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Offline calgarychef

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Bears in the oat fields
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:20:00 PM »
So I talked to Tucker and got some good info now I'm here getting more.  Has anyone done fall time spot and stalk in the oat fields for bears?  Any info to share?

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Re: Bears in the oat fields
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 08:15:00 PM »
Hey Tracy.  Years ago we ran into a couple of BB's in oats and tried S&S on them.  No luck at all.  Everything seemed to be to their advantage.  We spotted the first one between rows, from across a narrow part of a oat field.  The bear stayed very close to the bush edge and was only in the field a few feet.  He made us pretty quick into the stalk and beat it out there quicker yet. We went over to where he was and put up another BB, only 50 yards away. Like the first bear, this second one hugged the bush line, tight.  The problem hunting oat fields is, you can't see them until too late.   I guess if you had elevation, like a tree stand, you could see them, but where do you set up?  The whole field is food and they can come out anywhere and they don't have to travel into the field very far to gorge themselves.   To S&S them, I would say to hug the bush line or try to stay inside the bush, if possible. In our situation, the bush was thick and tangled.
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Offline calgarychef

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Re: Bears in the oat fields
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:15:00 AM »
Thanks for the info!

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