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Old 04-01-2020, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I drew my first Utah bear tag for the Kamas / North slope spring hunt. I’ve been bear hunting once before, riding bikes up and down logging roads in Montana with no luck.
I was hoping someone might be able to help point me in the right direction as to what to look for when trying to find a spot to hunt. I have done a lot of reading and watching videos but some things seem split such as south slopes vs north slopes and where along the snow line to focus.
I have deer and elk hunted the north slope for years and seen sign, but where I hunt at 9,000-10,000 feet the snotel website shows there is generally snow there throughout the hunt. Is there too low of an elevation or a bear elevation to start?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bear are opportunists when it comes to food sources. I've seen Bear at 5,000ft. levels before.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i don't know the unit boundary but i've been in bear a lot more and at greater densities at 7-8.5k in the kamas area than i have at higher elevations. our current agreement is that if they don't hunt me then i won't hunt them. they do however get to molest my trail cams with regularity.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i don't know the unit boundary but i've been in bear a lot more and at greater densities at 7-8.5k in the kamas area than i have at higher elevations. our current agreement is that if they don't hunt me then i won't hunt them. they do however get to molest my trail cams with regularity.
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Thanks for the info. That gives me a good place to start. I wouldn’t have thought of them being at 5000 ft but it makes since if that is where the food is. Getting excited to go do some hiking.
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follow the green up and stay near water. later in the season boars may be up higher where the elk are birthing. try predator calling when you see sign.
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I actually got a bear on my game cam about 2 months ago.
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