Summit Treestands
Desjardins spring 2018
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Alexis Desjardins 22-Apr-18
Big D 22-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Apr-18
grape 22-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Apr-18
Ibow 22-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Apr-18
jmail20 22-Apr-18
rattling_junkie 23-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 23-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 23-Apr-18
Scoot 23-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 24-Apr-18
grape 24-Apr-18
jmail20 24-Apr-18
grape 24-Apr-18
Brotsky 24-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 24-Apr-18
jmail20 25-Apr-18
Randy 27-Apr-18
Zebrakiller 27-Apr-18
JL 27-Apr-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
CObowhunter 01-May-18
Plum lake 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
grape 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-May-18
Big D 02-May-18
jmail20 02-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 02-May-18
Ibow 02-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 04-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 04-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 05-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 05-May-18
TREESTANDWOLF 05-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 05-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 06-May-18
Rockbass 06-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 07-May-18
grape 07-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 07-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 07-May-18
Ibow 07-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 08-May-18
jmail20 08-May-18
grape 08-May-18
MQQSE 08-May-18
160andup 08-May-18
Mark Watkins 08-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 08-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 08-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 08-May-18
jmail20 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 09-May-18
Randy 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 09-May-18
Big D 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 09-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 10-May-18
Scoot 10-May-18
grape 10-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 10-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 10-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 10-May-18
Ibow 10-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 11-May-18
Brotsky 11-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 12-May-18
jmail20 12-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 12-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 12-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 13-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-May-18
Ibow 14-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 15-May-18
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Alexis Desjardins 15-May-18
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Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
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Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Ibow 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 17-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 17-May-18
jmail20 17-May-18
Ibow 17-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 18-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 18-May-18
grape 18-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 18-May-18
Ibow 18-May-18
Randy 18-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 19-May-18
grape 19-May-18
Ibow 19-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
grape 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
grape 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Ibow 20-May-18
grape 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-May-18
Big D 20-May-18
Ibow 20-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-May-18
Ibow 22-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 23-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 23-May-18
22-Apr-18

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Spring has finally come to Manitoba it’s been a long time coming, We should be able to get at most baits this week not expecting much movement till beginning of May. The guys r getting excited to come to Camp especially our first time hunters praying for a safe and fun hunt and bear steak. Blessings on your day everyone.

From: Big D
22-Apr-18
Amen Alexis also praying for a safe and wonderful time for all the Hunter's heading into the woods this spring !! I can't wait to finally meet you and to hunt with you ! God Bless

22-Apr-18

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Here is a pic out of the picture window in our new house / cabin up at where we call Camp there’s the Camp bait in the corner some of the guys sit in the hunting shack instead of on the stand we will be watching bears from the living room this year. I get a little overwhelmed when I see what else needs to be done in the yard shop this year and landscaping but the scenery and deer we have around the house makes it worth it. We r happy the Lord has blessed us with this place.

From: grape
22-Apr-18
Awesome....

22-Apr-18

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Some of our locals

From: Ibow
22-Apr-18
Looking forward to this year’s thread but more so, seeing the new place and all of you again!

22-Apr-18

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Anxious to get together with u guys too. There in bow range.

From: jmail20
22-Apr-18
That front porch view is hard to beat. Between the seasons and the animals its always changing so you'll never get bored with looking out the window. I'm glad you and April are enjoying your dream home.

23-Apr-18
Hey Alex, how is the snow level in the bush?

23-Apr-18

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Thanks Joe, it’s nothing fancy here’s our kitchen living room still waiting for counter tops and Island and siding,

23-Apr-18

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There is still a bit of snow in the bush by mid week she will be mostly gone I would think. I got them doors up Dave I bought from u they look good.

From: Scoot
23-Apr-18
I'm sure your crew will have a great time this year! Good luck and I look forward to seeing some pics of great bears on trailcams and with happy hunters behind them.

24-Apr-18

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Thanks Scoot, the fun has begun hang on.

From: grape
24-Apr-18
Ok Joe....Where was that last picture taken?

From: jmail20
24-Apr-18
That's a tough one. The little hill on the left is throwing me off but I'm guessing North of Laurier

From: grape
24-Apr-18
That little hill is throwing me off too...now I don't feel so bad.

