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Marlin_444 06-01-2006 10:35 PM

Bear hunting in North Georgia
 
Can anyone suggest a few places on Forestry Land in the Helen/Dahlonega area?

I plan on getting up for a hunt or two during Modern Firearm Deer Season.

GA_SPORSTMAN 06-02-2006 01:21 AM

I have never been bear hunting but would love to go.

Minner 06-02-2006 09:27 AM

I'm thinking seriously about giving it a try during bow season. I will probably stick to WMA's though as I'm more familiar w/ them than National Forest land.

MULE 06-08-2006 10:57 AM

You're best bet would be to hunt North of Helen, closer to Hiawassii.

marathon 06-08-2006 07:15 PM

Depends on how far you want to travel, Cohutta WMA has a good bear population.

MULE 06-09-2006 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marathon
Depends on how far you want to travel, Cohutta WMA has a good bear population.

I'll agree with that too.

Lthomas 06-09-2006 04:21 PM

swallows creek and war woman have pretty good bear populations.

fishphillips 06-14-2006 10:35 PM

Last year I was hunting on public land in Habersham county and saw a pretty good bear. I was hunting just outside of Batesville on Raper Mtn. rd. I have hunted there for years but this was the first bear that I have seen there. I did not hear of anyone killing it, so it may still be there. Good luck and good hunting!! Send me a PM and I will tell you exactly where the bear was!!!!!

ButcherTony 06-14-2006 10:50 PM

big bear
 
My cousin killed the georgia record a few years ago.
560lbs. in gordon county.:offtopic:

jcarter 06-15-2006 04:21 PM

im gonna put triz in ones living room this fall and see if he can stick it.

Gator1679 06-15-2006 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MULE
You're best bet would be to hunt North of Helen, closer to Hiawassii.

Chattahoochee WMA right outside of Helen is full of em.

Torupduck 06-20-2006 06:58 AM

There are bear in dawson forest. Can you eat bear?

Dana Young 06-20-2006 07:09 AM

Anywhere in the north Ga mtns. all the mtn wmas have good bear populations. the chattahoochee wma is probably your best bet. on one four day hunt last year with two either sex days they killed 3 bucks and 16 bears. swallow creek is another good wma for bears,tray mtnhas a good population as well, all these areas are close to helen, the batesville area has bears as well the one in my avatar came from that area last year. your best bet for a bear is during bow or muzzle loader season, after alot of hunting pressure they move further back in the mtns. all these areas are very rough so be prepared to climb mtns.
Toridak, yes you can eat bear but it has to be cooked right.

toddboucher 06-20-2006 09:56 AM

Can you take bear on private land? I was told only public

MULE 06-20-2006 10:11 AM

Yes, you can eat bear. Its just like everything else, the older they are the tougher they are. I think there is no better jerky than bear jerky.

and yes, you can kill them on private land too.

Torupduck 06-20-2006 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MULE
Yes, you can eat bear. Its just like everything else, the older they are the tougher they are. I think there is no better jerky than bear jerky.

and yes, you can kill them on private land too.

Cool. I might take one this year in my HC. See if my processor does em first.

Robk 06-21-2006 11:39 PM

A bear is my goal this fall. My daughter want's one on the wall and I haven't had any bear sausage in years.

Marlin_444 06-30-2006 10:47 PM

Bear Hunting in North Georgia
 
OK Brothers, that settles it - With all the input I plan on hitting the woods at the Chattahoochee Ntl. Forest the week of Muzzle Loader Season.

Thanks for all of your input, I look to see you all in the woods this fall.

Hunt Hard, Hunt Safe and Enjoy Every Moment in the woods like its your last...

Take care, have a Safe and Fun 4th of July Holiday!

:flag: :flag: :flag:

Marlin_444 07-07-2006 08:35 AM

North Georgia Bear Hunt
 
Hey Brian - PM'd you!

bam_bam 07-07-2006 08:57 AM

tell you what i have had a hankerin to try a bear this year too. did someone say swallow creek was a good place?

bam_bam 07-08-2006 07:29 AM

thanks

sr.corndog 07-09-2006 10:48 PM

Bear hunting in north Georgia
 
Anyone out there that would allow a hog hunter to tag alone on a bear hunt I got a couple pretty hogs on my wall but a bear would finish it off!
Just send a IM I can carry my own weight in the woods can hunt muzzle loader rifle or bow doesn matter just want to hunt!
Thanks in advance
corndog :flag:


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