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My first bear
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BigOk 27-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 27-Aug-17
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From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17
I guess I should say our first bears. 6 out of the 8 guys in my group were able to harvest their first ever bears. All 8 of us tagged out. I'm not very good at telling stories so this is going to be a more picture heavy thread. We decided to head to Ontario to Pine acres bear camp and had an amazing time up there!! Thanks Chris and Ben for all your hard work getting baits and stands ready for us! Can't wait to come try a wolf/bear combo hunt!

27-Aug-17
Congrats to all of you.

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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My stand
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My stand
My first day started with the highest of hopes for my first sit! Unfortunately the wind was swirling all over that first night. I heard a bear coming from behind me at one point but the wind at that time was headed straight for that area so nothing materialized.

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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My first bear
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My first bear
I was in the stand by roughly 4 on Monday. My bear snuck in around 5. He hung around for about 15 minutes before I finally decided I was going to take him. It was a hard decision because Chris had pictures of a cinnamon bear hitting my bait, but honestly this guy tickled my fancy and I decided I wasn't waiting on a bear that may or may not show up while I'm on stand. I'd love to post the video, but not sure exactly how to do that. I'm going to try to figure it out though.

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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Remote lake in the far north
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Remote lake in the far north
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Walleye from Eagle Lake
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Walleye from Eagle Lake
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Small mouth from the river
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Small mouth from the river
I was the first to fill my tag so while the rest of the crew continued their hunts I got to enjoy the fishing and some awesome scenery! Apparently I'm horrible at trying to get these photos to post right side up too!

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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Jeff from St. Paul Mo and his first bear
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Jeff from St. Paul Mo and his first bear
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Josh from Old Monroe Mo and his first bear
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Josh from Old Monroe Mo and his first bear
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Don from Foristell Mo and his big bear
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Don from Foristell Mo and his big bear
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Dons was a group effort to pack out!
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Dons was a group effort to pack out!
Our fourth day of the hunt proved to be exciting as three guys with me released arrows. Two of which were recovered that evening but one guy shot a really big bear with his long bow and we opted to wait till morning to take up the trail.

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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Corey from St. Charles/De Soto Mo with his first bear
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Corey from St. Charles/De Soto Mo with his first bear
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Dwayne from Foley Mo with his bear
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Dwayne from Foley Mo with his bear
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Jason with his first bear
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Jason with his first bear
The following day was equally exciting with three more guys filling their tags!

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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Bobby from St. Paul Mo with his first bear
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Bobby from St. Paul Mo with his first bear
Coming into our final day of the hunt we only had one guy still going after a bear. He had passed on quiet a few smaller bears waiting on the right one, and was able to pull it off Friday night.

From: drycreek
27-Aug-17
Man, y'all had a great hunt. Congrats !

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17
Thanks guys! It was an awesome hunt! I'll definitely be heading back up soon!

27-Aug-17
That's the way to get it done, congrats !

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17
Forgot to mention, I'm shooting a PSE Full throttle with 100 grain two blade Rage broadheads. My bear was quartering away and didn't make it 15 feet before he piled up.

From: T Mac
27-Aug-17
Well done guys congrats!

From: Ibow
27-Aug-17
Congrats on your bear and the rest as well. What a phenomenal week! Thanks for sharing your pics.

From: BigOk
27-Aug-17
Congratulations!

From: Mark Watkins
27-Aug-17
Congrats!!!

Looks like a great trip!!

Mark

From: Schmitty78
27-Aug-17

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My video, not the best quality but hopefully this works

27-Aug-17
Soumds like a great trip. Congrats to all of ya

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