low hopefully. Thinking if I make it to head out buck ridge and drop off the left fork.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 92xj on April 26, 2018, 10:25:13 AM
I'm borrowing a buddies truck in Walla Walla. It's pretty much unstoppable depending on temperature. At the milk shakes as of yesterday there was 99". I'm just wondering how far down I'll have to snowshoe. Bears should be down low hopefully. Thinking if I make it to head out buck ridge and drop off the left fork.

Are you thinking you be able to drive behind the slopes to start your hike onto buck ridge? Or starting your hike from the paved road?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 26, 2018, 10:50:47 AM
I'm borrowing a buddies truck in Walla Walla. It's pretty much unstoppable depending on temperature. At the milk shakes as of yesterday there was 99". I'm just wondering how far down I'll have to snowshoe. Bears should be down low hopefully. Thinking if I make it to head out buck ridge and drop off the left fork.
With a long range shooter should catch something out on the left slopes.  :tup:  be a pack out with snowshoes. Good luck!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 26, 2018, 11:12:19 AM
I'm borrowing a buddies truck in Walla Walla. It's pretty much unstoppable depending on temperature. At the milk shakes as of yesterday there was 99". I'm just wondering how far down I'll have to snowshoe. Bears should be down low hopefully. Thinking if I make it to head out buck ridge and drop off the left fork.

Are you thinking you be able to drive behind the slopes to start your hike onto buck ridge? Or starting your hike from the paved road?


I'm hoping to drive as far as sawtooth and Deadman, hunting in between. Get out on the ridgetops and spot something down low.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 92xj on April 26, 2018, 11:22:34 AM
I'm borrowing a buddies truck in Walla Walla. It's pretty much unstoppable depending on temperature. At the milk shakes as of yesterday there was 99". I'm just wondering how far down I'll have to snowshoe. Bears should be down low hopefully. Thinking if I make it to head out buck ridge and drop off the left fork.

Are you thinking you be able to drive behind the slopes to start your hike onto buck ridge? Or starting your hike from the paved road?


I'm hoping to drive as far as sawtooth and Deadman, hunting in between. Get out on the ridgetops and spot something down low.

 :tup:
Good luck!
I'm envious of your adventure.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: KopperBuck on April 26, 2018, 11:34:08 AM
Good luck man - hopefully the weather isn't too crappy.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 26, 2018, 12:16:13 PM
Good luck!! 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: nwhunter on April 26, 2018, 01:46:44 PM
I can just about guarantee a huge snowdrift within a quarter mile of getting over the top of the ridge and on skyline.. Then its close to three mile hike to sawtooth trailhead and a little closer to buck ridge. I did that two years ago the week before memorial weekend thinking same as you but couldnt get around that snow drift .. There will be lots of snow in the treeline until you hit the open ridges that add to the adventure..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 26, 2018, 04:50:06 PM
I can just about guarantee a huge snowdrift within a quarter mile of getting over the top of the ridge and on skyline.. Then its close to three mile hike to sawtooth trailhead and a little closer to buck ridge. I did that two years ago the week before memorial weekend thinking same as you but couldnt get around that snow drift .. There will be lots of snow in the treeline until you hit the open ridges that add to the adventure..


Ready
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 07:32:46 AM

I can just about guarantee a huge snowdrift within a quarter mile of getting over the top of the ridge and on skyline.. Then its close to three mile hike to sawtooth trailhead and a little closer to buck ridge. I did that two years ago the week before memorial weekend thinking same as you but couldnt get around that snow drift .. There will be lots of snow in the treeline until you hit the open ridges that add to the adventure..


