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woodruffhunter
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Mar-14-17, 
12:42 PM (MST)
"Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

We are very surprised (me and my son) that he drew a Book Cliffs tag. This thread may sound like a broken record from last year when I drew. I drew the tag with 9 points. He was lucky and drew with 5 points.

My report from last year was more or less that we hunted hard, covered 100's of miles. You read that correct, we drove a lot, walked, glassed, and tried about everything we could. I ended up not seeing any bears. I did see a few tracks but that was it. In hind sight, I probably should have hired a guide!

Now, to present. What do you think my odds are this year. I know, that is a pretty tough question. I guess I should re-phrase: If you had the tag, do you think you could get a bear? I am thinking of doing more calling, and spend more time scouting this year. I do know the area better now, but am still a little skeptical.

Now, I will bring up dogs and a guide. I am not against doing this, and I have hunted mountain lions behind dogs and loved. My son is hesitating hiring a guide due to him being a college student this fall. I may break down and hire one for him.

My post is probably too long. In short, do you think he has a chance? I thought of talking him into turning the tag back, but he may never draw again! Average odds would say that he should have drawn when he was about 27-28, not 20!

I received some great advice last year and really enjoyed my time. Although I did not get a bear, the hunt was great. Thanks!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Jr. drew a...  rutnbuck      Mar-15-17   1 
 RE: Jr. drew a...  brettguymon      Mar-15-17   2 
  RE: Jr. drew a...  woodruffhun...      Mar-15-17   3 
   RE: Jr. drew a...  arns      Mar-15-17   4 
 RE: Jr. drew a...  WhiskeyDog      Mar-20-17   5 
  RE: Jr. drew a...  woodruffhun...      Mar-20-17   6 
   RE: Jr. drew a...  woodruffhun...      Apr-03-17   7 
    RE: Jr. drew a...  WhiskeyDog      Jun-04-17   8 

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rutnbuck
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Mar-15-17, 
07:41 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

Best of luck . Let us know what you decide. Want to hear the story. I guess a tag in hand is better then not. Rutnbuck


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brettguymon
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Mar-15-17, 
09:53 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

LAST EDITED ON Mar-15-17 AT 09:58 AM (MST)

PM whiskeydog on here and get his scoop. The bookcliff area is his backyard. He and his family run an outfitting company and they will point you in the right direction and give you some good advise. Hiring a guide should increase your chances of harvest drastically. It just all depends on what it is worth to you. For a lot of guys it's not worth the money which is fine, for a lot of other guys it is well worth the money which is equally fine! Either way you go, you will be able to spend some good quality time with your son and make some unforgettable memories! Congrats on your tag!

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woodruffhunter
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Mar-15-17, 
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3. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

Rut:

It has been a long time! The last time I saw you, we we were looking at elk! I will surely post the story here at the end of the hunt.

Brett:

Thanks for the advice.


I am leaning towards hiring a guide, if possible. I would really like to see him get a good bear!

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arns
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Mar-15-17, 
11:36 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

There is guy in Vernal he's name is Kody Slaugh. He is down there the whole month of May and has a good pack of hounds.I'm sure he has a few tags to fill but it might be worth giving him a call. I could probably get his # if you want.

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WhiskeyDog
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Mar-20-17, 
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5. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

If you're interested, you can check out our website, www.huntwithgtoutfitters.com

If you have questions feel free to PM me or use the contact info on the website.

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woodruffhunter
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Mar-20-17, 
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6. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

Thanks to all for the comments.

I am doing my research (thanks to your help)

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Apr-03-17, 
12:41 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

I appreciate all the PM's and help.

We did decide to hire a guide and am looking forward to the hunt. I will let you know how everything goes.

Thanks

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WhiskeyDog
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Jun-04-17, 
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8. "RE: Jr. drew a Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring "

How did the hunt go? Hopefully your son harvested a great bear. We had an awesome spring out there, hope it was the same for you.

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