Originally Posted by bdyal1972
Take a look at the roads guys... Private land. Not forest service. The culverts are wrong and the base rock and top rock don't look right for Forest service grade haul road. That type of second and third growth I am thinking about west of Clatskanie and north of 26... Saddle Mountain unit? Don't remember, Haven't hunted that small nitch in about 10 years. Sure brings back memories though... Long steep clear cuts. 400 yard shot takes an hour to get to your deer!
I agree. Must be private timber company roads like Weyerhaeuser or something. Not sure about the Saddle Mt. unit though. Main reason is, didn't see Saddle Mnt. in the background! I used to hunt there too. Bow hunted elk there for years. Was there just a couple years ago. Used to hunt around Nicolai Mt. And your right it sure has grown up over the years. I have a SW Oregon spring bear tag this year though and I have to hunt the Siuslaw unit or below. Seems like Moombaskier thinks it is out of Reedsport somewhere too.
Originally Posted by Moombaskier
I hunted and guided for bear in the Reedsport, Smith River, and Umpqua River back before there was even bear tags! Franklin Ridge from the mouth of the Smith River all the way to Scottsburg down to the Umpqua was a top producer. It's been a while since I've been down that way, but the country on the video doesn't look steep enough for that area...maybe? Plus no water. Maybe Johnson Ridge? Maybe he will post the general area??? By the way, Farout, are you from that area or live there now? I'm thinking of hunting down that way again next spring.
Hey Moombaskier, If you want a spring bear tag for SW Oregon. I suggest you get one soon. Not sure if you know, but the SW Oregon spring bear tags are OTC and they are limited to 4,000 on a first come first server basis. It is not a controlled hunt draw. Got mine a couple weeks ago.
I live in the Portland area but have hunted the Siuslaw and Tioga units over the years. I was thinking maybe they were hunting south of the Umpqua on some of the state land, because I think some of the state land is still actively logged. Almost has to be out of Reedsport somewhere though doesn't it.
If you decide to hunt spring bear down there, let me know and maybe our parties can hook up. Can always cover more ground that way.