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Fall Bear 2022... Pine Acres
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Contributors to this thread:
spike buck 28-Jul-22
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spike buck 29-Jul-22
Bou'bound 30-Jul-22
spike buck 30-Jul-22
spike buck 30-Jul-22
spike buck 01-Aug-22
spike buck 05-Aug-22
t-roy 05-Aug-22
spike buck 05-Aug-22
spike buck 05-Aug-22
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John Sturtevant 06-Aug-22
spike buck 06-Aug-22
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John Sturtevant 07-Aug-22
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spike buck 08-Aug-22
JL 08-Aug-22
spike buck 08-Aug-22
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spike buck 08-Aug-22
JL 08-Aug-22
spike buck 09-Aug-22
spike buck 09-Aug-22
Alexis Desjardins 13-Aug-22
spike buck 13-Aug-22
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spike buck 23-Aug-22
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Screwball 24-Aug-22
spike buck 27-Aug-22
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spike buck 30-Aug-22
spike buck 01-Sep-22
arlone 01-Sep-22
spike buck 01-Sep-22
spike buck 03-Sep-22
spike buck 04-Sep-22
Bearman 04-Sep-22
spike buck 04-Sep-22
Bearman 04-Sep-22
spike buck 04-Sep-22
Bearman 04-Sep-22
spike buck 05-Sep-22
spike buck 05-Sep-22
Northern boy 05-Sep-22
Bearman 05-Sep-22
spike buck 05-Sep-22
spike buck 05-Sep-22
spike buck 05-Sep-22
spike buck 06-Sep-22
Northern boy 06-Sep-22
spike buck 07-Sep-22
Northern boy 09-Sep-22
JL 09-Sep-22
spike buck 09-Sep-22
spike buck 09-Sep-22
JL 09-Sep-22
spike buck 09-Sep-22
spike buck 10-Sep-22
JL 10-Sep-22
spike buck 10-Sep-22
JL 10-Sep-22
spike buck 10-Sep-22
Screwball 11-Sep-22
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spike buck 12-Sep-22
fdp 18-Sep-22
spike buck 18-Sep-22
ca 18-Sep-22
spike buck 19-Sep-22
t-roy 20-Sep-22
spike buck 20-Sep-22
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Screwball 20-Sep-22
spike buck 20-Sep-22
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Screwball 20-Sep-22
spike buck 23-Sep-22
spike buck 24-Oct-22
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Bou’bound 24-Oct-22
spike buck 24-Oct-22
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Alexis Desjardins 24-Oct-22
JL 24-Oct-22
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JL 24-Oct-22
spike buck 01-Nov-22
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spike buck 02-Nov-22
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spike buck 03-Nov-22
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Brotsky 03-Nov-22
Bou'bound 03-Nov-22
spike buck 16-Nov-22
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spike buck 18-Nov-22
From: spike buck
28-Jul-22

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Got all our Baits out now for the Fall 2022 hunt. Camera's are keeping track as to whats hitting. Looking forward to this hunt.

From: spike buck
28-Jul-22

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Road network in our BMA's getting brushed.
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Road network in our BMA's getting brushed.
Finally cleaning up the roads in our Bear Management Area's after the winter of 2021-22.

From: spike buck
28-Jul-22

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New road going right thru my Bear Management Area.
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New road going right thru my Bear Management Area.
Logging companies are opening up all the roads that have grown in the past 30 years. Putting in new culverts. Looking forward to hunting the NEW terrain next Spring.

From: spike buck
29-Jul-22

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"NEW" for 2022 Timberwolf hunts... hunters must apply for their own CITIES permits for any Raw or Taxidermied hides that the successful hunter brings home into the USA. Contact me for website you can receive any such permit. For those coming to Pine Acres on a combo or wolf only in September, plan on getting your CITIES as soon a possible... Info will be posted on our Facebook page.

From: Bou'bound
30-Jul-22
What does success run on gun hunts for wolf only.

From: spike buck
30-Jul-22

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Beings that the Fall is the leanest for the wolf... success is quite good, about 70% shot at or harvest (Opportunity). Baits are all active. We actually do quite well. We have wolves hitting our bait now. I have camera's looking over the baits now. I will be checking camera's mid week.

