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.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...