Ready
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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 27, 2018, 07:51:42 AM
 :yike: :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 08:16:40 AM
Phase 2
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 27, 2018, 09:03:25 AM
Not too much snow left. :chuckle:

Good luck.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
No body has driven any further than the 46-64 fork so I'm making that base. Snowshoed towards Deadman, one more turn to go. I've forgotten how snowshoes are really difficult to sit in. Tough on hip flexors as well. Hurts so good
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 27, 2018, 11:14:58 AM
Looks like you gotta drop down a lot to reach bear ?  Go getem.  Good Luck..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 92xj on April 27, 2018, 12:43:23 PM
Awesome. Keep the pics coming.
Looking like a fun snow hiking weekend around there.
Those bears have to still be sleeping with all that white
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 01:51:49 PM
Gun stand.
Selling for a limited time. Cash only
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: archeryfreak on April 27, 2018, 02:40:31 PM
Looks like your hunting polar bears!  :chuckle: A+ effort tho!  We're giving our 3 tags another week to go in the South Weneha.  Keep the pics coming, us couch hunters are loving the updates! :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 03:10:11 PM
Well, I glassed some terrain for a bit with my eyes closed. Didn't see any bears. I dropped a bunch of elevation side hilled for a bit and am pretty sure I have 2 broken hip socket bones. Note to self, befriend snowmobile people. I just can't seem to find a good spot to glass bare hillsides. Not because there are none there is. Just few and far between.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 27, 2018, 03:20:46 PM
FYI, your 2200' too high.

Drop down, like way down. 

Good luck and have fun. :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: nwhunter on April 27, 2018, 03:23:18 PM
I didnt say you wouldn't get there just guaranteed a big snow drift  :) Not many spring bears get killed up there because of all that white stuff.. Bet you have the place to your self..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: emac on April 27, 2018, 03:24:45 PM
I saw fresh tracks in about 3 feet of snow 2 weeks ago in the blues

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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: The scout on April 27, 2018, 04:45:46 PM
FYI, your 2200' too high.

Drop down, like way down. 

Good luck and have fun. :tup:

 :yeah: not much food up there bears wonít be out long.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 04:46:22 PM
FYI, your 2200' too high.

Drop down, like way down. 

Good luck and have fun. :tup:

2200' high, haha. I'll drop down that far tomorrow, call med vac now though. No problem with no snow but this stuff is wet and heavy and slick and heavy.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 04:52:36 PM
I didnt say you wouldn't get there just guaranteed a big snow drift  :) Not many spring bears get killed up there because of all that white stuff.. Bet you have the place to your self..
I know, I was just excited to make it. My ass had just let go of the seat. It was fairly dangerous. I rolled off into the wolf fork a couple hundred feet back in 08' or 09' in my tundra. Not cool. Sorry if you guys had to wait for the wrecker back then.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 27, 2018, 04:59:57 PM
FYI, your 2200' too high.

Drop down, like way down. 

Good luck and have fun. :tup:

2200' high, haha. I'll drop down that far tomorrow, call med vac now though. No problem with no snow but this stuff is wet and heavy and slick and heavy.

 :chuckle: :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 27, 2018, 05:59:11 PM
Found this on my way down lower today.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Dan-o on April 27, 2018, 08:41:14 PM
Old tree stand?

Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 27, 2018, 09:14:32 PM
Somebodyís taboggen. Snow was deep this year.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 28, 2018, 07:38:34 AM
Well got wet last night at 1:19am. Had to crawl in the backseat . Got set up early this morning at a good vantage point of some bare hillsides below this picture. About 20 degrees colder than yesterday. Rain packed the snow so I haven't needed the snowshoes yet.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 28, 2018, 09:06:10 AM
If you tie tarp corners to roof rack and drape over cot you mite stay a bit drier ! Good luck! 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: MHWASH on April 28, 2018, 09:28:25 AM
Stew, will you share the details of your rifle please?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 28, 2018, 10:27:02 AM
Well there is the snow melt from yesterday to today. I snapped that pic on my way by this morning. Decided to head the opposite direction and walk down what we call windy ridge. It's where I could see openings from yesterday's hike. I gotta say one of the biggest issues I'm having is vision. It is so bright, can't hardly even see with glasses on. Much better being partly overcast today.

