View Full Version : Washington Bear Season

Tim in Washington
08-02-2009, 08:59 AM
Season opened yesterday,anyone been out yet?Between family obligations and hot weather I have'nt made it out

08-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Yeah Ive seen a few up in the canyons above the 2441 road and behind Saddle mountain in the Lilliwap swamp . I prefer going up high where its open to glass. Been out but just real early in the morning and not trying too hard yet. I wish the weather would cool a bit so it would be enjoyable. Cant hardly wait for first frost.

08-03-2009, 08:49 AM
I'll be out every weekend I can from now through High Buck season. The berries will be coming on strong here in a bit...and that means bears, and lots of them. There's no better way to scout for highcountry mule deer than going bear hunting and alpine lake fly-fishing in August and early September.

This weekend's destination...and no, I'm not telling.


08-03-2009, 09:25 AM
This weekend's destination...and no, I'm not telling.



08-03-2009, 09:31 AM
He, he, he...you are welcome to go with. Blindfolded, of course.

08-03-2009, 10:07 AM
That Homer cartoon is just too hilarious ! :)

Gotta get out there & do some bear hunting ! - - And also look hard again at old posts and do a web search to see what the heck the state did in terms of regulations - sigh.

08-03-2009, 07:17 PM
That Homer cartoon is just too hilarious ! :)

Well at least someone got a chuckle - evidently the mods. didn't though. :D

08-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Wanderlustr - LMAO!!!

Haven't gotten out for bears yet and leaving for 10 trip to Idaho/Montana flyfishing later this week, but me thinks when I get back, the berries might be just about perfect to go looking for some (bears that is).

If not in August, we saw several bears last year at our deer hunting place that may be worthy for the taking this year. We shall see...

08-03-2009, 07:40 PM

If you weren't already heading for fly-fishing nirvana, you know you'd be bushwacking your way up into this alpine lake with me. ;)


08-03-2009, 09:07 PM

Thats a very beautiful trout! Nice!

08-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks but it's not mine...but I fully intend to tie into him and/or his buddies.

Ed C
08-04-2009, 05:02 PM
This weekend's destination...and no, I'm not telling.

Don't worry about the destination too much Wanderlustr. Me and Dudley went out this morning for a little scouting the results are posted below. The exact destination is Bushcraft's back yard-- literally.
You could walk there huh Allen? Recognize anything?:D
Your pack would be heavy on the way back, but a good workout none the less.




Almost threw this good eatin trout size siver back, but we needed him to fill out the limit as we were tired!:D

08-04-2009, 05:20 PM
So you are one of those guys scaring 'em over my way! Thanks!

I was just telling Wanderluster this morning how tasty the one was that my wife and I cedar plank barbequed up last night. Gonna finish the rest tonight after my workout.

Glad to see that you are upright, taking nourishment and have obtained a hall pass from Mrs. C.

08-04-2009, 05:21 PM
that's right by the summer Rondy spot, right Ed?

08-04-2009, 05:23 PM
You West Coast guys are killing me! So Ed, what's the chances of me driving out next summer and hiring a guide <wink>?

Ed C
08-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Saw if you show up we'll be goin fishin.

08-08-2009, 11:13 PM
The kings are on the way! Saw a 51 lb king yesterday!

Anyone know how the huckleberrys are doing at around 6500ft?