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Offline D-Rock425

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DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« on: May 25, 2022, 01:00:49 PM »
First time trying the spring bear hunts in idaho. Went over last weekend set one bait with a pretty good amount of bait.  Heading back over this weekend to check bait and set a couple more.  Any members have success in the past?

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Re: DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 01:35:26 PM »
I have limited experience doing it. But I did it for a few years in a row a while back in northish Idaho with a buddy who owns some property over there. He would start the baits end of April with at least one fill up, and then really juice them up once we got there around Motherís Day. We would take multiple bears every trip of of two different barrels. 

Iíd say starting sooner is better. As the green up happens, bears disperse, more food sources available, snow melts,  I think the less effective the baits are.

Iím over here now spot and stalk bear hunting. Seen two over the week. Itís hot. Killing time during mid day. Both werenít out until 730 pm. 

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Re: DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 09:38:03 AM »
Whatís the spring snow in Idaho like?

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Re: DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 10:22:42 AM »
Whatís the spring snow in Idaho like?

Iím in central Idaho. Snow level is probably around 6500. Green up to about 5500+. Supposed to be 80ís today!

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Re: DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2022, 09:29:27 PM »
panhandle snow at 6,000 there is 95" still

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Re: DIY Idaho bear hunts.
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 10:31:23 PM »
Whatís the spring snow in Idaho like?

Way above normal snowpack and been very rainy this spring here in unit 10. 7-11 feet of snow above 6000í in many of places still. Hopefully we will see a stronger melt come and some dry periods so the Forest roads donít go to crap even more.

 


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