Oregon spring bear

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  1. Workerbee33

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    Today is the last day to put in for Oregon spring bear...good luck
     
  2. clearconscience

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    Good luck and have fun!
     
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  3. kenboy

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    CRAP. Missed it
     
  4. Workerbee33

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    Online till midnight!
     
  5. SparksFly

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    I get the sports pack so I already have my turkey, deer, elk, bear, and cougar tags. I might try fall bear but am leaning towards spring because the hide isn't as rough.
     
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  6. Silver Hand

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    Had a 200 + pounder looking at my thirty year old apple trees, a week back about mid day. The dam thing took a run up the driveway and came within thirty feet of me standing in the shop door way. Two more steps and I would have slammed the door.
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    Can I move your apple tree to the wenaha unit for a couple weeks
     
  8. clearconscience

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    Did you throw your pants away or were you able to clean them?
     
  9. Silver Hand

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    No but I will say I have no Idea why he started running as he was going the other way and decided to cross into the field, then decided to stop, the black berry vines are 15+ yards deep.

    He was about 35 - 40 yards away and I had been watching him from the yard headed to the shop. I slipped behind him to get into the shop and watched him with half my body out the door at 90 degrees. He then stood up on his hind legs to get a good whiff just before the dash up hill. Maybe he winded me or the chickens?

    I must say I wondered about the door for a second during my Oh x#*! moment.

    I hunted bear with dogs in my youth this was unusual and it did shake my tree for a moment.
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  10. upstate88

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    I got my tag, my hunting buddy and just got this...

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  11. Workerbee33

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    Awesome, what tag did you get. Should be a good year for the bear
     
  12. upstate88

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    General SW tag.
     
  13. MilitantBEEMER

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    Me and a buddy got our General SW tags as well. Heading out this weekend to do some scouting.
     
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    Head towards Florence. Halfway there. Take a right. Park on top of a hill giving views of several open hillsides. Look for stumps. That aren't stumps.
     
  15. aflineman

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    I got my General SW. Hopefully I get out more than last year. Only got out two days, but saw 5 bear. I will get in some calling this year for sure.
     
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    I drew the Wenaha tag, we plan on floating the Grande Ronde in the drift boat. We do it every year and have been successful...plus no cell service for 6 days
     
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    SW zone is a huge unit; the early berries, stumps, and newborn mammals ought to bring em in.
     
  18. SparksFly

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    Thanks for reminding me about tags. I still haven't gotten my deer, elk, or bear tag yet. Any benefit to general or controlled hunts?
     
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    This is my first big game animal in OR. I am from the east coast and just learning the ropes here.
     
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  20. Silver Hand

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    South of Florence Ada on the Siltcoos lake and that road going over the bridge from there to forest road 49 all the way over to the top of Gardner Or. It can get swampy and recently logged so very open in places.
    We ran dogs back there and no matter how many bear we killed we could never kill them all. That is the hottest bear country I have ever had a chance to hunt.
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