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Thread: Region 8 Spring Bear

  1. #11
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    yes towards Beaverdell...yes to south facing slopes..yes to boars emerging first..further in away from ashphalt..think skidder trailes..log sort clearings...go COMPLETELY to the end of all skidder trails..bears in spring will be out all day long...biggest boars tend to be old boars who grow big and old by avoiding main roads middle of the day forays...
    they are there..good luck..straight shooting
    srupp

  2. #12
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Just drive every road in 8-5 at a high rate of speed as if not hunting they will suddenly appear

  3. #13
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    8-23 & 8-24 are good bets for bear in region 8 FYI..

  4. #14
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by Rezpatrol View Post
    Just drive every road in 8-5 at a high rate of speed as if not hunting they will suddenly appear
    The correct speed for road scouting is critical
    Glad to say I have hunted Northern BC

    Simon Fraser had pretty good judgement on what he found in BC

  5. #15
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by tigrr View Post
    The thing with bears is every year is different. Some years it is the end of may before they start showing up and others it is the first week in may. Just be sure it is a boar not a sow with cubs. The sow will be looking around quite frequently. Glass for a bit before shooting. Unless it is on a spot all by itself.
    Very good point about watching for cubs. Always a good idea to watch for a bit if at all possible to ensure no cubs are nearby...

  6. #16
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by srupp View Post
    yes towards Beaverdell...yes to south facing slopes..yes to boars emerging first..further in away from ashphalt..think skidder trailes..log sort clearings...go COMPLETELY to the end of all skidder trails..bears in spring will be out all day long...biggest boars tend to be old boars who grow big and old by avoiding main roads middle of the day forays...
    they are there..good luck..straight shooting
    srupp
    Take in the knowledge of this man he knows what hes talking about

  7. #17
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Zero action out Sugar Lk rd
    no poop, one set of melted tracks coming down through some snow
    just starting to green by the lake
    Glad to say I have hunted Northern BC

    Simon Fraser had pretty good judgement on what he found in BC

  8. #18
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    Re: Region 8 Spring Bear

    Lots of action in zone 8, I’ve stalked two nice big boars I would have loved to seal the deal on, a couple smaller colour phase I passed on, and my hunting buddy took a nice Colour phase, all in 3 evening outings, surprisingly at a relatively high elevation. Zone 8 bordering zone 3.
    Proud member of the Second Nations community.

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