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Eagle Eye Outfitting Alberta Bear 2016
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 13-May-16
sureshot 13-May-16
rdohn 13-May-16
wild1 13-May-16
woodguy65 13-May-16
Mark Watkins 13-May-16
onetohunt 13-May-16
Ibow 13-May-16
Bowgator 13-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 14-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 14-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 14-May-16
Ibow 14-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 19-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 19-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 19-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 19-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 19-May-16
onetohunt 19-May-16
Mark Watkins 19-May-16
Medicinemann 19-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 23-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 23-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 23-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 23-May-16
Bou'bound 24-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 27-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 27-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 29-May-16
Mark Watkins 29-May-16
SteveB 29-May-16
Rayzor 29-May-16
woodguy65 30-May-16
Ibow 30-May-16
Rayzor 31-May-16
Hawkkdog 31-May-16
Shug 31-May-16
Shug 31-May-16
EagleeyeKyle 02-Jun-16
jlayton113 03-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 03-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 03-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 03-Jun-16
onetohunt 03-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 07-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 07-Jun-16
Bou'bound 07-Jun-16
wild1 07-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 07-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 07-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 07-Jun-16
SteveB 07-Jun-16
Ibow 07-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 09-Jun-16
Hawkkdog 09-Jun-16
onetohunt 09-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 09-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 09-Jun-16
cmbbulldog 09-Jun-16
onetohunt 09-Jun-16
WildYote 09-Jun-16
Hawkkdog 09-Jun-16
EagleeyeKyle 11-Jun-16
Ibow 11-Jun-16
From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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Hello Bowsiters

The 2016 spring Black bear season is well under way here in Alberta. Camp is all setup and we are into our second week of hunters. The weather has been unseasonably warm with little to no precipitation. Thankfully we have not been affected by the wildfires in the province and our best wishes go out to those who have been.

I would like to start by saying thanks to all those who booked with us for the 2016 season. Now let's get to the bears!!!!

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16
Here is a look at couple beauty bears that we are targeting right now in camp.

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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This big boy has been on our baits for a couple years now and has packed the weight on since last spring. Beautiful almost completely black body and face.

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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Some of you may remember a bear called "Big Tuna" from last season. A big heavy chocolate that eluded us all season and only committed to a bait in daylight the last 2 days of the season. Well he is back and doing much the same as last year. Fingers crossed he makes a mistake while hunters are in camp.

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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We don't have a name for this guy yet but hes a tank!

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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This guy is a smart old bear hits the bait between 9:00 and 10:00 pm everyday that a hunter is there. Fingers crossed that he slips up and gives us an opportunity.

From: EagleeyeKyle
13-May-16

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Here is a nice coloured beauty for you guys. New bear as of a couple days ago, never had a good coloured bear on this bait before.

From: sureshot
13-May-16
Good luck Kyle, hopefully pictures of happy successful hunters will be plentiful again this year!

From: rdohn
13-May-16
Good luck Kyle you got some big bears there!

From: wild1
13-May-16
Great looking bears!

From: woodguy65
13-May-16
That is a really cool bear with the black face. Hope somebody gets him so I can see a better shot of his face - really neat.

From: Mark Watkins
13-May-16
Great bears Kyle! Good luck to you and your hunters on another stellar year!

Mark

From: onetohunt
13-May-16
Great looking bears!!

From: Ibow
13-May-16
Great looking camp and bears Kyle... Best of luck to you this season!

From: Bowgator
13-May-16
Nice looking bears! Hope you guys kill that giant over in the boondocks. Best of luck... Kim

From: EagleeyeKyle
14-May-16
Thanks guys for all the support and best wishes. The season is shaping up to be great once again. Our weather has been unseasonably warm resulting in an extreme early spring green up. Fingers crossed that we continue to harvest some great bears.

From: EagleeyeKyle
14-May-16

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This is Andrew Goligowski from Minnesota. He was up here during the first week of hunters and was fortunate enough to draw first blood for our 2016 season. However it was his own. Haha. Poor guy took the scope off the nose when checking his rifle after the trip up.

From: EagleeyeKyle
14-May-16

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Good thing Andrew is a very happy person and took it well as later on in the week he harvested his first bear. A beautiful 260 lbs boar with a 18 10/16" skull. Way to break the ice for is Andrew.

From: Ibow
14-May-16
Reminds me of one of our grandsons earlier this spring while getting ready for turkey season. 8~) Best wishes for a great spring season for you and your hunters.

From: EagleeyeKyle
19-May-16

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This is Lyle Braun of North Dakota with his great bear that weighed 250 lbs 18 3/16" skull.

From: EagleeyeKyle
19-May-16

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To wrap up the first week of hunters Mike Braun took this great bear on the last night. Just shy of 18" but has a beautiful hide. When we skinned him out we found a snare around his neck that was healed over. Goes to show how resilient bears are. Thanks for opening camp up with a bang.

