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#4005220 - 04/17/10 06:52 PM Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River??
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I was wondering if anybody knows of any areas towards priest lake or priest river in northern idaho that are good black bear areas. thanks.

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#4006546 - 04/18/10 08:53 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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Try the Snow, Myrtle and Bell creek drainages. It is thick country but I have seen bears in open areas around there. Beware of the bigger bears though.

Note: I have never hunted this area: just been there goofing off.
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#4006672 - 04/18/10 09:42 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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thanks for the info. ill try them out... Anybody else???

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#4006708 - 04/18/10 09:58 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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Originally Posted By: idahostalker
I was wondering if anybody knows of any areas towards priest lake or priest river in northern idaho that are good black bear areas.


What's the snowpack look like this year?

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#4006789 - 04/18/10 10:29 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: GreatWaputi]
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Snow pack sucks. Not much. I did see 2 bears up there yesterday. To small to take
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#4009663 - 04/19/10 12:20 PM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: Idaho_Elk_Huntr]
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I flew near the area this past week. There is still some snow in the higher elevations. There should be very little snow down low around the lake. Watch out for the grizzly's in the area. Shooting one after mistaking it for a blackie could get very problematic.
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#4010685 - 04/19/10 06:51 PM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: Rolly]
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I'll be heading over that way in a week or two. Will let you know. Waiting for more to hatch. Action has been slow over here
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#4011738 - 04/20/10 07:51 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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It has been slow around Coeur d alene area to. I have gone out to places were i usually see bears and havnt seen any. I was thinking because of this warm weather that things would start happening a little earlier than usual but its not looking like it. its still fun just to be out thier though.

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#4012173 - 04/20/10 11:18 AM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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Idahostalker,
Have you noticed that we don't have near the numbers of turkeys as the prior years? I think the last two winters, with the exception of this one, have killed quite a few. Either that or spring rains. Where I hunt, I am not seeing near the numbers of birds as previously.
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#4013708 - 04/20/10 07:25 PM Re: Bear Hunting Northern Idaho at Priest lake/River?? [Re: idahostalker]
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yes i have deffinatly noticed that. i think the winters have played a big part in it. i use to hunt turkeys up by wolf lodge their and its gotten pretty tough. i use to see TONS of turkeys on peoples properties and quite a few on the public land up their but i havnt seen barley ANY!

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