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#3400773 - 10/13/13 06:45 PM First Time Bear Hunter Without Dogs?
WMAn
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I am thinking about driving over to Polk County and hunting for bear on November 23. This will be my first time hunting in the mountains and my first time hunting bears.

I am trying to pick out a specific area to hunt and a plan of attack for hunting that area.

Do you think I would be better off walking closed forest service roads or working ridge tops without trails or roads?

I have read about a bear's preference for white oaks, but by the middle of November will the bears have switched from white oaks to red oaks? Do you find the best stands of oaks on North and East facing slopes? The area I am planning to hunt ranges in elevation from 1400 to 3000 feet. Is there an elevation range in which you find the best stands of oaks?

What other food sources should I be mindful of at that time of the year?

I will only be able to hunt one day. I realize my chances are slim. My primary goal will be to find bear sign. Finding fresh bear sign would be success for me.
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#3400822 - 10/13/13 07:06 PM Re: First Time Bear Hunter Without Dogs? [Re: WMAn]
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Wow that'll be tough in just one day. I just got back and we killed 2 with dogs. I know you dont have dogs but I can tell you there feeding in acorns about 2/3s of the way up. The dogs jumped all the bears we ran on small secondary ridgetops.
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#3401656 - 10/14/13 09:32 AM Re: First Time Bear Hunter Without Dogs? [Re: fredfred]
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Are you going over there for just one day? The weekend?
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#3401755 - 10/14/13 10:31 AM Re: First Time Bear Hunter Without Dogs? [Re: Poser]
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This year. I will only have time for one day.
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