Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Big Game Hunting
2021 Idaho black bear. Spring or Fall? >

2021 Idaho black bear. Spring or Fall?

Big Game Hunting Moose, elk, mulies, caribou, bear, goats, and sheep are all covered here.

2021 Idaho black bear. Spring or Fall?

Old 12-31-2020, 07:20 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 238
Default 2021 Idaho black bear. Spring or Fall?

So, I am planning my 2021 Idaho black bear hunt. I took a small black bear last September. I lost the hide when the freezer failed. Fortunately I fulfilled the mandatory check requirement before I lost the hide.

I have a question for you all. Which is better, hunting in the spring or hunting in the fall like last September?

Is hunting in the spring any different than hunting in the fall?

Trying to figure out which season to try. Maybe Iíll try spring, so I have experience with both.

Any input will be appreciated.

jnicholes is offline  
Old 12-31-2020, 07:41 PM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,367

there are to some pro's and con's to both, but not a huge difference !
IMO< bears can have great coats inn either season or NOT, a lot depends on there condition before going into winter and coming out of it due to conditions

some thing to consider in spring time is, Cubs
they will be new born as to fall where there 8-9 months old and if you shoot a female in all, cubs have a MUCH higher odds of making it on there own,(not the best, but a better chance of making it to being orphaned in spring time)

either way if your going to again be hunting over bait, the hunting si the same
bears are suckers for easy meals, so, have good bait and they will come, be it spring or fall!

it kind of makes hunting them a LOT easier due to how driven bears are by there stomachs!

other things to MAYBE consider when spring time hunting is, Green up, that however depend on where and when the seasons are
Green up limits how far you can see then, pending terrain of course!
next can be temperatures, if things get warm FAST as many springs seem to any more in my area!
having a way to get bear out and cooled down ASAP will be a part of the game,a s well as getting rid of any remains after butchering

but fall seasons can be warm too, so again, NOT that big a difference IMO between them

hunt the one you like, or both?

Last edited by mrbb; 12-31-2020 at 07:43 PM.
mrbb is offline  
Old 01-04-2021, 10:52 AM
Super Moderator
CalHunter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 17,673

Curiosity question. Are you allowed to do both?
CalHunter is offline  
Old 01-05-2021, 12:16 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 238

Originally Posted by CalHunter View Post
Curiosity question. Are you allowed to do both?
I donít think so, but Iíll check the regulations. Last I checked, I think you were allowed one bear a year in a general hunt in Idaho.
jnicholes is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.