Thug, send me a PM and we can talk. I did a Idaho spring bear hunt last year and was very happy where I went. In fact you can get two bears in the area. I am stationed at Flrt Carson and yep the screen name is who I am.
Cannot help you with bear hunts in Washington since I have not hunted there. However, the area in Idaho I went is near McCall which is only 500 miles east of you so about a 9 hour drive. We went with a guide and it was $3000 for a 7 day hunt. Hunting license was $154.75 and each bear tag was $31.75 and you can take two bears. We did have to fly into the area which was another $450 for the two of us and all our gear. Took one bear opening night and saw bears every day. He will tailors the hunt to what you want meaning hunt morning, all day or just the evening. I hunted every morning and every evening. About 50/50 on black and color phase. Took my second bear on day 6 which was a color phase. Wish wolf season was open as I could have taken a nice wolf opening night. He had 5 bait set up in a 10 mile area. Rode ATV's to trail heads then hiked in from there. Hikes are 1/4 mile to just over 2 miles from trailhead to bait site. Was a great time and for sure will be going back with these folks. Very good, honest and hard working. If you want more info let me know. www.elkspringsoutfitters.net
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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