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Contributors to this thread:
TSI 14-May-16
Kilduff18 14-May-16
Bou'bound 14-May-16
TSI 14-May-16
Kilduff18 14-May-16
buckfevered 14-May-16
milnrick 15-May-16
Alexis Desjardins 15-May-16
spike buck 15-May-16
TREESTANDWOLF 16-May-16
Since 17-May-16
buckfevered 17-May-16
Bou'bound 17-May-16
Kilduff18 17-May-16
Since 17-May-16
TREESTANDWOLF 17-May-16
Since 18-May-16
buckfevered 18-May-16
milnrick 18-May-16
Bou'bound 18-May-16
Bou'bound 18-May-16
wraith8 19-May-16
Since 19-May-16
Since 19-May-16
Hoyt1 19-May-16
buckfevered 19-May-16
Since 19-May-16
TREESTANDWOLF 19-May-16
buckfevered 19-May-16
onetohunt 19-May-16
Bou'bound 20-May-16
TSI 21-May-16
TSI 21-May-16
Alexis Desjardins 21-May-16
Kilduff18 21-May-16
Bou'bound 21-May-16
milnrick 21-May-16
TSI 22-May-16
wraith8 22-May-16
Since 23-May-16
Bou'bound 23-May-16
buckfevered 23-May-16
milnrick 23-May-16
milnrick 23-May-16
JWR 23-May-16
TSI 23-May-16
DConcrete 24-May-16
100grains 25-May-16
Bou'bound 27-May-16
milnrick 27-May-16
Since 02-Jun-16
Bou'bound 02-Jun-16
buckfevered 02-Jun-16
Since 02-Jun-16
buckfevered 02-Jun-16
Since 03-Jun-16
Bou'bound 05-Jun-16
wild1 07-Jun-16
Bou'bound 07-Jun-16
wild1 07-Jun-16
hammer 07-Jun-16
buckfevered 10-Jun-16
milnrick 11-Jun-16
Bou'bound 11-Jun-16
Kilduff18 11-Jun-16
TREESTANDWOLF 11-Jun-16
Tazman 17-Jun-16
Hoyt1 18-Jun-16
TSI 18-Jun-16
Bou'bound 18-Jun-16
buckfevered 18-Jun-16
From: TSI
14-May-16

TSI's embedded Photo
TSI's embedded Photo
Staff is hired,baits are fired!

From: Kilduff18
14-May-16
Nice looking bear!!

From: Bou'bound
14-May-16
Good luck starting Monday. Keep he reports coming if you can find the time.

From: TSI
14-May-16
Good times from the past to get the future giant killers excited.Got my work cut out for me this yr theres 19 hunters that have all killed monsters returning,standards will be high.lol

From: Kilduff18
14-May-16
Expectations will be higher lol

From: buckfevered
14-May-16
Dave, looking forward my week in June. Should be another great year. See what we can accomplish this time around. Trifecta?

From: milnrick
15-May-16
Dave, do you have an AED at the lodge? I've got a few rookies in my group who may need one when they experience their first BIG BEAR encounter. Have a great opening week.

15-May-16
Good luck to u and your hunters this spring, hope its a safe and fruitful one.

From: spike buck
15-May-16
I was wondering where you were. Good luck and lets see some of those Eastern Monsters!!!

16-May-16
Round 5, looking forward to seeing you guys in camp.

More good times to be had.

From: Since
17-May-16
Yes indeed, looking for another great hunt w/ Dave @ TSI, also #5.

Treestand & buckfevered, when are you going in June. Scott and I are booked the 1st week, would be great to hunt with you guys again. Mike, maybe you could connect with that bear that tried to eat last years 450lber! Scott will gladly help you track it in the pitch dark, he now knows what an angry bear sounds like :)

Too all, have a great hunt.

Dave, I hope you are ready for us again !

From: buckfevered
17-May-16
Since, We are coming back the week of the 12th. I will definitely need Scott's help if I get in a similar situation, hopefully not. Ask him if he's ever figured out those funny Canadian words Dave was using that night!

I've got a feeling this will be your and Rich's year to take home the big ones. My first day luck may be running out, and your and Rich's skill and patience will persevere.

Dad's coming again along with my older brother (his first bear hunt). Dad says no more ground blinds for him, so this ought to be fun!

From: Bou'bound
17-May-16
My son and I will be there the week of the 12th as well. Second year for me, first for him.

From: Kilduff18
17-May-16
I'll be there the week of the 12th with my dad this will be the fourth time

From: Since
17-May-16
Wow, looks like the week of the 12th is the time to be there!