From: Brotsky
24-Apr-18
Best of luck to you and your hunters this spring Alexis. Looking forward to seeing the spring's first bears in a couple weeks!

24-Apr-18
Thanks Brodsky, that’s coming out of Elgin’s bait Joe u have never been there I don’t think.

From: jmail20
25-Apr-18
That explains why I couldn't really recognize it. Your right, I've never been to that one.

From: Randy
27-Apr-18
Hi Alexis Hope you have a great and safe season. House looks so beautiful great porch view.

From: Zebrakiller
27-Apr-18
Have a great season alexis

From: JL
27-Apr-18
I'm looking forward to seeing the first strike pics on the baits.

01-May-18

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one of the first bears of the year the weather turned cold on us the last few days next week we will be skinning skinning.

01-May-18

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the bears r starting to come out of the hills.

01-May-18

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Blonde or white sow with two the same color and one black never got a daytime yet but maybe she will appear again.

From: CObowhunter
01-May-18
Good luck to you and your hunters this year Alexis. Will be following this thread closely. Wife and I are excited to get up there next spring!

From: Plum lake
01-May-18
Good luck this spring. Once this cool weather takes a hike the bears will really be on the move.

01-May-18
Thanks everyone we will have a good fellowship and have a few stories I’m sure.

01-May-18

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01-May-18

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From: grape
01-May-18
Yep...I recognize that one!

01-May-18
The good old swamp u and Joes favorite spot.

01-May-18
Good luck, will be following along.

01-May-18
Frank when u at Sleeve Lake? Thanks

From: Big D
02-May-18
Great pictures Alexis keep them coming !! It won't be long now!! God bless you

From: jmail20
02-May-18
Good to see a sow with 3 cubs. Definitely my favorite spot.

02-May-18

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This is the bait Michael B and his wife killed there brown bear of off last year new bait first bear taken and only one. this is the first bear at that spot this year.

From: Ibow
02-May-18
Good grief I can’t wait to get up there. 8~)

04-May-18

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Its been a crazy week trying to finish things on the house get ready for the guys next week yep I wont have enough ti,me to do all of it some will have to wait. just went to check the bait at the house see whats coming a few blacks there just starting to move good along the mountain.

04-May-18

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Tommorow checking baits we will be ready for Monday the first crew.

05-May-18

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It was a beautiful day in Manitoba got some more work done today we r darn near ready for our guest tomorrow. Not a lot to show for on cameras today some worked some didn't nothing special yet they should be in full swing by weeks end or mid month. Stay safe guys on your way over to Manitoba.

05-May-18
Just sitting on the couch watching the Jets game start watching a bunch of deer in the field and a nice black bear making his way along the field to the bait pretty cool.

05-May-18
Have a great season Alexis!

05-May-18
Thanks Rich hope all goes well with u this year also.

06-May-18

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A couple camp bears beautiful day again in Manitoba u all have a great day the fun begins tomorrow. God bless

From: Rockbass
06-May-18
Hope you have a great season. Go Jets! Last Canadian Team Standing.

07-May-18

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Thanks Terry, The Wisconsin boys made it here safely last night, we will get at it in a bit they all have there stands picked out hoping they have a good night in the stand. It’s going to be hot 27 today they say the bears will move later in the evening I would say.

From: grape
07-May-18
Everything looks great. Have a fun week! Exciting times.

07-May-18
Thanks Greg, the guys r out but it was 30 Celsius when I dropped them off the will move late if they do.

07-May-18

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theres a few running around more and more but so r the ticks.

From: Ibow
07-May-18
Can’t wait to get up there! Great pic of the camp.

08-May-18

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Two bear down so far here is Rodgers very respectable 278 lbs and Josh killed one at 228 lbs both boars not a bad start , 4 more to go for the week. .

From: jmail20
08-May-18
Way to go guys, congratulations!. Awesome picture!

From: grape
08-May-18
Great start. Congratulations.... exciting times at the Desjardins.

08-May-18
Good job Alexis. Congrats to your hunters!

