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First Hunt at Pine Acres Bear Camp
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
ChasingFAHL 04-Aug-17
ChasingFAHL 04-Aug-17
spike buck 04-Aug-17
Scar Finga 04-Aug-17
Brotsky 04-Aug-17
Drahthaar 04-Aug-17
SteveB 04-Aug-17
ChasingFAHL 04-Aug-17
Alaska at heart 04-Aug-17
t-roy 04-Aug-17
ChasingFAHL 05-Aug-17
Alaska at heart 05-Aug-17
Alexis Desjardins 05-Aug-17
Ibow 05-Aug-17
Archerdan 06-Aug-17
Schmitty78 06-Aug-17
ChasingFAHL 06-Aug-17
t-roy 06-Aug-17
spike buck 06-Aug-17
South Farm 07-Aug-17
spike buck 07-Aug-17
South Farm 07-Aug-17
Mad_Angler 07-Aug-17
spike buck 07-Aug-17
From: ChasingFAHL
04-Aug-17

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Hey Everyone!

I thought I would throw up a few images and a video from my time at Pine Acres this spring. I used this outfitter because of the reviews that I found on bow site and thought that it was fitting that I put up something to potentially help someone else out!

This was my hunting partners and my first bear hunt and we both shot bears on the first evening. I think that there were 10 bears killed the week that we were there including on that would have eaten the on I harvested. Our wives and kiddos made the trek with us and were happy to have us tag out so quickly and we spent the remainder of the week fishing and seeing the local sights.

Overall, our group had a great time on this trip and I would recommend Pine Acres to anyone else looking to do a semi-guided bear hunt!

Attached is a little video I put together from our trip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax4ykQ52xqY&t=3s

From: ChasingFAHL
04-Aug-17

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From: spike buck
04-Aug-17

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That was a fun week!!! Took your first opportunity at a bear so could spend time with your son and the whole family. Worked out great for you and your family and rest of your party. Congrats!!

From: Scar Finga
04-Aug-17
Very Cool! Congratulations!!

From: Brotsky
04-Aug-17
Great video and awesome pics! Congrats Jeff!

From: Drahthaar
04-Aug-17
Cool, thanks for sharing. Forrest

04-Aug-17
Nice!

From: SteveB
04-Aug-17
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

From: ChasingFAHL
04-Aug-17
Thanks everyone! It was a great time and I was thrilled with the bear I shot but next time Im holding out for a giant!

As a side note, does anyone have any great bear recipes???

04-Aug-17
How about some info on location and basic cost of this hunt......if you please.

From: t-roy
04-Aug-17
Congratulations on a great trip with your family!

Loved the video and the pics.

From: ChasingFAHL
05-Aug-17
Alaska at heart

The hunt was in Vermilion Bay, Ontario and was considered a semi-guided hunt. We were set up in a 4 bedroom cabin with running water and were a short drive away from some good fishing. The cost of the hunt was $1450 and the tag was a couple hundred more. We also paid $400 for our wives and children to be in camp with us for the week. I hope that answers what you were looking for!

05-Aug-17
Thank you......that was what I was looking for.

05-Aug-17
Congrats on the Bears, glad u had a great time. Them Bear and walleye r good eats for sure.

From: Ibow
05-Aug-17
Congrats on a great hunt but also the great time spent with family! Very cool!

From: Archerdan
06-Aug-17
That's awesome! Great job and video. I love that your family could come with ya'll.

From: Schmitty78
06-Aug-17
That's awesome! I'm headed up to see Chris here in a couple weeks with a bunch of guys, but going to bring the family up with me for another trip here in a couple years:). Congrats on your first bear! Hoping to get my first here in a couple weeks!!

From: ChasingFAHL
06-Aug-17
Thanks everyone! It was a great all around experience and we hope to go back at some point!

From: t-roy
06-Aug-17
Jeff...did you pull a boat up with you, or did you rent one up there, and if a rental, approximately how much did that run?

From: spike buck
06-Aug-17
Jeff brought up his own boat. A boat and motor rental is $85.00, plus gas. 14 ft with 9.9 motors. If you bring your own boat all lakes have boat ramps. All smaller lakes. Chris.

From: South Farm
07-Aug-17
"As a side note, does anyone have any great bear recipes???"

Take one backstrap, a charcoal grill, couple of beers, and 4-5 minutes per side, and Voila'! Little salt and pepper is all that's needed to round out this simple, yet delightful, recipe! Far as I'm concerned bear meat is good on it's own, no need to doctor it up to taste like something else.

BTW, congrats on the bear, sounds like an awesome time!

From: spike buck
07-Aug-17
Treat it like pork. Cook well done!!

From: South Farm
07-Aug-17
Well done is too done. May as well eat your boot if you cook the life out of it. I've been cooking medium rare for years and so far it ain't affect affect affect affected me...but I know what you're saying, too.

From: Mad_Angler
07-Aug-17
How does a "semi-guided" bear hunt work?

There is setting up bait sites, setting up stands, getting to/from the stand, tracking the bear, field dressing the bear, getting the bear out of the woods, butchering the bear, dealing with the hide. Which of those tasks do you have to do?

From: spike buck
07-Aug-17
Semi guided.... after guide shows you your site, hunter then takes over baiting. Guide supplies bait to rebait.....hunter drives from camp to bait site with his own vehicle.... hunter skins own bear... Stand is set up before you arrive....guide will help in tracking with help of hunters... sometimes a hunter will track dress and retrieve his own bear. Much of your success depends on the hunter. There can be a BIG price difference between semi and fully guided. Semi guided is not for everyone.

*** Fully guided means guide will take you to your stand each day with his vehicle and will rebait for you. Skin your bear, much of your success on a fully guided hunt depends on your guide.

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