California Bear Hunting

nvarcher

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Sep 28, 2011
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Reno, Nevada
I was looking as to maybe go on a Spring bear hunt. Is baiting bears legal in California? I am just curious on a good area to hunt as I have never hunted bears before.
 

cali_hornhunter

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Jun 17, 2011
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Red Bluff Ca
right now the bear harvest is at 1102 and theres many places to go u can hunt with dogs or spot stalk also varmint calling can be very effective later in the season especially if it is a great acorn year they'll move lower from the mtns
 

sjsmallfield

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Feb 22, 2011
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Jackson, CA
Also the archery bear season starts in August at the same time as archery deer. That seems to be when I see the most bears but their fur looks pretty rough that time of year.