From: MQQSE
08-May-18
Good luck to all.

From: 160andup
08-May-18
Awesome. Can't wait to get in the bear woods. Less than 3 weeks!

From: Mark Watkins
08-May-18
Nice start guys....have another great season!

Mark

08-May-18

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Thanks all, one of the guys that killed one last went and sat up with Chad he was checking for ticks

08-May-18

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I nice color that most guys would take.

08-May-18

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Another decent bear.

From: jmail20
09-May-18
Sounds like ticks are bad this year. The key is Permethrin. Spray it on your boots and clothes and let it air dry. Odorless and keeps working up to 6 washings. Been using it for 4 years now and it does a really good job keeping the little buggers from crawling on you.

09-May-18
No bear to skin last night one big one lostlost we r at it again today.

From: Randy
09-May-18
Hi Alexis not finding the animal totally stinks. Joe yes that spray works great.

09-May-18

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Here is a few from the last few days

09-May-18

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Its dirty windy in Manitoba today hope she dies down for tonight 3 guys left. another shooter

09-May-18

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The boys r up in the stand, this guy was having a nap this morning while baiting

From: Big D
09-May-18
Good job on the bears ! Have they all been black or was there any color phase? Keep the pictures coming and God bless

09-May-18
The ones taken r black there’s a few colors not many right now.

10-May-18
The boys killed a couple beauties last night both blacks Chads weighed 345lbs and Jeff’s 241 lbs pics later this morning, one guy to go for the week.

From: Scoot
10-May-18
I love this thread! Great work so far, Alexis!

From: grape
10-May-18
Congrats looking forward to pics

10-May-18

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Chads brute

10-May-18

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Jeff’s bear another nice one at 241 lbs

10-May-18

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The last hunterhoping forbig bear steak

From: Ibow
10-May-18
Congrats to your hunters and to you to Alexis! Can’t wait to get up there!

11-May-18
Thanks all we r still at it today he had a shooter last night but never got a good opportunity for a kill. My partner and his hunters had a mix up on the dates of there hunt so next week we have 10 guys hunting I think it will work out the Lord willing. Have a blessed day all

From: Brotsky
11-May-18
Good luck to your last hunter Alexis! Great start to the hunt this week. Really enjoy following along!

12-May-18
Thanks Brodsky my last guy just couldn’t close the deal on a giant yesterday he seen him 3 times this week he said with a rifle dead bear but he tried to get him with the bow. My computer is all Jamed up can’t put any pics on right now going to try to get it fixed today. Have a great weekend all.

From: jmail20
12-May-18
Sorry to hear the last guy couldn't close the deal. Don't worry to much about your computer. I'll fix it when I can get there.

12-May-18
Thanks Joe we will see u tommorow.

12-May-18
I will check with the guys if it’s ok bou

13-May-18

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My new crew for the week, and Allan has 6 in his group hoping for a safe week again and great fellowship.

14-May-18
We r making a plan for tonight we have a few guys to get set up I think we will be skinning tonight.

14-May-18
Good luck uncle!!

From: Ibow
14-May-18
Looking forward to more pics!

14-May-18

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Thanks guys there all up in the stand beautiful day in manitoba

14-May-18

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It’s good to get a little of this when we got e eryone up in the stand.

14-May-18

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Travel this old rd a lot in bear season

15-May-18
Allan’s one guy killed a nice black last night one of mine lost one we’re atit again today still looking for 8.

15-May-18

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A few on the hit list for this week.

15-May-18

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Theres a chocolat a few guys looking for color.

15-May-18

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15-May-18
One of Allan’s guys killed a nice cinnamon tonight I have 2 guys not in yet not sure if that’s all we got for today. Good night all.

16-May-18

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Going to look for a colored bear this morning looks like rain coming. have a great day all.

16-May-18

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Brian killed a nice cinnamon we found it this morning.

16-May-18

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Relaxing around the fire 6 guys left for the week.

16-May-18

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16-May-18
The boys r in there stand nice quiet night it should be good.

16-May-18

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Foothills of the Riding mountains

16-May-18

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From: Ibow
16-May-18
Can’t wait to see those foothills again! Great pics.

