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#1 Spanky

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

Due to the information below and the utter lack of bucks during deer season, I am going to attempt to find and freezer this beast. Not real sure of the California Black Bear's habits in late December. Any late season tips from bear hunters in the foothills of the western Sierras is appreciated. Game camera photo from late May. 

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:47 PM

Finish.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

They're yummy.
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

Great insights! Just what I was looking for! Hoping to verify the last comment.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:55 AM

Hunting bears this time of year isn’t easy, but can be done. Focus on the transition elevations where snow gives way to bare ground. And find the acorns.
I posted this once already, but in case you haven’t seen it, you might find it useful for your hunt:
https://www.bearbiol..._8/Graber_8.pdf

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:11 PM

Hunting bears this time of year isn’t easy, but can be done. Focus on the transition elevations where snow gives way to bare ground. And find the acorns.
I posted this once already, but in case you haven’t seen it, you might find it useful for your hunt:
https://www.bearbiol..._8/Graber_8.pdf

Thanks for the info. Truly appreciated.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

So the area I am hunting is just under the 3000' level and has an abundance of acorns, grasses and berries. Snow doesn't usually occur until very late December or January. Lots of denning areas as well. Good water sources and low human impact. Fingers crossed.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

I can relate to this story. I've also noticed the same thing while deer hunting but never had a bear tag. Bear populations have exploded in the Sierra Foothills while deer populations are rapidly declining.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:33 AM

Are you seeing any fresh sign?

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:41 PM

Are you seeing any fresh sign?

My nephew was in the area I hunt recently and said he saw very little scat.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:40 PM

Happy New Year to all. Well, I'm back from my D5 bear hunt with no success. Game cam had a night time image of bear a week before I got in the area but I was unable to find the beast. Got some great hiking in nonetheless. Looks like he gets to live another year.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

had bear this morning for my first meal of 2019, 


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