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44Years of Bear Hunts
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spike buck 20-Apr-18
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Alexis Desjardins 20-Apr-18
spike buck 20-Apr-18
grape 20-Apr-18
spike buck 20-Apr-18
Screwball 20-Apr-18
Ibow 20-Apr-18
spike buck 20-Apr-18
spike buck 20-Apr-18
NoDaker 21-Apr-18
Shug 21-Apr-18
Screwball 21-Apr-18
NoDaker 22-Apr-18
spike buck 22-Apr-18
spike buck 22-Apr-18
spike buck 22-Apr-18
Stycks 22-Apr-18
spike buck 01-May-18
spike buck 01-May-18
spike buck 01-May-18
NoDaker 02-May-18
spike buck 02-May-18
Wv hillbilly 02-May-18
Ibow 02-May-18
Mark Watkins 02-May-18
spike buck 02-May-18
spike buck 07-May-18
Ibow 07-May-18
spike buck 07-May-18
NoDaker 08-May-18
spike buck 08-May-18
spike buck 08-May-18
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NoDaker 08-May-18
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rattling_junkie 09-May-18
spike buck 09-May-18
spike buck 10-May-18
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spike buck 10-May-18
spike buck 10-May-18
Ibow 10-May-18
NoDaker 10-May-18
JL 10-May-18
spike buck 10-May-18
Fish on 11-May-18
616Buck 11-May-18
spike buck 11-May-18
spike buck 12-May-18
spike buck 12-May-18
spike buck 12-May-18
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Ibow 12-May-18
Trial153 12-May-18
spike buck 13-May-18
HoytHntr4 13-May-18
Bou'bound 13-May-18
Fish on 13-May-18
spike buck 13-May-18
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Fish on 13-May-18
spike buck 13-May-18
spike buck 13-May-18
spike buck 13-May-18
Wv hillbilly 13-May-18
spike buck 14-May-18
spike buck 14-May-18
spike buck 14-May-18
Ibow 14-May-18
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Ibow 14-May-18
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NoDaker 17-May-18
spike buck 17-May-18
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grape 17-May-18
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grape 17-May-18
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Fish on 18-May-18
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Bearwhisperer2 19-May-18
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Barney 19-May-18
spike buck 19-May-18
spike buck 21-May-18
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Ogoki 21-May-18
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Ibow 21-May-18
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grape 22-May-18
carcus 22-May-18
Slate 22-May-18
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NoDaker 23-May-18
JL 23-May-18
spike buck 24-May-18
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Screwball 24-May-18
spike buck 25-May-18
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grape 25-May-18
Slate 25-May-18
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carcus 26-May-18
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JL 26-May-18
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From: spike buck
20-Apr-18

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Sam McNabb Sr. December 2017. Erwin Tennessee. First bear hunter at Pine Acres in 1974.
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Sam McNabb Sr. December 2017. Erwin Tennessee. First bear hunter at Pine Acres in 1974.
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Sammy Jr. came bear hunting with his dad at Pine Acres in his Mid teens.
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Sammy Jr. came bear hunting with his dad at Pine Acres in his Mid teens.
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Earnie Bradford, of Belog North Carolina, also hunted at Pine Acres starting back in 1974.
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Earnie Bradford, of Belog North Carolina, also hunted at Pine Acres starting back in 1974.
Sam McNabb, of Erwin TN., in his mid 80s, pictured above, was our first bear hunter in camp in 1974. From 1974 - 79 he would stay 3 weeks each Spring running bears with hounds. He would come each Spring with a large group of hunters. Sam had just come back from an early morning bear hunt a few miles away from his home in Erwin Tennessee when I took this pic.

Sam Jr., now mid 50s came to Pine Acres with his dad at a very young age, to run bears. Still hunts with his dad in the Smokies and W.North Carolina. I was able to sit down with the McNabbs and another old bear hunter David Steppe for the first time in Dec. 2017, 39 years later.

Earnie Bradford, third picture has been on Moonshiners and The Walking Dead. His family now operates a LEGAL moonshine buisiness in Ashville N. Carolina. Called Howling Moon Moonshine!!! Was also one of Pine Acres early bear hunters.

