I am new to this forum. I posted this question at the 24 Hr Campfire forum and Big Sky suggested I post it here also. He said that quite a few of you guys hunt bear in Idaho and might be able to steer me in the right direction. I am interested in doing a spring bear hunt in Idaho. Most likely I will try to camp out and do it on my own with my brother rather than do a fully guided hunt. We are both accomplished bear hunters and do not really need a guide, though a drop camp in a good area is a consideration. I would like to find an area that has a high population of bears and that has relatively open cover on the south facing slopes so we can spot the bears out feeding and then stalk in on them. My understanding is that many areas of Idaho are too thickly vegetated for such hunting, though they would be good for bait or hound hunting. Any recommendations on areas to hunt or outfitters that would do a drop camp for spring bear in Idaho? Thanks, Rufous.