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Offline Igottanewknee

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Bear River 681 spring bear
« on: March 12, 2021, 02:10:48 PM »
Got drawn with a couple points. Wasn't really expecting to draw, but going to give it hell. Any one have any input? I've been in touch with a couple land owners when I filled a cow tag a few years back, but was wondering if anyone had luck there before. Might be a good time to try doing some calling.

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 12:24:06 PM »
I did not get drawn, but plan on spending a day, or two, down there this spring.
Let me know when your down there, I might stop by and regail you with a few lies.....
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 02:39:11 PM »
Will do... Thanks for the info, sent you a pm.

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 12:35:31 PM »
https://m.facebook.com/groups/664242296945519/permalink/3770024663033918/

Might want to look in to this guy’s offer  :dunno:

My buddy had the tag the first year bear river was open in the spring. Went opening weekend. Saw a few bears. Hunted direct north of Chinook. I’d get ahold of some of the private timberlands and see what they require to access.

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 02:31:33 PM »
https://m.facebook.com/groups/664242296945519/permalink/3770024663033918/

Might want to look in to this guy’s offer  :dunno:

My buddy had the tag the first year bear river was open in the spring. Went opening weekend. Saw a few bears. Hunted direct north of Chinook. I’d get ahold of some of the private timberlands and see what they require to access.
Sounds good. I'll try to get a hold of him. Any input helps.

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 08:30:11 PM »
Been trying to draw this tag since it has been offered.
I have hiked every gate that has "open" signs.
Actually, unless it said "NO", I have walked at least a mile.
Turned around if I don't see sign. (sign, as in poop, tracks, etc.)
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One of my favorite gated roads has at least one pile of bear poop dead center of the road in the same 100 yard stretch of road.
Every year.
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I am elk hunting, but have a bear tag..
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Honestly, I really just walk this road to see if the bear crap is going to be there..
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It always is.
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Without fail.
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Honestly, last few season's were smaller, (different bear) but still in the same stretch.
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I was sitting under the power lines in a good spot to watch right where it takes a 90° turn.
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I saw the bear come out of the treeline about 300 yards out.
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Muzzleloader Elk season, but I had a bear tag.
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Pulled out my RR call (Bearmanrick)
and blew on that thing like a baby with a full diaper.
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The bear looked my direction, but just started on the blackberry bush in front of him.
(assuming gender)
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I blew on that thing like something was tearing my arm off..
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The bear looked in my direction, but showed no interest in coming over...
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I stopped, thought about wind direction and attempted to move out, and around.
Tried that, and realized I would have to expose myself..
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Went back to original position, now that bear is 150 yards!
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It WAS coming, I just wasn't patient enough.
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I started back in with weak calls and was hoping to bring it within range...
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Then it "spooked" and ran off?
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30 seconds later, my hunting friend comes strolling down the road..
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Still got a mile and a half, and it is almost end of shooting light....
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Never tried it with a rifle, other than my ML ELK, but have seen several bear over the years.
Most look pretty damn small.
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Really, big raccoons.
By the time you realize it's a bear, you think it's a cub.
Then it's too late when you figure out that an average size bear is 150, if your lucky..
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Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between coyote crap, and bear.
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Big ones are near major food sources, people's compost piles, nd private property.
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Don't want to  :jacked:
But the only reason for the spring season is to reduce tree damage for the timber companies.
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It's not about "hunter opportunities" it's about closed door politics and legal precedent.
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Bait barrels and hounds are legal.
Just need authorization.
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Cannot save the evidence, unless you are a legally licenced permit holder.
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Then you have to have evidence of sex?
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They used to pay you for a tail.
Bear tails, porkupine noses..
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Anybody else remember when?
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 08:44:03 PM »
And just to clarify, private timber companies put out bait barrels and hire houndsmen (special permit) to kill bears.
..but they are not allowed to retain any part of the animal
(Direct violation of antiwaste law)
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Permits are not offered on public land in Western Washington, it all depending upon timber companies.
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Sorry...
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There are lots of bear, but unless you are in someone's backyard..
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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 09:58:30 PM »
  :yeah:

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 09:16:54 AM »
String bow is right on about size. Black bears are just not big. I have killed sub 100#ers and up to 420# a 420# bear looks bigger but laying there on the ground they just aren’t that big. I recall seeing a 700# grizzly at the sportsman’s show once and was shocked at how small it was. They just get more round when they get older.

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Re: Bear River 681 spring bear
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2021, 08:49:04 AM »
Got drawn with a couple points. Wasn't really expecting to draw, but going to give it hell. Any one have any input? I've been in touch with a couple land owners when I filled a cow tag a few years back, but was wondering if anyone had luck there before. Might be a good time to try doing some calling.


Igottanewknee, Were you able to run into any out there this year? Just curious how your season went

 


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