Back when I was 12 years old in 1974, I would follow with these Bear Hunters as they chased bears through out the bush of NW Ontario. There was no limit on bears in the 70s. These Tenessee & NC hunters are who started us into the buisiness of bear hunting. We got into baiting bears for clients in 1980. Havent hound hunted at Pine Acres since 1980.

I was born a Toban and moved to Ontario in 1974. My dad bought the camp in March 74. My dad worked at Colenso Sawmill from 1974 to 83 to help pay bills while my mom would drive me around in a cube van running baits. I took over the baiting from my dad in 1981. Had many hunter throughout the years, Brian Phelps...bowsite handle Screwball a customer from 1983 till present time.

Back in the early years Pine Acres was 95% rifle hunters and now adays bow hunters are taking over with about 80% bowhunters now adays. I find Bowhunters are much more successful than our rifle hunters are nowadays.

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18

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Matts Bait!!
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Matts Bait!!
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We chose an early morning start so as to be able to walk on the snow pack.
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We chose an early morning start so as to be able to walk on the snow pack.
Started baiting bears for the 2018 Spring Season today. Was nice to get out in the field!!! Warmed up today to 56F. Have not had any new snow since Feb. 28th.

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18

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Started up Mile #8 bait among a few others. Todays bait consists of a garbage bag of our popcorn mixture, horse feed mixed with pie filling and molasses, trail mix, snickers bars, gummies and chocolate coated peanuts.

20-Apr-18
That’s great, wish u the best this year Chris be safe. That’s awesome to see bearhunters history at pine acres sure get to meet some incredible people in our business ey Chris would not trade it for anything. God bless

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18
Thanks Alexis.... I have met many bear hunters and made many friends & memories. A bear guide, such as the sponsors of Bowsite.com are in the business for the enjoyment of it all!! and yes the money helps alot. Good luck to you and wish you a successful season. Chris.

From: grape
20-Apr-18
Good luck Chris. There will be a lot of us watching..exciting time!

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18
Thanks Greg!! Spring bear has always been fun times. Good luck to you on your bear hunting excursions!!

From: Screwball
20-Apr-18
Hey Chris, 4 years to retirement. Then we can run around all the time! It has been incredible having friends like Lottie, and you. Actually I should having family like you all. We will be up this year. Brian and Kathy

From: Ibow
20-Apr-18
Congrats Chris. Bear outfitters who last 44 years are doing it right! Best wishes for a great spring season. Looking forward to your spring thread!

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18
Thanks Ibow!!!

Hey Screwball, Ill be in Eau Claire tomorrow at 3:30 or so....want to go for supper. Getting 2 truck loads of bait at Otter Lake. Message me. Saxon will be there too. Chris.

From: spike buck
20-Apr-18

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Joe Tanner putting together one of many new treestands together. Shooting rail which can be raised for bow hunters and a foot rest. Our tree stands at Pine Acres have gone a long way since the 70s.

From: NoDaker
21-Apr-18
Chris, Can't wait to get to bear camp the beginning of June. Being first time hunters with you, when I see all the positive feedback, and pictures, I feel we made a great decision going with you. We've talked a couple times on the phone and can't wait to meet you in person. I'm sure you'll post trail cam pics as you start collecting them which will get me fired up even more than I already am. Hopefully I can get a picture with that world famous rock of yours. Patrick.

From: Shug
21-Apr-18
I think I remember your old 1980’s add in Bowhunter magazine... possibly you standing in front of a mounted spike buck... yes?

From: Screwball
21-Apr-18
NoDaker, Bear Hunting is incredibly better now than in the 80's or 90's. Just got back from dinner with Chris and Saxon. Lots of bear bait in his trucks heading north. Number one suggestion is listen to Chris. When you begin to doubt at all listen to Chris!

From: NoDaker
22-Apr-18
Roger that Screwball, Thanks.

From: spike buck
22-Apr-18
That's funny Mark... Shug!!! That was me, Spike Buck .... early to mid 80's or there abouts. Looking back, I can't believe I put that deer in that add. LOL. The other deer in the pic was a 12 point.

