- Apr 20, 2008
Are any of you guys going after spring bear? If so what's the secret? I picked up a SW Oregon tag, hopefully I will fill it. What do you do with the meat steak or sausage?
Watch the timber lines up high. Look for younger green grass. The bigger boars will come out of hiber. first so hunt early. I look for south facing slopes with bigge benches. A wounded cotton tail call can do wonders for moving a bear into range if you are well hid. Ive used white tail fawn bleats a little later to get bears to move in closer for a better shot with some terrific results...usually someone else behind the trigger when it works (why is that???)...We called a 5ft bear from 300 yrds+ to 28 yrds before my bro's .06 bit him behind the shoulder. Be carefull when using predator calls when bear hunting.....Another boar you didn't see can come in behind you and make your trip exciting on a level you never wanted. I always pack a 12guage with slugs if I'm calling for someone else.
Down here in AZ we hunt bear where ever we can find prickly pear that has a lot of fruit, They treat it like "candy".What is thier "candy" up there?
I'm sure they would like the apples from the pile, too bad you can't do that anymore.Fresh grass sprinkled with Elk calves in the spring, huckleberries, blue berries, apples, pears, garbage, and gut piles in the fall.[/QUOTE :think:I wonder if they prefer apples from the tree, or from a pile:think::think: