Bear Habitat Forrest County
This will be my second year hunting for bear. We have a camp northeast of Marienville in Forrest County. Can anybody from that area give me some insight as to what type of habitat/cover you try to find when you're scouting? Last year my Dad and a friend went scouting before bear season to see what we could find. Being new to it, we were generally looking for spots where food, water, and thick cover all came together. We found an area that was mostly beech with some cherry mixed in next to some large thick areas of pine with creeks running through. Couldn't find any oak stands in the 8 hours we scouted. In general for that area, what else should we be looking to find when we go scouting there next week?