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Idaho Spring Bear Season

Old 05-30-2008, 02:51 PM
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Default Idaho Spring Bear Season

Anybody have any info on how the season is going so far? I have a week long trip starting Sunday in the North Central part of the state and heard that there has been little activity so far due to the late snows. Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:50 PM
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The late snows had the guides I was with behind schedule on their baits by about 2 weeks.Then the full moon had the big guys nocturnal,but I managed to connect with a nice young chocolate on the 6 night of the hunt.by the way i was hunting in the Salmon,Id area.

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:33 PM
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You lucky ****s!! I can't start bear hunting till Sept.1st here in Minnesota.

Congrats on the bear coors and good luck Mallard!!!
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:30 PM
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You will be hunting the lower river drainages. The roads going above 4000 feet are snowed out. Everything is about a month late. This could work to concentrate bears lower, but also can make it impossible to get to the open scree fields and meadows at higher altitude. The place I killed a bear at last year at the end of May, you will not be able to get into untill July. I have seen a few nice bears taken this spring, one local guy shot a 400 plus pound Chocolate that was really nice. I have only seen three so far, but have not bait hunted this spring, and the three I have seen were all small 100 pounders.

Good luck, if nothing else you will be in some neat country, and be able to find some sheds and morrells.


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