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Author:  pipepusher [ 03 Apr 2012, 20:43 ]
Post subject:  Pipe's 2012 Spring Bear Hunt

:D :D :D :D :D
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:D :D :D :D

Author:  ski3879 [ 03 Apr 2012, 20:50 ]
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good luck buddy!

Author:  bronco2 [ 04 Apr 2012, 06:27 ]
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good luck. and don't stop shooting bears unless you run out of bullets.... :--D

Author:  pipepusher [ 04 Apr 2012, 19:42 ]
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3 bait permits.

2 bears out of 2 sites in 2 seasons, in the same spring.
Might be doable. ;) :)

It is snowing in the valley today but I managed to get out and scout a mid level site.

The trail in. ( Opens in 11 days )

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Breaking up off the trail into the timber.

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Young'n



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Bite marks

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All down next to the ground this early and no tore apart rotten blow downs, but they are in there. :P

Author:  pipepusher [ 07 Apr 2012, 22:12 ]
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Just got back from scouting.

0 for 2

The low possibility was gated.
The upper, snowed in.

Opens in 8 days.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 08 Apr 2012, 20:58 ]
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Quit keeping score and shoot some bear!!! :wink:

Author:  trapperrick [ 15 Apr 2012, 13:48 ]
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I'd like to see some bear pics Pipe!

Author:  pipepusher [ 15 Apr 2012, 19:33 ]
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Coming shortly trapperrick.

Swamp , you know I like to play with them for a while. Bear with me, please.

3 years ago the birds ate a full barrel of bait in 2 days, -twice-.

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and night

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and deer

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The non-target animals had to go!
.." Bird Guard "..

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The guard put an immediate stop to both. In fact the noise from the chains probably act as a call themselves. :--D

2 years ago Pipepusher rolled the hand cart above this culvert and had to aim for that small evergreen directly above the water.

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I am starting to wise up. Last evening I cleaned things up a bit.

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Destination. 400 yards up this drainage.

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Author:  pipepusher [ 15 Apr 2012, 19:36 ]
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At sunrise this AM, I took 3 loads in.

Bait is out 8)

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Hopefully Wednesday a small deck will be added. (Mostly for me) :lol: , turn the barrel, erect ladder stand, build ground blind and hang a beaver carcass.
There are 3 bear cams out now. :D

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 16 Apr 2012, 11:58 ]
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Pipepusher, do you have to remove the barrel when season ends or can you leave it until the next season?

Oh yeah, thanks so much for the moose beer sticks you sent for the rondy...delicious.

Author:  pipepusher [ 16 Apr 2012, 12:09 ]
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Yes Swamp, the barrel must come out.
You all are so welcome. That was my 2011 spring bear.
How was your pot roast?

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 16 Apr 2012, 12:26 ]
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I think the bear roast turned out very good....I'll wait and see what some of the others who tried it say about it.

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Once we all get out pictures together we'll post them on the camp fire thread.

Author:  pipepusher [ 18 Apr 2012, 17:42 ]
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Devon and Darin took some fine food home!

The tree stand was brought in today.

Almost there.


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not sure about placement yet, it is on site, but not up
One of my 2 big beavers was also left.


There is still work to do before my dinner guest arrive.

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Author:  Swamp Rat [ 18 Apr 2012, 18:05 ]
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Whew, no one can say you don't WORK at your bear hunting!!! :shock: I hope you get some good ones, then you have to bring the WHOLE BEAR out, right? :?

Author:  pipepusher [ 04 May 2012, 17:18 ]
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The shooting lane was cut last week. Here is the view from the stand.

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Author:  pipepusher [ 04 May 2012, 17:19 ]
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Time for a honey burn.

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Author:  pipepusher [ 04 May 2012, 17:22 ]
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1st bear....the night after the burn.

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Author:  Swamp Rat [ 05 May 2012, 07:01 ]
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Maybe it won't be long until you get to use the tags! I am enjoying the photo journal of these hunts. :wink:

Author:  easttntrapper [ 06 May 2012, 22:42 ]
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Great pics!

Author:  pipepusher [ 08 May 2012, 20:33 ]
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1st bear scat on site ! :D

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One of shooter size has claimed the site.

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Author:  pipepusher [ 09 May 2012, 09:50 ]
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1st day hit !

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Pipepusher worked on the ground blind Monday.

View to ground blind.

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Going in at 11:00 to check the bait site today.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 09 May 2012, 12:39 ]
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That seems to be a nice looking bear by your bait station. Good luck.

Author:  ski3879 [ 09 May 2012, 19:27 ]
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pipe when will you get to pull the trigger on one of these guys?

Author:  pipepusher [ 09 May 2012, 21:08 ]
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ski, I am going to sit Friday evening.
I went in today, baited and checked cams.
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This is the view from the ground blind

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10 yards out

Author:  ski3879 [ 09 May 2012, 21:09 ]
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good luck bud!!!!

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