From: spike buck
22-Apr-18
Patrick, just got back from a bait run from Eau Clare. You picked a great week!! Rut and hungry bears.

From: spike buck
22-Apr-18

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20 Billion trees and they choose a hydro pole!! Osprey, NW ONTARIO!!! April 22/18.
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20 Billion trees and they choose a hydro pole!! Osprey, NW ONTARIO!!! April 22/18.
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OSPREY NEST, NW ONTARIO....
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OSPREY NEST, NW ONTARIO....

From: Stycks
22-Apr-18
Keep fattening those bears up, everyone wants a big one.

From: spike buck
01-May-18

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Wabigoon River.... hunters fish for Walleyes and Bass from shore here before the afternoon hunt.
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Wabigoon River.... hunters fish for Walleyes and Bass from shore here before the afternoon hunt.
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The Wabigoon River flows into English river and eventually joins the Winnipeg River.
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The Wabigoon River flows into English river and eventually joins the Winnipeg River.
Most of the baits are out now. The 55 gallon barrels are filled right to the rim. Cameras are watching over the bears!!!

From: spike buck
01-May-18

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Lots of ice but no more snow left!!! May 1rst 2018.
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Lots of ice but no more snow left!!! May 1rst 2018.

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01-May-18

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Deer herd on our private piece of land. May 1rst...
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Deer herd on our private piece of land. May 1rst...
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NW Ontario May 1rst 2018.

From: NoDaker
02-May-18
Chris, good to see the spring thaw coming along. Looks like the deer faired the winter all right. Hope to see some trail cam pics in the near future.

From: spike buck
02-May-18
I have the cams up but wont retrieve the pics for about a week. I don't download pics with each bait check. Ice will be out about May 12th. Walleye spawn will be late!! We are having to cut our way down a few roads due to the heavy wet snow, Oct 24, knocking brush and trees over the road. But things are on schedule.

02-May-18
Can't wait to start seeing some of the spring pics spike! The end of August can't get here quick enough. I need me some more bear meat and some great food from Lottie's restaurant! Good luck to you and the spring hunters. Hope you have a safe and successful spring season.

From: Ibow
02-May-18
Great pics Chris!

From: Mark Watkins
02-May-18
Good luck Chris! Keep us posted!

Mark

From: spike buck
02-May-18

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Thanks Guys

The Ruffed Grouse ritual. May 2nd 2018. The things you get to see during the Spring Bear.

From: spike buck
07-May-18

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Wild Rice Bait!!
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Wild Rice Bait!!
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Just the other day this site had a foot of snow , now 2 bears. Amazing how fast it picks up!!

From: Ibow
07-May-18
Hoping for some nice warm weather for you guys! So glad you guys have a spring season again - it’s only right.

From: spike buck
07-May-18
Truck said 82 F here today. From winter to summer. Bears are just now starting to hit good. Lots of pics, just have to go through them. Now 53 bait sites set, ranging from 2.5 miles to 55 miles from camp.

From: NoDaker
08-May-18
Do you typically keep the farther away set ups for back up stands? Or it doesn't make a difference, just hunt which ones are most active.

From: spike buck
08-May-18
I hunt the farther areas as much as the close. Usually save the North for later in the season.

From: spike buck
08-May-18

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Male Bear....Segise #4...far North area.
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Male Bear....Segise #4...far North area.
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Segise #4.
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Segise #4.
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From: spike buck
08-May-18

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Cabin Bait, Wabigoon River Rd. Quite a few bears visiting this site
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Cabin Bait, Wabigoon River Rd. Quite a few bears visiting this site
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From: NoDaker
08-May-18
Nice looking bears Chris.

From: spike buck
08-May-18
Thanks Patrick. I have quite a few baits hit now. I am not checking the cams each time I rebait a site, so that is why not so many pics posted. Have 37 cameras watching over the sites.

09-May-18
Good luck and be safe out there!

From: spike buck
09-May-18
Thanks David, hope you tag a big one!!

From: spike buck
10-May-18

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Clay Bait....Red Bluff Area.
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Clay Bait....Red Bluff Area.

