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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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!
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!
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
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.