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Black bear questions

Hey guys,
new to the site and bear hunting. I been hunting a while but for deer and would love to bag a bear. so question is, what area's close to Portland are you guys hunting? I was thinking (a)stimson hunting access the forest grove area (b) Tillamook state forest but not sure where or (c) MT Hood forest Hood river parkdale area. But just cause I was thinking it does not mean its a good idea lol. so if anyone has any input that would be great. oh by the way im hunting with a bow not rifle.... thanks in advance!

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welcome to BGH cjberquist. I

welcome to BGH cjberquist. I have heard tell of several bears coming out of Tillamook SF. I would try scouting around the "Gods Valley" area. As far as the other two areas....no idea. Good Luck, WiskeyJaR

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Welcome to BGH! I haven't

Welcome to BGH!

I haven't hunted bears since I left Montana in 1974. I think I've seem maybe three all told in Oregon in my life. I have never understood people saying bear hunting is so great here but, the guy's in this state do very well! From reading what other's say about it, my first though would be pretty much anywhere in  the coast range. I hear there are bears in nthe Cascades but don't read a lot about people getting them. Up near Government Camp might be a good place to start, lot of Huckleberries up there.

Good luck and if you see or get one, let us know.

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awesome! i think i will try

awesome! i think i will try out tillamook first and then if i dont have any luck ill bounce around.. my dad use to hunt lower mt hood forest and said there were bear everywhere but thats been a good 10 years. since august is still pretty early in the year do you think better chance for stalking and glassing revines vs calling? thanks for the replies at least i have a direction started!

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cjberquist wrote:
awesome! i think i will try out tillamook first and then if i dont have any luck ill bounce around.. my dad use to hunt lower mt hood forest and said there were bear everywhere but thats been a good 10 years. since august is still pretty early in the year do you think better chance for stalking and glassing revines vs calling? thanks for the replies at least i have a direction started!

 

I have heard of people calling them, never heard anyone say they got one that way. I'd be inclined to try and find a place overlooking berry patch's and glass there, if of course, you find sign there. 

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cool thanks for the reply, I

cool thanks for the reply, I plan on going out to scout some on my next day off so ill be sure to post after thanks again!

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