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Leaving in the moring for Ontario and my first spring bear hunt. By the conversation with the outfitter it should be a great hunt with the three of us with tags. I will try and take lots of pictures to get your blood boiling for this fall. 

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Well the three of us made it home safe and had a blast on our first spring bear hunt. The outfitter knows his stuff and even though it is a very rustic bear camp and rained everyday it was a fun hunt and we are already booking for spring 2017. And did we see bears,they have bears like we have deer down here. 

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If you look to the right of the tipped over barrel and almost on the roots of the dug out tree you will see a easton axis tipped with a 3 blade rage covered in blood. This area has not been hunted in 8 years and it proved to have a lot of big mature boars. 

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9 hours ago, LindellProStaf said:

That would be a blast.  Beautiful looking country.  Does the guide take care of the bear and butchering for you too?

He did help us with the skinning and quartering but we also had 5 bears down that night

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My buddy Carls bear,this thing was huge. 

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Pats bear,his hunt lasted 11 minutes from the time the guide gave him the thumbs that he was done baiting and it was dead. He actually passed a smaller one that came in as the guide was still in sight. 

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Awsome!!!, 11 minuets. that's crazy. wish I could make money like that LOL! congrates to your bud!! Congratulations to all three u guys. AWSOME HUNT!!!

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My hunt lasted 3.5 hrs in the monsoon rain storm. The bait I was hunting was the farthest into the middle of nowhere as you can get about 20 miles from camp.   The bear I harvested came in at 5:40.  He walked right into the bait barrel and layed down to eat some crunched up doughnut behind the barrel offering no shot.  Once he was done with that he sat up and hugged the barrel with one paw tipping the top of it to his mouth. As the cake frosting slid down to his mouth he was carefull not to spill and as he lapped it up. As he was sitting with his on side leg up and forward I drew the Prodigy hit my anchor and put the pin right behind his shoulder. However I didn't like that he was slightly towards me so I let down and waited for another shot. Next he tipped the barrel over layed back down reached in grabbing one doughnut he takes one bite stands up and walks away never giving me a shot. 

After the bear left I stood up changed my thermocell pad and grabbed a couple snacks because I knew it wouldn't be long before another bear came in.  I sit down eat my peanut M&M's while the rain starts coming down really hard. So I pull on my rain hood and hunker down close my eyes and try to take a nap. As I sat there I was startled out of my little daze by the sound of huge heavy breathes. I open my eyes and as everything comes into focus I can see a huge bear through my stand platform. My stand wasn't even 10 foot up so as he walked towards the bait I quietly grabbed my bow and prepared for the first avaliable shot. The bear was now at 7 to 8 yards and quartering away,as I started drawing he caught my movement and turned a little opening up his on side shoulder. Once I hit full draw I made sure of my anchor point and centered my sight housing in my peep then put my pin behind his shoulder where it will exit through his arm pit on his off side. As my thumb takes the slack on the release the bow goes off and I watch my yellow and white vanes disappear perfect behind his shoulder.  He takes 4 big bounds and starts to slow down then he stops looking back at the bait and I can see his legs starting to give out. He tries to run again but tips over and expires within 25 yards from the shot right next to the trail in the direction of the wheeler. 

 

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They were all really nice bears. No scale in camp however the 2 guys we brought with have taken over 40 bears and all the dead bears the outfitter sees. The general conservative opinion was Pats was around 285 mine 360 -380 And Carls at 430 to 450. 

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