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    spring bear

    Thinking about spring bear hunting this year ,I have an area in mind ,just never have gone, first it will be archery only, and of course no dogs, and of course no baiting.any idea's to help out the odds in my favor, and yes it will be in Az.

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    You might want to try a predator call. Last year while bow hunting for Elk in NM I had a large bear feeding about 100 yards away from my set up. I had been cow calling every half hr or so. The bear did not react at all to the cow calls, so I used my Elk call to sound like a calf elk in distress. As soon as I did this the bear circle d down wind and came in very cautiouslt to about 30 yards before it got my wind. It then bolted off. This year im buying a bear tag and am going to try a fawn distress preditor call. If you try this you may want to have another set of eys with you with a gun for back up. I dont think electronic calls are legal for big game so I use a mouth call. It should be very exciting. Keep in mind that any predator could respond to this type of hunting, even a mountain lion, so be cautious.

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    Good idea but the bears here are mostly vegetarians until later on and usually don't respond well to calls.and by that time the female harvest has been meet and the season has closed,

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    Find a river, follow it all day long. Look for winter kills, animals that succumbed to predation or weather, look over these for sign if a beer is around. They need water and food when they wake and thats where to find them....

    Observe for a moment to make sure its not a wet sow with cubs nearby.

    if all fails and no bears....wrap bacon around a zippo hand warmer or two and slowly stroll through the woods....no rush.
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    Not many rivers here in az.just cattle tanks, and a few springs here and there man made lakes, with occasional rivers that disappear in and out of the ground but that gave me two areas to check out I might get lucky and both of those areas are within 200 miles of me, I like the bacon idea but remember, no baiting in this state and that idea would fall under that rule.

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    Check the prickly pear patches!
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    I'll check them out again, but pickle pear fruits in the fall and they are munching them down then to help put on winter weight.but their might be some other veggies in the area that I'm unfamiliar with, and the other thought is by that time it is already hot so you would have to get lucky and find them at day light and be able to go chase them down beforetheygot to far back in the timber.but I'll put it to the test.

 

 

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