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Maine Bear???

Old 02-06-2012, 09:13 AM
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Anyone know the date bear season opens in Maine,I can't seem to find it...
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:16 PM
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http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_tra...asonschart.pdf
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:21 PM
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How is the bear hunting in Maine? My only experience is in PA.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
How is the bear hunting in Maine? My only experience is in PA.
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Its not too bad. It all depends where you go. I shot one last day of deer season this past hunting season. Didnt see jack over a bait but nail one while trying to knock down a Nomad buck lol. The bears here average 150-200 lbs though. An occasional monster but for the most part the 150 range. I think PA has some bruisers in the 600lb range. Atleast I think its PA.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:06 AM
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Thanks,I was having a bad day...
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:45 PM
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Ya,

PA has some big ones. Every year I hear of a big one being taken somewhere in the state. I've been hunting in PA 10 years now. I've seen 7 bear during that time, and never saw one while I was bear hunting. Only while deer or small game hunting. Not allowed to bait in PA or use dogs. We can drive them though.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:12 AM
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Maine also has some bruins although I agree with the average being around the 200lb mark. 2 years ago just west of Grandlake Stream, Me. 1 was shot around 612 lbs. But, then again that would be a rare one. It ended up getting shot by dog hunting. It did keep coming into bait prior to that but only at night.. The Passamaquoddy Indians have a guided spring hunt here as well..
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:54 AM
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I read that there were 7 or 8 bears shot in PA last year that went over 700lbs.

Success is better in Maine because you can bait or use dogs.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:26 PM
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Jack the opening day this year is august 27 and it will be warm!
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:27 AM
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How big is this black bear? He has been messing with my trailcam darn it. I absolutely hate bears around my trailcams. I am thinking this bear is hunting for newborn fawns right now. I also think it will make it past this falls hunting season as well. No body baits for bears in this area.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4qLI...ature=youtu.be
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