Bucks by the river

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  1. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    I wish I woulda had my camera today and not just my phone. Saw these guys while walking into the river this morning.

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  2. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    I went to the same spot this evening. When I first got to the clearcut I heard crashing in the brush about 20 yards away. I looked up hoping it might be at least one of the same bucks. Instead, I looked up just as a bear was hopping on a log and hauling ass up the hill.
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  3. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Our cigar club spent last weekend-in the rain-up at Farzan Farivar's place in the Okanagan. Friday when we got there, he jumped from his truck to the 4-wheeler and went up into the hill behind camp to check his trail cam. There was a very nice cinnamon bear in the first frame.... nice that is, until you saw the hump on his shoulders! We made sure the artillery was in working order, just in case.
  4. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Isn't there a "grizzly recovery zone" somewhere in that part of the state?
    I've seen one bear in the Cascades that may have been a grizzly. My dad and I were out looking at bears last spring and saw one that was brown, larger than the others we'd seen, and appeared to have a hump. We both agreed that if we were hunting, we'd have to let that one walk just to be safe.
  5. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    The bear I saw Tuesday was the third I've seen this spring. This character from a month or so ago was the first of the year.
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  6. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Nice little napping spot!
  7. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Griz in the North Cascades? This thread could go someplace with talk like that.
  8. psycho Active Member

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    There are grizzly bears in Manning Park and east along the Canadian side of the border, so I can see them making the odd trip across to the North Cascades.:D
  9. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    We hear rumors of griz near Plain, but it's never been confirmed. They're not really a problem anyway, since the numbers-if they are any at all-aren't worth fretting about. Blackies, now, that's a different story, especially around Lake Wenatchee. Remember that Bellevue City Councilman who had his face ripped off two-three years ago? It's not bright to leave your garbage out, and maybe he learned not to do that. Expensive lesson, though!

    We've encountered several bears on the ridge behind my place, all with cubs, so it pays to be cautious. No one here puts out their garbage until the day the truck comes by.
  10. Evan Virnoche Outerspeyz Fly-style

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  11. KerryS Ignored Member

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    From a somewhat local's perspective; there have been griz in the N. Cascades for sometime now. I am not as expert but fishing the upper Cascade River about 12 or 15 years ago I came upon some tracks on a sand bar that I am sure were made by a griz. I have seen griz in AK up close and seen their tracks and to me the ones I saw on the Cascade were identical those I saw up north. It was a big bear and it didn't just arrive a few days prior.