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Desjardins spring 2018
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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
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Ibow 16-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-May-18
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Alexis Desjardins 17-May-18
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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
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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
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Alexis Desjardins 23-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 24-May-18
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jmail20 24-May-18
Big D 24-May-18
grape 24-May-18
Ibow 24-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 24-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-May-18
Ibow 25-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-May-18
jmail20 26-May-18
jmail20 27-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 27-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 27-May-18
Ibow 27-May-18
Extreme 27-May-18
Big D 27-May-18
jmail20 27-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Ibow 28-May-18
Big D 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Craig 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-May-18
jmail20 29-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-May-18
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Alexis Desjardins 30-May-18
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Brotsky 30-May-18
spike buck 30-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-May-18
Big D 31-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-May-18
Zebrakiller 31-May-18
jmail20 31-May-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 01-Jun-18
T Mac 02-Jun-18
Ibow 02-Jun-18
Big D 02-Jun-18
MPN 02-Jun-18
Extreme 02-Jun-18
yeager 03-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 03-Jun-18
grape 13-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 13-Jun-18
jmail20 13-Jun-18
Ibow 13-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-Jun-18
rattling_junkie 14-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 14-Jun-18
Scoot 14-Jun-18
Brotsky 14-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 15-Jun-18
Alexis Desjardins 15-Jun-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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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo

23-May-18
Two dead bear in Manitoba both beautiful coats.

24-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo
This is Gordy’s bear nice black his first bear kill he made no mistake good job.

24-May-18

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This is Dan with his brute 360 lbs he gave him a three blade good job guys his first bear kill also. U guys coming next week Dan set the bar pretty high but I think it’s very possible we will get one or two more next week the Lord willing.

From: jmail20
24-May-18
Congratulations guys. Great bears with an awesome outfitter!

From: Big D
24-May-18
Way to shoot guys !! Congratulations on two very nice bear's !! Keep the pictures coming Alexis great job

From: grape
24-May-18
Good job Boys! You too Guide!

From: Ibow
24-May-18
You all did well - congrats!

24-May-18
Thanks guys it’s raining today good for the farmers much needed.

25-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo
Getting things fed up for the next crew

25-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo
Couple yearlings

From: Ibow
25-May-18
Looks like work but lots of fun to!

25-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo

25-May-18

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From: jmail20
26-May-18
This is a gun hunt but some good bears on video so thought you guys would enjoy it.

From: jmail20
27-May-18
Not sure what I did wrong when I first posted the video above but my apologies to anyone that tried to post.

27-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo
Thanks Joe first time I get to watch it, the next crew will be in today from different states looks like a wet week coming hope it turns out.

27-May-18

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The sun is shinning this morning suppose to be sunny till Tuesday praying.

From: Ibow
27-May-18
Great video Joe... thanks for posting it.

From: Extreme
27-May-18
Great Video Joe!!

From: Big D
27-May-18
Great video Joe and definitely some awesome bear's !! Also a dandy chocolate you got this year !! It was a good time and pleasure to be up there with you at Alexis's this year ! Definitely the place to go for bear's it's a first class operation for sure nothing lacking

From: jmail20
27-May-18
Thanks guys, glad you liked the video. Don, pleasure being there with you as well. Dave, congratulations on your bear.

28-May-18

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She’s a beautiful morning in Manitoba some of the boys were up early I heard them at 5:00 there anxious to get at the bear hunting.

From: Ibow
28-May-18

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THIS is why we love Desjardins. So much fun!

From: Big D
28-May-18
Yeah very nice picture Chuck looks like you were pretty close to it ! If you don't like it at Desjardins your not going to like it anywhere !!

28-May-18

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There’s my old friend Greg Miller from Wisconsin he loves hunting bear. Everyone is in there stands hope for a good safe night.

28-May-18

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There’s a few of the guys that went baiting this morning, Michigan and Wisconsin boys.

