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Old 06-01-2006, 09:35 PM
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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.
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:21 AM
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I have never been bear hunting but would love to go.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:27 AM
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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.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:57 AM
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You're best bet would be to hunt North of Helen, closer to Hiawassii.
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Depends on how far you want to travel, Cohutta WMA has a good bear population.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:12 PM
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Depends on how far you want to travel, Cohutta WMA has a good bear population.
I'll agree with that too.
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swallows creek and war woman have pretty good bear populations.
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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!!!!!
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My cousin killed the georgia record a few years ago.
560lbs. in gordon county.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:21 PM
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im gonna put triz in ones living room this fall and see if he can stick it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:23 PM
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You're best bet would be to hunt North of Helen, closer to Hiawassii.
Chattahoochee WMA right outside of Helen is full of em.
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There are bear in dawson forest. Can you eat bear?
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Old 06-20-2006, 06:09 AM
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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.
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:56 AM
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Can you take bear on private land? I was told only public
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:11 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:39 PM
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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.
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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!

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Old 07-07-2006, 07:35 AM
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Hey Brian - PM'd you!
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:57 AM
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tell you what i have had a hankerin to try a bear this year too. did someone say swallow creek was a good place?
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:29 AM
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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!
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:24 PM
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Hunt'n, Camp'n and Dragging some Bear out of the woods!!!

PM me and I'll help co-ordinate - Looks like Dana, Brian, Cooter (aka Marlin 444) and Dru from Oklahoma is set so far.

Send me your Cell and e-mail and we'll getcha on the Bear Hunt e-mail list.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:37 PM
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Hey All!

I am pumped, looking forward to this hunt; hope to get some backstraps for camp during bow season! Anybody know how to grill???

Dru, my buddy from Oklahoma is 50/50 at this point. We have to go to a convention in Chicago (works gets in the way of my hunting).

gabearhunter and darkhorse will be joining us on the hunt.

The plans (but plans are made to be changed) as they stand today are -

October 17, 18 and 19 (Tuesday - Thursday) during Black Powder Season... Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen. I am out all week on vacation, but gotta join Dru in Chicago for a convention.

Brian and Dana know some good spots, we'll just need to make sure we're ready to hike a bit... And with luck do some "Packing Out" then to do some tent Camping.

I'll be carrying my TC 209x45 with a Nikon 3-9 x 40 using 150 Grains of Triple 7 with a 295 Grain Power Belt - Sighting the new scope in this weekend. On my side will be my trusty 1851 Navy 44 Caliber as my backup...

What will you take in the woods for that BIG Bear???
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:39 AM
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I'll most likely carry my handbuilt .54 Caliber Lancaster flintlock.
For a wet weather rifle I'll have along a .54 Caliber TC Renegade caplock.
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