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Update: Bear Hunt Spring 2021 #7273203
05/26/21 09:59 PM
05/26/21 09:59 PM
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Set out two bear baits nearly 10 days ago.

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Been checking them every three days and finally both barrels got hit.

This little one came in once two days ago for about 2 hours. Didn't eat much but tore down my sign and flipped over my ground blind. Hasn't come back again.

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This bear came in at 3:30 this morning and dug around getting all the goodies on the ground, but never went after the goodies in the barrel. Decided to take a nap in front of the barrel.

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Unfortunately, I bumped him off the bait (notice ears back) I was coming in behind him and was on site less than a couple minutes later as the camera is set to take pictures every five minutes and it didn't get me.

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This bear appeared to be a bit bigger than the other and had only come in this once. I hope because he camped out he liked it. I am not sure why he never looked in the barrel. Do you think he will come back?

Last edited by bfisch; 06/11/21 08:53 PM.
Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7273275
05/26/21 11:01 PM
05/26/21 11:01 PM
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He'll be back !!







Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7273320
05/27/21 12:43 AM
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fayette,al.
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Nice bears

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281419
06/07/21 05:23 PM
06/07/21 05:23 PM
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First site went dead. I wonder if when he was messing with my blind it collapsed and scared him.

Second site bear came back within 8 hours of me bumping him off the bait. He hung around through the night and then came back again late the next evening.

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I went in early afternoon on May 28th to refill bait and check SD cards. I saw the barrel empty and new something had come around. As I was going through the card I noticed this monster showed up in the night and cleaned up the bait.

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He stayed until a little after 11am.

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After seeing near constant action at the site I decided to stay and hunt for a few hours.
More coming soon!

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281657
06/08/21 01:19 AM
06/08/21 01:19 AM
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I hadn't even sat down in the stand yet when I heard a stick break. I turned around and I could see black in the brush. I quickly sat down and got my camera out.

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For the next twenty minutes I watched him. He kept looking back in the direction he had come from so I thought maybe there was another. I really couldn't tell if this was the big bear or not.

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Finally, I decided when it gave me a broadside shot I was going to take it. I had my Winchester Mod 94 30-30 handed down to me by my dad handed down to him by his dad. I had never shot anything with it. My dad took his first and only bear with it and so I was wanting to use it on a hunt as well. Soon enough he stood up from gnawing on a beaver bone and offered a quartering away shot. I took it and was soon was hearing a death moan about 50 yards from the bait.

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The closer I got the dumber I felt for not pulling the trigger at the first opportune time! He was huge and the longer I looked the bigger he got! I am not a good judge on weight, but I would guess him over 350lbs. I was super excited!

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He has a melon head! The one downside (you can see it a little in the last picture in the post above) is that his rear was very badly rubbed and his fur was on the thin side. The meat was good and there was still some fat to add to it. I wouldn't have changed anything about the hunt!

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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281658
06/08/21 01:28 AM
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Nice!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your joy.




Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281660
06/08/21 01:41 AM
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Awesome that's one big headed bear


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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281702
06/08/21 07:06 AM
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Very nice bear! Hard work pays off.


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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281720
06/08/21 07:48 AM
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Looks like a dandy.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281765
06/08/21 08:53 AM
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Nice one!

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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281795
06/08/21 09:30 AM
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Congrats!! Have you taped his head yet? Looks to be a big melon there

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281903
06/08/21 02:14 PM
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What about the brown one?

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7281977
06/08/21 04:57 PM
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Very nice bear, congratulations. love the part about handed down rifle! Love to hear that you had that experience and opportunity!!!!!

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282009
06/08/21 06:04 PM
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good bear, you are going to have a lot of good eating.

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282012
06/08/21 06:07 PM
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Nice noggin on that one!


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Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282050
06/08/21 08:06 PM
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Rough Green Score: 20 1/8" Boone & Crockett

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282472
06/09/21 01:44 PM
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Why isnít the brown one in this story?

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282899
06/10/21 03:45 AM
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Oh wow! Fabulous job. I bet that was quite the experience


Feel free to not believe in it.
Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7282914
06/10/21 05:34 AM
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WTG thanks for sharing

Re: Bear Baiting Hunt Spring 2021 [Re: bfisch] #7283569
06/11/21 01:47 AM
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Thatís a whopper
Congratulations

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