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10-May-18

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Redvers Lk. #4
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Redvers Lk. #4
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10-May-18

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Redvers Lk #3
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Redvers Lk #3
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10-May-18

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Lanton Lk. Bait....2.5 miles from camp....bow setup
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Lanton Lk. Bait....2.5 miles from camp....bow setup

From: Ibow
10-May-18
Great pics Chris... I love your spring thread! Best wishes for a great spring season!

From: NoDaker
10-May-18
Again....nice bears. Can't wait to get up there.

From: JL
10-May-18
That bear at the tan/brown barrel has one of the bigger/wider heads I've seen in a long time. Looks like someone cut his ears in half. Hopefully someone gets that one. I'd like to see how big it turns out to be.

From: spike buck
10-May-18

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Cobble #2 Bait....just got hit for the first time.
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Cobble #2 Bait....just got hit for the first time.
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Just checked this bait on Tuesday and was not hit yet. They are just now starting to hit hard. Most of my baits are in the edges of heavy forest swamps, there are still patches of snow and ice as the sun cant penetrate through the thick forest canopy. If yo notice in the pics, you need a machete to penetrate the forest. Here, bear activity starts later than other places. Was -3C this morning, high of 7C. Weekend is in the low 20's or about 76 F.

JL, we wont be able to hunt Redvers Lk area till the end of the month as tree planters just moved into the area. They wont be anywhere near the baits but just decided to wait. We last hunted here for bear in 2015 fall season. This same bear with half ears was hitting then 2015.

From: Fish on
11-May-18
Chris that bear on Redvers LK 4 looks huge. Can't wait to get up there in August

From: 616Buck
11-May-18
Hey, I know a guy who will be hunting up there at the end of the month. Maybe he will get a shot at that redvers bait.

From: spike buck
11-May-18
Just so happens Chris, that it is where you hunted in 2015 (Redvers). Your old bait is being wiped out too. Have cams watching over them now!!

From: spike buck
12-May-18

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Drive By Shooting Bait, Deer Lk Rd. North Bear Management Area
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Drive By Shooting Bait, Deer Lk Rd. North Bear Management Area

From: spike buck
12-May-18

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Segise #3....Cinnamon Bear
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Segise #3....Cinnamon Bear
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Daybreak Bear!!! Segise #3.
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Daybreak Bear!!! Segise #3.

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12-May-18

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Segise #3....
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Segise #3....

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12-May-18

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Segise# 4 Deer Lk. Rd
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Segise# 4 Deer Lk. Rd
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Bait Robber.... Segise #4
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Bait Robber.... Segise #4
Bear demolished the trail Cam....start hunting this bait tomorrow!!! First pic at 4:10 bear. My computer died out in the field so all the pics for today. LOTS OF NEW HITS TODAY!!!

From: Ibow
12-May-18
Great pics Chris... love following along on your thread!

From: Trial153
12-May-18
Lots of postive reviews for pine acres ..they must be doing something right!

From: spike buck
13-May-18
We tagged that big bear off of Segise #4 tonight. Wouldve been a P&Y but shot by crossbow!!! Took one off of Segise # 3 too. Computer is acting up so on another one. Hope to down load pics tomorrow!!

From: HoytHntr4
13-May-18
Can't wait to start seeing the pictures of successful hunters from camp, as well as all the trail camera pictures this spring! Always look forward to your bear threads Chris. I need to find a time to book another trip up there. Good luck to all the hunters this spring!!

From: Bou'bound
13-May-18
Well done he is a brute

From: Fish on
13-May-18
They get that cinnamon bear last night. Looked like a pretty good bear

From: spike buck
13-May-18
No...the first time bear hunter decided to take the first okay bear he see's. Its actually the first animal he has hunted and shot at and got to tag. 3 hunters shot at Bears...2 tagged.

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13-May-18

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From: Fish on
13-May-18
Good for him. Will you sit anybody else on that bait for that cinnamon?

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13-May-18

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New guy moved in....about 6 different bears hitting this site. Cobble #2 Bait.
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New guy moved in....about 6 different bears hitting this site. Cobble #2 Bait.
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Greg, we left the camera on the site ( Segise #3 ) to monitor it for future potential. If the bait shows good daytime activity, yes we will. We have 58 baits out.

