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  1. Generally, how does it all go for bears as the cold comes? For example, the deer rut is fading/over and food again resumes its primary importance. But with bear, it's simply food all fall, right? Find the food, find the bears.... Thanks for any insight.
  2. That would be much appreciated. I didn't make it out due to family and other issues. Was hoping to do it before gun season but am hitting my friend's land a little farther northwest this weekend.
  3. Been e-scouting Sterling again, might aim to head up there now, deer or bear, whatever happens. Or a just a nice long hike
  4. I want to hit that corner of NY that borders the NJ border there. Might be some NJ bears cross the border!
  5. Yes, the limited ban has been expanded. It's anti science backed by a group that calls themselves the party of science
  6. Huckleberry Ridge State forest - anyone ever hunt there (bear or anything)?
  7. Here it is. https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/bbrpt2020.pdf Anyone read it? Using it to scout? I might be losing my buddy with land in 3h to the west coast so the public hardway might be my only ticket.
  8. Yep, going for early bear isn't a high odds hunt, I know, even with those cam pics. Scent lures, calling would be fun to try out. It's about trying for a bear and not worrying about blowing a much higher percentage deer opportunity.
  9. any september strategies / tactics besides look for their food sources?
  10. Early Bear is less than a month away in NY. Anyone planning to do it? I've got a buddy who's sent me trail cam pics of some bears. It's all about food, right? I think the berry sources are gone or will be by then.
  11. Thanks. And yes, did not plan on taking any bear in their den, just wondering if this might be a spot they frequent.
  12. I am stuck out on Long Island these days of lockdown and we've had some severe windstorms. I am wondering about the fallen trees on the bear hunting land I have been to - I would imagine that bears would use the underside as dens in the winter. Would they also sleep in them during the seasons? Might these be spots to look for bears going to or coming from?
  13. Seems like NJ banning hunting bears on public land is a bonus for parts of NY.
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