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    Hey guys,
    Just wanted to ask a couple questions to the bear hunters,

    Where you out specifically for bear ?

    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit ?

    Did you harvest a bear ?

    How did you harvest your bear ? Bait, on a drive, still hunt, etc.

    Did you see any bears ?

    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season ?

    Where you being selective and passing on small ones ?

    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend ?

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    Where you out specifically for bear ? ---Yes
    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit? ---Scent logs and bacon/honey burns. Logs got hit.
    Did you harvest a bear? --No, but had two opportunities....
    Did you see any bears? --2 out of 4 days
    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season? --No
    Where you being selective and passing on small ones? --No
    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend? ---Earlier in the year, and allow bows!

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    Where you out specifically for bear ? ---Yes
    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit? Yes baits were getting trashed everyday by multiple bears.
    Did you harvest a bear? --yes 255lb boar
    Did you see any bears? --yup one haha
    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season? Out of state yes
    Where you being selective andpassing on small ones? --No
    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend? ---Earlier in the year, and allow bows!
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    Do you work for F&G or something?

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    Where you out specifically for bear ? Yes

    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit ? Yes I Did... No They weren't

    Did you harvest a bear ? No

    How did you harvest your bear ? Bait, on a drive, still hunt, etc. NA

    Did you see any bears ? No

    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season ? Yes

    Where you being selective and passing on small ones ? Yes

    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend ? Yes, changes and adjustments definitely need to be considered.

    The hunt would be more successful for the state and hunters if held earlier in the fall prior to mass hibernation such as this years, also a limited fall archery season should be explored since bow hunters can access more problematic suburban areas that are actually being over run with bears at this point and that firearms can not be used in for safety zone reasons or firearms discharge ordinances.
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    Out for deer or bear. Can't bait in the Gap. Saw a 300 or so pounder, but it was too foggy to take the shot. Only got out on Monday. Never got a bear yet, but passed on tiny cubs last year. A two week bow season would be nice. I see the majority of my bears during bow seasons.

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    Where you out specifically for bear ? Yes

    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit ? Yes, baits were hit but at night.

    Did you harvest a bear ? No

    How did you harvest your bear ? Bait, on a drive, still hunt, etc.

    Did you see any bears ? No

    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season ? Yes

    Where you being selective and passing on small ones ? Yes

    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend ?

    Yes, after they complete the five year plan so the anti's don't cry the division are liar's. But it should be held earlier and opened up to bow season and perhaps a 3 day gun season in November like PA does. Also, place some restrictions such as not killing cubs or sows with young cubs that cannot survive without the sow. I want to keep the season forever. We must allow the cubs to live and grow and sows with young one's to walk. The December hunt is not ideal for hunting this game but I understand why the division did it.
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    I didn't hunt bear this year but I just wanted to say I could have seen the last question getting the same response..... Open it up to bow and I am a bear hunter.
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    Where you out specifically for bear ? Yes

    Did you bait ? If so where your baits getting hit ? Yes and yes every day but only during day, no night pictures

    Did you harvest a bear ? Yes, 150 lb sow

    How did you harvest your bear ? Bait, on a drive, still hunt, etc. BAit

    Did you see any bears ? Yes, just the one i shot

    Did you harvest a bear in a prior season ? Yes, got one last year

    Where you being selective and passing on small ones ? Shot the first and only one i saw

    Do you think the season needs to changed and if so, what would you recommend ? Move it a little earlier in the year, one week in december just doesn't work out to the hunters advantage very well. early to mid november i think would be optimal. Also i would be down with opening it up to bows

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