Is anyone out there consistently successful while spring bear hunting the west? Here in the great state of Washington we are required to draw our spring tags, which can take years. On such a timeline the learning curve is rather slow, so I was hoping to find out how other archer are successful during the spring season. What do you look for? How does the weather factor into you hunting strategy? Does calling work? Spot-and-stalk? What is a common forage for bear in the spring? Thanks alot for your help and good luck on the spring bear draws this coming season!

p.s. Any idea if the Eastmans forum plans to add a "Bear" section in the animal species area? I have to say that chasing bruins with my bow ranks as some of the best highlights from seasons past, and I would love to see a thread open up for bear stories, tips and tactics. Just a thought.