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    Spring bear hunting

    My season opens on Saturday, April 15th. I've got the bait barrel full of rotten beaver carcasses and a great hunting spot picked out.

    I'll refrain from asking about what cartridge I should use...

    Anyone else bear hunting this spring?
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    No season here..... Should be but...

    Go get Ginger she should be pretty gray by now.

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    Haven't been hunting in years but I miss the days of tagging along with an old timer in Oregon who used to run hounds before they outlawed it. He was taxidermist by trade out of Talent, Oregon. It was big fun watching those Walkers. To think of the training that goes into those dogs. Incredible. Sure miss the days of hanging around his old shop back in the late 80s.
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    No spring season here. I am saving up my points to take my son on a fall hunt in a couple of years. And maybe I can convince a friend or three to come along with me.

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    Good luck, Cali! Hopefully, putting up with the funk of those rotting beavers will pay off quickly.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    Good luck, Cali! Hopefully, putting up with the funk of those rotting beavers will pay off quickly.
    I have to roll it out first thing tomorrow morning. No baiting until the season opens.

    My dogs find the barrel VERY interesting...
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    I have to roll it out first thing tomorrow morning. No baiting until the season opens.

    My dogs find the barrel VERY interesting...
    That's a good sign. Hopefully, their long lost cousins will find it equally interesting!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    My season opens on Saturday, April 15th. I've got the bait barrel full of rotten beaver carcasses and a great hunting spot picked out.

    I'll refrain from asking about what cartridge I should use...

    Anyone else bear hunting this spring?
    Fresh outta bears here in Port Lavaca. i could go to Victoria to the zoo, but the bunny huggers might get upset! So I'll just enjoy Bear Hunting through you guys experiences.
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    The bait barrel is up with a trail camera. I'll post pics when something interesting happens.


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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Seen any bears yet?
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284 View Post
    Seen any bears yet?
    Not near my bait. Kinda disappointing, and I've been distracted.

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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    Not near my bait. Kinda disappointing, and I've been distracted.

    Hope those give you the squirts.


    While I've never found enough to save, if I do I'm going to dehydrate them. I found 5 the other day that were all dried up. A few minutes in water and they puffed back up, and fried just like fresh ones. Morrel of the story, DONT pass up dried up crusty ones.
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    Hope those give you the squirts.


    While I've never found enough to save, if I do I'm going to dehydrate them. I found 5 the other day that were all dried up. A few minutes in water and they puffed back up, and fried just like fresh ones. Morrel of the story, DONT pass up dried up crusty ones.

    Dehydration is the best form of preservation for morels. They will re-hydrate just as you mentioned, even after months on a shelf.

    Don't freeze them. It ruins the texture.
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    Not near my bait. Kinda disappointing, and I've been distracted.

    Well hell's bell's boy, get after them bars. Time's a wastin!
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jermanator View Post
    No spring season here. I am saving up my points to take my son on a fall hunt in a couple of years. And maybe I can convince a friend or three to come along with me.
    ive got like 9 points
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    Re: Spring bear hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliFFL View Post
    Not near my bait. Kinda disappointing, and I've been distracted.

    Nice Morels! Did you get those in the burn area?

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