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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2021, 08:56:35 AM »
Snowing here at my house in wenatchee. I think mid May is about the prime time
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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2021, 11:21:55 AM »
Had my first bear on camera for the year 4/6.  It was a big boar which is pretty typical as they always come out first.  The last three years of running cameras in this particular area has bears waking up this time of year....but usually only the big boars and usually very nocturnal.  The masses will be waking up in the next couple weeks. 

Good luck to all the spring bear hunters this year.   

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2021, 07:08:11 AM »
Seen 3 separate bears in yesterday between 700 and 1000 ft,so that's a good elevation to start.

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2021, 07:41:30 AM »
Seen 3 separate bears in yesterday between 700 and 1000 ft,so that's a good elevation to start.

Where most of the NW bears will be.   :tup:
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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2021, 06:11:31 PM »
I spent the weekend at my property by the border. Thereís still 2 feet of snow where the sun doesnít hit so I couldnít get my four wheeler to my camera spots. I donít think the bears have come out yet in my area but Iíve already seen more elk up there in the last month than I saw all of last year.
Iím surprised westsiders can stop suckling Insleeís teatís long enough to come hunt our game on the dry side.

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2021, 08:25:13 PM »
Seen 3 separate bears in yesterday between 700 and 1000 ft,so that's a good elevation to start.

I didn't even know there were elevations that low in the northeast!

Where most of the NW bears will be.   :tup:

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2021, 08:39:00 PM »
Right now the water level on lake Roosevelt is 1271.

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2021, 09:27:30 PM »
Right now the water level on lake Roosevelt is 1271.

So they hibernate underwater???   :)

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2021, 10:07:00 PM »
Right now the water level on lake Roosevelt is 1271.

So they hibernate underwater???   :)

Pull the plug and flush them out. 
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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2021, 10:17:47 PM »
if you are limited on time or traveling long distances Id suggest not even wasting your time till May 10th and later. If you live close or can go whenever then it doesnt hurt to look. I have seen bears in April in NE units, but they lethargic and sightings are low compared to May and June.

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2021, 10:41:04 PM »
if you are limited on time or traveling long distances Id suggest not even wasting your time till May 10th and later. If you live close or can go whenever then it doesnt hurt to look. I have seen bears in April in NE units, but they lethargic and sightings are low compared to May and June.

Solid advice for west side units too.
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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2021, 06:38:30 AM »
I'm curious what techniques were used in the past to get spring bear,  spot and stalk probably most used... How about calling?

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2021, 08:42:28 AM »
Watch this all bear hunters
Very informative.


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: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2021, 11:24:23 AM »
Grizzly bear have a hump and black bears do not. Except sometimes back bear do... when it comes to mature bears itís pretty obvious but a young grizz and black sure are tough to me.

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Re: Spring bear in the northeast techniques and times
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2021, 12:08:34 PM »
Ya ,
I'm not getting close enough to a grizz to check the claws,
At that point really past the point of too close.
But still pretty informative video though.
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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