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Black bear in So Cal?

Good deal. Thank you for the lead, I'll definitely be doing some scouting!

When bear sign is located, do they usually stay in the area, or do they cover a lot of territory?

Jesse

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Black bear in So Cal?
OZSTRIKER22 wrote:
Good deal. Thank you for the lead, I'll definitely be doing some scouting!

When bear sign is located, do they usually stay in the area, or do they cover a lot of territory?

Jesse

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When I find an abundance of bear sign in the form of scat and fresh tracks, I figure they are still around. Last year, we started to see a bunch of concentrated bear sign in two different areas. In the morning, I saw some very large tracks that were not there the night before.

I hunted the ridge above those tracks and was about two miles from them when I shot a 6' -400 pounder that walked right up to me (25yd shot). I am not saying that it was the same bear, I am simply saying that the very large tracks belonged to a large bear like the one I shot.

Best of luck! Paul

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Wow! that's pretty impressive. Congratulations! If a 400lb bear got 25 yards from me I'd probably soil myself lol

Do you use a game call? Private land or public?

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OZSTRIKER22 wrote:
Wow! that's pretty impressive. Congratulations! If a 400lb bear got 25 yards from me I'd probably soil myself lol

Do you use a game call? Private land or public?

No game call although I have heard that some hunters use them with great success. All National Forest up there...

Paul

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Black bear in So Cal?

I recently went backpacking in the Los Padres National Forest between Pyramid Lake and Piru Lake. LOTS of bear sign including some huge tracks and a lot of scat.....never saw one though. The tracks were only a few days old as there was a pretty good rain the week before.

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