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Old 02-21-2011, 05:00 PM
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Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

I'd love to take a black bear and a spring hunt would work out better due to a baby on the way this summer. I've hunted Colorado and Utah about a dozen times all together for deer and elk but not bear. I've seen quite a few black bears, some fairly close so I know what they look like.
I think Idaho, Montana and Wyoming offer over the counter nonresident spring bear tags, correct me if I am wrong. Any suggestions on good areas for a DIY rifle bear hunt such as spot and stalk or still hunting logging roads?
I don't want to pack way back in but not opposed to hiking a little bit. I'm a decent shot and a nonsmoker. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:24 PM
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Re: Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

Here in Washington, spring bear is draw only - so no help here...

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Re: Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

Sambo!

You're over here at LRH too! PM sent.

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Re: Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

Montana is OTC for bears. Our spring season runs 4-15 to 6-15 dependent on the area. Any tags purchased after 4-14 have a 5 day waiting period before it is valid but the good thing is that you can buy them online before you leave on your trip. Montana is a spot and stalk state. No bait or dogs but you can use mouth blown predator calls.

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Re: Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

I decided not to do it this year, too many irons in the fire. Looks like it is a good thing because I would have scheduled vacation time in advance for May 1. Sounds like I wouldn't have been able to get around in the snow and the bears are probably still napping. Maybe next year.
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Re: Thinking about a spring over the counter bear hunt, suggestions?

Not unless your like me with a built hunting buggy, I have to order a spare front axle, because my U joint is on its second temporary weld job. Snow is record deep here in MT. Im heading out this week for a looksee
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I decided not to do it this year, too many irons in the fire.
I am sorry to hear that. Well when you are ready come on over. Idaho offers over the counter tags for both Nonresidents and residents alike for black bear.
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