16-May-18

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Tom got it done tonight 76 years old and no problem getting in a stand nice black.

16-May-18

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17-May-18
two More dead bear in Manitoba 4 guys to go.

17-May-18

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Its raining in Manitoba just got the baits done we will see what the ?ord brings us for bears tonight.

From: jmail20
17-May-18

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Good Bear. If he shows up tonite we'll get a close up look

From: Ibow
17-May-18
Great pics... looking forward to see what Joe does tonight.

18-May-18

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Were having fun with the last 4 guys trying to find them the right bear that there happy with, two want color my guy had shooter bears this week but all black except a chocolate sow with a black yearling so far, jmail has not had anything big on his bait yet this week, the other two guys ones looking for a color but hasn't seen one yet, and the other guy is looking for a shooter any color nothing big enough yet with good hair. There r not after the bait like most years not sure what they r lacking this year, wear going to need a little luck and the good Lord on our side to get things done this month. have a great day all Blessings

18-May-18

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From: grape
18-May-18
Wishing you good luck! The good Lord is already on your side!!

18-May-18

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We run our camp on honesty we tell it like it is and show it like it is big or small there happy were happy.

From: Ibow
18-May-18
Desjardins is always a relaxed atmosphere - plenty of bears and fun!

From: Randy
18-May-18
Yes for sure Alexis.!!

19-May-18
Two dead bear last night big chocolate and small black both beautiful coats. It just didn’t happen for two guys on what they were looking for. Have a great weekend folks.

From: grape
19-May-18
congrats

From: Ibow
19-May-18
Congrats and hope you can get a day’s rest!

20-May-18

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Here’s Joes bear he had a trail cam pic of him above and waited for him all week and patience prevailed, last day last hour he got him good job JMAIL. 312 lbs

From: grape
20-May-18
That's awesome....congrats to Joe...... Congrats to Desjardins!

20-May-18
Joe was Allan’s Guy this week had to get a pic of that one for the thread.

From: grape
20-May-18
It's a team effort for sure. Congrats to your whole drew.

20-May-18

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Pulled a few cards this morning there was bear moving the last couple days more colors than blacks on this bait

20-May-18

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A Dandy

20-May-18

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20-May-18

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Better pic likely from one above

20-May-18

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The only black on this bait

20-May-18

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This is the blonde on top I am thinking she has two yearlings the same as her.

20-May-18

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Two guys coming in today we should have a good week.

20-May-18
Good luck sir!

From: Ibow
20-May-18
Those guys coming in today are going to have a GREAT week!

From: grape
20-May-18
Those guys coming in the next week might have a GREAT week too.

20-May-18
Oh ya we will tell a few stories

From: Big D
20-May-18
I had a great week up there this past week ! Even though I didn't get to take a colored phase bear that I was looking for I seen plenty of bear's and had an awesome time ! Just getting to meet Alexis and April was worth the trip you couldn't ask for any nicer and honest people ! The accommodations and meals were unbelievable and Alexis will do anything in his power to get you the bear you are looking for so if anyone is looking for an awesome place to go bear hunting look no further than Alexis and April Desjardins at Desjardins Outfitting you definitely won't regret it

From: Ibow
20-May-18
“Those guys coming in the next week might have a GREAT week too.” Looking forward to seeing you again soon Greg. We’ll have a fun week for sure.

21-May-18

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The guys got here safely yesterday the baits look promising for tonight got a few on cam.

21-May-18

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Nice sow with here yearlings good boar bait.

22-May-18
The boys seen bears last night but held off waiting for a decent one trying to judge them on size. The one guy has been on a few bear hunts hadn’t seen a bear he got to see a few last night.

22-May-18

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She is dirty hot today we r just getting ready to head out to the stands hoping for slewfoot.

22-May-18

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These r first time hunters trying to kill a bear they know there at a good spot there being patient that’s good maybe I won’t have to skin booboo.

From: Ibow
22-May-18
Great pic. Can’t wait to see the Ridings!

23-May-18

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Were just having lunch its 87degress today the mosquitos r coming alive the ticks r thick the bears r in trouble tonight.

23-May-18

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