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bear hunting help
« on: January 21, 2021, 07:45:43 PM »
so ive never really been bear hunting. ive gone by myself and with buddies but we never knew what we where doing. Is there anyone one hear willing to take me out for a few days and show me how you find bears? i am willing to go on a out of state hunt also. Just really want to soak up some first hand knowledge on bear hunting.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 08:28:44 PM »
Do a bunch of google searching and listen to a bunch of bear hunting podcasts. Thereís way too much info on the web to need someone to help you personally.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 08:48:20 PM »
Fall bears are keyed into food. Find the ripe berries, east or west side, and you'll find the bears.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 08:16:57 AM »
Saylean on this site wrote a fantastic book on bear hunting a few years called The Ultimate Guide to Bear Hunting. Iíd look him up & see if thereís still a way to buy the book. Itís a great book & worth every penny if you can get it.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 09:15:57 AM »
Saylean on this site wrote a fantastic book on bear hunting a few years called The Ultimate Guide to Bear Hunting. Iíd look him up & see if thereís still a way to buy the book. Itís a great book & worth every penny if you can get it.
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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 10:07:35 AM »
There is another great book called Flowers and Bears. This guy probably harvested more bears than anyone in the state ever. If I remember right, he helped develop the pellets for feeding stations to keep bears off of Weyerhauser's young trees. It has been several years since I read the book.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 12:43:42 PM »
There is another great book called Flowers and Bears. This guy probably harvested more bears than anyone in the state ever. If I remember right, he helped develop the pellets for feeding stations to keep bears off of Weyerhauser's young trees. It has been several years since I read the book.

Yes, that book is awesome. I read it as a teenager after finding it at a used bookstore in Seattle. Called "The Education of A Bear Hunter." Not necessarily a how-to book for bear hunting, but you'll learn a lot from hearing his stories hunting coastal black bears in the Copalis area. Very fun read.

https://www.amazon.com/Education-Bear-Hunter-Flowers/dp/0832304778/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3NK01420YHQ0Q&dchild=1&keywords=the+education+of+a+bear+hunter&qid=1611434513&sprefix=the+education+of+a+bear%2Caps%2C218&sr=8-1

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 01:31:08 PM »
I think saylean' is on Amazon or at least that is where I got mine

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 03:21:26 PM »
Saylean on this site wrote a fantastic book on bear hunting a few years called The Ultimate Guide to Bear Hunting. Iíd look him up & see if thereís still a way to buy the book. Itís a great book & worth every penny if you can get it.
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I have copy of that book and I will ship it to you if you pm your address to me. Free
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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2021, 10:54:43 AM »
Saylean on this site wrote a fantastic book on bear hunting a few years called The Ultimate Guide to Bear Hunting. Iíd look him up & see if thereís still a way to buy the book. Itís a great book & worth every penny if you can get it.
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I have copy of that book and I will ship it to you if you pm your address to me. Free

Super nice offer.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2021, 12:59:24 PM »
Saylean on this site wrote a fantastic book on bear hunting a few years called The Ultimate Guide to Bear Hunting. Iíd look him up & see if thereís still a way to buy the book. Itís a great book & worth every penny if you can get it.
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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2021, 02:56:44 PM »
i got the book and have read it cover to cover now. lot of info in the book. been seeing alot of bear sign that i didnt know was bear sign and i guess some of the suff i thought was bear sigh want even close. i got some areas im gonna try to hit. wish me luck.

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2021, 06:45:00 AM »
Hafthard, did you apply for spring bear this year? It's possible to draw your first year and in my opinion, your chances with a spring tag are the best.
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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2021, 07:58:18 AM »
Hafthard, did you apply for spring bear this year? It's possible to draw your first year and in my opinion, your chances with a spring tag are the best.

 :yeah:  If you're up to a road trip, I might have a deal on a campsite and support on a archery hunt.   ;)

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Re: bear hunting help
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2021, 01:22:07 PM »
I didnt apply for spring bear this year.

 


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