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Or sitting and waiting for a bear? No offense to any of you baiters, but can anyone give me some tips on the best places/times to look for black bears? I was thinking watercourses, probably early in the morning and/or early evening.

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How about stalking?

It's been a long time since I've lived up there but used to be bears every where.
Saw lot's back in the hill's around Frenchtown. But in the 70's, the place to hunt bears was the Yaak. North and east of Libby. Back then if you wanted a bear and didn't get one, it was you stayed in the house! You might also try up behind Lakeside toward the top site of the radar station, Blacktail Mt. Good luck!

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Thanks, Don, I appreciate it.

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I am looking for information about black bear hunting around Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I would be grateful for any helpful information about the area. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Honkey,Im goin out fri or sat ,if the sun stays out long enough you can catch them out on big shale slides or open parks eating and sunning themselves,do your glassing from a high point far away,get one located and then make you stalk,stay down wind and keep noise to a minimum and determin thier direction of travel before you start,if they are up feeding they are always moving and usually in one general direction..

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Thanks, NONYA...do you think a 150 grain 30-06 bullet would be the proper medicine? Would 180 be overkill?

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molly wrote:
I am looking for information about black bear hunting around Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I would be grateful for any helpful information about the area. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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the 180 is not overkill but you may gain some trajectory and distance out of a 140 or 150,I took my first BB with a .243 and it was a 1 shot dropped in ur tracks kill,anything you feel comfortable shooting out of ur 06 will sufice for BB.

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All right, thanks again and good luck this weekend.

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molly, not to be rude or anything, but perhaps you should post in the SW section as well; even if they aren't bear hunters, they might know the area...

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Got rained out today Honkey if the forecast holds and we get some sun tommorow ill go out and give it a shot.

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