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    Bear hunt advice

    I?ve been getting really interested in going bear hunting with hounds. The idea sounds very appealing to me since I read an account of some folks from the 1800s that did it.

    Can anyone give advice on outfitters, places to go or things to avoid?

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    Wisconsin is loaded with houndsmen that have great hounds. You need some points to draw a tag, an A or B tag is what you would want. The population of bears is through the roof there right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go_deep View Post
    Wisconsin is loaded with houndsmen that have great hounds. You need some points to draw a tag, an A or B tag is what you would want. The population of bears is through the roof there right now.
    Same story in Upper Michigan, lots of houndsmen and lots of bear.

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    I?ll second WI. Nonresident tag costs are extremely reasonable - unfortunately. You will need several years worth of preference points, but I think they are still only $4.50 each. Zone B is good but you?re looking at a 15 plus year wait on the tag. Look at zones A and D. Costs for the guide will run $500 to $1,500. Not including food and lodging.

    I shot a 20 inch (skull) 7 footer about 15 years ago over dogs in Zone B. Search “Crazy Killin’ Bear In The Corn” on YouTube. We?ve gone with the Rines half a dozen times - they?re great guides.

    And if you wanted to get a feel for it I guaranty you could find a group of guys that would let you ride along for the weekend while they?re training. The end of August guys are running all the time.
    Last edited by NEWHunter; 05-21-2019 at 07:08 PM.

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    I'm currently sitting on 6 michigan points having just bought them. Theoretically I can draw second season next year in the Marinette area but will likely wait a year extra due to other bookings next year.
    I have the same in Wisconsin and minnesota. All cheap preference points.

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    Here's the Wisconsin 2019 draw. I forgot one of the zones got split a few years ago. A and D would be your best options. Zone C doesn't allow hounds, so it's not an option.

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    Idaho has lots, several 2 bear units discounted to I think $40 for NR.

 

 

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