From: spike buck
30-Jul-22

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Sarsaparilla Berries...
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Sarsaparilla Berries...
I will be working with a couple of bear hunters who will be spot and stalk only. We have a bumper crop of berries and have checked out a couple of clear cuts. I will be filming the hunters. Going to be a great hunt!! The sarsaparrilla Berries are going to be abundant also. All the moisture this year has produced a berry buffet!! Baits are doing great even with the berries.

From: spike buck
01-Aug-22

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From: spike buck
05-Aug-22

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Rocky's #2 Bait site.... haven't used this site in 12 years!!
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Rocky's #2 Bait site.... haven't used this site in 12 years!!
Camp is getting a total make over right now. Camp will have a "New" look for those arriving in a week to Bear hunt.

Baits are active.... ready to go for the Fall 2022 hunt.

From: t-roy
05-Aug-22
T-roy bait getting hit?? ;-)

From: spike buck
05-Aug-22
Troy, wont be using those sites this Fall.

From: spike buck
05-Aug-22

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Whiskey Bait...
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Whiskey Bait...
Here is a site we have left alone for 6 years. Had to cut and slash our way into this site for over 2 km's.

From: spike buck
05-Aug-22

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Gretchen Bait...
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Gretchen Bait...

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05-Aug-22

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Gully Bait...
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Gully Bait...

06-Aug-22
Last year no berries, very dry and lots of activity where we were. Do you find the bumper berry crop makes much difference, or do you do anything different? You seem to have this figured out more then most!

From: spike buck
06-Aug-22

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2021 Mountain Ash Berries...
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2021 Mountain Ash Berries...
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Bear Pile of Mountain Ash Berries...
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Bear Pile of Mountain Ash Berries...
John, we had a Blue Berry crop last year but low yield. The drought actually helped another Berry flourish. We had a bumper crop of Mountain Ash, Cranberries and Hazel Nuts. This year 2022, will be a BUMPER CROP of Berries of every kind!! Mountain Ash Berries will be 2 weeks later this year because of hardly any sun this summer.

We start baiting early before the Berries ripen. Lets the Bears know baits are available. We use alot of sweets also. Bears will eat our popcorn recipe berries or not.

For 18 years we had only a Fall hunt in Ontario, we had to figure it out.

From: spike buck
06-Aug-22

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Gretchen Bait...
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Gretchen Bait...
This Bear is posing for the Trophy Picture!!

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06-Aug-22

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Whiskey Bait...
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Whiskey Bait...

From: spike buck
06-Aug-22

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Cobble Bait...
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Cobble Bait...

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06-Aug-22

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06-Aug-22

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Lake Bait...
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Lake Bait...

07-Aug-22
Thanks...will be Interesting compared to last year.

From: spike buck
07-Aug-22

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Bowhunting Ontario Fall Bear's!!
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Bowhunting Ontario Fall Bear's!!

From: spike buck
08-Aug-22

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McKenzie Bait...
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McKenzie Bait...
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Bears and Wolves co mingle at a bait... they just take turns. There are 4 wolves hitting this bait and 2 Bears. These wolves will be easy to get.

From: JL
08-Aug-22
Those look like young wolves??

From: spike buck
08-Aug-22
JL, they are.... I have a picture of the Mother somewhere in the mix of pictures, she's not much bigger. Where there are young, there are old!! We saw this pack on the road about 1/2 km from the bait. Was 4 of them. When hunting wolves not too much time to size them up, identify as wolves, take first ethical opportunity.... SHOOT!! I have about 100 pics of the wolves on the SD Card and quickly downloaded in a swarm of Mosquitoes.

From: spike buck
08-Aug-22

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Here is the cub of the 2015 sow in picture
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Here is the cub of the 2015 sow in picture
Ever since 2015 we have been following this sow. In 2015 she had 3 cubs.... all had a white patch. Last year I got this 2nd pic wondering if it was a sow and then realized it was the same bear as in the 2015 picture. Well, I put a many time repeat client on this bait and mentioned that the bear with the white patch was probably a sow. Mentioning she is a great breeder. He passed her many times. He took a nice Boar with his bait. I was right, she had 4 healthy cubs in January. Even after the drought that the biologist said would be devastating to the bears survival.

