Summit Treestands
Huge Michigan Black Bear
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Autumn_Archer 17-Dec-16
HUNT MAN 17-Dec-16
Bou'bound 17-Dec-16
Ibow 17-Dec-16
Autumn_Archer 17-Dec-16
Iowahunter 17-Dec-16
The last savage 17-Dec-16
Bowboy 17-Dec-16
Alexis Desjardins 17-Dec-16
Paul@thefort 17-Dec-16
Mark Watkins 18-Dec-16
elmer@laptop 18-Dec-16
WV Mountaineer 18-Dec-16
Kevin Dill 18-Dec-16
Charlie Rehor 18-Dec-16
elk nailer 18-Dec-16
Autumn_Archer 18-Dec-16
Autumn_Archer 18-Dec-16
Charlie Rehor 18-Dec-16
Fitzbow 18-Dec-16
PECO 18-Dec-16
SBH 18-Dec-16
Drahthaar 18-Dec-16
sticksender 18-Dec-16
walltent 18-Dec-16
BIG BEAR 18-Dec-16
Autumn_Archer 18-Dec-16
BOWNUT 18-Dec-16
BIG BEAR 18-Dec-16
drycreek 18-Dec-16
Autumn_Archer 18-Dec-16
Mike the Carpenter 18-Dec-16
huntmaster 18-Dec-16
carcus 19-Dec-16
razorhead 19-Dec-16
venison 19-Dec-16
Shiras 19-Dec-16
Mr.C 19-Dec-16
Rob Nye 20-Dec-16
habu john 20-Dec-16
Grubby 20-Dec-16
Gun 20-Dec-16
17-Dec-16

Autumn_Archer's embedded Photo
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after building up a few points, and seeking advice from a few friends, I decided to apply for 1st hunt BErgland BMU for this year. I was out of my mind excited when the results were posted and I had drawn.

After the work of setting up bait areas was done, we had multiple bears hitting all of our baits. I had never hunted the UP, so this was exciting for me. I have wanted for a long time to take a MI black bear on the ground with my longbow. Finally my chance was at hand . Opening day I settled into my makeshift blind, a mere 10 yds from the bait, and 2 hrs into the hunt, the huge boar we had on a few trail cam pics showed up. after a lengthy cat and mouse game, he offered a perfect broadside shot, which allowed my arrow to to deliver the broadhead right through both lungs. I knew he was big, but when we walked up on him after a generous 75 yd blood trail, I was absolutely shocked. I had finally done what I had set out to do, and couldnt be happier.

From: HUNT MAN
17-Dec-16
Great bear. Congrats

From: Bou'bound
17-Dec-16
he is a tank.................How huge was he

From: Ibow
17-Dec-16
Very nice bear. Congrats!

17-Dec-16
OVer 600 lbs Havent got him scored yet officially.

From: Iowahunter
17-Dec-16
Nice congrats

17-Dec-16
Nice job on brother...Trad is rad!!! You put the whole package together bud,. Good job....

From: Bowboy
17-Dec-16
That is beast of a bear.

17-Dec-16
Very nice bear, congrats

From: Paul@thefort
17-Dec-16
not too bad for a youper bear. very nice indeed. paul

From: Mark Watkins
18-Dec-16
Not much in life better than eye to eye combat!!!! On a huge bear no less!!!

Congrats!!!

Mark

From: elmer@laptop
18-Dec-16
Wow

18-Dec-16
Awesome!!!!!!! God Bless men

From: Kevin Dill
18-Dec-16
I do love the power of a delicate looking longbow. Congratulations on a QUALITY bear!

18-Dec-16
And a HUGE victory for the great (RED) state of Michigan! You all had a great year! Enjoy!

From: elk nailer
18-Dec-16
way to go John. That guy is a pig. How did you get him out of the woods?

18-Dec-16
Dan, we had to skin him out, and cut him in half. Took us all night to wrestle him out to the t ruck. If you think packing an elk out is work, this was WAY harder. Grueling to say the least.

18-Dec-16
Forgot to add the link to the video.

https://youtu.be/R0dRHd_wAUY

18-Dec-16
Nice video. Great patience for the right angle. Well done all around. C

From: Fitzbow
18-Dec-16
Way to go John. Great animal.

From: PECO
18-Dec-16
Awesome! What a bear! Is he a contender for Michigan state record?

From: SBH
18-Dec-16
Congrats! Beautiful animal.

From: Drahthaar
18-Dec-16
Congratulations .Forrest

From: sticksender
18-Dec-16
Outstanding man, congrats!!!

From: walltent
18-Dec-16
what are the specs on your equipment ? Nice job!

From: BIG BEAR
18-Dec-16
Very cool John !!!!!!!!

18-Dec-16
Walltent, my bow I used on this hunt is my go to Thunderstick MOAB. 57@28". Used a Gold Tip Traditional shaft, Woodsman broadheads. I love Woodsmans, they never let me down. The blood trail was everything you would ever ask for.

From: BOWNUT
18-Dec-16
Great bear congratulations.

From: BIG BEAR
18-Dec-16
Monster bear... Are you retired from the Fire Department now John ?

From: drycreek
18-Dec-16
Wow, 600 lb. ! That's a helluva bear. Congrats on your kill !

18-Dec-16
Chris- yep, retired Oct/2010.

18-Dec-16
Nicely done John. Longbows Forever

From: huntmaster
18-Dec-16
Very Nice! Congrats!

From: carcus
19-Dec-16
Massive! congrats

From: razorhead
19-Dec-16
Bergland is a great area, their is a 600 pounder mounted in the gas station in town,,,,, big bear area,,,,,, from Bergland to White pine in my opinion, has the largest bears in the lower 48, for sure numbers,,,,,,

From: venison
19-Dec-16
Congrats on a very nice bear !

From: Shiras
19-Dec-16
Way to go! I wonder if I can talk my outfitter into letting me hunt from the ground next spring??? I've only shot one bear and it was from the ground. What a rush!

From: Mr.C
19-Dec-16
hog of a boar MikeC

From: Rob Nye
20-Dec-16
Congrats on a fantastic bear! What's the green score on skull?

From: habu john
20-Dec-16
That is a big bear, way to go. We do have some big bears up here in the Yooper. Hopefully my wife will have a chance this next September at a nice one.

From: Grubby
20-Dec-16
Very nice!!!

From: Gun
20-Dec-16
Congrats on getting it done on your own with Trad gear. Nice Bear!

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