Today we got out on time and were in the blind and ready to hunt at 4:00. In order to get a head start on the hordes of mosquito I started the ThermaCELL in the truck so that when we got to the blind it would be going full bore. It helped a whole lot on the walk to the blind too.
A little past 7:00 Fred whispered that a bear was in the woods behind the bait logs. When I spotted him I took its picture.
Even though we could not see the bear’s body the distance between its ears and the size of its head showed it to be a big, mature bear. It watched us for about a minute and went back into the woods. We heard it circling us.
And … it’s time for Fred to tell us in his own words how this all came down. GO…