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nvarcher
12-07-2011, 08:40 PM
I was looking as to maybe go on a Spring bear hunt. Is baiting bears legal in California? I am just curious on a good area to hunt as I have never hunted bears before.

Drhorsepower
12-07-2011, 09:14 PM
No and neither is hunting bear in spring bear hunts. They start their season in October and go until 1700 Bears are killed or until dec 25.

cali_hornhunter
12-08-2011, 11:42 AM
right now the bear harvest is at 1102 and theres many places to go u can hunt with dogs or spot stalk also varmint calling can be very effective later in the season especially if it is a great acorn year they'll move lower from the mtns

sjsmallfield
12-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Also the archery bear season starts in August at the same time as archery deer. That seems to be when I see the most bears but their fur looks pretty rough that time of year.