From: spike buck
13-May-18

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Little Cinnamon.....Colenso Creek Bait, Wabigoon River Road.
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Little Cinnamon.....Colenso Creek Bait, Wabigoon River Road.
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Colenso Creek Bait
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Colenso Creek Bait

From: spike buck
13-May-18

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Friendly Bear waves at everyone!!! Wildrice Lake Bait
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Friendly Bear waves at everyone!!! Wildrice Lake Bait
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Wild Rice Bait
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Wild Rice Bait
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Wildrice Bait...Wabigoon River Rd.
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Wildrice Bait...Wabigoon River Rd.

13-May-18
Dang spike some good pics already! Good luck this spring. Can't wait to get there in August!

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14-May-18

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Clay Lk. Bait
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Clay Lk. Bait

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14-May-18

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Jordon of Wisconsin....Archery....
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Jordon of Wisconsin....Archery....

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14-May-18

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Alex Barnstable...Wisconsin...Crossbow...
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Alex Barnstable...Wisconsin...Crossbow...
3 arrows released with 3 taken so far with bow. 2 shot at by rifle and not found.

From: Ibow
14-May-18
Chris - In your opinion, what’s the biggest mistake gun hunters make when shooting a bear? The reason I ask is obviously your post above but also because I am taking a first time bear hunter to MB this spring and he’s using a gun. I’ve never gun hunted bears or deer in my life.

From: spike buck
14-May-18
They (gun) rush their shot. One instant, the gun hunter had his phone in his hand and the bear started walking away on him so he rushed. Bear was behind the bait. Missed completely. As I always said "Put the phones away"!!! A big bear will not come in if he's watching you moving at a distance as you film the smaller bears with a hunters phone.

I might add, every time a text message or checking time or anytime a phone is used in stand, the hunters face and background light up. Bears will see this. Last year a guy dropped his phone while putting it down to grab his gun.

From: Ibow
14-May-18
Thanks... always wondering what happened when you read that stuff.

From: spike buck
16-May-18

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Marty Block....he left his cell phone in his truck this time!!!
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Marty Block....he left his cell phone in his truck this time!!!
He had a shot at a bear on Sunday (rifle). This is his second chance bear!!!

From: spike buck
17-May-18

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Mile #8 Bait....Wabigoon River Rd.
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Mile #8 Bait....Wabigoon River Rd.
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Colenso Bait
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Colenso Bait

From: NoDaker
17-May-18
Looks like some nice bears you're starting to take Chris. Is the bear above on the Mile #8 Bait maybe the same bear that that is on your pic from the Colenso Creek Bait?

From: spike buck
17-May-18
No, its about 9 miles apart. Other bear is lighter. Hunter passed the bear on Colenso Bait same day as this pic was taken. Seems to have genetics in this area for colour phase. As "Matts Bait" also has a mother and a this years cub that are colour, she just moved in to the site.

From: spike buck
17-May-18

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Langton Lake Rd Bait....wrong date on cam. ATV only bait
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Langton Lake Rd Bait....wrong date on cam. ATV only bait

From: grape
17-May-18
Chris....Great pics...not sure if you mentioned it or not..when do you consider the most active your baits will get? Good luck to you and all your hunters.

From: spike buck
17-May-18
You mean in the season?? If so, not for another week or so. Although we still have enough good hitting baits for the next week. I am considering not taking hunters this same week next year..... ( W/O May 14th)....late spring this year.

From: grape
17-May-18
Yeah Chris, I guess when do you consider the season is finally in full swing with activity this year? Greg

From: spike buck
17-May-18
Last weekend of May on is "PRIME". This past week was successful, but will just start a week later next year.

