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Color Phase or Cinnamon Black Bear

Old 08-31-2018, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RockyMtnGobblers View Post
Thanks for taking the time to respond guys and I would have to agree trophies are different to each hunter. At this point I think I will simply take the largest bear I see I used to hunt when it was lega to bait in Colorado but unfortunately for us hunters the voters made it a lot harder for us to get a bear especially if we don't want to hike a lot of miles which I don't. I originally had some cameras on a mountain where I have seen tracks for years and almost got a shot at a nice sow but in Colorado it is illegal to shoot a mother with cubs or the cubs, I wouldn't kill a cub anyway those cubs are now grown they separated last year. I had no success at all catching any bears on that mountain on my cams so I moved all my cameras to a different mountain and some to a different area entirely and those cameras started getting hit hard which really surprised me because bears are so territorial you wouldn't think that many bears would hit my cameras but there is a house nearby and a creek at the base of the mountain so I'm thinking that those two are the reasons why I'm getting different bears but they're not hitting it consistently so I think I will still be lucky to get a bear this year. so as far as really large bears I'm only seeing one cinnamon possibly color phase with blond on her neck and one large black bear the rest look like younger bears and of course when hunting season comes in October for me there probably won't be any bears on my cameras.

. This guy is not color phase but only shedding correct?
this bear in these 2 pic's to me looks for sure like a color phased bear, and NOT all black for sure even when they shed, they are still black , so this is not a traditional colored BLACK bear

bears are never very consistent in there movements unless there is a super steady supply of food they are feeding on, bears typically move from one food source to another and travel far and wide in there never ending search for food
spotting and stalking is a more normal way to hunt out west(or from what most folks I know do out there where baiting and hounds are illegal)
and as such, the key to finding bears in season is finding food sources that are there at THAT time of yr, NOT now, as food sources will change between now and then, so finding bears NOW in one area, might mean ZERO there come a few weeks when they come into season
plan ahead, and think about what food is there during your seasons hunt, and that should be where you want to be spending your time hunting!
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:37 AM
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Default Bear Rub and Bulls

I was lucky enough to place a camera facing a tree that I have now seen two bears rub on and from my limited experience I'm thinking that this is a very good location where multiple Bears may use to rub, does anyone have any experience with bear rubs? Having a lot less Bears on my cameras and just to bull elk. One small bear that checked the tree out the Bears are rubbing on smelled it and ran like hell
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