- Jan 26, 2021
Hey all, long time lurker here, first time posting a thread. I am heading to Idaho for a spring bear in mid may - till the end of season, going to hunt in the hells canyon area. The plan that I have envisioned is heading up one of the main drainages around Riggins and backpacking in a few miles to hunt the some of the nearby basins. It looks like good bear country on OnX and google earth. I've never been in the area so do you all think this sounds like a solid plan? I'm sure I am overlooking some obstacles because i'm not familiar with the area. Also, the elevation is pretty high so I'm not 100% sure how that will impact the bears during the 2nd half of may. Overall, I know I have to just get in there and hunt to learn! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This will be my first western black bear hunt so I mostly just want to make sure I have a safe, and well planned trip. Bear or no bear, I just want to learn.