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Old 11-10-2008, 08:02 PM
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We just finished our season (I did at least) and can't believe how many bears I have seen this year. We saw 10 + bears this year. Oregon fish and wildlife says the population is probably over 40,000...considering half the state is high desert with no bears. We have a ton on this side of the mountain. I have seen 3 bears over 350lbs with skulls 20+ not including mine that was 21+...If you guys are looking to hunt bruins,,this is a great state for it in the spring!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:49 AM
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John just off the cuff do you know a good outfitter there or what the out of State fees are to hunt bears there?
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:14 PM
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I know a couple of guides..It just depends on "how" you want to hunt. Most of the hunting here in Oregon is spot and stalk. The "non-resident" liscense is $76.00 and a black bear tag is $151.00. You have to put in for the spring tag in advance because they cap the number of tags for spring. Fall is right over the counter. The couple of guides I know run a success rate of about 80-90%!! For spot and stalk that is huge. I see several "shooters" every season. That would be bears in the 300lb range with skulls or 18 inches.
Steve Happenstahl is a excellent guide for blacktails and bears. I can get you his number if you are interested.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:20 PM
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Man that's awesome info John.

If Timba can't get that land set up he's been after, I might just try for one of those you listed.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:57 PM
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I have hunted bears all over north america(including canada). For spot and stalk, this is the best you get except Alaska. And a fraction of the price!!:
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:12 PM
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I know a couple of guides..It just depends on "how" you want to hunt. Most of the hunting here in Oregon is spot and stalk. The "non-resident" liscense is $76.00 and a black bear tag is $151.00. You have to put in for the spring tag in advance because they cap the number of tags for spring. Fall is right over the counter. The couple of guides I know run a success rate of about 80-90%!! For spot and stalk that is huge. I see several "shooters" every season. That would be bears in the 300lb range with skulls or 18 inches.
Steve Happenstahl is a excellent guide for blacktails and bears. I can get you his number if you are interested.
Thanks. Sure would be worth looking into. I have done it over bait and have watched a few s & s shows for bears with a bow and that has to be just as nerve rattling if not more so than watching over a bait. And the price is real good in comparison to some other hunts.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:01 PM
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I know a couple of guides..It just depends on "how" you want to hunt. Most of the hunting here in Oregon is spot and stalk. The "non-resident" liscense is $76.00 and a black bear tag is $151.00. You have to put in for the spring tag in advance because they cap the number of tags for spring. Fall is right over the counter. The couple of guides I know run a success rate of about 80-90%!! For spot and stalk that is huge. I see several "shooters" every season. That would be bears in the 300lb range with skulls or 18 inches.
Steve Happenstahl is a excellent guide for blacktails and bears. I can get you his number if you are interested.

OK you got me excited!!! Shoot me this guy's info, please!
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:42 AM
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OK you got me excited!!! Shoot me this guy's info, please!
Monie you going Bear hunting in Oregon?????
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We have some awesome spot & stalk bear hunting here in Alberta. The key is to hunt a zone that doesn't allow baiting. Glass the powerline and pipeline rights of way, and you'll see them. Two - three stalks a day is not uncommon, and the chances of success are very good. When those bears have their faces buried in the clover, sneaking in for a shot isn't real hard for a good bowhunter. Late August can be really good, and you'll see 25 - 30 bears in a week.

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I know a couple of guides..It just depends on "how" you want to hunt. Most of the hunting here in Oregon is spot and stalk. The "non-resident" liscense is $76.00 and a black bear tag is $151.00. You have to put in for the spring tag in advance because they cap the number of tags for spring. Fall is right over the counter. The couple of guides I know run a success rate of about 80-90%!! For spot and stalk that is huge. I see several "shooters" every season. That would be bears in the 300lb range with skulls or 18 inches.
Steve Happenstahl is a excellent guide for blacktails and bears. I can get you his number if you are interested.
You got me fired up as well. Shoot me the info and I am definately interested.
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