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It will be tricky but just look for big areas with green grass. After the bears get out of hibernation they eat a ton of green grass to get their digestive systems running properly again. You will most likely find them in these areas, saturated with green grass.

Also, they will be lower, where the snow is not, so look in the bottom of canyons and in areas where the snow has melted. If your unit just happens to be covered in snow, there will be few areas where they will want to hang out so there might be high concentrations in smaller areas.

Good luck!

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good point gunner, Yes

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I put 12 miles in on saturday hikeing in the mountains with nothing to show for it but some blisters and soar legs, did see alot of deer and elk tracks.

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I didnt know it was legal to hunt bears..I guess just certain types/areas huh?
Well anyways, I dont understand how you guys kill living things for fun...
If you shot a bear in the leg, and then right after that you shot a man named Tom in the leg, Tom and that bear will be feeling the same terrible pain.
God created animals for us to have somthing to eat, not to kill for the hell of it...
:) Just food for thought.....

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I would shoot tom if I could, there are way to many two leggeds

-So you would rather eat a cow that has lived its entire life in a cage never pooping in a field or know the feeling of living free.  Thats what your mom and dad were raised on.  I use everything as most hunters do, not for the hell of it.  You keep eating that genetically produced food so my daughter does'nt.  Oh and I will see you when I drive by jenny craig.  You should let me know if its legal to hunt tom, okay, until then I'll keep eating wild game that I pray for and thank them for there bounty.  When was the last time you thanked the cow nation for providing you with it bounty, probably never, and you eat that crap.  Anyways you sound uneducated that has no education in the circle of life.  And by the way you can thank the developers for forceing the bear nation out of there home and thank us for trying to manage the aftermath the best way we know how.  And also by the way you can keep your nasty opinions to yourself so I dont have to drop to your level to explaine things to you.  I will pray for you.  good luck with being a bitter person and I will make sure and tell the bear nation you said hello!

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ashley,
yes it is legal to hunt bears as well as most all big game. if you talk to most prople who hunt they will tell you we dont go out and shoot animals for fun. Hunting is about harvesting for food and to manage game populations. If there was no hunting the animal populations would soar and predator animals would move back into the citys and outskirt and would probaly attack humans or worse children

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Ashley

I am pretty sure you are in the wrong forum to be talking down on hunting... If you dont agree with it, thats fine. But please, take your negative comments elsewhere. This is a forum for hunters, not PETA.

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ashleykelly wrote:
I didnt know it was legal to hunt bears..I guess just certain types/areas huh?
Well anyways, I dont understand how you guys kill living things for fun...
If you shot a bear in the leg, and then right after that you shot a man named Tom in the leg, Tom and that bear will be feeling the same terrible pain.
God created animals for us to have somthing to eat, not to kill for the hell of it...
:) Just food for thought.....

Do you eat carrots, potatoes, beets, peanuts or turnips? Everytime you eat one, you just killed the parent plant. What if God put plants here for us to look at, and animals for us to kill and eat. Wouldn't you feel bad at those pearly gates, knowing you have maimed,tortured and killed countless plants in your lifetime. I was a vegan/vegetarian for 10 years (not for moral reasons and I have never been an anti-hunter/anti-carnivore). My son is allergic to most things a normal vegetarian would eat(soy,wheat,dairy,peanuts,etc.). Without meat, he would surely have miserable health. Now I prefer to hunt, so that the meat we eat, can be harvested ethically with little pain for the animal. The animals all live free in the wild, which makes me feel better at the table. If the systems that bring you food to the grocery store were analyzed, I am sure the pollution, travel, oil drilling, slaughter houses, etc. , involved with bringing you food, kill and harm more animals, per meal eaten, than any naturally harvested game animal. Stop blaming and preachin' and try to go out and forage enough vegetal matter to remain healthy. May be possible in some climates but not in most. And as far as primitive goes, during the last ice age we were nearly the same human, with little cognitive difference. Without human ingenuity to devise implements for survival, i.e. spears and bow and arrow, not many modern humans would remain after the last ice age. So thank the hunters that lived before you for protecting their posterity. You anti-hunters have flawed logic and values. Most of you would rather see a human die than an animal, as you suggest it time an time again in your anti-hunting rants. The truth of the matter is you are all very disconnected from the natural cycle.

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Well, I'll stand up and say it.
I Hunt for fun.
Sorry, but I enjoy the sport. I eat everything I kill and I try to kill things in the most humane way. But ultimately Hunting makes me happy. Thats the reason I do it.
I guess I'm a bad man.
Rogie

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Well, I'll stand up and say it.
I Hunt for fun.
Sorry, but I enjoy the sport. I eat everything I kill and I try to kill things in the most humane way. But ultimately Hunting makes me happy. Thats the reason I do it.

I'll stand up too....I agree. Hunting is fun, it's not just the kill, its being outdoors and part of nature.
To each their own, but for me...IM a meat eater. (Wonders if God will put down the Bar-B-Q folk long enough to open the pearly gates for me?)

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