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We took 225 bears last year.  Will we be over or under that number this year? 

Update:  185 with 2 days of ML to go.   Well done. keep it up!!  :up::up:

 

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On a side note, can anyone find how many tagged bears there are this year?  I'm gonna do a mark recapture activity with my ecology classes to show them how to estimate population sizes in the wild.  

Update:  There are 150 tagged bears this year.    Thanks Pathman.  :cheers:

 

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Im Going to say 300..the population is still over the capacity but most guys like myself will be very selective...that's going to be a problem in the future...

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I will say close to last year, slightly higher. 275. Hope they get thinned out.

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Seems to be a lot more bears this year, compared to last.  At least where I hunt.  Weather looks good except for Wednesday.  Still - same amount +/-.  I think a lot of guys who were successful years past have the "been there, done that" attitude.  I won't be bear hunting this week.  Mostly same reason and too warm, plus, bears killed in Segment B have much nicer coats - much thicker and longer.  Makes for a way-better mount.

I'll say 150 Segment A.  Weather for Segment B will have a big effect on the overall total. 

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I say around  275 as wel even  with go ok d weather  most guys are over bear hunting  to much work plus the cost of it all 

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With the fact that public land is still closed to us I would find it hard to believe that we as a group could find enough of the general public to allow us to hunt their property to have a  significant increase in the bear harvest.  So I will say about 10-15% more this year with a total of 245 bears. I hope the number goes up but would be surprised if it is much higher than my estimate. 

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I wonder how many guys were surprised to see Old Mine rd

closed this morning. I think maybe lower than last year.

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I wonder how many guys were surprised to see Old Mine rd
closed this morning. I think maybe lower than last year.

Why was it closed and is it still closed?


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10 hours ago, Rusty said:

We took 225 bears last year.  Will we be over or under that number this year? 

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