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ANYONE GET ANY BEARS YET?

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Just kicked up a bear walking up a ridge line, saw me before I saw him. That was close, no chance for a shot, he was going like sea biscuit as he ran away.

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Just kicked up a bear walking up a ridge line, saw me before I saw him. That was close, no chance for a shot, he was going like sea biscuit as he ran away.

 

This next weekend for early bear I'm going to push myself to go higher into the peaks. A guy that's been hunting there for years told me the deer follow the ridgelines, it makes sense ... the highest point gives you the greatest distance form people and the advantage in a chase or confrontation. Thanks for the inspiration ...

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@Biz, did you get the story behind the event? Tree stand? Spot and Stalk? 

 

I didn't. My Dad has facebook and is friends with the guy, and saw the pic there. I don't know any other details, but it looks like a decent one.

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I want out Saturday near port jervis. saw a sow with two cubs. let them walk. also saw a ton or deer and a few nice bucks...i'll be out again saturday maybe a boar or sow without cubs will walk by

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Have had a lot of activity this year. I have walked up on one and seen 4 on camera. I normally don't see any but they are logging near my hunting area so I'm sure it has something to do with it. I'm ready for the early opener this weekend!

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I was out at Pochuck Mountain State Forest until the thunder rolled in on Saturday.  Saw 1 other hunter in full camo, but the parking area was full - 8 vehicles. Heard no shots, and saw no drag marks when I left.

 

The ditch in the center was just soft mud and the stream was down to a few puddles.  Only saw a couple small deer tracks, no bear sign in the areas I went though.  Last year the squirrels were every where.  It was two hours before I saw any squirrels - only saw 4 of them for the 6-7 hours I was out there.

 

The bear that had been going through the neighborhood around trash night seems to have disappeared too.

 

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Hey guys just a reminder you can't shoot a sow with cubs or a group of bears. I say this because one year I was ready to pull the trigger on a pretty decent bear. It came in alone and was by me for 5 minutes until 2 cubs showed up from the tall grass. Just be careful and make sure no cubs are trailing. 

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First-light - good advice.

If you see a sow........you might not always see the cubs right away.

You should make sure that its isn't lactating / nursing. if you ever had a dog that had puppies, you'll know what to look for.

I've been on many maine guided trips and usually 1 or more nursing sows are shot each week. Pissing the guides off. The hunter might have gotten a nice bear, but he also left a few cubs to starve to death

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Is there a lot of fat on these bear down here this year? The pence we got in Maine had whole lot of fat on them

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yea im going up next weekend for early bear and I am hoping to not see any cubs.  I couldn't live with myself if I did that and I would throw my rifle in the trash

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I called my brother, tell him I seen 3 bear. He says, I'm not working Thursday, mind if I hunt your spot?...it's state land, so i can't say no ( I wouldn't have). he sees same sow but it actually had 3 cubs. watches them for 30 minutes, until 300 pound boar comes in and scares the 3 cubs and mother away.

444 comes to life and bear hits the ground. it was a 3/4 mile in but near a good trail, he throws it in a wheel barrol and has it out of the woods and hanging in 2hrs.

brothers suck!...he left my stand in the woods, so tomorrow I get to drive 1 hr to retrieve stand and look over a place that will have to wait until next year

Oh well, there a 400lb bear on a mountain in Dutchess. big yellow tag (#32) in his ear....#32 watch out, i'm coming for you!!!

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I was at the range yesterday and a guy said his brother got a bear. He said he was at the edge of a swamp and saw a small one, let them go and then took out the larger one. To me, I would draw the conclusion that they're either cubs from the same litter or a cub and a sow. I didn't want to start giving him a hard time but from what I understand bears rarely hang together unless they're part of a family unit. I hear they get very territorial, I probably would have passed on that shot. The picture looked like quite a small bear. Not judging but ...

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yea I agree with futuretrash really got to take your time I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I had two cubs starving to death in the woods on my account.

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@gunner1 Did you find out where?

Yes, but I'm not too sure I should disclose. I try not to give up other people's hunting/fishing spots. I WILL however say it was in WMU 3J.

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Yes, but I'm not too sure I should disclose. I try not to give up other people's hunting/fishing spots. I WILL however say it was in WMU 3J.

Wow i have never seen a bear in 3J nor has any one in the area seen one. I guess you have to go up in the mountain to find em. 

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A 580#er was taken yesterday.

 

 

Do you know if they are going to release anything on it? I would love to read the story and see some pictures. I get wanting to keep the spot secret but you know how it can be wanting to know more!

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