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    Spring Bear Hunting Oregon

    I was wondering if anyone had any good information on spring bear hunting in the Wilson/Trask units? My buddy and I drew the tag as our second choice. I am new to hunting bears, always wanted to get serious about hunting them and now I am finally getting to. Just would love some good advice on how to hunt and find these bruins? Also I want to take it with my bow but it doesn't matter if I get it with a rifle. Thanks

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    In our area (Roseburg) the best spring bear hunting is done by glassing south facing grassy slopes since those slopes get the most sunlight and are the first to green up. The bears will feed on the new grassy shoots. I do not know specific areas in the units you are hunting so can't help you there.

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    Thanks Umpqua Hunter,

    Any information is great information. I had heard that previously from some people about the south facing slopes. I plan on glassing as much as I can. So all I can do is hunt hard and go for it. Thanks again man. If you have any other tips send them my way please.

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    When you think you've glassed for long enough and there is no way that there is anything out there....keep glassing. Bears have a way of magically showing up in the middle of a meadow or clearing. Also carry a predator call, sometimes they like to disappear after you spot them and are pretty easy to persuade to come back out in the open. I actually just use a lost cow call and hit it pretty hard.
    Trick is - and you can see this all over youtube - once you start calling, keep calling for at least 15 minutes. they come in when you call, and will stop as soon as you stop calling.
    good luck!

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    Sunday morning I will be on a ridge top looking for one of these spring bears.

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    Good luck on the opener tomorrow April 1st! Post photos if you bag a bear!!!
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    I would probably focus on west end of the Trask unit where the country is a little bigger, and you can spend more time glassing up a bear rather than trying to bushwack your way through it.

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    Thanks Makin Tracks. We went up hunting this last weekend to the very north west corner of the Trask unit. Tried a bit of calling and ended up calling in 4 coyotes in 6 different clear cuts. We did end up seeing a nice bear but he was to far out of range and moving quickly.
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    I called in a coyote today that found his way to the pearly gates via my old 30-30.

    Only one bear spotted so far but I am seeing tracks almost every time out now so at least they are up and about some finally.

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    Spotted this guy out grazing last evening....


    He was too good of bear to let walk even though I really wanted to keep hunting. I stalked within 65 yards and made a perfect shot after taking the photo above. One shot and he died running and ended up in this small creek...



    The old 30-30 doesn't mess around.

 

 

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