Well, I feel better, got boots on the ground finally! Had great weather and was able to work back road from Harriet lake and up colowash river area. Yah so, I know you locals are laughing because I'm scouting for bear with a hot tub near by. Many late night recreation users to watch out for. It was freaking beutiful up there and most roads except back road to harriet are open with little snow for now. When talking with ranger in town she mentioned 1000ft snow level next couple days, things can change so fast. I worked a variety of elevations and I saw little activity from bears. Now elk is a whole nother deal, I found old rubs and Elk dooky land mind area, lol. I will get my Archery Elk in addition to deer for sure this year!
-Anyone who can add to hunting santiam in spring or this season info please continue.
Good Luck and Thanks