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    Idaho fall bear

    Geno67, if you get a chance, shoot me a pm and I can give you a couple of specific areas I no longer hunt due to the driving time. These place are more north central Idaho, in high bear densities. The panhandle is a good area too, although baiting is not legal there. as DK pointed out. In 5 days...
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    Disabled hunters rules and regs for ID

    You can hunt from a vehicle, even shoot from one, you need to be off the road, berms, easements, etc. though. You also need to operate your choice of weapon by yourself. Crossbows are legal versus conventional archery. Form is on website. Have a doctor sign and can be either temporary or...
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    Idaho fall bear

    Use bait also, legal in Idaho. In the high bear area, bears will be on the bait in a day or two. Spring seems to be better than fall. Just got into bear hunting 4 years ago. I always go OTC and hunt where a lot of bears are. Some units have 2 bear tags, those areas have lots of bears and reduced...
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    DIY solo spring bear on bait

    Just got this bear on the 2nd to last day of the season. Solo hunt, lots of re baiting and had 3 to 4 bears hitting the site. Quite of missed opportunities, but finally closed the deal. Not the best picture being late in the evening, measured about 6 foot. Last year, i got a similar bear within...
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    Access in the lemhi zone

    I hunt the Lemhi quite a bit. Most areas areas can be rugged and steep. Great places to glass up a herd, winter wasn't too hard on them. I usually hunt the northern end. Roads are usually open and a lot of them go around the private owner's fields to access the blm an nat. forest. Have few...
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    Anyone good with outboards?

    Try pumping the primer bulb after it starts. Had a similar problem with a Merc. Might be losing pressure somewhere. Definitely seems fuel related.
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    Hunting Elk Salmon Units ID, Rifle or Archery.

    Hunt it every year, deer, elk, bear, antelope, etc. Spend about 100 days a year in that country. Wolves and bears have done a number in the area. Yes, most of it is steep and access can be difficult. Motels in Salmon for a place to stay, PM me if you would like some areas to look over.
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    Rebuild of an '85 Bass Tracker Boat.

    Sytes, nice boat. Might want to consider using an aluminum polish to buff the hull. Ditto replacing the impeller and it's also a good idea to check the compression. I've been restoring/rebuilding fishing boats as winter projects. Below is a 1984 Skeeter that was in really bad shape. Repaint...
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    DIY Western Bear Hunt Tips

    Bait bait where legal, bring them to you. Late May or early June. PM me if you want to hunt Idaho.
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    Idaho black bear units 62 & 62a

    62 and 62A has quite a few bears, Grizzlies in that area too being close to YNP. Fairly thick in most areas. Personally, I like the more northern units and set up baits to watch in the evenings, spot and stalk during the daytime. Late May, early June is best due to snow conditions. That area has...
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    Hunters and Trappers call for fewer wolves

    There are many issues with the wolf problems, one being that these wolves in the Greater YNP that have expanded their range, are not native to this area. They are the larger predators from Canada. It's disappointing to me see areas that I hunt moose, deer and elk to have diminishing populations...
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    2019 Spring Bear in Frank Church Wilderness, Idaho (Unit 20A)

    Very true, the mosquitoes can be bad and they were at times last June. I don't like to use repellant because of the scent. I have a cabin in central Idaho and spend a lot of time around there so I'm able to keep track of snow levels. It would be a bummer to fly in early May with snow covered...
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    2019 Spring Bear in Frank Church Wilderness, Idaho (Unit 20A)

    May could be too early, especially the 1st week. I hunted 21A last June and the 1st week or two is usually the best time. Also, hunted the Bitterroot/Selway last fall for bears. According to some guides in the area, late May or June is best. Just my opinion, but if you really want to be...
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    Idaho salmon zone B tag

    Salmon B tag can be frustrating with the number of hunters, steepness and limited access. A lot of road hunters, but if you're willing to get off the beaten path and know where there are elk at the time, it can be a good hunt. I hunt the area about 50 days during the seasons, (cabin on the...
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    Help with a float trip.

    You might want to take a look at the Salmon River in Idaho between Challis and Northfork, fairly easy float, campgrounds, OTC tags for elk and deer, public land in most areas. Drift boats, rafts, pontoons, etc.. Other Idaho rivers would be the South Fork of the Snake, below Palisades, Henry's...
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    Hunting Float/Raft trip suggestions

    Salmon River or Henry's Fork in Idaho. Mostly whitetails on the Henry's Fork, muleys on the Salmon. I float and hunt/fish them quite a bit. Went 2 days last week and I'll do another 2-3 days next week. You will see a lot of wildlife, usually good fishing too. OTC tags, more private land along...
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    Salmon mountains, Idaho

    Been elk hunting just southwest of Salmon, snow isn't too bad, just on the higher peaks. Temperatures in the 60s. Supposed to change in the next couple of days with a storm moving through. Buddy and I got a couple of elk yesterday. Seen some good deer.
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    Need a contact. Palisades ID

    Some people with horses camp on the west side of Palisades. Usually a few outfitters use that area. About 10 miles of good dirt road.
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    Bi-pod or no bi-pod

    I use a lightweight bipod when there are few tree branches to use as a rest. It is a Stoney Point that attaches easily to my rifle. It allows for a steady shot, especially for longer ranges. It also doubles as a hiking stick. Out west, a lot of shots can be 200 to 300 yards and without a rest...
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    Elk hunt near Salmon ID

    I hunted that unit last year, unit 28-1, most of the elk are up high. There are not a lot of roads and the OHV is not too busy, except on weekends. It can be a tough hunt, the terrain is steep and rugged and not a lot of elk. Good area for spot and stalk, we saw elk most of the days, just...