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Old 02-24-2013, 11:08 PM
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What are some techniques you guys use when hunting bear in areas like eastern oregon? mostly open breaks around the snake river. Is it mostly spot and stalk looking for them around areas of brush?


I guess I just am curious if anyone wants to post techniques for finding spring bear.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:26 AM
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Re: spring bear

Spot n stock for sure. They will be out getting food to fatten back up. Good luck
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:02 PM
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Re: spring bear

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What are some techniques you guys use when hunting bear in areas like eastern oregon? mostly open breaks around the snake river. Is it mostly spot and stalk looking for them around areas of brush?


I guess I just am curious if anyone wants to post techniques for finding spring bear.

#1, don't bother spring Bear hunting unless you have a known hot spot or 5. Snow drifts usually mess up your travel plans to locations.

#2, chase the snow, in canyons with water. The bears will be eating fresh grass as it greens up when the snow recedes, & an occasional fawn or two if its handy.
Blind calling RARELY works. But if you see a bear, & can watch his reactions to your calling, it can be effective.

#3, bring a can of propane, & a burner & some bacon wrapped in tin foil.
Cook your lunch in a place where the prominent wind will drift into multiple canyons.
Be sure to clean up ALL of your lunch fixings. If ANY is left discarded it is considered baiting, & deemed illegal.

#4, refer back to #1. Don't bother with spring bear. Fall Bear has proven WAY more priductive where I go. Plus the meat tastes better, & Bears are typically fatter, & haven't rubbed their coats off.

All that being said, I actually put in for & drew a spring bear tag for the first time in 11 years. Now that I drew one, I gotta figure out if I even wanna go. I'll probably just take my 7 yr old turkey hunting, & if I see a bear I'll smoke it. But I just don't see actually wasting time, $, & gas trying to find one when I can just go pick out a nice fat one in the fall. Spring bear just doesn't lend itself to filling tags where I hunt.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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#1, don't bother spring Bear hunting unless you have a known hot spot or 5. Snow drifts usually mess up your travel plans to locations.

#2, chase the snow, in canyons with water. The bears will be eating fresh grass as it greens up when the snow recedes, & an occasional fawn or two if its handy.
Blind calling RARELY works. But if you see a bear, & can watch his reactions to your calling, it can be effective.

#3, bring a can of propane, & a burner & some bacon wrapped in tin foil.
Cook your lunch in a place where the prominent wind will drift into multiple canyons.
Be sure to clean up ALL of your lunch fixings. If ANY is left discarded it is considered baiting, & deemed illegal.

#4, refer back to #1. Don't bother with spring bear. Fall Bear has proven WAY more priductive where I go. Plus the meat tastes better, & Bears are typically fatter, & haven't rubbed their coats off.

All that being said, I actually put in for & drew a spring bear tag for the first time in 11 years. Now that I drew one, I gotta figure out if I even wanna go. I'll probably just take my 7 yr old turkey hunting, & if I see a bear I'll smoke it. But I just don't see actually wasting time, $, & gas trying to find one when I can just go pick out a nice fat one in the fall. Spring bear just doesn't lend itself to filling tags where I hunt.
thats one more tag that could be out there for someone who actually wants to go out spring bear. you may as well go and use it instead of sitting on one that other guys would love to have
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:15 PM
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thats one more tag that could be out there for someone who actually wants to go out spring bear. you may as well go and use it instead of sitting on one that other guys would love to have
I am not trying to start a fight but maybe you ought to re-read Winmag's post. I clearly read that he intends to use that tag in the fall when they are in the areas he hunts.
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