We have a cinnamon Bear hitting this bait also. Happens to have a white patch like this sow does. Its a boar. So, if anyone sits on this this, I will go over the pic with him and show him what bear he can take.

From: spike buck
08-Aug-22

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From: JL
08-Aug-22
That bear sitting like a dog is real nice picture.

From: spike buck
09-Aug-22

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Danger Bait... New site for Pine Acres.
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Danger Bait... New site for Pine Acres.

From: spike buck
09-Aug-22

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Whiskey Bait...Also a NEW site for Pine Acres.
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Whiskey Bait...Also a NEW site for Pine Acres.

13-Aug-22
Have a good safe season spike.

From: spike buck
13-Aug-22
Thanks Alexis... starts Monday

From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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Todays meal for the Bears.... popcorn, lots of peanuts for protein, gummies, pop tarts and granola. 3 pails per Barrel.

From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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Gretchen Bait...
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Gretchen Bait...
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From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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Lake bait...
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Lake bait...

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13-Aug-22

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Gully Bait...
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Gully Bait...
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From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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Pipe Line West...
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Pipe Line West...
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Pipeline West Bait...
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Pipeline West Bait...

From: spike buck
13-Aug-22

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Whiskey Bait...
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Whiskey Bait...

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13-Aug-22

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13-Aug-22

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We now have a "NEW", full service RV Park and Campground. Shower house and bathrooms for the campsites. Also have a dump station.

Here are some of cabins... 1 group per cabin. Full kitchens and bath. Cable TV. Two to four bedroom cabins.

Still have spots available for Spring 2023. Semi guided..... $1550.00 plus tax. Call 1-807-221-9793 or 1-807-227-2073or email at [email protected]

From: spike buck
23-Aug-22

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Bowyers got it done yesterday afternoon. LOTS of berries right now. Stomachs stuffed with berries. Will post after photo shoot.

From: spike buck
24-Aug-22
1 Longbow hunter took a nice Bear last night. A 16 year old took a real nice one with compound and a third with 300 Magnum. Tracked 1 Bear till 2:20 AM. Still alive when we found it. 600 meter retrieval. Back to camp at 4:10 AM. Skinned and quartered compound kill on the spot. Was a BLAST!!

From: Screwball
24-Aug-22
Missing that part for sure, that is a rush!

From: spike buck
27-Aug-22

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Late nite early morning retrieve... tracked 600 metres skinned and quartered where we found the bear. Meat and hide safe in cooler.
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Late nite early morning retrieve... tracked 600 metres skinned and quartered where we found the bear. Meat and hide safe in cooler.
9 hunters.... 1 Rifle, 4 trad bows, 4 compounds. Seven Bears harvested!!

*** Update... berries are on strong. Mountain Ash, High Bush Cranberries, Sassparila Berries are now ripe. Bears are heavy on the Berries. Never seen such a heavy Berry crop before. So called global warming is creating great crops for the forest dwelling animals. Expect thriving population of Bears!!

From: spike buck
28-Aug-22

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clearing our way into this bait.... found a trail cam we left a year ago..

From: spike buck
28-Aug-22

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From: spike buck
28-Aug-22

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Only fishing hunters had time for is from shore... hunters did real good on the Walleyes, Small Mouth and Pike.

From: spike buck
28-Aug-22

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This just came into my email.... Mike also shot a Pope and Young contender last week.

From: spike buck
30-Aug-22

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Bears stomach was jammed full of Blueberries... but still came into our popcorn recipe. Got a nice Boar tonight.

*** 5 Hunters this week, ALL seen Bears.

From: spike buck
01-Sep-22

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From: arlone
01-Sep-22
Spike, hoping for a safe and successful season for you, your guys and the hunters. Thanks for sharing stories and pictures and letting me tag along on here!

From: spike buck
01-Sep-22
Thx Greg...

From: spike buck
03-Sep-22

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From: spike buck
04-Sep-22

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Feasting on Mountain Ash Berries...
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Feasting on Mountain Ash Berries...
Bumper Crop of Mountain Ash Berries..... BUT Baits are still hitting hard!!

From: Bearman
04-Sep-22
Spike, how do you pop that much popcorn?

