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Location: Eatonville, Wa
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Black bear in w. wash.

Im going to give bear a go this year usually I dont really take the time to go after them but will buy a tag just in case. This year Im planning on actually putting some time into it and was wondering if anyone knew of any where I might start looking. Im not looking for anyone to give me their secret spot or anything like that just maybe a little advice. Ive seen one bear down at mt st helens(the cold water side) last week but thats been about it . anyways anything helps. thanks

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Black bear in w. wash.

Welcome to the site. Don't hunt Wash so can't help. Don't hunt bears anymore either but have been giving it some thought these past couple years.

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Welcome to the site.

Eatonville is loaded with game. Some of the biggest Elk I,ve seen have come out of that area. Usually during Muzzleloader.
As far as Blackbear. I like the Northeast corner of the state for modern firearm. Around Adams and Colville.
If you do the archery season, because of the close proximity of homes, there are some great areas just to the west. Across hwy 7 at the Eatonville cut off. The land southwest of the intersection has Blackbear. You can access south on Hwy 7 or south on Kinsman Rd. off 702.

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I would be hunting the bear with my rifle , I havent tried bow hunting yet lots of friends swear by it but I will be using the win mag again this year. Have you tried any of the areas around st helens I was thinking about trying the margret area this weekend. I might make a trip over to the east side in a couple weeks any places to start over there? I saw someones post that they got one last weekend

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4 seasons ago. An acquaintance was hunting Elk around Mt. St. Helens. I don't know where but, he brought back a huge Black bear. He said it walked out on the trail in front of him. I had a taste of some of the best chili with beans I've ever had.

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I guess I'll give a go Im working in that area this week so I'll try to set aside some time for scouting, so from what I can figure the bears would still be down at the lower elevations still right?

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Lots of bears all over the state. Fuzzy gave you some great info, and if you saw a bear near St Helens then you have a couple spots to start. Good luck.

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well heres an update spent all morning up at st helens today and saw ALOT of scat and alot that was really fresh but didnt end up getting anything then spent tonight at horseshoe creek and saw a blonde with brown lower portion but he wouldnt ever come out of the treeline. better luck next weekend i hope

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Well keep it up and it will happen Thumbs up

We were down in the Winston area and after miles and miles we did not see any bear sign.

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