Sitka Mountain Gear
North mountain 2018
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Craig 08-Apr-18
Craig 08-Apr-18
Craig 08-Apr-18
Craig 10-Apr-18
jmail20 10-Apr-18
Craig 10-Apr-18
Craig 15-Apr-18
Craig 15-Apr-18
Craig 22-Apr-18
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spike buck 22-Apr-18
Craig 23-Apr-18
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Craig 23-Apr-18
spike buck 23-Apr-18
Craig 24-Apr-18
grape 24-Apr-18
Craig 24-Apr-18
SBH 24-Apr-18
Ibow 24-Apr-18
Craig 26-Apr-18
APauls 26-Apr-18
jmail20 26-Apr-18
Craig 26-Apr-18
grape 26-Apr-18
grape 27-Apr-18
Craig 27-Apr-18
Craig 27-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
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grape 28-Apr-18
Ibow 28-Apr-18
jmail20 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
Craig 28-Apr-18
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Craig 29-Apr-18
Craig 29-Apr-18
Craig 29-Apr-18
Craig 29-Apr-18
grape 29-Apr-18
Randy 29-Apr-18
Craig 29-Apr-18
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jmail20 29-Apr-18
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Alexis Desjardins 30-Apr-18
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Craig 01-May-18
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KJC 01-May-18
grape 01-May-18
Craig 01-May-18
jmail20 01-May-18
grape 01-May-18
Randy 02-May-18
Craig 03-May-18
grape 03-May-18
Ibow 03-May-18
Craig 05-May-18
Craig 05-May-18
jmail20 05-May-18
Bou'bound 05-May-18
grape 05-May-18
Charlie Rehor 05-May-18
DConcrete 05-May-18
Craig 07-May-18
grape 07-May-18
Craig 09-May-18
Craig 10-May-18
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Craig 11-May-18
Scoot 11-May-18
grape 11-May-18
jmail20 11-May-18
Craig 13-May-18
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Craig 15-May-18
Craig 17-May-18
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Thornton 17-May-18
Craig 18-May-18
JackPine Acres 18-May-18
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Ibow 19-May-18
jmail20 20-May-18
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From: Craig
08-Apr-18

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Baiting has begun even though there is still a foot of snow and -15 degrees Celsius

From: Craig
08-Apr-18

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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.

From: Craig
08-Apr-18

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8 more baits going out tommorrow hopefully put the snowmobile away and get to take out the ranger

From: Craig
10-Apr-18
Baits are out let’s pray for warmer weather

From: jmail20
10-Apr-18

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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.

From: Craig
10-Apr-18
You got that right joe I’m excited to see what’s hitting the baits this spring

From: Craig
15-Apr-18

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Had some helpers tag along yesterday

From: Craig
15-Apr-18

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From: Craig
22-Apr-18

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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.

From: Craig
22-Apr-18

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22-Apr-18

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22-Apr-18

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22-Apr-18

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From: spike buck
22-Apr-18
Good to see them moving by you!!!

From: Craig
23-Apr-18
Yup but just started about 3 days ago. Should be lots by next week happy hunting.

From: Craig
23-Apr-18

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From: Craig
23-Apr-18

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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.

From: Craig
23-Apr-18

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From: spike buck
23-Apr-18
Congrats on the first bear pics on bowsite of 2018. Have a great season!!!

From: Craig
24-Apr-18

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Thanks Spike buck and you too

From: grape
24-Apr-18
Great pics Craig...keep them coming

From: Craig
24-Apr-18
Thanks grape good luck this spring.

From: SBH
24-Apr-18
Very cool! good to see some yogi's out and about. Good luck this year.

From: Ibow
24-Apr-18
Love these spring threads! Best wishes for a great season Craig!

From: Craig
26-Apr-18
It’s going to be great looking forward to it getting everything ready for the boys this Sunday can’t wait.

From: APauls
26-Apr-18
Good luck Craig!

From: jmail20
26-Apr-18
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!

From: Craig
26-Apr-18
Joe it’s the bear above in the dark he’s big I know more about him this week I hope checking tommorrow

From: grape
26-Apr-18
joe..You've got your work cut out for you after last year..

From: grape
27-Apr-18
Good luck Craig. Be safe and have fun. What a great time of year.

From: Craig
27-Apr-18

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27-Apr-18

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From: Craig
28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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From: grape
28-Apr-18
That one is a monster. I hope you get to weigh it!

From: Ibow
28-Apr-18
Awesome pics. Love this time of year!

