I haven't hunted bears since I left Montana, 1974! Always saw lot's of them up there but seldom see one in Oregon. Even when I lived on the west side, just never saw them. And Oregon is supposed to be a better bear state than Montana!
I will be up in Idaho 15 May for spring bear and looking forward to it. It will be my first spring bear hunt so it will be a new and exciting hunt I am sure. Good luck on your hunt and hope to see some photos. I hope to post some photos of my hunt the end of May.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...