Mike, I think that Dave was saying "don't run" as he ran past you :) Tell your dad I said hello and remember to share your luck with your older brother.

of course, need to see pictures from all!

17-May-16
Buckfevered, It will be great to see you and Dad again!

Mike, I'd like to have it happen this year :)

And another new bear hunter eh? LOL!

And.................. Hoyt1 and myself, the week of the 12th. >>>------------>

From: Since
18-May-16
looks like Dave will have his hands full the week of the 12th, good luck all.....we will try to leave a couple for ya!

From: buckfevered
18-May-16
Dave was definitely saying don't run, it was the funny Canadian words preceding the "don't run" that got me. I swear they started with an "f" LOL.

May have to leave us more than a few, but if I know Dave, he has more than enough for us all to score big. We'll have an awesome week no matter how many cross the skinning table, that's for sure.

From: milnrick
18-May-16
Hey y'all, please post up some pics you fill your tags. Millie and I are hunting the last week of the Season with 4 rookies. I'll be forwarding the pics as they surface to keep them excited.

Safe travels everyone

Rick

From: Bou'bound
18-May-16
Looks like three groups of dads and sons and treesrandwolf and a partner. That is 9.

From: Bou'bound
18-May-16
That is the week of the 12th I was referring to

From: wraith8
19-May-16
I'm definitely looking forward to my first bear hunt and I really hope Mike shares his luck, I'd hate to break the family first timer streak he and Dad have set. Never hunted bear before, much lees with a bow, or as close to them as I've been told, but I'm really looking forward to it. Like Mike already said, it's going to be an awesome week no matter what.

From: Since
19-May-16
Wraith8, I hunted with your dad and brother last year, are you the son that is married to Chuck Freese's daughter from Interlaken NY?

From: Since
19-May-16
The reason I ask is, that if so, her grand parents were our neighbors growing up and were my baby sitters over 40 years ago. Small world at bear camp !

From: Hoyt1
19-May-16
Can't wait to join the crew June 12. Feeling like this is the yr to smoke a good one.

From: buckfevered
19-May-16
Since, nope he's not; that's my other brother

From: Since
19-May-16
10-4 Mike, thanks and again good luck to you and the family!

19-May-16

TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
TREESTANDWOLF's embedded Photo
What's the best part about bear camp? To me, listening to a first time bear hunter's story and excitement.

This is Hoyt1's daughter and her first bear, taken at TSI.

What a great memory and camp that week. Buckfevered was all over giving a hand and pitching in on the recovery.

You do meet some great people at bear camp for sure EH?

From: buckfevered
19-May-16
To me, that's half the fun, being in the woods, hunting or helping someone else recover their's.

She was an excited young lady when we found that one. That was the only semi open spot for 100 yards. Good times my friends, good times!

From: onetohunt
19-May-16
Nice bear, her smile says it all!!!!!!

From: Bou'bound
20-May-16
four days down how have the first week guys been doing? any word?

From: TSI
21-May-16
Week one in the books started slow wirh snow monday but ended well got a big one yesturday three total last night all seen lots one monster shot wed.on to next week.

From: TSI
21-May-16

TSI's embedded Photo
TSI's embedded Photo

21-May-16
Congrats to the hunters you guys are of to a good start, the best for the rest of the season

From: Kilduff18
21-May-16
Nice bear off to a good start

From: Bou'bound
21-May-16
Beauty. Off to good start. Thank you for updating Dave.

From: milnrick
21-May-16
Nice bear, great first week. Can't wait to see more.

From: TSI
22-May-16
Just finished skining the one above 318lbs 18 8/16 green.

From: wraith8
22-May-16
Since, I'm the oldest of the three. Our youngest brother is the one that married into the Freese family.

It's funny how often we run into people from such different parts of the country and find a common connection. We were out of town this week on vacation with some friends and ran into a family from Atlanta. Talking with them we learned the Dad had grown up in the town my friends live in, and they know some of the same people. Strange how we can be in the middle of Missouri and run into someone from Georgia and have a common connection, or meet someone in a hunting camp in Canada and find out we've got a connection to the same people in New York.

From: Since
23-May-16
Wraith, it shows how small the world can be.

From: Bou'bound
23-May-16
Does anyone know if there is a local taxidermist who will be fill the void from Dale's passing. Has anyone else assumed responsibility for the Tratton Run business. Such a tragedy.