My rifle is a sako finnlight 300wsm. Claw sling which I rarely use. I lost most vision in my right eye due to an accident 15 years ago so I keep it unslung due to shooting left handed now. It's not natural to throw it up left handed so I feel having it slung on my shoulder could be the difference of getting the shot off. 5-20x50 huskemaw blue ring that I have a few different turrets for.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 28, 2018, 10:33:46 AM
Note to self, hips felt great for around a mile this morning but are now broken again. Wear ankle weights for 6months before going snowshoeing again.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 28, 2018, 11:04:55 AM
Have movement behind these trees. If it's a bear I'm going to try and close distance to around 400. About 800 out now.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: PastorJoel on April 28, 2018, 01:41:17 PM
 :tup: go get em!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 28, 2018, 05:55:21 PM
What was it ?  You sleepin in that wet bag 2nite or goin down to Dayton for hot mexican dinner and warm shower ? hehe
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: clearwater on April 28, 2018, 06:28:09 PM
That Mexican place is good!!! 😂


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on April 28, 2018, 08:54:39 PM
Well, I waited a couple hours and never saw anything. Must have bedded or gave me the slip.
The guys that said it is early were right. With that said I think there may be a bear here and there but a guy still needs to wait a week or more. I knew it was early but wanted to get out and take in some fresh air. Upon returning home tomorrow I'm breaking out the ankle weights. That snow on top of the snowshoes adds a considerable amount to each step. That and I'm not used to sinking 2"-1' each step. Not complaining, just something I had not accounted for.
The grass is sprouting up high, but not enough to sustain anything yet. There are purple and yellow flowers out, not sure if the bears eat them. If you guys get out soon, take a minute and listen to the birds and squirrels when alone. Pretty soothing listening to them doing what they do. I'll take a look around in the morning and update if needed. Heading back in a few weeks to continue the search. Good luck guys.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 28, 2018, 09:08:57 PM
Glad you were able to get out. Itís got to be awesome having that place to yourself.

Couple more weeks and youíll be in them.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on April 29, 2018, 10:21:24 AM
Heading in Thursday for 6 days. Will also be doing some snow shoeing for the first time. Been working out but expect the tops of the thighs to be sore. Buddy scouted around 6000' last week and spotted 6. We have 2 tags so hoping to bring a couple of the big ones out with us.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on April 29, 2018, 10:31:06 AM
Heading in Thursday for 6 days. Will also be doing some snow shoeing for the first time. Been working out but expect the tops of the thighs to be sore. Buddy scouted around 6000' last week and spotted 6. We have 2 tags so hoping to bring a couple of the big ones out with us.

Thereís got to be a ton of snow left up that high?
Awesome that he saw 6.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on April 29, 2018, 10:49:05 AM
6-8 feet where we are hiking.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 92xj on April 29, 2018, 11:21:49 AM
Your buddy saw 6 bears on top of 6-8 feet where you will be hiking?
Im assuming you're going hiking where he saw the 6 bears?
I bet the hair on those is perfect.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on April 29, 2018, 11:54:40 AM
Your buddy saw 6 bears on top of 6-8 feet where you will be hiking?
Im assuming you're going hiking where he saw the 6 bears?
I bet the hair on those is perfect.

 :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on April 29, 2018, 12:35:28 PM
We saw 3 bears in 5 days, she missed one at 475 yards. Had a great time, good luck guys!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on May 09, 2018, 09:37:47 AM
Just got back from a 6 day trip. We hiked close to 40 miles and snowshoed close to 15 of those. Seen 23 bear total. Buddy I hunted with shot a young cinnamon. I missed a really pretty brownish red colored bear Monday night. Headed in for 4 days on the 24th to try and redeem myself. If you have a wenaha tag get out there, lots of bears moving around  :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on May 09, 2018, 11:11:21 AM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: castnblast on May 09, 2018, 12:11:42 PM
Posts like 180-Grain's sure make it difficult to focus at work today! 