From: jmail20
28-Apr-18
Looks like your guys are gonna have some fun this week. Lots of activity and some big ones for sure. Good luck.

From: Craig
28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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28-Apr-18

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From: Craig
29-Apr-18

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29-Apr-18

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29-Apr-18

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29-Apr-18

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From: grape
29-Apr-18
looks like the snow is gone?

From: Randy
29-Apr-18
Hi Craig Do you have any openings for this season?

From: Craig
29-Apr-18
No Randy I have for 2019 give me a call.

From: Craig
29-Apr-18

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Snow is all gone now and nice today tommorrow it cools off.

From: Craig
29-Apr-18

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29-Apr-18

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29-Apr-18

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From: jmail20
29-Apr-18
I'm guessing that big black on the Cuddeback is close to 400

From: Craig
29-Apr-18

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30-Apr-18
Wish you’s the best this week Craig and your crew stay safe.

30-Apr-18
Wish you’s the best this week Craig and your crew stay safe.

From: Craig
01-May-18
Well we had a great first day 3 Alabama brothers are taking home 3 bears a black, chocolate and a blond pics tommorrow morning.

From: Craig
01-May-18

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From: KJC
01-May-18
Nice! Congrats to your hunters!

From: grape
01-May-18
Looks like Ted Nugent arrows..

From: Craig
01-May-18

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Well Alabama brothers did it 3 bears first night all different colours.

From: jmail20
01-May-18
Congratulations, looks like some happy hunters!

From: grape
01-May-18
Congrats boys...those are some huge trees in that picture of the three bears..

From: Randy
02-May-18
Looks like a great start to a good season congrats. Look forward to more pic.

From: Craig
03-May-18

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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.

From: grape
03-May-18
Congrats

From: Ibow
03-May-18
Congrats on a great first week!

From: Craig
05-May-18

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Well Jamie did it made a great shot with her bow on her first ever big game animal.

From: Craig
05-May-18

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Well it was an awesome first week we want to thank all the guys for making it fun.

From: jmail20
05-May-18
Congratulations to you and your hunters on a great first week.

From: Bou'bound
05-May-18
Post the kill pics on the running success thread too

From: grape
05-May-18
That " Campfire" picture looks like some happy folks!

05-May-18
Way to go Jeff!

From: DConcrete
05-May-18
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 again

From: Craig
07-May-18

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Thanks Jeff we had a blast. Our new crew has arrived it’s going to be fun.

From: grape
07-May-18
Hope you have another great week.

From: Craig
09-May-18

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Well the first 2 nights were successful 5 shot unfortunately we had one we couldn’t find. 2 more guys to go.

From: Craig
10-May-18

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From: Craig
10-May-18

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Joe and his nice black

From: Craig
10-May-18

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Charlie and his nice blond

From: Craig
10-May-18

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Matt killed this awesome chocolate bear he was pumped.

From: Craig
11-May-18

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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.

From: Scoot
11-May-18
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.

From: grape
11-May-18
Good job Craig.

From: jmail20
11-May-18
Congratulations on another successful week!

From: Craig
13-May-18

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Well this is our last week for spring hope everyone gets lucky

From: Craig
13-May-18

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13-May-18

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13-May-18

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13-May-18
Good luck on your last week buddy!!

From: Craig
15-May-18

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Well first night went well 3 out of 5 guys seen bears. Hope we can skin some tonight.

From: Craig
17-May-18

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TIm Leddona and Curtis tagged out in there second night of the hunt good job guys.

From: Craig
17-May-18

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17-May-18

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17-May-18

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Boys are out in the rain tonight hope they get lucky this big black showed up this morning on Steve’s bait

From: Thornton
17-May-18

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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.

From: Craig
18-May-18
Poor little guy nice colour on him too.

18-May-18
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. :)

From: Craig
18-May-18
None were that small Jack pine no need to cut people down thanks.

From: Craig
19-May-18

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From: Craig
19-May-18
Steve shot this awesome colour last night we went 5 for 5 this week 3 colours and 2 blacks can’t be more happy.

From: Craig
19-May-18

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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.

From: Ibow
19-May-18
Great job Craig. I really enjoy following your thread this year!

From: jmail20
20-May-18
Congratulations to you and your hunters on a great last week. Good pictures too!

From: grape
20-May-18
Good job Craig....and your whole crew

From: Craig
20-May-18

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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.

From: Craig
20-May-18

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20-May-18

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Here are some big guys that will be bigger next spring

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20-May-18

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20-May-18

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20-May-18

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