From: spike buck
04-Sep-22
2 commercial poppers....

From: Bearman
04-Sep-22
Ok,OK, thanks. Bout how many lbs of kernels you figger to fill a 55 barrel?

From: spike buck
04-Sep-22

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We bought 30, 50 pound bags of kernels. Popped all of it in March. Was $48.00 for 50 pound bags, CAD. We will use filler bait topped off with popcorn. Bears love the popcorn recipe of ours but need filler bait to fill them up. If baiting pre season, popcorn alone isn't enough to keep a bear at a bait, as popcorn goes right through him.

***When Berries are heavy, our popcorn recipe works wonders on bringing bears in front of the hunter for a shot. Pine Acres makes our own Bear Bombs to throw at our Bait sites to remind bears of the baits. If a Bear is full of Berries and not interested in bait, he will come into our Bear Bombs.

*** 30 bags of kernels gave up 90 X-LARGE garbage bags of popped corn.

From: Bearman
04-Sep-22
Thank you Sir.

From: spike buck
05-Sep-22

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Little guy gets a pass.... Bowhunter Mike ended up with a good sized bear 2 days after this pic was snapped.

From: spike buck
05-Sep-22

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Lake Bait.... Licking the bucket clean.
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Lake Bait.... Licking the bucket clean.

From: Northern boy
05-Sep-22
Hey question about baiting. I’m trying my hand at baiting on my own in Maine and baits are going dead. I see you use a lot of popcorn do you think microwaved flavored/ unflavored will get them interested again?

From: Bearman
05-Sep-22
I'm not gonna speak for spike but baits should not go "dead" unless the bear is dead. Lot of it comes down to bait that is GOOD. Even with abundant natural foods, if you use GOOD bait, they ain't gonna forget.

From: spike buck
05-Sep-22
Northern Boy, I would think micro popcorn would work. Sprinkle something on it. I use jello powder. A good bait can go dead but usually comes back to life after a few checks. Happens to the best baiters out there.

Or as Bearman says, maybe someone down the line killed the bear you were baiting.

*** Try a homemade Bear Bomb to bring in Bears.... even if they are full of Natural foods. Pour about a gallon of used fryer grease into a bucket with a handle and add 4 ounces of liquid smoke mixed in. Pick a grease tree and throw it high and let it drip. Drips for hours. Awesome call bait.

From: spike buck
05-Sep-22

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05-Sep-22

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View on our walk out of the Northern Wilderness this Evening!! The Sky was dancing...

From: spike buck
06-Sep-22

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Jim Morris, Bowhunter got his Boar!!! A good P&Y Contender...
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Jim Morris, Bowhunter got his Boar!!! A good P&Y Contender...
Saxon just rolled into camp with a nice Boar taken with Archery equipment

From: Northern boy
06-Sep-22
Hey question about baiting. I’m trying my hand at baiting on my own in Maine and baits are going dead. I see you use a lot of popcorn do you think microwaved flavored/ unflavored will get them interested again?

From: spike buck
07-Sep-22
Just got a text.... Boar down at Cedar Bait.

From: Northern boy
09-Sep-22
Awesome thanks for the advice I’m gonna give it a try!

From: JL
09-Sep-22
Any bear pics from last night?

From: spike buck
09-Sep-22
I do JL. Phone won't let me post pics. I have to send pic to computer and then send.

From: spike buck
09-Sep-22

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Bowsiter (lurker) Craig Beckman.... September 7th 2022.
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Bowsiter (lurker) Craig Beckman.... September 7th 2022.

From: JL
09-Sep-22
Great pic!! Thanks and congrats to all.

From: spike buck
09-Sep-22
Thanks JL...

From: spike buck
10-Sep-22

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We have this week off with no hunters. Will allow us to prepare for next weekend's beginning of our Wolf / Bear hunt. We switched from sweet baits to all meat for the Bears. Meat is fresh not rotted. The barrels will be feeding both the bears and wolves. We have 2 combo hunters and 2 Wolf only hunters.

The Bait in this picture produced a real nice Boar last week. Now have another shooter in the first picture to take the tagged bears place. We put the gut pile on top of the bait barrel to feed the wolves.

From: JL
10-Sep-22
When and how do the wolves normally come into a meat bait?