Glad to hear you got into them.  Hopefully you can get back out soon at get on another one.  I'm headed out tomorrow evening thru Sunday.  My second trip in.  Tick tock...tick tock...gonna be a long day and a half.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 18, 2018, 06:50:14 AM
I'm heading back up to 46-64 roads, anyone know Rd conditions.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: emac on May 18, 2018, 07:09:33 AM
I'm heading back up to 46-64 roads, anyone know Rd conditions.
I am sure they are sloppy as it has done nothing but pour here the last 3 days. But if there is good gravel down you will be alright

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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on May 18, 2018, 08:05:09 AM
I'm heading back up to 46-64 roads, anyone know Rd conditions.

I'd give the ranger station in Pomeroy a call.

Good Luck.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 18, 2018, 08:39:20 AM
Packin in Thurs hope fog stays away.  Planning on packin for buddy but will take a long shot if conditions right.  Try to get it on my phone scope.  Ah cripes that means another 3# for spotter in the pack. 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 20, 2018, 01:18:47 PM
Someone needs to drive up for a Rd conditions report. Spot a bear for me and send back location by next Thursday 4:00 pm please.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 20, 2018, 02:38:41 PM
Someone needs to drive up for a Rd conditions report. Spot a bear for me and send back location by next Thursday 4:00 pm please.

On it..... Mite be Friday tho.......
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 24, 2018, 08:12:22 AM
I'm heading back in tonight after dinner. Coming out on Mon afternoon. I'll be in the same area as last time. Wishing everyone good luck this memorial day weekend. I'll update when possible.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 92xj on May 24, 2018, 08:16:49 AM
Good luck Stew!!
Looking forward to your pictures and stories.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 24, 2018, 09:04:50 AM
Goin in 2moro.  Loads still not where I want them but settled on the middle 5 of this group at 1000.  Hopefully good enough for bear. Now just need to get fog to lift.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 25, 2018, 07:02:06 AM
Any snow left on skyline rd  ?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: bigfish51 on May 25, 2018, 08:30:39 AM
You can drive to Godman now.  Last little drifts from last week right at the top should be gone.  Still have big drifts on the Bluewood side.  You can go up Skyline to the Chase mountain turnoff, but then it's sketchy after that.  I imagine there are still some good drifts out behind Bluewood.  Good luck to the remaining Wenaha tag holders.  My son got his cinnamon a few years ago during the Memorial day weekend!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on May 25, 2018, 09:15:11 AM
Magnum, have you been up yet this year? Are you hunting the same area you were at a couple years ago when I was there?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 25, 2018, 10:41:29 AM
Magnum, have you been up yet this year? Are you hunting the same area you were at a couple years ago when I was there?
goin packin in this afternoon from northend. My first trip this year.  Better not be much snow - pack + rifle + snowshoes + wenaha hills + old guy = not good.   
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 26, 2018, 09:19:44 AM
Tried to go east on skyline but drifts right past main junction both ways. 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on May 26, 2018, 09:45:44 AM
No snow on three forks by now, good luck man.  Iím jealous
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 26, 2018, 10:16:02 PM
We were able to drive around that drift up 46 and make it to sawtooth. We ended up getting a nice chocolate on Friday. I'll post pictures soon. Got soaked out on beaver this morning and got fogged in.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 27, 2018, 07:08:08 AM
Picture of a patch of flowers.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on May 27, 2018, 07:09:13 AM
Cool flowers. But we want a bear picture!!!
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: elkrack on May 27, 2018, 08:37:59 AM
Nice :rolleyes: 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 27, 2018, 11:30:11 AM
Lots of snow left out on sawtooth.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 27, 2018, 03:08:10 PM
More
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Shawn Ryan on May 27, 2018, 03:26:22 PM
Nice bear.  Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: JWEBB on May 27, 2018, 09:19:17 PM
Good bear  :tup: Well earned!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: IBspoiled on May 28, 2018, 05:36:43 AM
Looks like a really nice one!!!!!!   congrads :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Watimberghost on May 28, 2018, 06:41:37 AM
Great bear! Really cool country :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: nwhunter on May 28, 2018, 08:10:18 AM
Congrats on your bear and effort to make it happen.. I pretty much did that exact same hunt two two years ago except I had to walk the road three miles from the first big snow drift to get to the trailhead.. Beautiful country in the spring especially..
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Yakirack on May 29, 2018, 08:21:49 AM
Congrats, nice bear!
I have yet to see a bear in the unit this year.  >:(
I have seen everything but bear including a bobcat.
Would love to fill my tag, but at this point i just want to see a bear!
I'm open for suggestions if anyone has intel.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on May 29, 2018, 09:13:16 AM
Thanks guys, but remember that is my buddy's bear. I wish it was mine but he spotted it. I'm heading back in on Friday. Yakirack I'll send you a pm and if you want we can chat.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on May 30, 2018, 06:38:51 AM
Watched a pack of 5 wolves howling on sawtooth for quite awhile last weekend. Also saw em at 200 yards as they were sleeping. 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: elkrack on May 30, 2018, 07:01:12 AM
Watched a pack of 5 wolves howling on sawtooth for quite awhile last weekend. Also saw em at 200 yards as they were sleeping.

