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SW Oregon spring bear

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Artpro, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Artpro

    Artpro Salem, OR. Artpro Bronze Supporter

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    Where should I plan to scout/hunt, highest densities?
     
  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Well.... That's a private matter. Somewhat like asking a lady the number of times she's been laid.
    With that being said, they eat fresh green grass in the spring.
    I do better in the fall. Stay by water and berries in the fall.
     
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  3. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    Predators_West - Bear Facts

    just west of you is great country, clear cuts that are 3 or 4 years old, smith river, areas that have early grass sprouting will be hot spots.
    good luck
     
  4. raisersedge

    raisersedge backwoods Member

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    anywhere in sw is good. Try around Elkton Mapleton and Tiller. Find large grassy slopes in the sunshine. Scout for sign and set down and wait use patience and you should be able to get a bear in a few days. I believe the largest density is in Lobster Creek drainaige. I have hunted in there and believe Stevie Wonder could kill a bear there. Find a used trail coming down abank and wait on it. My biologist friend says they have at least 2.6 bears per square mile in that drainage. Looking around I would believe it.
     
  5. Artpro

    Artpro Salem, OR. Artpro Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks guys, I've hooked up with an old buddy who has relatives near Myrtle Point/Coquille, which is where we'll likely go.