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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #15 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

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #16 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: ???

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #18 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!!!!  :)

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #19 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!!!!  :)

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #20 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
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #21 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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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #22 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:
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #24 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: ???
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #26 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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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #27 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?
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #28 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. 

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #29 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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