 :mgun:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on May 30, 2018, 07:03:46 AM
Watched a pack of 5 wolves howling on sawtooth for quite awhile last weekend. Also saw em at 200 yards as they were sleeping.

 :mgun:
:yeah: Hopefully there is a story we will never know!!!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 180-GRAIN on May 30, 2018, 09:21:23 AM
Watched a pack of 5 wolves howling on sawtooth for quite awhile last weekend. Also saw em at 200 yards as they were sleeping.

 :mgun:
:yeah: Hopefully there is a story we will never know!!!

2 had collars on. If they didn't have those could have passed for giant coyotes I guess  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: elkrack on May 30, 2018, 12:50:52 PM
Ok well the other three werenít wearing collars! :peep:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 11:04:57 AM
Well tried it again this weekend. Didn't make my shots count but had a good time. Saw 2 blond bears, 1 small chocolate. Very few deer, very few elk. Lots of wolf tracks. Also, wolf tracks next to wolf tracks.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 11:08:20 AM
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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2018, 11:48:43 AM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 12:11:40 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2018, 12:23:06 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.

Gotcha.  Are you going to try going back?
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on June 04, 2018, 12:44:42 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.

I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!

#sendit


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 12:50:51 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.

Gotcha.  Are you going to try going back?

Yes, I'm giving it one last chance this weekend. I wish I could post some video we took. Couple cool short clips.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Eric M on June 04, 2018, 12:54:40 PM
Tag
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 01:46:39 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.

I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!

#sendit


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Well send me 4k and I'll follow in your footsteps.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: SilkOnTheDrySide on June 04, 2018, 02:03:54 PM
Nice pictures, Stew.

Were you able to shoot at one of the Blondes?

Yes, I missed 4 times. Wasn't his time.

I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!

#sendit


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Well send me 4k and I'll follow in your footsteps.

If you send me 5 grand, Iíll send you 4. Seems fair!


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Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2018, 02:22:43 PM
Are those two different bears?

Great thread, by the way. :tup:
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 04, 2018, 03:56:48 PM
Are those two different bears?

