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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 09:18 
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My dad, a couple buddies, and myself are headed up to Quebec this spring to bow hunt bears. I hadn't really gotten all to excited about it yet but we all met up and ironed out the details over some beers last night and now it's all I can think about We're going the week of Memorial Day so I have a long wait :mrgreen:


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Sounds like that is a hunt to get excited about. I am sure the moment you decide to release the arrow, it will be even more exciting!

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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 10:11 
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great news davy. I am exited for you.
I have just 90 days till mine opens and I am starting to think about it myself.


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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 11:30 
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A bear is kind of on my bucket list. Maybe someday. Good luck Davy and we will expect pictures you know. LOL

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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 12:53 
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This will be my 3rd time going up there. Here's some pics from past years :D

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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 13:09 
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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2013, 15:10 
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Thanks Davy I enjoyed the pictures. Very remote looking country, just beautiful. What did your bear weigh?

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She was only 150 lbs but her head was so big I thought she was bigger. Even the guide thought it was a larger bear when we got up to her. The bears are not the biggest in this area anyhow, guide says 150 to 200 is ave for the spring. They do take several 300+, a good few 400+ and the rare 500+ I guess. For us it's really more about the whole trip and not just the hunt itself. Ron is a hoot to hunt with, he takes really good care of us, and it's affordable, 6 day hunt for $850. Plus something about spending a week in the "bush" does this man's soul a lot of good :wink:


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Looks fun!! How bad are the flies in the woods in early summer?? That one bear with the profile pix, very impressive!!! Someday...

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Fantastic post ! I LOOOOVVVVEEEE the scenery and your camp !!!!! I'd love to put a small canoe in that marshy lake.
I've cooked at bear camps before and the excitement is palatable.
I'd love to get my hands on some nice bear fat, even though it's spring, they will still have some good fat on them. I render the clean food grade fat into shortening like crisco, man it makes the best pancakes, biscuits, pie crusts !!!! Thanks for posting !!!! :--D :--D :--D
need a cook???? I have excellent references :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: would love to if you did, and can only dream of it, but Im stuck here in the south for a bit. 8)

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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2013, 11:58 
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NonPCfed wrote:
Looks fun!! How bad are the flies in the woods in early summer?? That one bear with the profile pix, very impressive!!! Someday...


The black flies, gnats and no seeums are horrible up there in the spring! Thank God for the Thermacell! Amazing little gadget. When I climb into stand I'll be covered by a blanket of flies but in about 10 mins after firing up the Thermacell I could sit there in a short sleeve shirt if I wanted, they work and work well :D I also go through a good bit of Watkins Brand replant cream. It too does a good job :wink:


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I had the ole' long bow out this weekend before the weather went to pot. Oh yeah :mrgreen: after many hours and many different arrow and broadhead combos I finally have the perfect setup for my bow. Getting real clean fight and I'm on the money out to 30 yards. Memorial Day week can't get here fast enough! :--)


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2013, 09:51 
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great country, are taking the long bow this year?


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2013, 13:05 
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pipepusher wrote:
great country, are taking the long bow this year?


Yes I am :mrgreen:

Thinking I should probably take the compound for just in case but then again if I did it would be easier to chicken out :--o It's the perfect hunt for a stick bow though. Longest shot is about 15 yards, maybe off of some stands you could sneak a 20 yarder in, maybe. Bears do not "jump" the string anything like what deer do. And with using bait you can steer them right into that perfect shot. We use logs, rocks, marshmallows, and lure just like you would when trying to get a critter to step on the pan of the trap. I think that is why I really took a shinning to bear hunting ;--)


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2013, 09:35 
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Well with all this bow talk of lately and inspired by Pipe getting the recurve out I decided to grab the long bow and brave the 10F yesterday and went out and loosed a few arrows at my bear target. I think I'm ready for the end of may :mrgreen: Shot from 20 yards


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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2013, 11:49 
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Dang nice shootin Davy!!
Yep , there heart is way forward. You have to have the front leg forward!
I really like your target. I have been thinking of making 2 cardboard ones. One in that position of your target and one sitting upright.
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