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Hi I'm new and I found this board and thought it was pretty cool and thought I could get advice for my boyfriend. Ok so we were out in the woods the other day (we like to just drive around up there, he scouts too, might as well) anyway and all of the sudden holy cow "it's a bear, it's a bear" I had never in my 25 yrs seen a bear in the wild, I was so excited. Well so this happend to be about 4 days before bear opened and he has never bear hunted and so because he seen it he had to get his tag, well we saw it there the day after the next then didn't see it for a couple days he saw it yesterday morning but not at all today. And evreytime we see it, it's on the run back into the woods. (he's tried his squaller to try and make him stop but that bear is runnin for dear life)He is very bummed and I have no idea, if anyone can give good bear hunting advice I would appericiate it. I don't know if this would help but everytime we have spotted it it has been on the side of the hill just outside the timber in the clear cut and runs strait for the timber as soon as he hears us. I don't know if it makes any diffrence either but we live just southeast of albany so I didn't know if ther was certain tactics for certain terrain or what not.

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if your in an area that you are seeing a bear the best thing to do is find a place off the road to sit and use a predator call. or slowly walk through the area and spot and stalk. you wont have very good luck getting a shot off driving in your truck.

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numbnutz wrote:
if your in an area that you are seeing a bear the best thing to do is find a place off the road to sit and use a predator call. or slowly walk through the area and spot and stalk. you wont have very good luck getting a shot off driving in your truck.

Yep! What numbnutz said. Wont do much sitting in the truck, gotta get out and set up, and be patient, and call constantly. Actually you can do the calling to be involved while he gets ready to shoot, help him keep an eye out and so on.

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If you keep seeing him at a certain time try walkig in a couple of hrs earlier and see if you can get him coming out of the timber. I dont know, but can you bait? You could try that as well. Good luck Thumbs up

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thanks guys I appreciate the responses. He actuallt got a shot off this mornin and MISSED!!!! Brick Wall,) So now whats the likely hood of him seeing the bear again after that? anyone know? Think

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Black bears dont travel far at all, he should be around the area.

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