Bear Season...

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Tikkamike, Apr 8, 2015.


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  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Bear season is here for some and around the corner for the rest of us... Mine doesnt open till may 15 but I know some of you have those bait barrels out or at least loaded up and ready to go.. Lets see some pics!
     
  2. bayedup7

    bayedup7 Well-Known Member

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    One week from today and the work begins.
     

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  3. theEMP

    theEMP Well-Known Member

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    Ours starts next week! I'm still trying to get all of my baits together. This is my first year baiting so I'm looking forward to seeing some bears hopefully. Bayedup7 I like how you are packing the barrel in. I was just thinking about how I would get mine up in the hills.
     
  4. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    I took about a 25 mile horse ride on Easter, and saw a small dark brown bear at 7000' in some slide rock under a big cliff. It was just moving along. In my neck of the woods of Montana bear season opens April 15.
    Happy hunting!
     
  5. Khavic

    Khavic Well-Known Member

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    I can put my bait out tomorrow. It will be about a week and a half before I can get back once it goes in, but I'll get some pics up once I refill the barrel the first time. Putting 2 cameras out this year to try and get a better idea of how they are approaching the bait.
     
  6. revturbo9967

    revturbo9967 Well-Known Member

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    I've only hunted bear in the fall. I may have to out to where there is a spring season one of these days
     
  7. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Ours opened yesterday here in Idaho. I will be doing the spot & stalk thing this weekend! Can't wait. Bought 2 rifles lately chambered in 30-06 & have been working up loads. Probably still take my 300 win mag but both 06's are shooting very well. The Sierra 165 Gameking which is the hunting hollow point is scary accurate.
    Hope your season goes well, Kirk
     
  8. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Colorado has the worst bear season rules ever!!! Anyone done AK diy black bear?
     
  9. theEMP

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    I finally got one barrel out this weekend. Now I just need some bears to start hitting it! Had one of my hunting buddies along to help.
     

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  10. MNhunter86

    MNhunter86 Well-Known Member

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    I've looked into the DIY hunts in alaska, but unless your a resident you must hire a guide for hunting. Which kind of kills the DIY part of the hunt...
     
  11. mark fox

    mark fox Well-Known Member

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    Here in washington we cant bait. for thet reason i only fall hunt. plus fall huckleberry bears taste better than those buttplug spring bears. no need to paid with berry fields.
     
  12. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

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    Not many bears in NE Wyoming and I don't know much about them in the NW part of the state but I do have a guided (over bait) hunt in Idaho the first week in May.

    I have two bear and a wolf tag.

    Rifle is good to go ( Pre 64 Model 70 in 30-06 with older Weaver K4 scope). Using 180 Gr. Hornady SPBTs.

    Getting the rest of my stuff in order as we speak.
     
  13. Swamplord

    Swamplord Well-Known Member

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    You DO NOT need a guide to hunt for black bear in Alaska !
    Guides required ONLY for brown/grizzly bear, dall sheep and mt. goat ...

    Aliens (non US citizens, not the green spacemen) are required to have a guide for all game !



    Alaska Big Game Guide Requirements, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
     
  14. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Well-Known Member

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    Just had to replace my "bait barrel" on the cabin porch. Must have liked the No. 1 fuel oil in there. Think the same one chewed on my window trim near the stove. Game camera installed to identify the offending bear.

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