Unit 51 CO Hunt for Sept

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Point_Taken, Jun 5, 2019.


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  1. Point_Taken

    Point_Taken Member

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    Anyone got any experience with this hunt in this area/time frame or should I opt for a refund on the tag?
     
  2. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    If you drew a tag for 51, there must be a reason why you applied???? That's in the Pike NF, but not far from an area I have hunted and seen bear. Bears are where you find them in the fall.
     
  3. Point_Taken

    Point_Taken Member

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    Haha yeah, I should have specified a little more. I applied for a few tags that I wasn't expecting to draw, which I ended up drawing on.
     
  4. KurtB

    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    CO success rate on bears is somewhere around 8%. If you don't have the time to work it, I'd turn it back in. I tend to be around 75% successful, but I spend a bit of time in Sept looking for them. Good luck either way. If you do go, find acorns and berries and look for bear sign.
     
  5. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    September is the best time to hunt bears here.
     
  6. Point_Taken

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    Yeah my plan was to go out there for one week in Sept, about 7-8 days in the field. But probably won't have anytime to scout the month prior since now I have a hunt in August.