From: buckfevered
23-May-16
Bou PM sent

From: milnrick
23-May-16

From: milnrick
23-May-16
Im pretty sure that Ryan, operator of Hunter's Pride Taxidermy is picking up a fair amount of the work that was at Dale's.

Email: ryan@hptaxidermy.ca

Phone: (506) 639-8173

Have talked with him multiple times and he's currently working on Millie's Cinnamon from 2015. Ryan is supposed to her bear at Dave's sometime before we get to camp next month.

From: JWR
23-May-16
Ryan is doing mine from last year i am suppose to pick it up in June when my son in law and me come up hunting just three weeks.

From: TSI
23-May-16
Bou ryan has yours from last yr.Give him a call.

From: DConcrete
24-May-16
Hey tsi, I just sent you a pm. Thanks for your time

From: 100grains
25-May-16
good luck this season

looks like good start

keep the pictures coming

From: Bou'bound
27-May-16
Looking forward to seeing how week 2 went.

From: milnrick
27-May-16
Hopefully we'll have an update in the AM.

From: Since
02-Jun-16
it's been awful quiet with any updates from TSI!

Dave, you are keeping a lot of us in suspense, what happening in the land of the giant black bear?

From: Bou'bound
02-Jun-16
If he has time to update the site it's probably not a good sign is the way I look at it.

From: buckfevered
02-Jun-16
Yeah, seems when I'm there he is going 90 to nothing all the time, don't know when he sleeps. I'm with Grant, no news is good news. Jim, you'll have to give us the play-by-play when you get there next week.

From: Since
02-Jun-16
I will indeed, though right now looks like we will be dodging rain storms at least for the first few days

From: buckfevered
02-Jun-16
I remember a few rainy days from two years ago. Man that NB mud is nasty stuff. Still don't have it off all my stuff. Last year's rainy weather netted me a good tracking partner, best I remember.

From: Since
03-Jun-16
not sure about the best but it was fun to be on the trail w/ the team!

From: Bou'bound
05-Jun-16
three weeks down three to go.

From: wild1
07-Jun-16
Where's all the pictures...? Is the weather not cooperating....?

From: Bou'bound
07-Jun-16
dave does not normally post he leaves it up to the hunters if they choose. they are doing very well by all accounts.

From: wild1
07-Jun-16
It would be very helpful to other potential hunters, seems all the other success bear outfitters post pictures here on Bowsite........just sayin'

From: hammer
07-Jun-16
I'd like to see some pictures too..Always nice to see what's hitting the ground.Good luck to all.

From: buckfevered
10-Jun-16
Well on our way. Just doing 9 1/2 hours today, gonna end up in Erie, PA for the night, then to Bangor tomorrow. That leaves a short drive in Sunday morning. Can't wait to get to camp, see old friends, meet some new ones, and start prepping for some stand time. Will try hard to keep the updates coming best we can with limited service. Just talked to Since. Said weather has been aweful this week with only one bear on the ground so far. Hope it changes quick for them and us.

From: milnrick
11-Jun-16
Safe travels and good luck to the Week 5 group. I hope the weather patterns improve for everyone. Millie and I will start heading that way Wednesday for week 6. We're planning to spend a day or two in Portland before heading there Sunday.

From: Bou'bound
11-Jun-16
going into a bear camp, particularly baited bear, after a slow week before is not a bad thing at all. weather does not stay poor forever and animals will be more numerous and active when things come around after having had movement limited during the prolonged down period.

From: Kilduff18
11-Jun-16
We'll be into camp sometime tomorrow afternoon. Safe travels looking forward to a great week should be a blast like always

11-Jun-16
We pull out in the am at 6 am and puts us there around 6 pm without incident except a stop at Cabelas and a lunch break.

Safe travels all, see you there.

From: Tazman
17-Jun-16
friend of mine just sent me a pic of a monster shot up at Daves this week.. Supposedly close to a 600 lbs if that's true, that is a true giant. It looked giant in the pics. I cant for my next trip up there. Congrats to the hunter

From: Hoyt1
18-Jun-16

Hoyt1's embedded Photo
Hoyt1's embedded Photo
Congradulations Dan! Truly a trophy of a lifetime.

From: TSI
18-Jun-16

TSI's embedded Photo
TSI's embedded Photo

From: Bou'bound
18-Jun-16
Hey guys. it is a good thing dan did not listen to the old story about never shoot the first one in to the bait.

this was first nite, first bear in.

of course had be waited who knows just how big the next one would have been...............

From: buckfevered
18-Jun-16
So true Grant. Two hunters killed their personal bests shooting the first bears they saw on their first nights on stand.

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