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North mountain 2018
Baiting has begun even though there is still a foot of snow and -15 degrees Celsius
Had a camera left out from last spring got a nice surprise. Steve from Iowa thought he shot the big cinnamon that was on my cam. He did shoot a 375lb cinnamon but turns out there was 2 of them on the same bait. I got pics of this guy after Steve shot his excited to see if he comes back.
8 more baits going out tommorrow hopefully put the snowmobile away and get to take out the ranger
Baits are out let’s pray for warmer weather
Bears can only sleep for so long. Sun is getting high in the sky so cold or not they'll be moving soon, Have hunted when its warm & sunny and when there has been a foot of snow on the ground and have always seen bears. Warmer is definitely better but no matter what, put the bait out and they will come.
You got that right joe I’m excited to see what’s hitting the baits this spring
Had some helpers tag along yesterday
Well boys spring is here and bears are finally starting to move checked baits today and had some pics. Should be a great first week. Heading out again in am to check the rest.
Good to see them moving by you!!!
Yup but just started about 3 days ago. Should be lots by next week happy hunting.
This bear above is a giant I even got a pic of his paw in the snow from that morning wow I hope to get some good pics of him darn racoon turned my cam.
Congrats on the first bear pics on bowsite of 2018. Have a great season!!!
Thanks Spike buck and you too
Great pics Craig...keep them coming
Thanks grape good luck this spring.
Very cool! good to see some yogi's out and about. Good luck this year.
Love these spring threads! Best wishes for a great season Craig!
It’s going to be great looking forward to it getting everything ready for the boys this Sunday can’t wait.
I hope one of your guys gets the one that left his print in the snow. He's gotta be a monster with a front pad that big. I'd shoot him for sure!
Joe it’s the bear above in the dark he’s big I know more about him this week I hope checking tommorrow
joe..You've got your work cut out for you after last year..
Good luck Craig. Be safe and have fun. What a great time of year.
That one is a monster. I hope you get to weigh it!
Awesome pics. Love this time of year!
Looks like your guys are gonna have some fun this week. Lots of activity and some big ones for sure. Good luck.
looks like the snow is gone?
Hi Craig Do you have any openings for this season?
No Randy I have for 2019 give me a call.
Snow is all gone now and nice today tommorrow it cools off.
I'm guessing that big black on the Cuddeback is close to 400
Wish you’s the best this week Craig and your crew stay safe.
Wish you’s the best this week Craig and your crew stay safe.
Well we had a great first day 3 Alabama brothers are taking home 3 bears a black, chocolate and a blond pics tommorrow morning.
Nice! Congrats to your hunters!
Looks like Ted Nugent arrows..
Well Alabama brothers did it 3 bears first night all different colours.
Congratulations, looks like some happy hunters!
Congrats boys...those are some huge trees in that picture of the three bears..
Looks like a great start to a good season congrats. Look forward to more pic.
Jeff did it on the second night of the hunt made a great shot on this awesome black 2 to go let’s pray the bears cooperate.
Congrats on a great first week!
Well Jamie did it made a great shot with her bow on her first ever big game animal.
Well it was an awesome first week we want to thank all the guys for making it fun.
Congratulations to you and your hunters on a great first week.
Post the kill pics on the running success thread too
That " Campfire" picture looks like some happy folks!
Craig, Your operation is first class.
Many thanks to your wife and to you for the tremendous hospitality.
I look forward to future adventures with you.
My wife was able to get her first ever big game animal.
It was a trio of a lifetime for us. We don’t get too much time together for just the 2 of us. She took up bowhunting to be able to see me more and to spend that time with me and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Thanks Jeff we had a blast. Our new crew has arrived it’s going to be fun.
Hope you have another great week.
Well the first 2 nights were successful 5 shot unfortunately we had one we couldn’t find. 2 more guys to go.
Charlie and his nice blond
Matt killed this awesome chocolate bear he was pumped.
Alright all the guys are done for this week just need to fill baits check cams and welcome our next group on Sunday. My guide Rick got his machine broke in this past week lol it was fun.
Congrats to all the hunters and guides alike!
Jeff and Jamie- WTG! Very cool! I wish I could get my bride to do something similar to what Jamie did, but not everyone is as lucky as you, Jeff! :) Congrats to you both.
Congratulations on another successful week!
Well this is our last week for spring hope everyone gets lucky
Good luck on your last week buddy!!
Well first night went well 3 out of 5 guys seen bears. Hope we can skin some tonight.
TIm Leddona and Curtis tagged out in there second night of the hunt good job guys.
Boys are out in the rain tonight hope they get lucky this big black showed up this morning on Steve’s bait
We had a bear in Kansas a few days ago Craig, until he got ran over. I'm sure his momma is still running around the flatlands somewhere.
Poor little guy nice colour on him too.
Could've fallen out of the back of a hunter's truck on their way home from Craig's. Size looks about right for some of those early harvests. :)
None were that small Jack pine no need to cut people down thanks.
Steve shot this awesome colour last night we went 5 for 5 this week 3 colours and 2 blacks can’t be more happy.
Cody was a first time bear hunter he wasn’t experienced on judging bear size and passed a 285 to 300lb bear the first night showed us video we were amazed lol. He beat himself up all week but ended up getting this nice black. Bears were rubbed early so finding a good hide was tough but everyone including us had a blast.
Great job Craig. I really enjoy following your thread this year!
Congratulations to you and your hunters on a great last week. Good pictures too!
Good job Craig....and your whole crew
This big guy made it another year he’s been on my cam 3 years now let’s hope he shows back up next year and gives the guys some hope. His head is big hope one day I get to take some pics of him. Cheers to everyone have a great summer.
Here are some big guys that will be bigger next spring