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Location: Olympia, WA
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To St Helens South Side for Bear

OK, guys, here we go, to St Helens south side for bear. (Oh yeah, family campout, almost forgot.) I plan to hit the clearings early and late, looking for a larger bear than the mini I shot earlier...Also to scout some elk...Leaving Friday am, to return Sunday. Yes

Get out and go!

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Location: Puyallup, WA
Joined: 08/26/2005
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To St Helens South Side for Bear

Hey now,

I will be elk hunting the area in two weeks (bow). Send me a pm if you will if you see any dandies. I went scouting about two weeks ago. Didnt see any bear but it looked like a good area.

Thanks (if you actually send info) Big smile

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Location: OlyWa
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To St Helens South Side for Bear

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Sorry guys, nothing to post. Saw no bears, a bit of dung/sign, berries everywhere...

I can report, that my kids, wife and I had a blast...took in the ape caves, river walking, and general play time. When I did snoop for bears, no critters to chase...Had fun anyway.

Also, here is a bit scary info, most every single camp I came across either had a fire pit which was still smoking, or actively ablaze. We did not burn anything. I mentioned to three groups that there was a burn ban in the lower areas and the did'nt it seem pretty dry to be burning? Stupid idiots! One guy said, "I couldn't even put this fire out if I wanted to, I do not have anyting to put it out with..." He had no shovel, no pail, no water, nothing.

I asked at the ranger station, and sure enough, the Federal land (National Forest) was open to burning. ( ? ) State land was closed to burning, but the Federal stuff! Why can't they treat our forest with a bit more respect? I want the burn ban in effect whenever it is dry. Who cares if the poor campers have a lousy trip cause of no fire at camp. I had fun with no fire. So can they.

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Location: Longview, WA
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To St Helens South Side for Bear

Where were you camping? I am always looking for good camping areas. Thanks!

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Location: Puyallup, WA
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No elk sign? As dry as it is seems stupid not to have a burning ban.

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Location: Olympia, WA
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To St Helens South Side for Bear

Snagglepants, lots of camping areas around S side of St helens. Try any of the roads around FR 81, 83, 93 etc... hike to the creeks for privacy. If I told you exactly where, that would ruin the fun for you, and I wouldn't want to do that to you.
Evil!

NW hunter, Elk sign yes. Not moving alot now with the heat. Staying tight to the thick bush. (sound like a bad x movie...?) Gotta go, this is rapidly sliding into the gutter...

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