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Buddies , Bows and Bears Part 2!
Here is some photos of a recent bear hunt with good friends in some gorgeous country. Enjoy . Hunt
I started baiting as soon as the snow let me. This year June 8! I have a great helper now. Sometimes he like to eat the marshmallows before the bear. Hunt
The bears where waiting for me to get there! Hunt
Rain is shine the baits have to be restocked every 3 days. It's one of my favorite parts of the process. The mountains a heavy pack and time to think. Good practice for elk season. Hunt
Hunt came out to Nebraska in April to chase gobblers and now a couple of months later myself, my son Zach and buddy Matt headed for Montana to meet Hunt!
The bears didn't like there photos taken. Hard on trail cams. Hunt
Nothing better than sharing the hunt with a son or daughter.
But it was working!
But it was working!
Beav and the boys where coming in the on Monday following father day ! I had lots of early morning baiting.
I spent Father day weekend wth some of my favorite people doing what we love! Being outside!
The Boys arrived in time to hunt on Tuesday ! Everyone was pumped and the was a bear on the bait when we went in to bait! Hunt
Harlin and Zak would sit together and Me And Matt on another bait. It was windy as we head in. 3 bears for me and Matt but no shots for us that first night!
Zach and I had a bear come in and we debated on shooting but chose to pass since it was the first night. Zach said he better not show up on day two.
We made camp and Hunt had to work the following day so he would join back up with us in a day or so. He had worked his butt off getting these baits going and the cameras showed lots of bears.
Zach said he was shooting the first bear that gives him a chance tonight. This black one made the mistake of doing just that. Rubbed bad but Zach was thrilled!
We met up with Matt and he had a smile as well. He had killed a beautiful chocolate boar but he had died in a hell hole.
By the time we got the two bears skinned and butchered it was nearly 4:30 am and after a celebratory drink we hit the tent all smiles!
More to come tomorrow we drove all day and I am ready for some sleep. It gets better!
Hunt, Beav and crew go afield, sh#t is going to happen!!
Congrats on the two bears!!
Keep this rolling!!
Thanks guys I've been needing this great timing!
Good for you guys!
Thanks for sharing
Good luck, Robb
Excellent!!! Congratulations on the bears, can't wait for more!
Heck yeah....looking forward to the rest!
After a few hours of sleep we head out to check in the bears and meet up with Hunt. We had no cell service to tell him of our success so he was jacked hearing that two bears were down. We eat lunch have a couple beers throw some horseshoesand Zach buys a second tag he we head back for camp.
We make it to camp grab some bait get Zach showered up and go to rebait and get Zach settled in. We leave him with my pickup and Hunt, Matt and I head for camp.
We are fleshing bears and having some beers and telling lies when an hour later Zach pulls into camp. He is pumped! He had made a good shot on a nice chocolate boar. After a short tracking job we found his trophy and To say Zach was happy is an understatement!
YES!! Strong work Gents. Those NEB boys know how to get er done. Ain't no bear safe in that country with HUNT on the bait. Huge congrats to Zach on his first bear. Huge congrats to HUNT for all the work put in and the help he gives others. BEAV, it was nice to meet you guys the other week, hope our paths cross again. The Busch Light is on me if we do!
SBH same to you. Met so many great people on this trip, you included!
Next morning we wake with a bit of a headache, get the meat boned out go check in the bear and Matt buys his second tag.
We return to camp and it is decided I will sit with Hunt and Zach with Matt for our last evening.
It was a slow night but with a half hour of light remaining a giant shows himself about 60 yards down the ridge. Hunt grabs his bow and gets ready but a wind shift is all this old boar needed to survive and like that he was gone. Hunt blamed this stank ass Nebraska boy for getting winded! Lol. It was a great experience to see the giant of the mountain.
We meet up with the other boys and Matt asked Hunt if he had that pistol handy? He had hit a nice bear that went into some thick stuff and wasn't thrilled with the bears reaction after the hit as it just slowly walked away and didn't even act hit. Matt was sure if the shit however. After a 100 yard track job we find another beautiful bear.
It was a great night out last night in camp! The next day we head to HUNT's house to help him lay some sod at his new house. There we meet Matt aka SBH, HUNT's dad and the em famous Roger.
After getting the sod layed we cleaned up broke out the beers and got ready for the bighead fish fry.
Great bears, friends and country! Thanks for sharing guys. Hunt gets it done!
After the feed we broke out the corn hole. HUNT's dad said we were legit excited cornholers! Still don't know if that was a compliment.
Very nice! Only thing I can recommend is to work on your photo orientation. :) Well done!
Friends and family enjoying the great outdoors with bows (and bean bags and beers) in hand!
HUNT's dad was a character and meeting him was one of the highlights of the trip! I would like to describe this hunt with "three" of his famous words. "It don't get no better than this!"
I can't thank Hunt enough for all his hard work in making this a trip of a lifetime for us. He and his family are as good as there is and can't wait to meet up again!
I have a question. This is the first time I have ever uploaded pics from my cell phone. A lot of them are sideways. I went to my computer to try and use the image tools but It won't allow me to. Is there anyway to flip them?
Sweet trip! Sounds like a blast. Well done gentlemen.
Congrats all! Great hunt, bears, and post!
I had a great hunt and only pick my bow up one day. We laughed so hard it hurt . Time with great friends and family is what life is all about to me. I will add some more photos tonight after work and maybe a bear pic before the week is out! Hunt
I am still worried about Beav foot. That what happens when you fall a sleep in the creek!!
Rick your photo is upside down to me. :)
Absolutely, positively, awesome! Congrats to all and great work on getting them out there, Hunt! I sure hope it works for Ryan and me to team up with you on this deal next year!
Great report guys, congrats to all!
Great thread guys!
Awesome thread you guys! Looks like one hell of a time, the best indication of that was the picture of C-Bolt! haha, hilarious.
Glad everyone was successful!
Congratulations... good stuff
Well done boys! Great thread
Great thread... so enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time and congrats to these successful bear hunters!
Cool thread guys. Looks like you had a great time. Zach's chocolate bear is a beauty! Grats on that!
Proof that there are rednecks everywhere and not just the south........take a gander at those rebel flag cornhole boards!!!
You got that right Shiloh! Love it!
Awesome job guys! Hunts like this are the best part of Bowsite! Guys with a common interest working together, making friends and making memories! Hunt and Beav you guys rock! This is one of my favorite threads of the year. Thanks so much for sharing it!
BTW....any guys that drink Busch Light are welcome in my camp anytime :)
You can take the boy out of Georgia but you can't take Georgia out of the boy!! Hunt
That's awesome Harlin! I think Hunt needs to head out for the NBA banquet next year.
I agree Shiras! He fits right in, I promise!
Great job... congrats! and thanks for taking us along, best things about bowsite for sure.
Is that what they mean going barefoot in MT?
Fun stuff...Way to go Hunt!
Hunt, looks like your dad could give ol Nedly a run for his money!
Great thread! Congrats all around on some great looking bears and awesome memories.
Thanks for sharing. Great hunt. LOL at your dad's pic.