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Postby timberjack86 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Anybody going to South Cherokee for the bear Archery hunt? I saw it opens September 14th. I went scouting today found some sign, but best of all I found acorns! I put up a camera what looks to be a nice bear trail. Hopefully I will have some pics for y'all.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby monjorrow » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:51 pm

I will be trying it this year. I have never specifically targeted bears, but have seen them while deer hunting. Looking forwards to doing a mini "backcountry/backpacking" hunting trip for bear to prepare for going out west next year.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby CATCHDAWG » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:11 pm

Not that I’m concerned with what you do, but your not “supposed” to use trail cams in CNF. There’s seems to be a lot of bears this year, you’ve got a 50/50 chance of being in the right place at the right time. Good luck!
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby timberjack86 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Yeah stupid me read the regulations after I put the camera up. I went right back and pulled it. Gonna contact the area manager and see if I can get an approval for my camera. Thanks catch dawg. I don't want to break any laws.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby PickettSFHunter » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:36 pm

You should try another area of the state that has a higher probability of success during archery season.......


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Re: Tn Bear

Postby fairchaser » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:41 am

PickettSFHunter wrote:You should try another area of the state that has a higher probability of success during archery season.......


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Where would that be? I might be interested in a DIY bear hunt.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby CATCHDAWG » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:17 pm

PickettSFHunter wrote:You should try another area of the state that has a higher probability of success during archery season.......


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South Cherokee is bordered on the south with a overpopulated bear reserve and and on the north by the park (also overpopulated). I don’t think you can find a higher bear population in the state on public land.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby timberjack86 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 pm

monjorrow wrote:I will be trying it this year. I have never specifically targeted bears, but have seen them while deer hunting. Looking forwards to doing a mini "backcountry/backpacking" hunting trip for bear to prepare for going out west next year.

What county are you looking at hunting?
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby monjorrow » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Probably Greene and Cocke counties since that's where I'm from originally.

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Re: Tn Bear

Postby timberjack86 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:43 pm

Checked my ridge I scouted a few weeks ago. Found some fresh scat and more White oaks. Sept 14th can't get here fast enough!!
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby CATCHDAWG » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:06 pm

Did you ever check out the low spot I told you about? But obviously, the mast is gonna drop sooner at the higher elevations.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby timberjack86 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:46 pm

Not yet, I'm going in there next weekend squirrel hunting.
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby timberjack86 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:12 pm

Anyone Hunting this weekend?
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Re: Tn Bear

Postby ImThere » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:25 pm

Man I wish, good luck to those who get out!


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