From: EagleeyeKyle
19-May-16

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With the first week of hunters in the books and plenty of bears on camera the second group of hunters arrived in camp. Second night on stand father and son, Steve and Branden Dailey both took beautiful bears.

From: EagleeyeKyle
19-May-16

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Here's a better look at Branden's bear. This thick coat beauty tipped the scale at 260 lbs squared 6'8" and had a head that went 18 12/16". Branden hunted with us last year but couldn't connect with a bear to take home. Congratulations on taking this guy.

From: EagleeyeKyle
19-May-16

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Steve's bear was just a touch bigger then his sons. With Steve getting bragging rights it may make the trip back to California a little longer. This boar went 265 lbs squared 6'9" and reached 19" for the skull measurement. What week for both the Dailey men.

From: onetohunt
19-May-16
Congrats on some great bears!!!!!

From: Mark Watkins
19-May-16
Great results Kyle! Congrats to you and your hunters!!!

Keep us posted !

Mark

From: Medicinemann
19-May-16
Would it be possible to get measurements on the width of the pads on the front feet for both bears?

From: EagleeyeKyle
23-May-16
Hello medicineman I did not measure the front pads on those bears but I will on the next ones we get.

From: EagleeyeKyle
23-May-16

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We had a very tough week of hunting due to weather conditions. Lost a couple nights of hunting because of it. The weather changed from 28 degrees celcius to -1 celcius and dropped 10" of snow over a 36 hour period. The activity on our baits slowed right down during the storm but slowly started to pick up shortly afterwards. Here's a look at camp the morning after the snowfall. Wet heavy snow caused a lot of trees to snap off due to the weight.

From: EagleeyeKyle
23-May-16

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With all the trees that fell our atv trails to our baits needed to be cleared. This is guide Buzz working away with a chainsaw to open up the trail to our bait known as "WCR".

From: EagleeyeKyle
23-May-16
With all the trees that fell our atv trails to our baits needed to be cleared. This is guide Buzz working away with a chainsaw to open up the trail to our bait known as "WCR".

From: Bou'bound
24-May-16
with a name like buzz I bet he is hell with a chainsaw in his hands huh?

From: EagleeyeKyle
27-May-16

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After the snow last week and cleaning up the trails it's time to post a couple more bruisers. This is Steve Anderson from Washington was able to take this great chocolate home with him. What a beautiful bear with light shoulders and matching muzzle. He tipped the scale at 270lbs just shy of 7 foot and has a skull that made 19". What a true beauty.

From: EagleeyeKyle
27-May-16

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Earlier in the thread I posted a picture of a solid black faced bear. Well it took a couple weeks but we finally were able to connect with him. Here's a teaser photo of him the bush where he expired. Jack Slota of New Jersey is one happy hunter. Way to go Jack, great shooting.

From: EagleeyeKyle
29-May-16

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The numbers are in on the big black faced boar. He weighed in at 345lbs, squared 7'3" and his skull just broke into the 20" class by going 20 1/16". We hunted this bear last year but never thought he would balloon out like this. Again big congratulations to Jack Slota for taking such a beautiful bear.

From: Mark Watkins
29-May-16
Giant bear for sure! Congrats!!!

Mark

From: SteveB
29-May-16
Great bear!

From: Rayzor
29-May-16
Nice bears!

From: woodguy65
30-May-16
Congrats Kyle and Jack prettiest Boar Ive seen all year, what a monster!

From: Ibow
30-May-16
Great bears. Congrats to the hunters and to you Kyle.

From: Rayzor
31-May-16
Man those bears have big heads for the weight vs out East and where I live in the mid Atlantic. What would those bears weigh in the fall? Add 75-100?

From: Hawkkdog
31-May-16

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Great hunt with Kyle at Eagle Eye Outfitting. Kyle and Buzz work their butts off to get you on the bears and Dave did a fantastic job in camp. We had a great time with all of them. These guys are passionate at what they do and knowledgeable beyond their years. A memory was made that will last a lifetime. Thanks guys.

From: Shug
31-May-16
Congratulations again....I mentioned on NJ Hunter mike posted the pic....this is where I seen it

From: Shug
31-May-16
Congratulations again....I mentioned on NJ Hunter mike posted the pic....this is where I seen it

From: EagleeyeKyle
02-Jun-16
Thanks jack it was a pleasure hunting with you and joe this past week. Hopefully we can hunt together again in the future.

Rayzor I would say that your right with adding 75-100lbs for fall weight. Usually 20-30% body gain for fall weights.

