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I was wondering was the laws were regarding bear and deer hunting on the rubicon. I am a licensed California hunter and I bear tag that is valid throughout California. The Rubicon is a D5 zone and bear and deer season open on sept. 25. There does not seem to be a shortage of bears on the con so I was wondering if anyone had any info. I am aware that you can't hunt over bait(including your own food), you can't hunt at night, your dogs can't have a tree locater device thingy and you are not supposed to shoot bears that are less than 50 lbs or mamas that have cubs with them.
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I'm not sure about the laws for shooting in the area but there are tons of people around and it seems like a risky place to hunt.

Shooting up there was discussed here. I hope that helps.

Edit: Walnut Creek pffft. :flipoff2:
 

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Recreational Shooting on the Con is generally frowned upon due to the concentraion of people and possibility for riccochet's. I have no idea on the legalities of it but the Rubicon is popularly considered a recreational area for offroading and hiking. Just doesn't seem like a good idea in my opinion.
 

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You might also run in to a problem with the ? Rubicon is a county road, and is in the middle of a wilderness area i beleive.
 

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Why would you want to shoot a Bear? The meat isn't very good :barf:
 

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I have never ate bear meat before so I would like to judge it for myself and the pelt would look nice on my living floor with my naked girlfriend streched out on it. I thought the meadows right after the granite bowl were the only restricted widlife areas, the rest is National Forest if I am not mistaken. Obviously hunting within 150 yards of the trail is a bad idea, safety is always my primary concern when handling firearms.
 

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Rubicrawler said:
Why would you want to shoot a Bear? The meat isn't very good :barf:
Actually the Bear stew i've tried was pretty darn good
 

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Bear sausage and pepper sticks is awsome as well....my friends and I have killed a couple black bear, but not in Cali. and they were pear fed!
 

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Actually the Bear stew i've tried was pretty darn good
What I had you couldn't eat :barf: But that may just have been how it was handled after the kill.
 

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There will be no eating BEARS!! :flipoff2:

Really though, the rubicon is allways populated and there are thousands of other places you could hunt without endangering people.
Sounds like a bad idea to me.
 

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Get a DFG map and look for yourself.
It will tell you if it's legal or not.
It won't tell you if it's a good idea or not.

Having said that, it's a big area. If it's leagal you should have no problem getting off the beaten path and not be in anyones way or put them in harms way either.

Remember what hunting is about. It's no fun shooting Ducks in a barrel. (or bears)
 

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I have hunted the area numerious times and haven't had problems, but the trail is strickly a means of access you should not road hunt from it. I use it to gain access to the remote areas near the wilderness area. For bears, there are better areas near nevada county to go. To much traffic in the con which cause problems in finding a bear. talk to the DFG biologist in rancho for advise he is helpful
 

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I don't know what zone it is, but the area around Fallen Leaf lake has the biggest bear population I've seen

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The area is D5 Yes it is national Forest so you could hunt their However. IT IS POPULATED.Their are allot of other places in the area that are much better hunting. Peavine Ridge is awsom, Mosquito ridge, Rock Creek. Best to stay away from people. The deer and bear do. PS Bear sausage is the next best thing to Elk. :flipoff2:
 

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based on the responses here I thinkits a good idea to remember that we do share the forest and the trails with other groups ie hunters.. so we should be aware of our safety and maybe wear some hunter safety orange while we are in the woods during hunting season... I have seen people hiking off trail during deer season or just parked in the trees and bushes for shade and totally unaware that a guy in a hunting stand is only yards away.
 

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Please tell me you kidding .....

With the amount of people up there nowadays, its just not responsible to hunt near that area. Not to mention, you never know what rogue trails jacka$$'s are on.

I am a d3-5 tag holder myself and enjoy 4 wheeling, I agree that they both go together quite well, but in the correct places. I am not willing to take my chances in that area, D3-5 is a very big area, their are lots of safer places.
 

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I have a tag too.. i only mention the orange thing because i do not trust most of the hunters, in the over the counter tag zones. 30,000 + tags for the d3-5 area for a four week period. that is alot of hunters
 

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wheelinwillie said:
[...]and the pelt would look nice on my living floor with my naked girlfriend streched out on it.
pics when you get them! :flipoff2:

I think a lot of people here think that you'll be shooting from the road or towards the road...and without checking your backdrop. Just keep it safe and as long as you can legally hunt there, I say go for it.
 

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Yeah. Please tell me you are kidding.... :rolleyes:
 
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