From: spike buck
17-May-18

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Quackers Diner, Vermilion Bay's only sit down restaurant!!!
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Quackers Diner, Vermilion Bay's only sit down restaurant!!!
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If anyone is traveling through Vermilion Bay Ontario on thier way North fishing and are hungry, stop in at our Restaurant!!! Open Thursday to Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ....closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

From: spike buck
18-May-18

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"Wing It Bait".....Archery site for June
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"Wing It Bait".....Archery site for June
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"Wing It Bait", sow and cubs also
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"Wing It Bait", sow and cubs also
My main reason for using trail cams is to know if sows with cubs are visiting the sites. Cannot take a sow that is accompanied by cubs of the year.

From: spike buck
18-May-18

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"Screwball Bait"....3 bears here.
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"Screwball Bait"....3 bears here.

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18-May-18

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Redvers #4, big guy still there for June!!
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Redvers #4, big guy still there for June!!
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Redvers #4, Bait robber!!
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Redvers #4, Bait robber!!

From: Fish on
18-May-18
Screwball bear looks huge

From: spike buck
19-May-18

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Bear looks in direction of some rustling in the bush.
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Bear looks in direction of some rustling in the bush.
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Couple of minutes later a wolf
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Couple of minutes later a wolf

19-May-18

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What a week!!! The opportunity Chris and joe gave me at yet another black bear was amazing! Chris knows his bears for sure! I would recommend doing a hunt here to anyone... this bear stepped out around 6pm and put on a show until about 8:30 when he finally came to the bait and presented a broad side shot! I don’t think I’ve shaken for that long ever!!! What an adrenaline rush!!! Thanks again Chris. You are a definite professional!

19-May-18

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From: Barney
19-May-18
Wanna say thanks again to Chris and joe definitely a couple of professionals... I’ll never forget this past week at pine acres... what a amazing experience, See you next spring!!!

From: spike buck
19-May-18

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Honey Moon Suite Bait!!! ( Bridge Bait) red bluff Forest Access rd. 5 bears visiting this site.
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Honey Moon Suite Bait!!! ( Bridge Bait) red bluff Forest Access rd. 5 bears visiting this site.
Thanks Barney and Bobby!! This site has a Sow with 3 cubs of the year here also....

From: spike buck
21-May-18

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A 2 for 1 special!!! Perfect Archery setup for Wolf!! Portal Lk Bait...
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A 2 for 1 special!!! Perfect Archery setup for Wolf!! Portal Lk Bait...
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Bears and Wolves share this bait. I am going back to a hanging bait at this site.
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Bears and Wolves share this bait. I am going back to a hanging bait at this site.

From: spike buck
21-May-18

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Segise #4, still 3 bears visiting here.
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Segise #4, still 3 bears visiting here.
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Segise #4
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Segise #4

From: Ogoki
21-May-18
Chris , since you run a very successful bear hunting operation, what are your thoughts on morning hunts ? There is a thread on morning hunts , but I did not see where you commented. Thank you

From: spike buck
21-May-18

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***MORNING BEAR*** Others call this bear a nocturnal bear
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***MORNING BEAR*** Others call this bear a nocturnal bear
Everyone of my baits have pics of morning bears. So yes mornings are successful. Problem is, in late May and early June it stays daylight till 10:30 at night. After eating and unwinding from the afternoons hunt, no one feels like getting up at 3:00 in the morning to be there by daylight which is at 4:15am. But yes, if a hunter hunts morning, his chances are good at tagging a bear.

But many guides will argue whether the mornings are successfull or not... but 30% of our fall hunters tag in the morning.

Fall is different...dark by 8:30pm daylight at 5:45am easier to hunt mornings then.

*** A nocturnal bear is otherwise known as a morning (daylight) bear***The arguement that if you run a bear off as you sneak in and he wont come back in the day is proven to be wrong with our morning success!!

Also, one way to spook wolves off of a bear bait is to use an older trail cam that has a flash. One flash at night and they wont come back!!! EVER...

From: Ibow
21-May-18
44 years of bear hunts... lots of experience and good info & advice. Love this thread.

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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This bear showed up for the first time this year when this pic was taken. Big ol male with a visible wound on his backside.Double Dam Bait.
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This bear showed up for the first time this year when this pic was taken. Big ol male with a visible wound on his backside.Double Dam Bait.
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Shows up for his first meal and the the blood trailing begins!!
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Shows up for his first meal and the the blood trailing begins!!
Didn`t go far!!! Pics in the morning. Its a real nice boar!! I remember tracking this bear in 2015.

