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Offline Rob

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Russian Olives and bears
« on: December 23, 2019, 07:46:36 AM »
So I was bird hunting this last weekend in Central WA and I came upon an area with heavy Bear activity.  There was bear scat everywhere and it was filled with Russian Olive seeds.  The bears had been knocking down branches and eating the olives off the branches. 

I would like to stake this area out next season.  Does anyone know when Russian Olives ripen?  I am assuming this place only sees bears when the olives are ready for the bears to harvest!  I would assume that is the late August/Early sept timeframe.
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Re: Russian Olives and bears
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 08:14:46 AM »
"The fruit matures from August to October and stays on the tree throughout the winter."

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Re: Russian Olives and bears
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 08:15:45 AM »
Mine are in October in the Wenas.   

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Re: Russian Olives and bears
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2019, 08:18:27 AM »
"In Mother Russia Olive Eat You"  I have ruined more pants and shirts hunting birds due to those ugly things.

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Re: Russian Olives and bears
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 08:19:47 AM »
Big bucks sure like them

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Re: Russian Olives and bears
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 09:57:52 AM »
Big bucks sure like them

Interesting.  I did not know that!

I probably was not clear enough in my post (sorry!) 

I found the ranges on-line.  Was looking for more localized data for when they go ripe.  October is perfect timing Boneaddict!

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