Great thread, by the way. :tup:

No, this is the other one. I think they are Bros.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Timberstalker on June 04, 2018, 04:30:54 PM
I hope youíre successful on your next trip. Best of luck.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: 2MANY on June 04, 2018, 04:36:09 PM
Chase them up the hill before you shoot one.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 06, 2018, 08:44:29 PM
Round 2 - 2nd and Final trip starts tomorrow ! Goin steep and deep two days of solid glassing.  Hopefully a limb won't get in the way this time. 
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: X-Force on June 06, 2018, 08:48:29 PM
Good luck!
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 07, 2018, 06:29:53 AM
Shoot straight
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 07, 2018, 09:19:15 AM
Thx !   Loaded up some fresh 300 grain SMKís.  Dialed in.  Just need weather to cool without fogging over.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 07, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
I'll be up there sat an Sunday again. So may see you there.


Thx !   Loaded up some fresh 300 grain SMKís.  Dialed in.  Just need weather to cool without fogging over.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 07, 2018, 12:24:09 PM
We will be camped just below u fri.  Heading back home sat evening. With weather sat should be good.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Shawn Ryan on June 07, 2018, 01:35:21 PM
Stew,

Those two yellow bears look awesome.  Hope you connect.  Looks like a lot of snow has cleared.  I wanna go!

Silk: "I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!" Made me laugh; best thing I've read on the internet in awhile--except for maybe Scott's baby.  I like babies.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: fillthefreezer on June 08, 2018, 04:15:34 PM
Stew,

Those two yellow bears look awesome.  Hope you connect.  Looks like a lot of snow has cleared.  I wanna go!

Silk: "I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!" Made me laugh; best thing I've read on the internet in awhile--except for maybe Scott's baby.  I like babies.
Haha, thanks Shawn
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 09, 2018, 11:36:45 AM
Well my daughter made it for a few hours today. She's tough for 7. Dropped her off in Dayton and am back at it till dark.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 09, 2018, 11:42:53 AM
I was feeling pretty tuff hiking up in that cold drizzle a couple miles then saw your lil princess up there like it twas nothin.  She is a trooper. Dang fog.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 09, 2018, 03:16:57 PM
I'm looking west, where am I.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 09, 2018, 04:59:19 PM
I did it. I outlasted mother nature. I beat her, crushed her some would say. Smoked her like a swisher sweet.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 09, 2018, 05:02:50 PM
Sideways snow and sleet. Mother nature, I apologize. I was just kidding.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Shawn Ryan on June 09, 2018, 05:18:57 PM
Crushing mother nature never works out so well...

Thanks for all the pics.  Keep at it.  Great for taking your daughter.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on June 10, 2018, 10:40:51 AM
Well this morning was miserable, 40 mph sustained, snow , sleet, fog, colder than crap. Fog just lifted but not for long. Sun is coming through in places. That's it for me.
Had a great time getting a bear with my buddy. Shot at one myself. Saw others and just couldn't connect. I get the enjoyment out of all these trips, but have to say I'm disappointed in myself. I should have been able to make it happen with my experience and knowledge of the west Wenaha. I can't shake the feeling of I could have tried harder. We don't get to many chances through life so each one feels a bit more important ya know. Leaving a tag on the table, especially a predator tag doesn't feel good. I'm on my way out now and my brain is telling me every log and dark spot is a bear. Funny how when you love what we love so much you never want to stop.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: trophyhunt on June 10, 2018, 11:04:01 AM
You gave it more than most, and most wont fill their tag much less try as hard as you have.  Spending time in that country is well worth it, youíll be back someday.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: Magnum_Willys on June 10, 2018, 11:11:07 AM
Goodtimes ! The weather for us was critical - need cloudy nites, cloudy days this time of year.   Sunny or foggy days resulted in zero sightings and then need low wind too with the swirling canyons and limited chance of a follow shot.  Had my chance at a huge one and muffed it with equipment malfunction combined with  bad luck hitting a limb but appreciated buddys getting me in the spot to be successful.  Next time I will just go when weather is likely to be optimal or hike in early on the snow when sunny days are less a problem.
Title: Re: Spring in the Wenaha
Post by: stew pidasso on July 26, 2018, 04:34:06 PM
Well I've been eating ground meat mixed with 7% pork fat from the bear we took and it is fantastic.