- Jun 29, 2013
So i live in an area of washington that has the highest bear density yet the shortest seasons. all spring and summer i see bears everywhere, like they outnumber deer, then the service berries dry up. then our september 1st opener happens and they disappear. i know they go after hawthorne and plums and apples at this time, but i cant find any except on private property. does anybody have any advice for me besides cold calling? the only thing i know to do is wait and wait and wait in cool shady wet areas, but man that gets boring. there has to be a better way. ive had well over 70 bears on cam this year, and in july i saw over 20 different bears in one weekend! but i struggle to find one single bear after september first! what am i missing? last year i got lucky and a bear tried to sneak up on me while i was sleeping. shot him at 8 feet. should i just say to hell with it and go nap in the woods again?