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Skagit spring bear
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:18:57 AM »
I drew the Skagit tag - so time to start doing a bit of home work. Will they be contacting me and telling me where Iíll be allowed to go? Access pretty good with the tree companies? Any info would be great from any of you guys that have had this tag before. Iím gonna be able to put quite abit of time into this tag and really looking forward to it!
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 12:50:34 PM »
There will be early action in the southwest and northwest then throughout as the snow melts up high. You will get a packet. You will have combo access.

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 06:10:40 PM »
Congrats on the draw!
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 12:56:57 PM »
You'll get a packet in the mail with a mandatory meeting date and time. Have your questions ready for the meeting. They are pretty good about providing a lot of information there. They will also give you a map letting you know what gates will be open. Have fun, its a good tag to have. Congrats
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 11:10:50 AM »
Congratulations on the hunt draw !   Hunted it last year and there is plenty of access and land to go around. 

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 05:26:40 AM »
Got my packet in the mail yesterday.  The meeting is scheduled for the youth turkey opener.   :dunno:  Hopefully I can pick it up the materials in person before then.

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 08:50:05 AM »
Should be a good year. With all the snow the season will probably start fairly slow but by the middle of May  :yike: !!!!
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 07:12:51 AM »
Thatís what Iím hoping for - as Iím gonna be buried at work till end of April finishing up some boats to launch
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 07:41:23 AM »
I talked with the bio and he drove the area recently and didn't see any activity yet.  I'm likely not going to hit it hard for a while, no sense to burn all my gas and time before they are up and active.  I'm certainly glad the season isn't just a week.

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 07:44:05 AM »
I talked with the bio and he drove the area recently and didn't see any activity yet.  I'm likely not going to hit it hard for a while, no sense to burn all my gas and time before they are up and active.  I'm certainly glad the season isn't just a week.

It took me 21 trips in that area before I finally got my bear.  Definitely save it for May, they will be more active.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 10:52:57 AM »
Anyone been in yet? Any sign?

I haven't had a free weekend to check things out but bears should be getting more visible.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 12:18:00 PM »
2nd morning out - have not seen any fresh peels or sign yet.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2018, 12:49:27 PM »
Been out twice.  Not a single peel or a pile of skat yet.  Should be anytime.  Most of the green is all down low.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 03:29:52 PM »
They're moving in the Monroe unit !!! Oh wait they don't do spring bear hunts here anymore  :bash:

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 07:23:28 PM »
It was a great weekend to be in the hills. Any visuals yet?
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 07:22:56 AM »
It was a great weekend to be in the hills. Any visuals yet?

Lots of fresh peels.  They have become fairly active.  Now to find the ones doing the peeling.  Got on a nice one on Saturday until he winded me.  Just didn't have a clear shot on him.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 05:08:16 PM »
tag     good luck!!!  :tup:

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 08:55:53 PM »

I walked up the 310 Rd this afternoon, up and over the washout.  Plenty of sign in the area but no fresh peals,   I noticed there was no combo lock on the gate this year.  Does anyone know why?

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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 09:43:37 PM »

I walked up the 310 Rd this afternoon, up and over the washout.  Plenty of sign in the area but no fresh peals,   I noticed there was no combo lock on the gate this year.  Does anyone know why?

Active logging going on.
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
Not one bear down?
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Re: Skagit spring bear
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 10:19:33 AM »
Not one bear down?

I heard of just one being killed so far.