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Offline Bear Heart

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Spring Bear
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:49:00 PM »
Tonight is the deadline for spring bear applications.

My first year trying for it.  Have never set out to hunt bear.  Always had a tag in my pocket just in case.  This year I am going to give it an honest try.  I am sure there will be plenty of blunders on my part.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 01:25:00 PM »
Good luck to ya !
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 03:59:00 PM »
Got drawn for Copalis (Rayonier tree farm area in GMU642).  Not my top choice but I really want to be out hunting.  Have to buy a $100 permit.

Any insight on hunting this area?  Spring bear hunting in general.  I know zip about bear hunting.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 11:42:00 AM »
I would call the local game biologist and try to get some info on bear density for the area. Hunt the new spring grasses and clear cuts. They also like skunk cabbage and I would think there would be plenty of swamps around Copalis. You also might try and contact Jerry Krauth, he lived in that area and may be able to help you. Dale Sharp might have Jer's contact info.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 06:06:00 PM »
Thanks Ken. I am running down some leads.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 10:45:00 PM »
This should be a bumper year.Not sure what's happening on the "wet" side, but in one morning out hiking, I crossed several different sets of bear tracks on the Eastern slope.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 10:55:00 PM »
My first time out will be the first weekend in may.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 04:03:00 PM »
Headed out for the long weekend to look for bear.  Will be bringing my thermacell this time!  This area is really difficult to see very far.  Had to climb on top of a slash pile to get elevation.  The pile was full of bees.  I will be bringing my benadryl and epipen along this weekend.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 11:54:00 AM »
ever see any bears on this hunt ??
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Saw everything but bears. Elk, deer, eagles, rabbits,...but no bear.
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 07:07:00 PM »
well at least you saw some new country ...
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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 02:49:00 PM »
Bear Heart, my girl friend and I had Copalis tags about six or seven tears ago. There were bears every where, we saw 27 total, both got nice ones. Two years later we were drawn again and only saw one bear. Our favorite spots were locked up. There is a lot of baiting pressure on the rez from the Quinaults and rumor has it that Rayonier pays hounds men to keep them thinned out. I have seen some real nice ones come from there, I hope you had some luck

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Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 12:33:00 AM »
Had a good walk in the woods and found a square of state land for a solo campfire.
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