In the easing darkness the surface of the water took on a shine. And deer shadows moved into the plot and went right to the shiny water and began to drink.
Didn’t sleep good. Seems like that happens on every opening morning. 56 degrees and a steady wind. Ate some oatmeal and drank some coffee. This year’s 3 month deerhunting adventure begins at daylight.
Introducing the bow, broadhead and other hunting gear that helped me put this bear on the skinning table.
“Bear,” Fred whispered and nudged me out of not-asleep but not-quite-awake land. Fred videoed the bear as it walked by us on the right.
On the SpyPoint game pics we see repeated daytime visits of a large bear with ears that slant outward rather than stick up straight. There was no way to know it but I was gonna meet this bear today.
Today the weather was cooler and a little breezy. Fred said it was perfect for bears to be out moving. He was right.
On opening day Fred Lutger and I went to the Hose. At 6:00 we had an encounter of the big bear kind.
Some archery and hunting companies sent products to give away to the folks who came to the 2011 bear hunt. It was indeed a pleasure to pass out these fine products from ThermaCELL, Alpine Archery, Strut & Rut, Goat Tuff, Omni Vanes and Buck Stop.
My wife yelled for me, loud and excited. I hurried outside, expecting an unwanted flat tire or that her truck wouldn’t start. She said, “FIRE.”
Over and over the brown colored bear came in quickly, grabbed some meat and ran up hill. The Chef waited, hoping for a chance.
“Bear”! Travis heard the word and looked around. It was coming toward him. And was only a few steps away!
From her office window in Manhattan Bowhunting.net columnist Susan Lagazo witnessed the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Tommy Garner gives his heart felt response right after 9-11. Originally on Bowhunting.net right after the attack.
At 9:51 EST Rich Walton opened an email from bowhunting.net columnists Susan Lagazo. It read, “While busy at work I saw the unbelievable… These pictures are taken from my office window!”
After four hours they heard a branch snap in the dense woods. Jack checked his watch when they saw the bear, it was 8:02.
Ok… let’s kick back and relax for a couple of minutes and watch some bears in the Ontario, Canada bear woods. Video and pictures.
Kirby watched the bear walking back and forth in the old logging road for an hour. Finally IT entered the woods and was on its way.
Mike Gansmann had never bowhunted before. And now he was in the dense Ontario woods … and a bear was walking toward him.
Tucker saw a bear’s head poke up under the trees. He thought it was the big bear they had game camera pics of. He turned on his video camera and whispered to his dad Rob.
It’s a family affair for Bob McNeff and his grandson Grey in the Ontario, Canada bear woods as they watch a big bear coming their way.
The blond phase bear stared at the Double Bull blind … and decided to investigate it. Inside, Robbie Cramer watched the bear stick its head in the window.
I took the SD card out of the SpyPoint and reviewed the pictures on my laptop. I was particularly interested in the large bear that came during the night.
The next day I checked my HorseTail hunting location. The bait was gone and the logs were strewn around the area. A bear had messed with my SpyPoint game camera.
Last year I had a great hunt in an area nick named the HorseTail. There was a large bear there. But I burned too much time videoing him and didn’t get a shot off. I was anxious to see what things looked like there this year.
At 3:30 Sunday morning the Chef picked us up at Fred’s house and we went on the road to our 2011 Canadian black bear bowhunt. We arrived at Canadian Customs in Lake Francis, Ontario and checked in there. Our bear camp is another 90 miles and we drove there and unloaded our gear and got set up in the outpost lodge that will be our home for the next 2 weeks.
I drove to Freddie Bear Sports in Tinley Park, Illinois and met Fred Lutger on Friday night. Once again, it’s time to bowhunt for black bear in Ontario, Canada.
These hogs were close, less than 10 yards. Carefully, I reached down and picked up my bow. The hogs were filing under the fence.
To watch more area I moved the SpyPoint camera across the narrow opening where I could see see where the wild hogs were coming from.
Wild hogs in our area move up and down the river. They are “Here today but gone tomorrow.” The quickest way to find out if they are “here” is with game cameras.
How careful are bucks of their antlers whey they are in velvet? Maybe not as careful as you think. I took this video this morning, July 28, 2011 of two 8-point bucks meandering around in the woods doing buck stuff.