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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Screwball Bait
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Screwball Bait

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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``3 Bears Bait``
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``3 Bears Bait``

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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Mutrie Cabin Bait.....notice the time on the cam
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Mutrie Cabin Bait.....notice the time on the cam
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From: spike buck
22-May-18

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Wing It Bait
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Wing It Bait
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Sow with cubs....Wing it Bait....5 bears visiting this site
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Sow with cubs....Wing it Bait....5 bears visiting this site

From: grape
22-May-18
Great pics Chris

From: carcus
22-May-18
Lovin this thread, keeps me going while i wait for wind direction and days off to coincide

From: Slate
22-May-18
Awesome thread. Great pics and stories.

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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Brian Lord....Wisconsin
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Brian Lord....Wisconsin
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The Mrs. filmed the bear coming in and the shot....Rifle
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The Mrs. filmed the bear coming in and the shot....Rifle
4 hunters this week. 50% so far!!

From: spike buck
22-May-18

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Lynx... Redvers Rd. camera`s always at the ready!!!
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Lynx... Redvers Rd. camera`s always at the ready!!!

From: spike buck
23-May-18

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Joe Tanners first animal under his belt. Archery!!!
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Joe Tanners first animal under his belt. Archery!!!
Joey Tanners first bow kill!!! Joey's dad gave Joe 160 acres 3 years ago. He set himself a baitsite on his property. This year he bought himself a bow. Visits Bowsite .com everyday. He practiced everyday, shooting from a stand here in camp and shooting from the ground. Yesterday he found an afternoon off and atv'd to his site.

Thanks to everyone here on bowsite.com and their shared knowledge and Joeys willingness to learn, he was able to tag his first animal.....Congrats Joey!!

From: spike buck
23-May-18

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Chips Bait
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Chips Bait
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Chips Bait
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Chips Bait

From: spike buck
23-May-18

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Clay Bait
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Clay Bait

From: NoDaker
23-May-18
Great pictures Chris! My bags are pretty much packed and I'm ready to roll. The next week and a half are going to be torture. LOL.

From: JL
23-May-18
Excellent cat pic!

From: spike buck
24-May-18

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George Knopic....New Mexico
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George Knopic....New Mexico

From: spike buck
24-May-18

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Meadow Bait....Hwy#105
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Meadow Bait....Hwy#105
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From: Screwball
24-May-18
Meadow bait so many memories, there and up 105, beast as usual on meadow.

From: spike buck
25-May-18

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Segise #1
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Segise #1
100% tagged this week!!!

From: spike buck
25-May-18

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Segise #3, another big guy!!
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Segise #3, another big guy!!
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From: grape
25-May-18
good job Chris

From: Slate
25-May-18
Great thread love all the pictures.

From: spike buck
25-May-18
Thanks guys, its been fun!! Was 90F yesterday. Suppose to get lots of rain but when storm came out of Manitoba, went south instead.

From: spike buck
25-May-18

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Truck Bait....HWY#105
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Truck Bait....HWY#105
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New bear to site!!!
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New bear to site!!!

From: spike buck
25-May-18

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"Manitoba Bait".... NW Bear Management area...
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"Manitoba Bait".... NW Bear Management area...

From: spike buck
26-May-18

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Matt's Bait....Quite a few coloured bears in this Bear Management Area
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Matt's Bait....Quite a few coloured bears in this Bear Management Area

From: carcus
26-May-18
Thats a big fat bear Chris!

From: spike buck
26-May-18
Yah, its a nice Cinnamon...not as big as your trophy Jason. Congrats on your old bear!!

From: JL
26-May-18
Ya know.....I'm wearing my humble advertising hat here. I'm surprised all of you guys (outfitters) do not stencil your outfit's name on the barrels. That way it will show in all of these trail cam pics you guys post up here and other places. It would be kinda cool to see a big bear at the barrel with your outfit's name on it. Great advertising in my humble opinion.

From: spike buck
26-May-18

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Little Bull Bait
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Little Bull Bait

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