- Jul 25, 2013
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So last monday after the rifle opener in D-8 the wife and I went back up to where I got my bear during archery season. During archery season we saw ALOT of animals, so we figured we would give it a shot. we were still hunting with our bows as neither of us has done much rifle hunting. The elevation was probably around 9000 feet. there was a light dusting of snow on the ground and everything was frozen from some rain the night before. We saw nothing, some old sign, not even a doe. The berries the bears had been feeding on were all dead now. I know that being rifle season now we were gunna see less animals, but I started to wonder, if the berries are dead, where do the bears go now and what do they eat. I have gotten mixed answers about california bears hibernating. I know bears will eat acorns but do not know of any in the area. I also live in D-14 and do hunt the area. Have not really found a good bear area. I know they are around, but most of them are very nocturnal. Anyway, what do you guys think? Would really like to help my wife fill that bear tag, any info at all from you guys would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Hope everyone's seasons are going well and shoot straight boys!