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Old 01-24-2006, 08:33 PM
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I'm heading upnear Libby, Montanain the spring for abear hunt. Does anyone have some experience bear hunting in this area? If so, please provide. Thanks
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:49 AM
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I hunt and live between Eureka and Libby in the kootenai national forest.
The stretch along hwy 37 on the east side of lake koocanusa is prime wilderness. During the spring I've found that there up higher and don't usually come down to the lower elevations till the apples and dandelions come in. There is a lot of steep cliffs in this area making it primo cat country also. I usually chase bears from my yard every year and last year I had a huge cinnamon bear I encountered walking to my shop. I just threw a rock at it. I usually won't shoot one unless it becomes a nuisance.
Bring your fishing pole too as the state rainbow record has been broken several times below the libby dam. Good luck.

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Old 01-27-2006, 11:22 AM
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I am also from that area. I would really get out and walk behind locked FS gates that are really grassy. Those bears love that new spring grass, just look for sign,if yousee nofresh sign, go to the next one, there are plenty. Try different elevations too. There are also a lot of clearcuts around the Koocanusa Res to glass for bears in as well.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:33 PM
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I appreciate the info. Thanks a bunch! Should I expect to see alot of poeple out bear hunting this time of year? If I go up there expecting to bump elbows with hunters, I won't be disappointed. Again, thanks for the info!
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:05 AM
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I suggest staying out of the woods on weekends and leave it for the weekend warriors, most time during the week, you may not see a soul.
Good luck.

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Old 02-10-2006, 12:34 PM
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You can get away from people pretty easy.
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