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Location: Salem, oregon
Joined: 11/21/2007
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Too late to bait a bear in W. Oregon???

I am new to the idea of bear hunting. I stumbled across a real nice Black Bear while working in the woods. I have always bought a tag, for the just in case scenario. Well, I happened to be unarmed at the time and am bear hunting in my sleep now. I can't get it out of my head!! Anyway I visited the area again today and with a trace of snow, I found the entire area just beat down with tracks. I can't see where he has wandered out of this area by circling the area looking for tracks in the snow.

So I need some advice. How do I proceed? Just show up and hunt like I hunt deer or elk? Set up a bait station? Gather up a gang and 'Push' the hillside?

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Location: OlyWa
Joined: 04/27/2005
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Too late to bait a bear in W. Oregon???

I thought you couldn't bait bears in Oregon?

I would check the regs. How much longer does the season run?

As for this bear, I would try to spot and stalk or predator call with fawn in distress.

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Location: Salem, oregon
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Too late to bait a bear in W. Oregon???

Yeah, you're right the regs say you can't. There are some changes coming up January 1 though I understand.

So maybe I'll try your suggestion. When do these bears go into hibernation? Do they have a true hibernation period in this area? This guy is probably around 2500-3000 feet.

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Location: OlyWa
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Too late to bait a bear in W. Oregon???

What changes are coming next year?

They aren't true hibernaters, but they will sleep for extened periods of time. More sleep time in the higher elevations, less in the temperate or coastal areas.

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Location: Oregon Coast
Joined: 01/09/2008
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Too late to bait a bear in W. Oregon???

I just checked the '08 regs.... No changes made as to baiting bears - still gets you in trouble. Shame on You!

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