From: jlayton113
03-Jun-16
Kyle, I agree with Jack, you run a GREAT operation, you go the extra mile to put hunters on what they want, right down to the last detail. The years coming look great with the number of colored bears coming as long they get a chance to grow up. We would gladly come back, as long as you will have us...and my final words...GOOD NIGHT DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: EagleeyeKyle
03-Jun-16
Thank you joe for the nice message. You and jack are always welcome back anytime.

From: EagleeyeKyle
03-Jun-16

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With the rut kicking in to full swing our hunters in camp this week have taken some great bears. This is Stan Harrell of Texas with a beautiful chocolate boar. This is stabs first bear and what a way to start. Coloured boar with a 19 2/16" skull and a hide the squared 6'10". Way to go Stan.

From: EagleeyeKyle
03-Jun-16
With the rut kicking in to full swing our hunters in camp this week have taken some great bears. This is Stan Harrell of Texas with a beautiful chocolate boar. This is stabs first bear and what a way to start. Coloured boar with a 19 2/16" skull and a hide the squared 6'10". Way to go Stan.

From: onetohunt
03-Jun-16
Great bears!! Congrats to all!!

From: EagleeyeKyle
07-Jun-16

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Later in the week David Landreth of Texas and Scott Wedel also from Texas took their first bears on the same night. 2 great bears for 2 great guys.

From: EagleeyeKyle
07-Jun-16

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David's bear broke our hanging pole trying to get him on the scale. He weighed in at just under 400lbs, skull measured 19 14/16" and squared a massive 7' 6". To top it all off he's a giant coloured boar. This is the result of letting the little coloured ones grow to be big coloured ones. Awesome bear Dave and huge congratulations.

From: Bou'bound
07-Jun-16
man........those are either very big bears, very short guys, or the bears and guys are in different zip codes!

well done

From: wild1
07-Jun-16
Awesome!! Congratulations to the hunter and outfitter!!

From: EagleeyeKyle
07-Jun-16
David's bear broke our hanging pole trying to get him on the scale. He weighed in at just under 400lbs, skull measured 19 14/16" and squared a massive 7' 6". To top it all off he's a giant coloured boar. This is the result of letting the little coloured ones grow to be big coloured ones. Awesome bear Dave and huge congratulations.

From: EagleeyeKyle
07-Jun-16
Thank you guys for the comments and congratulations. Both hunters are sitting right next to the bears hip touching the side of the body with their own. No crazy distance between hunter and bear.

From: EagleeyeKyle
07-Jun-16

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Scott's bear weighed 260 lbs squared 6'6" and a skull measuring 18 7/16". Very nice thick hide on this dandy of a boar.

From: SteveB
07-Jun-16
Good photography, but also great bears!

From: Ibow
07-Jun-16
Congrats Kyle... You are having a terrific year with your guys. Amazing bears!

From: EagleeyeKyle
09-Jun-16

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Well guys one of our legends was taken down last night. Ken Dittig of PA was lucky enough to connect with "TANK". This giant boar has been haunting my dreams for the past couple seasons. He would travel between baits regularly and never stick on one long enough for us to get a hunter in place. This is just a teaser pic from last night when we got him out of the bush. More pictures to come once the rain shutdowns.

From: Hawkkdog
09-Jun-16
Good job Kyle. What stand did you guys kill him on. Congrats

From: onetohunt
09-Jun-16
I'm impatient, I want pictures!!!!!!!

From: EagleeyeKyle
09-Jun-16

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The rain never did stop but we got some great pictures anyways. Tank is now our heaviest bear that we have taken here in camp. He tipped the scales at a whopping 410 lbs. The hide squared out at 7'10" and the skull measured in at 20 8/16". Tank is the perfect name for this brute of a bruin. That's not all, just to top it all off Ken took this bear of a lifetime with a Black Widow recurve bow at roughly 8 yards.

From: EagleeyeKyle
09-Jun-16

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Here is another look at TANK. We ended up connecting on the bait known as "north snipe".

From: cmbbulldog
09-Jun-16

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For Kyle...

From: onetohunt
09-Jun-16
Yes he is a "tank" for sure!! Congrats on a real trophy!!

From: WildYote
09-Jun-16
Dandy bear!! I kicking myself for not booking with again. Jason from North Dakota

From: Hawkkdog
09-Jun-16
An awesome bear. Congrats to you and the hunter.

From: EagleeyeKyle
11-Jun-16

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Well here we are coming to the final night of clients in stand for our 2016 spring bear season. Repeat hunter Warren Wolf is out tonight in the rain trying to get his second bear this week. Earlier in the week Warren took a great bear with us that just broke into the pope and young class of 18". A great boar with a very healthy coat and body weight of 245lbs. Tonight he is a after a boat that is hooked up with a sow and with any luck she will drag him into the bait with plenty of shooting light.

From: Ibow
11-Jun-16
Congrats on a great year. Thanks for posting your picts!

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