Stomach contents

billythekidrock

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Not sure how many of you do this, but I try to cut open the stomach of as many bears as I can, especially when we are not sure what they are feeding on.
Years ago I saw the contents of 3 bears that were killed the same week within a couple miles of each other and they all had completely different things inside. One had nothing but red huckleberries, one had a stomach full of Salal leaves (looked like salad) and the other was full of wood pulp and grubs.
In the past I have also found fawns, cambium and even surveyors ribbon.

Fall bear full of Evergreen huckleberry.


Spring bear full of grass and Salmon berry flowers.


Spring bear cambium.


Spring bear surveyors ribbon and grass.
 

m57jager

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That's a good idea. I've always done it with fish, don't know why I've never done it with bear. Cool pics!! Thanks. All that wood is crazy.
 

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How's the bear hunting in NE to N central WA? Thinking about taking the next Seattle Fire test and moving somewhere around Silverdale area. I'm fed up with CA. That is if I get in.
 

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POW bear stomach

I also like to check out the gut. This bear had just come out of hibernation and only had some green juice in its shriveled up stomach.
 

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How's the bear hunting in NE to N central WA? Thinking about taking the next Seattle Fire test and moving somewhere around Silverdale area. I'm fed up with CA. That is if I get in.
The bear hunting is great across the state with some whoppers up in the NE. You can kill two bears a year but only one can be from Eastern WA.
 
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