From: Craig
28-May-18
Good luck this week uncle hope some big guys show up.

28-May-18
Two blacks so far 150-175 one pretty nice coat one scruffier

28-May-18

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Thanks Craig should be good if the rain stays away. Number three.

28-May-18
Good luck Alexis. We sure enjoyed hunting with your nephew!

28-May-18
Happy for u guys Frank.

28-May-18
I knew you would be, thanks. Class acts, all of you!

29-May-18

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Elliot killed a nice black tonight really good coat, still looking for 5 see what tommorow brings.

From: jmail20
29-May-18
Congratulations, nice bear!

29-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo

29-May-18
It’s raining ?? n Manitoba we r wondering when to go to the stands it’s not going to be a good night weather wise we will find out.

30-May-18
Well it was raining hard all night only four guys went out, the all seen at least one bear I was surprised usually not that good in the rain. We got to skin one brute 417 lbs black a first time bearhunter doesn’t get any better Congrats Joe Vanharen on your bow kill. They took some pics hope to put one on tommmorow. Good night all.

30-May-18
Probably none of us are surprised that Alexis Desjardins put his hunters in a position where they had the opportunity to be successful in less than ideal conditions. Actually, most of us have come to expect just that from you-results no matter what!

Continued success Alexis!

30-May-18

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Thanks Frank for the kind words, we do ours best for success for our guys sometimes things we cant control like steady rain I leave it in Gods hands. Its still raining by the Riding Mountains Manitoba looks like that's what were getting for the rest of the week eyssssssh got to love it.

From: Brotsky
30-May-18
Nice bears and a great season so far Alexis! Can't wait to see what the final couple weeks holds in store for you guys. Best of luck!

From: spike buck
30-May-18
We were to get the same rain systems but they always miss us....We need rain bad. Was 29C yesterday. Good luck guys!!!

30-May-18

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Here is the 417 lb bear on a scale great pic of Joe but the bear was wet the pic don’t show the real size of him. Biggest this year so far 4 more guys out tonight sunny in manitoba

31-May-18
Going to look for a bear tommorow morning, hope we get to skin him.

31-May-18
We skinned another dandy this morning 351 lbs on scale ,Case took him out with his. Bow.

From: Big D
31-May-18
Way to go to the hunters and the guide !! Congratulations on some nice bear's keep it going

31-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo

31-May-18
Can’t load pics and photo today poor reception, three guys out tonight there running out of time I think we will be skinning theLord willing.

31-May-18

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Alexis Desjardins's embedded Photo

From: Zebrakiller
31-May-18
Great job everyone

From: jmail20
31-May-18
Wow, that's a big head on that bear! Great picture of a very happy hunter. Congratulations!

01-Jun-18
Everyone seen bears last night going to look for one this morning the guys made an effort to find him last night we r going to look again this morning, looks like rain all day today.

01-Jun-18
No bear, it’s raining of and on some of the guys r headed home one guy without a bear he is going to try again in the fall for a decent one. Just Greg Miller left don’t know if he is going in the rain today it’s the last day for our spring season.

01-Jun-18
Well she’s all over our spring hunt, Greg passed on the bears he will be back in the fall. We want to thank everyone who posted and followed along pray that God protects u and family this year and we thank him for protecting us and our hunters this spring. God bless u all.

02-Jun-18
Thanks for the ride Alexis. Congrats to all of you!

From: T Mac
02-Jun-18
Always appreciate your updates congrats on another safe and successful Spring!

From: Ibow
02-Jun-18
Congrats & thanks for a great year. Hope you & April can get some rest!

From: Big D
02-Jun-18
Great thread Alexis and congrats on another great year ! Until we meet again God richly bless you and April and the entire Desjardins family and keep you safe in his arms

From: MPN
02-Jun-18
Nice year Alexis and crew. Enjoyed the thread... Thanks.

From: Extreme
02-Jun-18
Nice Bears Alexis, Congrats to all the hunters!!

