Originally Posted by aa1911
just getting warmed up, went out this weekend here in the cascades. Found a couple bears (or at least where they'd been!), missed one by a matter of minutes, crossed the old road I as walking in front of me probably less than 5 minutes judging from the fresh prints (dumping buckets of snow saturday).
Our blk bear go into hibernation before snow hits, but are real active the month prior. I have seen people have success baiting in in the fall; usually with something the bear seasonally eat, like fish, they know the stink.