From: spike buck
10-Sep-22
They have been coming into the Bear Baits since Spring. They will reach into the barrel and grab the meat and usually eat it in front of the barrel. They have no fear yet as they have been visiting for so long with out any interference from hunters. Hunters on combo baits will be archers.

From: JL
10-Sep-22
Are they morning, evening or anytime visitors?

From: spike buck
10-Sep-22

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This site is on our gated private land. Will be 125 yards from the treestand blind to bait. Hunter will be able to reach out as far as he can shoot as stand overlooks a 400 acre 4 year cut.

I have the wolves coming in all day long. Also, the bears are visiting morning, mid day and evening. The fresh meat we changed to will help bring them (Bears) in sooner as they are trying to pack in as much protein as they can before denning. Bears and wolves are co habitating with no issues. Yesterday we dumped 55 gallon barrels of chicken guts near each site to stank up the sites. Smell carries a half KM or more.

We still have Blueberries and Mountain Ash.

From: Screwball
11-Sep-22

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Hey Chris, after so many years hunting with you I figure I should post this on the Pine Acres thread! Got him Thursday night using Dad's, old 38-40 lever action , low recoil, so I was good. Made Jerry and kids help drag him out. One shot LOL.

From: Screwball
11-Sep-22
Stupid sideways pic makes him look small to! LOL, Fixed it, lol

From: spike buck
12-Sep-22
Congrats Brian.

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18-Sep-22

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18-Sep-22

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Cant see the whole wolf but these pics shows the Wol coming in different times of day.

2 Bowsiters came in yesterday to start hunting Wolves / Bears with Bow. Gully Bait is a15 to 17 yard shot. Cedar bait posted in the thread up above. Cedar bait is a 23 yard shot.

Hunting wolf so close will make it a little tougher to get the animal. They will have to sit in the stand with the bow in the hand ready to go the whole time. Its hard to do. I wish them luck. We also have 2 rifle hunters doing a wolf only hunt.

Antoher issue is we hope the wolves dont keep chasing the bears when they come in to eat. Seen it happen in the past.

From: ca
18-Sep-22
Niiiice

From: spike buck
19-Sep-22

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Here is next year's price list... Semi Guided.

From: t-roy
20-Sep-22
Holy smokes! Your prices went up a whole hundred dollars, Chris!

Definitely one of the best bargains out there, for sure.

From: spike buck
20-Sep-22
Thanks Troy....

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20-Sep-22

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1976 my first Bear
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1976 my first Bear
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Retrieving a bear Sept 2022
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Retrieving a bear Sept 2022
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First Bear at Pine Acres Bear Camp... 1974. My dad Rene on right, hunter Lloyd on Left.
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First Bear at Pine Acres Bear Camp... 1974. My dad Rene on right, hunter Lloyd on Left.
Bowsiters, come and join us for our 49th year of Bear Hunting at "Pine Acres Camp and Outfitters Ltd." AKA... Pine Acres Bear Camp!!

T-Roy, ALL our clients are like good friends... over 80% repeat, can't see raising the price too much on them!!

Sponsor of Bowsite since 2014...

From: Screwball
20-Sep-22
As I vaguely recall, and the memory gets foggier, 1983 a hunt cost $600.00. That's a pretty small increase.

From: spike buck
20-Sep-22
We finally got a wolf just now...

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20-Sep-22

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From: Screwball
20-Sep-22
SWEEET! Congratulations, that is awesome.

From: spike buck
23-Sep-22

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Rogers Alpha Male...
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Rogers Alpha Male...
Rifle Kills

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22

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Just finishing up the major upgrades to Pine Acres.... will be done at end of October. This top pic is of our new signage on HWY #17. Second pic is the sign put up by my dad in 1985 that was just replaced.

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22

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We started building this Outhouse for The Mutrie River Outpost. Ended up being a costly project... over $1000.00. All treated lumber and shingled. Was a real pain to build.

The Outpost is booked for Whitetails starting Oct 29th and for Bear next Spring. Awesome Walleyes fishing too!!

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22
Grouse hunting has been good so far this Fall.

From: Bou’bound
24-Oct-22
Rene would be proud!

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22
Tnx Grant.

