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Posted by Adventures on Apr 28 2006
As the other poster noted, early in the saeson look for the only green vegitation around. If you go early and there is little vegitation it really increases the chances of seeing bears as they have a limited amount of food and a limited amount of cover.
Be patient! Sometimes if you see a wall of good green vegitation and feel that a bear may be likley feeding there glass it for a while minimum 45 minutes. Although the cover doesn't seem thick I've seen loads of bears on a hillside that I've glassed iver for 15 mins or better and all of a sudden they appear out from behind a bush you thought you could see through.
They are always on the move so they will show themselves eventually if they are there.
Also, it really seems to help after you've seen one or two on a trip just to get your eyes trained on what you are looking for. Alot of times you may mistake a hole or a stump for a bear, but once you see a couple you realize they are easily the blackest things on the hillside.
Hope this helps,

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