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2021 Spring Bear Thread

JV842

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Me n my buddies son r taking my 8yo grandson out in a couple weeks, grandson has been saying since he could damn near talk, “I think I’m going to shoot me a big ole bear today” Hard to do in SW Texas!! He’s too young to get a license but none the less we r taking him along for the ride! Made a deal w him, if he bucked up n did good on this online learning crap, papa was going to take him “big ole bear” hunting.
we r going to do it up for him to make it as “easy” as can be being his first mountain adventure; horses/mules/wall tents n all.
Going to go by Maudess/Smith/n Jackie Creek area so, we can get some fishing in as well.
Looking at probably 5 actual days in the field if anyone has some recent or usable intel from out there, it would be much appreciated. Flying out to Helena on the 13th
Good luck to all!
 

OROutdoorsmen

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Hunting locally Oregon SW tag. Had my first opportunity after 5 nights after it. Spotted him 1.5 miles away with my binos, Had an hour and 20 minutes of legal light so I had to go. Jogged very fast the mile to my vehicle drove a few miles and had a 1.5-mile hike to get to him. Miraculously pop out 100 yards above him in the bottom of hellish verticle clear cut. Take my time, had buck fever bad after being alone, first bear, being 17, and thinking about him for a while, and shot felt good, but went over his back. I had a bad rest due to the angle and it just wasn't meant to be. Should get more opportunities this weekend finally found the best spot I have seen. Good luck to all some nice bears already!
 

Sytes

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I'm wrapping up a four day bear hunt...

Bear fever had my hunt partner and I cheering for any stump to move. Unfortunately, no bueno - like this stump glance stepping over an upper bench.

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Saw a bunch of elk, too many deer to count, "You see the size of that chicken?!!??!?!" (grouse - quote tribute to "Young Guns")... about everything unable to hunt we saw in quantity.



Life... always amazing adventures! Today was an R&R drive and scout. Nodda bear. Meh, another day.
Days prior... ass whooped hikes.
 

Twolftg

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I'm wrapping up a four day bear hunt...

Bear fever had my hunt partner and I cheering for any stump to move. Unfortunately, no bueno - like this stump glance stepping over an upper bench.

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Saw a bunch of elk, too many deer to count, "You see the size of that chicken?!!??!?!" (grouse - quote tribute to "Young Guns")... about everything unable to hunt we saw in quantity.



Life... always amazing adventures! Today was an R&R drive and scout. Nodda bear. Meh, another day.
Days prior... ass whooped hikes.
How is that not a bear. Lol
 
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