Took a short ride looking for a bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by The Guide, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. The Guide

    The Guide Well-Known Member

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    There is still a ton of snow up in the hills. I took my 4 wheeler south of town yesterday evening for a ride on a 4 wheeler only trail. I only got a little ways in before I started running into snow drifts that aren't hard packed anymore and consist of "sugar snow" which has no traction. The winch got a good work out and paid for itself again. There was no green grass or flowing water and no bear sign. I will have to try another area till the weather warms up some more.

    Jay
     
  2. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Boy it's been a long spring.
     

  3. paphil

    paphil Well-Known Member

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    i'm hunting near Plains , Mt. next week and talked to the guide yesterday and he said the same, lots of snow and not much grass. He has seen a couple down low, so there is hope.
     
  4. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    A few days ago I was wishing I had a saddle horse winch! Holy crap the snow! I have killed bears this early in places that today, has feet of snow! Around here anything above 5,500 feet is winter time.
     
  5. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    We still have enough snow on the ground that it is over my knees in a lot of places and we're near sea level. Brown bear tracks are starting to show up.

    Gus
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    You guys actually seen spring this year, it's freaking ridiculous down here, saw 7 degrees this morning and snow, everyone is getting testy!!

    Way to much snow up in bear country here to even think about it, maybe a couple weeks of decent weather and we'll start looking for them.
     
  7. paphil

    paphil Well-Known Member

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    Must be that global warming thing !!!
     
  8. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Ya, were the hell is Al Gore?
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Came over Marias pass last week, the snow was to the top of the 6-8 outhouse door, and winter all the way down, going to be a hard one on the elk and deer. Next it is going to flood, I wont hardley be able to sset foot in there this bear season.
     
  10. The Guide

    The Guide Well-Known Member

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    My spots I go for the May 15th road openings might not be open by the end of bear season. I'm going to have find some new places. Not always a bad thing though. I bet the bears are going to be really hungry this year due to the late spring.

    Jay