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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Joined: 09/15/2006
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Howdy ya'll new member. I
've been after my first blacky for 5 years now and have only seen 1 dead bear thus far. I'm well over due on the rug i promised my wife I'd get her for out anniversary. I'm to the point that I'm looking to employ the help of well anyone but myself. I'm stationed in VA but in Kuwait right now. I'm told Maine has some outstanding black bear hunting, and have read many an artical leading me to this conclusion. Can any of ya'll recomend some outfitters I can check out. I'm outfitted to hunt any legal method of take. Over the last 5 years I have read any and all material i can find on bear hunting yet till end up with a tag to eat, and I prefer to get my fiber other ways. Any info would be great.

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Location: ontario
Joined: 07/07/2006
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I'm an outfitter but you just don't need one if you have the time to do your own baiting in an area that has bears. I can't help you with a spot and stalk hunt but sure don't mind helping you with your own baited hunt. Doing it all yourself is certainly a lot more satisfying and if you have an area in mind that does have bears, you should be able to get your hands on one fairly easy. But I would suggest you concentrate on a rifle hunt for your first bear.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I live in Virginia and baiting is illegal. Only spot and stalk and hounds in certain areas. VA also has a low kill rate. So I'm looking for something outa state maybe Maine but I'm not picky. I was planning on a rifle for the first one anyway. Most likely my Rem 7mm Mag. I know Canada is great for bears but I have never hunted Canada before. I have no problem with spot and stake or bait when it comes to bear.

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Location: northeast tn
Joined: 12/28/2004
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come on down to tn and i'll take ya out and put one up a tree with the hounds fi ya wanna go that rute

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I got no problem with hound hunting. You a guide? and if so ya got a web site?

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Location: northeast tn
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click on my signature. the phone number is changed and the web guy hasn't got it updated yet so you'll have to shoot me apm if ya want the correct number

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I'll do that. Any contact would have to be via e-mail or PM. I'm currently deployed to Kuwait and won't be back till early part next year. I'm looking at fall 07 or spring 08. Thanks again ya'll for the info.

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Location: northeast tn
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that's fine any info ya need feel free to email or pm to me and i'll answer ya the best i can!

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Location: Western Wa.
Joined: 02/26/2006
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Hey Bullbuster, if you would like to hunt in WA I have a pretty good spot for bears. It would be a free hunt. I saw 16 bears this weekend in the area. A couple color phase and the rest were jet black. I know washington is kinda far but its free. Good luck with whatever option you choose.

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Location: Downeast, ME USA
Joined: 09/03/2002
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If you are looking for bear guides in Maine check out this site http://www.maineguides.org/ and look toward the Grand Lake Stream area
A friend of my mine shot a bear this year that dressed out to 480. He did his own hunt.

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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DT what part of WA ya in. My folks still live in Kennewick down in the SE corner.

Maineguide I'll check it out.

Thanks again to all of ya that have responded I have some reaaly good info. Its making me even more eager to get the heck outa this sand box and back into the woods.

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