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Southwind, welcome to BGH. It

Southwind, welcome to BGH. It is always nice to see new folks on the site. I will hunting close to you in 20A & 26. Our hunt starts 15 May so down to 33 days before we take off. Let us know how you do and look forward to seeing some photos. Good luck!

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Thanks for the welcome

We start our hunt a week from sunday and I'm ready. Hunted Greys river in Wyoming last year with success and thought we would try Idaho this year. Just a 24 hour drive but hey I'll be bear hunting so bring it on.

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That sounds great and hope it

That sounds great and hope it works out for you. Did you get one or two tags? At $32.75 for a tag I could not pass up getting 2 tags. Let us know how you do for sure.

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While it in no way compare to

While it in no way compare to you guys going on bear hunts soon, I will be leaving for Texas once again next week to chase some turkeys and hogs.

I've yet to kill a turkey so hopefully things go well for us. Almost no hogs there in November last year so I'm hoping that situation improves as well. We're set up to hunt them at night this time so maybe that will help.

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That still sounds like a

That still sounds like a great trip. Hope you get that first turkey and bust as many hogs as you can. I know in some areas down in Texas they are a huge problem.

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Welcome

Welcome to the site Southwind. Did you get a color phase bear in Wyoming? Was that an over bait hunt? Hunter25, please update us on how you do on those Rios and hogs! SGM your getting closer...  Good luck to all!

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Chocolate

My Wyo bear last year was chocolate and most the bears in that area are color phase. We hunted over bait and don't think we would have had a chance if we were hunting spot and stalk. The drainage had over 500" of snow last year and mid may was still winter time which made it a snowshoe affair. I loved it!

We are hunting spot and stalk in Idaho up the Salmon river. I just opted for one tag while my partner bought the second. The second tag is cheap and I may kick myself for not buying one. We will see.

I'm leaving in a couple to try and get a big Tom in the a.m. so good luck to all and have a great weekend!

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Any Turkeys??

Hey Hunter25, How did you guys do in Texas? If you don't mind me asking, who is the outfitter?  Thanks  Kevin

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Didn't do too bad and had a

Didn't do too bad and had a great time. I killed a jake, a coyote, and a hog the first night out but never got another chance after that. I saw a few more hens but no more toms at all. They were gobbling all over but couldn't get any of them to come closer at all.

My dad killed a nice tom amd got 3 hogs as well.

Not bad for 2 and a half days though.

The outfitter doesn't have a webstite or even an email preferring to just use his phone. His place is nice but varies a lot as to what you will see depending in the weather that year. He charges 300 for 2 days hog hunt and 350 for turkey. You can stay on the ranch in a camper but that's it right now.

2k for 5 day whitetail and 3200 for mulies of which he has quite a few. Many guys are willing to pay it so as not to have to leave Texas to get a mulie.

I'll get a picture in here later but I haven't uploaded them yet.

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Nice Hunt

Hi Hunter25, It sounds like you fellows had a very nice hunt. The rates sound very fair,especially for the hog and turkey hunts. That was one heck of a first night hunting!! Our season starts next Tuesday here in New York. Hopefully I'll be as successful as and your dad were.  Kevin 

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