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49 Degrees north GMU 117
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:03:32 PM »
Drew a spring bear tag in 117. Has anybody got any info on the unit, as I have never been there. Good public access? National forest lands.
Any info would be much appreciated just to save some time as its a long haul from the wet side.
Thanks guys

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:11:48 PM »
Can tell ya lots of public ground,hunt hard,good luck. :tup:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 06:29:30 PM »
A very basic map will answer all your questions you just asked.
Good luck.
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 07:10:04 PM »
A very basic map will answer all your questions you just asked.
Good luck.
I have to agree with this basic map will answer all your questions.

Are you looking for honey hole?
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 07:11:14 PM »
No bears 🐻 in that unit.
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 08:14:54 PM »
Thanks Cougforester

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 12:34:36 AM »
Good Luck!  :tup:

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 08:53:09 AM »
Congrats! I dew the same tag. Best I can tell from research so far, snow-melt might be done below 3500ft by end of April. Any residents up that way that can confirm? I've got a bunch of potential areas marked on my map below that elevation that I intend to scout around that time with hunts planned early May, and late May if that one doesn't work out.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 06:15:16 PM »
No bears 🐻 in that unit.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 01:20:28 AM »
Drew this tag also for my first time on a spring bear!!  Planning on going out for Turkeys in the lower areas and also to scout for bears in late April then heading over more serious for bear in mid May. Hope snow melts soon.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 04:56:29 AM »
Good luck Mitch it might be a little later than normal over there as there is more snow.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 09:42:49 AM »
I wouldn't hunt it until the end of May.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 07:40:31 AM »
Drew this tag also for my first time on a spring bear!!  Planning on going out for Turkeys in the lower areas and also to scout for bears in late April then heading over more serious for bear in mid May. Hope snow melts soon.

Probably wont be able to get within miles of where you're trying to scout.  Fun for turkeys in April but I wouldn't even have bears on the brain until mid-May
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2018, 08:30:54 AM »
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 04:35:54 PM »
See you guys there, I have the same tag. Planning on doing some scouting during turkey season.


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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2018, 05:04:06 PM »
Good luck.  If you're going before the end of May, definitely bring your scatter gun and a turkey tag.  Just in case the bear hunting is slow.  The Merriams are thicker than rats in some places.
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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2018, 02:14:09 PM »
Was up in north part of unit setting cameras, elevation 3900; still lots of snow on the ground and it was snowing on me while there.  Snowshoes would be helpful for a fellah headed that way in the next few weeks! Good luck.

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Re: 49 Degrees north GMU 117
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 02:41:05 PM »
I was out scouting again this morning, unless you bring something with tracks you will not get very far until May, and it depends what the weather does for the rest of April if early May will be any good?

If you come early plan on hunting low elevations, there are bear in some low elevations in that unit.
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