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Huge Michigan Black Bear
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.
he is a tank.................How huge was he
Very nice bear. Congrats!
OVer 600 lbs Havent got him scored yet officially.
Nice job on brother...Trad is rad!!! You put the whole package together bud,. Good job....
not too bad for a youper bear. very nice indeed. paul
Not much in life better than eye to eye combat!!!! On a huge bear no less!!!
Awesome!!!!!!! God Bless men
I do love the power of a delicate looking longbow. Congratulations on a QUALITY bear!
And a HUGE victory for the great (RED) state of Michigan! You all had a great year! Enjoy!
way to go John. That guy is a pig. How did you get him out of the woods?
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.
Forgot to add the link to the video.
Nice video. Great patience for the right angle. Well done all around. C
Way to go John. Great animal.
Awesome! What a bear! Is he a contender for Michigan state record?
Congrats! Beautiful animal.
Outstanding man, congrats!!!
what are the specs on your equipment ? Nice job!
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.
Great bear congratulations.
Monster bear... Are you retired from the Fire Department now John ?
Wow, 600 lb. ! That's a helluva bear. Congrats on your kill !
Chris- yep, retired Oct/2010.
Nicely done John. Longbows Forever
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,,,,,,
Congrats on a very nice bear !
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!
Congrats on a fantastic bear! What's the green score on skull?
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.
Congrats on getting it done on your own with Trad gear. Nice Bear!