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Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

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Unread 05-30-2011, 09:28 PM
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Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Just returned from a five day backpack hunt into Hell's Canyon for spring bear. We rowed a 12' row boat across the Snake River. The river was at flood stage and it won't happen again with me in the boat. We backpacked in about four miles and gained 3000' vertical. About 1300' of that was straight up a ridge with no trail. It was brutal on an old guy. They don't call it Hell's Canyon for nothing. Five of us went in with three tags.

The general country.

About 1400' above camp the day I killed my bear.

We took two bear and saw a ton of elk, a few deer and a couple of bands of bighorn. My nephew killed a blond and Cinnamon bear on our second full day of hunting. I tagged a Cinnamon boar on day three.

The bears weren't very big, I don't think, but it didn't hurt my feelings a lot considering the pack out. Any bear taken in that country earns a trophy status in my eyes regardless of size.
Tim Titus
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Unread 05-30-2011, 09:56 PM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Very nice
what part of hells cayon?
I hunt up there every year
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Unread 05-30-2011, 11:49 PM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Congrat's ...That is some rugged and pretty country... And you are more than correct... Those are definately trophy's...
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Unread 05-31-2011, 12:00 AM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Congrats on a great hunt and a couple very good looking bears!

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Unread 05-31-2011, 12:22 AM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Congratulations on a sucessful hunt, nice looking bears.

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Unread 06-05-2011, 10:14 PM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Very nice-grats! Looks like a good time was had!
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Unread 06-05-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: Backpack Spring Bear Hunt

Nice goin'! That's the way to do it, if you can!
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