I just took preference points this year. I was going to put in for NE OR but the snow is too deep. Fall would be better. Just be warned that there is still a lot of snow up high, you might have to hunt at pretty low elevations. Good Luck to ya.. Git a big'un!
i love the snow for tracking,but if any bears are out chances are i'll be seeing them low.the hills in the sw area are pretty tough sometimes and thick isn't really a word i'd use,more like impassable with a few less scratchy spots,but it is good bear territory.hopefully i'll get to see something worth the trouble of packing it out of that stuff and it'll be all down hill and easy!