02-Jun-18
Congrats on a Great season Uncle!

From: yeager
03-Jun-18
Alexis, congratulations on another great season!!!

03-Jun-18
Thanks guys, it was good to meet new people and the ones that were here before good times.

From: grape
13-Jun-18
Just got back from two weeks of Hunting Bears in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It truly is my favorite two weeks of the year.

The first week was spent with the Desjardins in Manitoba. Case and Andy it was a pleasure to meet you. Scott and Chuck it was good to spend time with you again. Joe, I am so happy for your trophy. You deserve it. Elliot and Bill, what can I say. I love you both. Thank you so much Lexi and April. My words can not express our friendship. I was lucky to find you.

I didn't shoot this Spring in Manitoba. I had my chances. There are "two shooter" bears that I passed on. That's Joe's fault. You set the bar too high.......I'll be back this Fall.

Desjardins is a Bear hunter's paradise. It doesn't get any better. Thank you.

I did kill a beautiful Cinnamon in Saskatchewan just to prove that I'm not just a "Bear Watcher".

13-Jun-18
Thanks Greg it’s always a pleasure having u in Camp and the rest of the guys were great also. Although this spring was a little slower than most years it’s was cold right to the end of April then it warmed up into the 30 celcius in May very odd year. The vegetation we get in June came in May this year the bears didn’t come out of the hills. But the guys still seen plenty of bear just weren’t fussy for the bait. Thanks all that came out this spring we will be at it the end of August for a weeks hunt, Just picked up 25 -45 gallon barrels of the good stuff they will be in trouble. Have a great summer all, God Bless.

From: jmail20
13-Jun-18
Congratulations on your cinnamon Greg. Gotta love those Canadian colored bears! Still laughing about setting the bar to high. Who are you trying to kid. You and I are the same. Don't want the hunt to end and just getting picky after all these years. Lol!

From: Ibow
13-Jun-18
The best thing about not shooting a bear in the spring is being able to go back in the fall to see Alexis, April & you Greg. Congrats on your SK bear Greg. It was a BEAUTY!

Just talked to Andy tonight. He is totally fired up for fall.

Thanks for everything this spring Alexis. It was so much fun. I think Andy came under Greg’s influence as a “bear watcher”. 8~) I told him less watching & more shooting this fall! 8~)

Can’t wait for fall. Such a great time to be in Manitoba at Desjardins!

14-Jun-18
U guys r more than welcome Chuck see u soon on another adventure. Thanks. God bless.

14-Jun-18
It seems that most hunters, guides and outfitters experienced the same trend in Manitoba this spring. Maybe this means a great fall season?

14-Jun-18
Ya u never know hoping for a good fall.

From: Scoot
14-Jun-18
Alexis, I love this thread every year and look forward to it each spring. If I can swing a spring bear hunt sometime we'd (Ryan and me) love to come up and visit you. I'm hoping to do a spring trip with Hunt sometime, but after that, you are on our radar! Everything I hear about your operation is top notch and you guys have some great success up there. Really impressive!

From: Brotsky
14-Jun-18
Great season Alexis! Congrats to you and your hunters. Looking forward to seeing what fall brings as well!

15-Jun-18
U guys r welcome here anytime for a hunt or coffee the door is always open. It’s a beautiful morning I think all the paper work is done on our old place for the new buyers have to get the rest of our stuff out today. Thanks guys, have a great day

15-Jun-18
I have always appreciated the honesty and transparency of your documenting your entire season as it unfolds.

Our group had an outstanding time at SLO this year and that is why all of us are going back! No surprise you are related.

Alexis, my intent was to hunt with you but I did not want to wait two years. That is a nice testimony to what your guests think about your operation! I believe everything works out for a reason, and it was meant to be that we hooked up with your nephew.

Thanks for being a great outfitter sir!

15-Jun-18
Thanks Frank, were just people like everyone else just trying to do the best we can.

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