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22

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Mutrie Outpost...
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Mutrie Outpost...
We bought this land with half mile river frontage. Was completely cut over. Many were checking it over for purchase but because it was a cut over mess no one wanted the land. We walked into the property. Stood up on a hill. Looked towards the roaring river, as water was high. I said I can envision a cabin standing in this spot. Was May 2004.

Was ATV access only. A 5 KM ride from road. Everything was hauled in with a boat trailer that was jimmied to be a flat bed. Was about 50 loads in by ATV. Was not easy and messy.

Got the cabin built up to the point of putting the rafters on. But had to order the rafters and they took for ever to arrive.

On June 23rd, 2005, before the raters arrived, a straight line wind blew across the region. Cabin, flew about 20 feet. No damage but was in the wrong spot. Eventually we found help and got the cabin back whwere it belonged and finished the frame in 2005. In 2006 we finished the inside. Put electric through out and had it inspected. Even though we were not on the grid. Just wanted to do it.

Electric is run by generator. Wood stove. We bring treated water in from Main Camp for drinking. Still to this day its ATV access only or walk 3 miles. Cabin is nestled in its own Bear Management and gated land for deer hunting.

Again, standing on the hill looking over the river where I wanted a cabin. The trees are now 20 feet high. Have a walk way to the river. Boats for fishing. My vision for the property came to fruition.

Awesome Bear, Deer, Grouse and Walleye fishing.

24-Oct-22
Good job spike looks good.

From: JL
24-Oct-22
Great deal! It's nice to see someone's vision finally come to realization.

FWIW.....for your next one (if there is a next one?), you can make your own rafters onsite and not have to buy them and get them into the cabin site.. I seen it done once the floor is finished and before the walls go up. You make a jig on the floor and set the 2x4's in the jig, cut the ends at an angle to join up flush and nail them together with wood or metal plates. As I recall....you run a chalk line down the center of the floor lengthwise and that's the center for the apex of the roof. Have the 2x4's extend past the floor however far you want your eves to extend past the walls. Once the jig is made, you can make the rafters pretty quick. I think I seen that idea on an Amish video?? I think I'll do that for my next deer blind.

From: spike buck
24-Oct-22
Thats a good idea JL. We are building a woodshed at Mutrie Outpost in Nov if the weather holds out. We have about 4 cords of split pine and birch to get under a roof.

From: JL
24-Oct-22
There's likely a Youtube out there on how to make them pretty easy.

From: spike buck
01-Nov-22

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Pine Acres
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Pine Acres

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01-Nov-22

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Pine Acres.
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Pine Acres.

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02-Nov-22

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Pine Acres

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02-Nov-22

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These pictures are from our Mutrie River Outpost property... Gated and all River Bottom Land.

From: spike buck
02-Nov-22

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Mutrie River Outpost... Pine Acres and "Screwball's" family, from Wisconsin own most of the land in this picture!! What we dont own is land locked by our gate.
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Mutrie River Outpost... Pine Acres and "Screwball's" family, from Wisconsin own most of the land in this picture!! What we dont own is land locked by our gate.
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Pine Acres.... good numbers of Anterless Deer on property.
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Pine Acres.... good numbers of Anterless Deer on property.
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Future Buck.. Pine Acres.
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Future Buck.. Pine Acres.
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Prime Bear, Whitetail and Moose land. River has great Walleye fishing too! Cabin is circled mid left of picture. Picture taken in 2004, 18 years growth since then.

*** Side note... last winter was harder on the Wolf than the Deer.

From: spike buck
02-Nov-22

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September 2022...
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September 2022...
We will be retiring our Fall and Winter "WOLF" Hunts after Winter 2022-23 hunts. Trappers will be taking over the job. Sports Shows in January and February will keep us too busy. As will Spring Bear preparations.

From: spike buck
03-Nov-22

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Pine Acres... Mutrie Cabin Bait.
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Pine Acres... Mutrie Cabin Bait.

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03-Nov-22

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From: Brotsky
03-Nov-22
Good luck on the deer fellas!

From: Bou'bound
03-Nov-22
Sorry to see the wolf hunts go

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16-Nov-22

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16-Nov-22

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18-Nov-22

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Dropping antlers already...
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Dropping antlers already...
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