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    Smile Canadian Bison and Bear

    Just did a road trip to Seattle, then over to Idaho before heading back north.

    Going down we saw 23 bears in 3 days. It was impressive as they were all right on the edge of the road. 3 or 4 were grizzlies.
    That fresh spring grass was pretty tasty. We also saw about 40 bison right on the road.

    Coming back we saw 21 bears in 1 day. I never saw so many bears. Most were blacks or cinnamon blacks and 2 were grizzly. We estimate we saw over 60 bison, many of them calves.

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    Tapatalk makes posting pics easy. I only use it when I want to post pics. Otherwise I stick to the reg forum site. But photos are cake to post on Tapatalk.
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    Were the bears along the Cassiar? I always see more bears along the Cassiar this time of year than anywhere else. The one time I bothered to stop and examine what they were grazing on it was all the clover in bloom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullbuster View Post
    Just did a road trip to Seattle, then over to Idaho before heading back north.

    Going down we saw 23 bears in 3 days. It was impressive as they were all right on the edge of the road. 3 or 4 were grizzlies.
    That fresh spring grass was pretty tasty. We also saw about 40 bison right on the road.

    Coming back we saw 21 bears in 1 day. I never saw so many bears. Most were blacks or cinnamon blacks and 2 were grizzly. We estimate we saw over 60 bison, many of them calves.

    Posting pics here are a pain since PhotoBucket went pay to play. I got a few nice shots.
    we did a similar trip last month...same experience....never seen so many bears....
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    That is one of the pluses of driving to the lower 48, seeing lots of wildlife!

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    The bison can be a problem especially at night. Tough to see. I have never seen that many bears though. I wonder if the lack of new hunters and the guide requirement are a reason for the increase.

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    I recall driving up in November and seeing what seemed like an entire herd of bison camped out sleeping in the middle of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairbanksFlies View Post
    I recall driving up in November and seeing what seemed like an entire herd of bison camped out sleeping in the middle of the road.
    Plant feed. They will come.

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    Ha ha, couldn't find this thread!

    We saw 60 bison in one spot, cllected along both sides of the highway. Then smaller groups.
    The Cassiar had a few bears, but the majority was further north.

    We did not drive in the dark. My aging eyes do not like that, unless required. A beautiful drive. I love the country of the Cassiar much better than the Alcan. It did mean a side trip to get to Liard Hotsprings. I never miss that hot spot!
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