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 Post subject: sweet weekend
PostPosted: 14 May 2007, 19:44 
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last friday me and a friend went to this outdoor expo in karney put on by cabela's. they had some trapping workshops that we watched I really learned a lot. plus to the kids that were really interested they gave a 5 gallon bucket full of trapping supplies. they gave me one with lots of trapping magazines, a 1.5 coilspring and a 110 with a pint of fish juce, crayfish paste, coon bait, and a call lure as well as a #1 stretcher and patterns for beaver streching. We also got to watch the primos coyote calling guy I think his name is randy anderson or somthing like that but he had a workshop on predator calling that was really cool. and on top of that we went prairie dog hunting all moring before the expo :twisted:

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This will be my sweet week. I begin guiding bear hunts for my outfitter starting Mon. the 21st. Cabelas is coming in Tuesday to video tape one of our bear hunts. I'll post some pics as the next few weeks progress. Oh yeah,,, we are suppose to receive 8-12 inches of snow tomorrow as well. It all can't be sweet :roll:


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Nutz4TrapN wrote:
Cabelas is coming in Tuesday to video tape one of our bear hunts.


See if you can slip in an on-camera reference to Wild-About-Trapping.com. :wink: heh heh heh :twisted:

Seriously, have fun and be safe. Sounds like it will be lots of fun.

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But of course Keith. I always talk trapping, even when I am hunting. What better way to get this forum noticed then to mention it to Cabela's. I'll do my best - thanks for the suggestion. Here's a photo of what I woke up to this morning. I know its worse where I'll be guiding today.
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this week just got better for me on Saturday I killed my first turkey!!!!! it was a 21 pound tom with a 11 inch beard and just over inch long spurs. me and claybuster went out on Saturday night and sat there until the turkeys walked in I rolled him twice with my 12 gauge :twisted: I will post pictures as soon as I get them loaded on the computer

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Good job, sksman, that must be quite a thrill.

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Here is our first bear of the season. This black bear was taken last night 5/21/07 at one of our bait sights. Notice the snow fall we received that day - 12 inches. Justin, the client shown here, was very excited.

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Gosh sksman, you are have a wonderful week. Can't wait to see the turkey pics!


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man that would be fun to hunt a bear. some day I will have to try that

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SKS do it with that new bow and the excitement is 10 fold.....

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 Post subject: Bear hunting
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I just came of a sweet week myself, which just happened to include bear hunting. My brother came up from Idaho and he watched 18 bears and shot a nice boar that was about 6'10" square with his bow. Not a giant for here, but not bad. We pulled off a blue grouse hunt on the mountain tops then headed out fishing and brown bear hunting. I ended up shooting a nice brown bear after my brother caught a halibut. All in all it was a sweet week. This is only the third time we have hunted together as he is 15 years younger than I. It will be a hunt to remember.

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Slamon,That was a good week :D Hunting with the brother had to be a memory maker, sounded like a great trip.Can you imagine the story he told his buddies.

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here is the pics to my turkey
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AWESOME looking bird! Are you going to do anything with the turkey (other than eat it)?


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Here are few more pics of the above bear. Notice this time, no snow -- Whoopeee!!

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I am going to mount the tail and the beard and maybe the spurs I will show you guys when I am done mounting it :lol:

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I do the wings too. I use borax to cure mine

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Some more bears taken this week. Nice brown bear here.

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Here's a winner. Another black bear. This one weighed in at 356 lbs. It took me, 5 dogs, 23 pistol shots from 2 hunters, two trees he climbed and three days of hunting him down after the first hit on the bait. Quite the hunt for all of us. A happy ending.


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Nutz. what kind of dogs you using and could we get a pic. of those hounds.The brown is a good color.

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I apologize, these are not my dogs. I am the tracker in this case. Jordon and his lead dog named "Turd" for reasons I'd rather not type, are shown in the below photo. Jordon is color blind so he cannot see the blood trail, hence why I am the tracker (it helps also to be a bow hunter). I believe most of his dogs a ticks? We use this type for mountain lion hunts as well. The hunt started off after I found the blood (not Much) 70 some yards away. I knew the first shot was a poor one as this bear showed little sign of slowing down. After crossing one small stream and up a ridge, I had to leave as I had other hunters to place at baits. Later Jordon, his dogs, Ron the hunter, Rick (my outfitter) and I continued the chase. Three and half miles later, the dogs had treed this bruit. Sixteen pistol shots where fired as the bear sat in one 60 ft. tree, climbed down ,went up the other and then down once again. Then took off like a mad man. After another chase of a mile or so the bear scent & blood took us into some serious bear habitat. It was getting late and I suggested we back off from chasing this bear (I had to retrieve the other hunters). With no other bears taken, we all (including the hunter's family) pursued the bear in the morning. Back at the last flagging, Turd caught the scent and took off howling. I continued to confirm the blood trail as we crossed another small stream and up the bank. Into a steep draw, the bear stood with great threat to the dog because Jordon had not seen him. Rick told them to back off and then 6 more shots were fired as this bear took one in the chest and still tried running up the opposite bank. Ron's (hunter) brother filmed it all. I have to admit, I have never worked so hard to bring down a bear. I believe I will write a story on this hunt and possibly call the bear, "Mr. Die Hard". Tomorrow, I do it all over again. There are eight hunters booked this week. I have a feeling a I had better get some good rest!!

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nice dogs....

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Looks like that brown phase one in laying in one of those places I call a bear magnet, with all that grass and skunk cabbage. Nice pics.

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Well, Cabela's crew never showed. Actually, it was four individuals that sell film rights to Cabela's. On the up-side, we did have a writer from "Bear Hunting" magazine film and take photos of his hunt and others during our best week. This magazine is a Canadian publication and Tony, the writer is from Washington. Here is a photo of us in the field with video cam in the back ground. A blonde bear was taken that day and can be seen in the lower left & in the next photo. This father & son combo also shot another bear (light brown) shown next to their blonde bear.

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Here is a photo of Joe and his second bear. A smaller cinnamon than his first, which can be seen in the next photo.

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These photos are of the writer who shot & filmed his entire hunt with this marvelous large cinnamon. It had a beautiful white "V" on his chest which can be seen in the next pic.


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Here are the trio with a day's hunt. Left to right: Joe, Don and Tony.

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I couldn't resist but to post some of me and the hounds. It seems I was covered with bear scent. Dog names are L to R: Valarie, Lucy (grey), Wench (white), Turd (brown) and lastly on top, Tigger.

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