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    Bear hunting Medicine bow Routt National Forest

    Howdy y?all I?m currently living in Texas and will be moving to Laramie this fall for college. It?s been a dream of mine to harvest a bear and I plan to give it a try this year. What do y?all think about unit 8 for black bear? From my understanding you can use bait as long as you have registered the site. If anyone would point me in the right direction or give me any tips that would be great. I?ve been chasing elk in Colorado for the last 4 years but have very limited knowledge on bear hunting.Any tips, pointers, or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    There is a guy on here who is a bear killing machine in Wyoming the last couple years, I bet he'll chime in...

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    I hunt in Area 9 (see video below), but the process is the same. Here are the basics (if want more detail, send me a message):

    >If you plan to hunt on federal land, you need a baiting permit.
    >You can get two permits per person (each for a square mile section).
    >Permits go on sale April 1st. You must apply in person at the Laramie G&F Office.
    >You should check ahead of time to see what sections have not already been claimed.
    >Of course it would be helpful to have done some scouting ahead of time so you know whether you want an available section.
    >In my opinion, the best hunting is in the spring. Because snow can cause access problems in the spring, you might want to consider registering low elevation sites. You can get to those earlier.
    >Getting to a site early is important because the season closes when the female mortality quota is reached. Sometimes that is well before the calendar closing date of June 15th.


    Don't fence me in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by highplainsdrifter View Post
    I hunt in Area 9 (see video below), but the process is the same. Here are the basics (if want more detail, send me a message):

    >If you plan to hunt on federal land, you need a baiting permit.
    >You can get two permits per person (each for a square mile section).
    >Permits go on sale April 1st. You must apply in person at the Laramie G&F Office.
    >You should check ahead of time to see what sections have not already been claimed.
    >Of course it would be helpful to have done some scouting ahead of time so you know whether you want an available section.
    >In my opinion, the best hunting is in the spring. Because snow can cause access problems in the spring, you might want to consider registering low elevation sites. You can get to those earlier.
    >Getting to a site early is important because the season closes when the female mortality quota is reached. Sometimes that is well before the calendar closing date of June 15th.


    Beautiful video!

    After a long day at the office; what a treat to find this little gem of video focusing on spring bear hunting in the high country of SE WY. Very well done, thanks for sharing!

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    Appreciate your words! Means a lot to have a local willing to give an outsider some advice. Great video by the way, looks like y’all definitely know what your doing. Subscribed!

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    Be careful where you go, too. Half of MB/Routt goes into Colorado and there's a ton of bears here. But baiting is definitely 100% illegal here. Make sure you're not close to the border, and make sure you don't need to go THROUGH Colorado in/out of your area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taskswap View Post
    Be careful where you go, too. Half of MB/Routt goes into Colorado and there's a ton of bears here. But baiting is definitely 100% illegal here. Make sure you're not close to the border, and make sure you don't need to go THROUGH Colorado in/out of your area.
    There is nothing illegal about travelling through Colorado or hunting very close to the border.

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    Just keep your firearms legal when travelling through Colorado, they have different laws on firearms in vehicles.
    Make sure you get that NR license and check the bear quota hotline.
    I would also listen to highplainsdrifter, he knows his bear stuff.

    Hope you enjoy Laramie, we do.
    How have the hogs shown themselves up in Fritch, any real problems yet?

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    Thank you, I wasn’t aware of the different firearm laws between the states I’ll look into it. The pigs are kind of scattered throughout the Canadian right now. On the public land just outside of town, where I go coyote hunting most mornings I cross the river and walk all through there and have yet to see any sign of them. I know they are there somewhere because I’ve seen them right across the dam. Although there’s no hunting of feral pigs on lake Meredith NP land which is odd. Are you familiar with the Fritch Area?

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    Not familiar but we drive along 287 every year twice to visit family in Texas. My brother in law knows the folks with the Blue Ranch.
    Just wondering if the hogs are making a push north , we see some along 287 between Dumas and Amarillo.

 

 
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