opinions wanted please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bearpaw, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. bearpaw

    bearpaw Well-Known Member

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    Wont let me post a poll, so I'll ask the question and hopefully get the same amount of feedback.

    I am considering branching out from our one species only hunts(lions) to include a spring bear hunt as well. The location is Montana, no bait, no dogs, just spot and stalk. With all the bear hunt options out there and multiple tags, Montana is not considered a bear hunting destination in my opinion. The hunts would be on private lands with a very high success rate. Considering that a guy can go to Canada and shoot multiple bears over bait, other states and use hounds, alaska and shoot monsters, how many of you would consider a spot and stalk experience worth the exspense and rank it above the other opportunities out there?
     
  2. NONYA

    NONYA Banned

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    Knowing full well how difficult it can be to be consistent on bears in MT,even with rivate property Id say your going to have a real tough time competing with the guys in ID and CANADA that can put hunters over bait where they can pick out a bear while they eat trash out of a barrel.S&S is the only way to hunt them IMO but most "bear hunters" would disagree.gun)
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    You can go to Canada (BC) shoot multiple bears just glassing clear cuts, see half dozen bears a day, hunt basically August til denning, and into June some places. I'd go north.
     
  4. theflyonthewall

    theflyonthewall Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to spot and stalk bears. However, my opinion is from the point of view that tells me I can't afford such a hunt in the foreseeable future. So if I had the cash to pick and choose, my decision might be different...I don't know.
     
  5. 300 ultra

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    Lots of variables here, Is Guiding your only job, Can you provide a quality hunt, Is the risk worth the reward as far money marketing it, time in the field, unsuccesful hunters. If it were me I would give it a try with as little expense invested into it as possible and see what your results are. You will find out quickly if will work or not. my 2 cents any how.
     
  6. bearpaw

    bearpaw Well-Known Member

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    No, not my only job, the property hunted is a magnet for bears and big ones, the exspense is in the lease, no point in proceeding if the lease can't be covered with profit after the fact, I'll just keep hunting it myself. If there's no market for the Montana hunts there's not much point in securing the lease. It would be priced lower, 2k or less I imagine.
     
  7. 300 ultra

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    Ya I just checked out your web page. Nice looking site. Would your existing customers be interested in doing it? May be a good test run since they already have their confidence in ya. Also can I get a discounted rate on a cat hunt?:D
     
  8. bearpaw

    bearpaw Well-Known Member

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    everything is negotiable these days! How much ya wanna spend? End of Jan and Feb are open so far this year.... Got another Oregon hunter comin up in Dec, Mike Lake from Nosler.
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I know guides that bear hunt up here in NW MT. Some of it is tough wilderness type slide chute hunting.The one problem with MT is that it does not produce many trophy size bears compared to Canada and AK type areas, but cost for hunt seems to reflect that. But if you have the bears and cost is competitive I think it would work.
     
  10. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    Spot and stalk is popular here In Oregon, but we combine Cougar, Bear and Coyote all into one sport. We are opportunity vultures in the off seasons. It is also considered scouting with possible benefits. I cant imagine anyone from around here even paying gas money to do the same in a different state! - Heck on the average we wont pay to shoot something with its head stuck in a bait barrel either!.