DIY Spring Idaho Black Bear...questions
After 4 years in the USMC I'm getting out and heading home. Ive missed every hunting season since '09 due to being deployed overseas or training exercises and now I finally have a chance to do what Ive missed most. Ill be driving through Idaho mid-late April and want to do a spring black bear hunt. Im looking at Units 10 & 12 due to the amount of bears harvested year after year. I talked to a game warden who's pointing me towards those two units as well, plus everything I've read on forums. Today i ordered maps from Idaho fish and game and the bureau of land management, and U.S. Forest Service for those two units. According to what Ive read, this time may be a little early but this is the time I have available and am going to make the best of it. I want to do a spot and stalk while I'm here, I don't mind hiking all day and covering ground, maybe a little calling for fun; already preparing for weather, snow conditions and such. I'm interested in camping and working from there, or continuously moving camp. Im looking for anyone that can give me any hints, information, or what to expect. Seeing that all I have are maps and unit numbers, if theres anyone that could help narrow down the massive amount of land to a more precise location would be a huge help. Any little bit of help would be greatly appreciated.