Idaho Spring Bear

sneaky

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
5,575
Location
ID
Hard to predict what April storms will bring. We're supposed to get snow here on Monday I think, so you'll just have to keep an eye out. North slopes will be the trouble spots as it takes forever in some places for the snow to burn off.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

Customweld

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2016
Messages
184
Location
Idaho
In Southwest Idaho, most snow will be off by the end of April in that 4K -5k level. North and east slopes will hold the snow longer though. North and South East Idaho are completely different animals, so I can’t comment on those areas.
 

rclouse79

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2019
Messages
127
My son just turned 10 and I was hoping to get him out turkey hunting in early April, and then I was hoping to get out for bear after that. Does anybody know if you can go hunting with a shelter in place order? I am guessing my odds of getting out will be slim anyways with my wife being a nurse. I am expecting her to be working a lot of hours soon.
 

sneaky

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
5,575
Location
ID
My son just turned 10 and I was hoping to get him out turkey hunting in early April, and then I was hoping to get out for bear after that. Does anybody know if you can go hunting with a shelter in place order? I am guessing my odds of getting out will be slim anyways with my wife being a nurse. I am expecting her to be working a lot of hours soon.
Well, it hasn't stopped people from pouring out onto the rivers to chase steelhead right now that's for sure

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

skierhs

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
460
Location
Montana
The only issue for some would be if they start closing down the campsite like they have started talking about doing in Montana.
 

JeffRaines

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2015
Messages
706
With recent developments I’d reconsider whatever you’re planning if you’re a non-resident. While Idaho is going ahead with the seasons as planned they also are asking people to limit travel. I can’t see how driving 300-500-1000 miles is “limiting travel”.

I personally live in Washington state, and after reading and hearing some reports from Montana and Maine being angry at non-residents flooding in I can’t imagine my WA plates at any trailhead will be any more well received than it would have been before the plague.
 

Customweld

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2016
Messages
184
Location
Idaho
With recent developments I’d reconsider whatever you’re planning if you’re a non-resident. While Idaho is going ahead with the seasons as planned they also are asking people to limit travel. I can’t see how driving 300-500-1000 miles is “limiting travel”.

I personally live in Washington state, and after reading and hearing some reports from Montana and Maine being angry at non-residents flooding in I can’t imagine my WA plates at any trailhead will be any more well received than it would have been before the plague.
That’s probably good advice. I’m already seeing grumbling from rural town FB pages about out of county and out of state visitors.
 

JeffRaines

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2015
Messages
706
That’s probably good advice. I’m already seeing grumbling from rural town FB pages about out of county and out of state visitors.
That and a lot of places are already mandating a 14 day quarantine for out of state visitors.

If nothing else, I’d hate to be the guy who ends up bringing this crap into a little town. We can all talk about we’ll limit contact and whatever but I don’t see a way to not visit a gas station if you’re driving over 200-300 miles somewhere where you plan on staying a week. Not to mention the necessary contact if you end up being successful.
 

sneaky

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
5,575
Location
ID
The only issue for some would be if they start closing down the campsite like they have started talking about doing in Montana.
They've already started closing down campgrounds in some parts of the state

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

Jtay561

Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2017
Messages
55
Location
North Idaho
I work in campgrounds management statewide. I would not be surprised by extensions and additions or closures to state, federal, and local facilities and accommodations.
 
OP
idahohikker

idahohikker

Senior Member
Joined
May 10, 2017
Messages
2,074
Location
ID
I work in campgrounds management statewide. I would not be surprised by extensions and additions or closures to state, federal, and local facilities and accommodations.
Think there’s any decent chance that the national forests as a whole will be shut down?
 
Top