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Re: First bear hunt
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2022, 11:04:33 PM »
One thing that most people don't consider when hunting the wet side is feral, or wild fruit trees. The fruit might not taste good to us but the bears like it and they're in bloom right now and easy to spot if you're out in the woods. Mark their location, go back to clear shooting lanes and build blinds and be there when the fruit starts hitting the ground.
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Re: First bear hunt
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2022, 01:17:43 AM »
And always remember a bear will hear you or smell you long before they ever see you.

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Re: First bear hunt
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2022, 07:55:39 AM »
One thing that most people don't consider when hunting the wet side is feral, or wild fruit trees. The fruit might not taste good to us but the bears like it and they're in bloom right now and easy to spot if you're out in the woods. Mark their location, go back to clear shooting lanes and build blinds and be there when the fruit starts hitting the ground.

this is a great tip.
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Re: First bear hunt
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2022, 01:00:05 AM »
Check out The Ultimate guide to Black Bear Hunting be Doug Boze. Its a great book and helped me get my first bear.

Other than that, find food, find bears. Find an area with fresh sign and go there as often as you can. They'll show up.

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Re: First bear hunt
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2022, 07:48:16 AM »
I know you are anxious to get going on the bear hunting, but if it were me, I'd use the month of August to scout high country (alpine and sub alpine) for huckleberry (blueberry) patches. Then hunt these areas when they get ripe; usually late August or early September. You'll have much better luck imo than trying to find bears in the thick lowland brush.
Plus, hunting the high country is an esthetically pleasing experience. Of course hunting this country will require some hiking.

 


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