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Fall Bear

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by singleshooter, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. singleshooter

    singleshooter Oregon Member

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    Its coming up real fast. What do you like to do when bear hunting?

    I've only gone twice with no "good" encounters. By good i mean a bear with no cubs.

    I usually hunt down at the grants pass area as i go there around the same time for silver grey squirrels and band tailed pidgeons.
    Might sound dumb but i carry a marlin 336 chambered in 35 rem. its a nice gun and i love lever action. already got a deer with this gun and it was handed down to me. i also carry a 12 gauge for when i am having a difficult time finding good bears and i go for the silvers...bad combo i know lound noise means all the good bears disappear but hey at least im shooting.
     
  2. Eddywangchang

    Eddywangchang pnw Active Member

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    Gah I wish I've been bear hunting =/
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have never actually hunted bear, though I always buy the tag just in case I run into one while hunting deer,or elk. This year, I will be archery hunting, so I plan to go "bear hunting" in the same area I hunt elk. Really, it's just an excuse for me to go do some scouting a couple weeks before archery season.
     
  4. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I got my fall bear tag. Been seeing the same one in the same spot. Might be bringing him home this weekend.
     
  5. Eddywangchang

    Eddywangchang pnw Active Member

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    gunfreak what caliber/gun you use?
     
  6. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Depending on what mood I'm in I'll grab either my Remington 700 or Savage Axis both in 30-06. I handload Barnes TTSX 180 grainers. It is also my deer "guns" of choice.