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Offline ThomMedic

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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 07:13:41 PM »
I can feel your pain; I see more coyotes in my neighborhood than in the woods -  the frustration and embarrassment over the years.

But last Monday we jumped a large, dark chocolate male, it was too big, too close, and I only had a short barrel AR. Further my back is not up to moving any animal that large, so the future is not really an option for me.

However if you want I can give you directions to where he is. He leaves a large wake in the grass between the prairie and the swamp, so finding him should not be too difficult and due to location he is not likely to wonder too far in the next couple months.  Just promise me some meat please.

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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 07:15:42 PM »
PS, its near Tacoma.

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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 07:41:46 PM »
If you really want to kill a bear go to SE Alaska.  Itís pretty reasonable and most guys see 10-20 bears a day without a guide. Get a guide and it should be a guaranteed bear.

But honestly 3 years??? Most of us hunted much longer than 3 years before we killed a bear in Washington. Most hunters I know have never killed a bear and some have never even seen one in the woods after decades of hunting.

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Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 09:47:41 PM »
Lots and lots of bears in Washington. In my (limited) experience, going to the  berries works well, but they will be gone by late September and October.
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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 10:14:08 PM »
not too late to start scouting.  The bears are low in the drainages and will work their way up until fall.  You can narrow down which creek the bear is going up ( for sows) and within a few creeks (for boars).  Then they are likely in some kind of food in that particular creek.

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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2018, 08:33:26 PM »
Since you are wanting a spot and stalk hunt, you might also consider Montana. No bait or hound hunting allowed there either, so all guided hunts are spot and stalk. And you don't need to draw to hunt the spring season like you do here.
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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2018, 08:38:54 PM »
Lots and lots of bears in Washington. In my (limited) experience, going to the  berries works well, but they will be gone by late September and October.



I've read and heard for years, that Washington has the highest population of bears in the lower 48..
I could care less about what anybody says..............

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Re: Worst bear hunter ever... guide suggestions
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2018, 08:50:54 AM »
 :yeah:
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Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
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