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    Hello from Washington. I am headed up Friday for spring brown bear hunt. Looking for any final notes or updates I should take into account for a fly-in hunt in GMU 16. Weather looks amazing and information seems to suggest bears are on the move. One item I am staring at are my snowshoes. They take up a ton of room in pack for flight up. Does anyone have any advise on needing them. I have been looking at aviation cams and they seem to show favorable conditions low, but in the mountains, they still look like they are needed.

    Brian

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    Not sure where exactly you are headed but I was out in 16 on Sat and there is A LOT of snow all over the place. Some of the south facing mountains are becoming spotty. Bears are starting to come out from what I heard from a lodge caretaker. I would take them. Strap them on your bag and hope for the best
    Tomorrow isn't promised. "Never delay kissing a pretty girl or opening a bottle of whiskey." E. Hemingway

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    • #3
      Take them and hope you don't need them.

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      • #4
        Bring them!

        If you leave them home and find out you need them, you are totally screwed.

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        • #5
          You could prob rent some from REI.
          "Actions speak louder than words - 'nough said"

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          • #6
            1. What's your guide say?
            2. You won't get very far without snowshoes over there right now.
            3. Things: Whites, Chapstick, sunglasses, SPF 50, gaitors. The snow is sopping wet by noon. You will be too probably. It's been HOT over there.

            Good luck

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              Here's a fresh 16b bear to amp u up even more. Conditions are perfect. Post a pic when u get back!

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