I've returned from our balck bear hunt a couple weeks ago and man was it interesting. Our group of five took 2 black bears on several baits. We ended up seeing maybe 6 blackies in all, but counted around 40-50 Browns. Sat on one stand ALL night, from 5 pm till about 6 am. That night from midnight till 6 I counted 9 or 10 different browns that came in and had no more than 15 minutes with NO bears. They were snorting, jawing, chasing each other off and getting a little close at times. Right under the stand several times. Another guy saw over 20 the next night, he had a meadow view. We both had up to 4 browns in at a time. After a couple nights of nothing but browns, we tried hunting the late afternoons to early evening, but saw nothing but a couple griz. Too many browns chased them off. Saw some nice colored Griz, white, tok, light brown and chocolate. The experience was well worth it, although it would have been nice to see just 1 black. Last morning, I got to the river for fishing and the guys told me a black came down a couple hundred yards away 5 minutes before we got there. As a matter of fact, he said we probably bumped it down to the river on the ATV on our way in. ****!
Bottom line, someone needs to get this area under control. If it becomes a baited Griz area, someone please inform me.