I've been out 1 time just for bear, we saw 1 little cub, couldnt find mama. I'm gonna take a day later this week on my elk hunt to bear hunt, there are a ton of bear in ne oregon where I'll be. hopefully if things go right I'll get a bear, deer and elk in the 5 days I'm there.
It was a slow hunt. since the elk werent talking like I hoped i had to focus my efforts every day on elk. I did see a lot of bear sign but no bears wich is kinda weird, I usally jump 1 or 2 during my hikes in the woods. I have all of OCT and half of NOV to focus on bears. then NOV21 comes late season archery deer. then Bear season stops DEC31.
I often use fresh earth dryer sheets while drying my clothes, after washing them in scent free soap. At some point I started putting these dryer sheets in the plastic tubs that I store my hunting clothes in. This seems to work very will. Anytime I pull my clothes out of the box they reek of fresh earth.
I'm too tight to be buying a bunch of scent loc, which I don't believe in. So this is a good and cheap alternative. I like it so much I even toss one in my backpack to help cover the...