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Desjardinns Fall 2018
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Alexis Desjardins 14-Aug-18
Ibow 15-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 15-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 15-Aug-18
Big D 15-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 16-Aug-18
Ibow 16-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 17-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 17-Aug-18
Plum lake 17-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 17-Aug-18
Ibow 18-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 18-Aug-18
Ibow 18-Aug-18
Craig 19-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 19-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 19-Aug-18
grape 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Big D 20-Aug-18
Big D 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 20-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
grape 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Ibow 21-Aug-18
jmail20 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 21-Aug-18
Ibow 21-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Aug-18
spike buck 22-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 22-Aug-18
Ibow 23-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Big D 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 25-Aug-18
Big D 26-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 26-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 26-Aug-18
Chris S 27-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 27-Aug-18
Plum lake 27-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 27-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-Aug-18
rattles33 28-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 28-Aug-18
jmail20 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Aug-18
JL 29-Aug-18
Big D 29-Aug-18
T Mac 29-Aug-18
TREESTANDWOLF 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 29-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-Aug-18
jmail20 30-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 30-Aug-18
Ibow 30-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-Aug-18
Ibow 31-Aug-18
Brotsky 31-Aug-18
Big D 31-Aug-18
Alexis Desjardins 31-Aug-18
Craig 01-Sep-18
grape 01-Sep-18
Ibow 03-Sep-18
Alexis Desjardins 03-Sep-18
14-Aug-18

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Fall is approaching fast bear season starts the 27th 4 guys hunting that week. We have had a dirty hot summer with very little rain I am not sure how that’s going to play out with bear movement at months end. Got the first round of bait out there was sign of bear at a few baits, run across a pack of wolves there was at least five today all greys. Been a busy summer it will be like a holiday when we start hunting bear.

15-Aug-18
Good luck Alexis.

From: Ibow
15-Aug-18
Hot and dry all summer here as well. Looking forward to a trip to Desjardins this fall!

15-Aug-18

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31 today again crazy year the bears will be hanging where there’s water this creek usually has all kinds of water it’s bone dry.

15-Aug-18

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The hill bait back it’s a good fall bait and spring.

From: Big D
15-Aug-18
Same weather we've had in northern Michigan! Wish I was coming back to try and fill my tag but hopefully the bears will be at the baits and your 4 hunters will get what their looking for ! Post some pictures Alexis and God Bless !

16-Aug-18

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Yes Dan the colors didn’t cooperate for u this spring we will see what shows up this month. Chuck we will see u soon.

16-Aug-18

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First Bear pic of the camp bait got a ting of color in him.

From: Ibow
16-Aug-18
Love those fall pics with the greenery. Nice bear as well!

17-Aug-18

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Looking out my picture window just now ,watching a good size black bear making his way along the field to the bait, was thinking what a blessing God has given us here.

17-Aug-18

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There he is

From: Plum lake
17-Aug-18
Good luck this fall

17-Aug-18

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This ones no carrying much weight yet.

From: Ibow
18-Aug-18
They sure look different in the fall!

18-Aug-18
Plum Lake u doing fall hunts? Right now Chuck they r close to water it’s hotttttt craziness they will change next month they will be fattening for the winter.

From: Ibow
18-Aug-18
Yup. Humidity & heat just don’t want to cut loose but we just can’t seem to get a good rain or thundershower here in West MI. Looking forward to seeing you guys again next week! Andy is pretty pumped up as well. 8~)

From: Craig
19-Aug-18
Good luck uncle I’ll be home if you need a hand skinning or just to take pics of a big brute.

19-Aug-18

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I told April today as we were driving by Ochre River one of the guys is going to kill one same size as the statue they got there , she said I don't think so that one would be 1,000 lbs live. so if we get one like that I will get u over to load Craig. This one will have to grow a few years to get that big, nice color it might be the same one as on top. Going to do the baits a couple times this week should have a few pics.

19-Aug-18

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Had a couple that can’t make it next spring they have fallen on hard times when I get them sold I will send them there deposit back, I don’t usually send deposits back but sometimes stuff happens that’s out of our control, been there. The last week may 27 2019 if someone’s interested we will try put a smile on your face like this young fellow this spring.

From: grape
20-Aug-18
Is that picture of a camera or range finder? Am I the only one that does not see “ a young fellow this spring”???

20-Aug-18

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Mine is showing the pic I put on Ibow says his was the bag last night and the bear today don’t know what’s up. Running baits tonight.

From: Big D
20-Aug-18
I'm seeing a very Happy and Smiling Case from Michigan with an awesome spring black bear !!

From: Big D
20-Aug-18
I'm seeing a very Happy and Smiling Case from Michigan with an awesome spring black bear !!

20-Aug-18

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Some people got the right pic that's good, there is quite a few visiting this bait.

20-Aug-18

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Have to set date good old bushnell, this one is in good shape

20-Aug-18

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Theres all kinds at this bait

20-Aug-18

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there changing colors

20-Aug-18

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Young sow with one cub

21-Aug-18

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Theres a good number of blacks coming too all sizes.

21-Aug-18

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Another color

From: grape
21-Aug-18
Upper Mikers!!

21-Aug-18
Yes it Is.

From: Ibow
21-Aug-18
Lots of colors again!

From: jmail20
21-Aug-18
Looks like your getting some pretty good activity. Hope the nuts stay in the trees for another couple weeks. Good luck!

21-Aug-18

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The nuts r falling already I think I have something this year that will keep them coming back hoping anyway. they r coming good right now not after the grain much again this fall I think the boys will do ok.

21-Aug-18

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21-Aug-18

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Theres a pile at this bait right now and its not bear poo.

21-Aug-18

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21-Aug-18

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21-Aug-18

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21-Aug-18

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From: Ibow
21-Aug-18
Spring hunting at Desjardins couldn’t be better but I love fall hunting in MB. Can’t wait to get up there. Just a few more days!

22-Aug-18
When guys leaving home Chuck?

22-Aug-18

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One tag left for next spring if anyone else interested, this one has a full belly.

From: spike buck
22-Aug-18
Enjoy your bear hunt Greg and Chuck!!! Looking forward to your posts. Wish Alex and all a safe Fall season!!

22-Aug-18
Thanks Chris, good job on the bears so far.

From: Ibow
23-Aug-18
Thanks Chris... we are looking forward to it! Good luck to you & your guys as well as your season continues. You’ve had a whale of a year!

25-Aug-18

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Had a big bear baiting with me this morning my good friend Greg Miller, bowsite handle grape, was nice having someone along for a change we did 5 baits 4 to go nap time first the baits look promising with very healthy color population right now.

From: Big D
25-Aug-18
Glad Greg made it there safely !! Good luck to him and the other 3 hunters as well wish I was able to be there too !! Any more pictures to post from today Alexis? Be safe and God Bless !!!

25-Aug-18

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Thanks Don, heres a few from the last few days

25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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Little v

25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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We had a great day me and Greg doing something we Love chasing bear.

25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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25-Aug-18

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We will see Monday whats in store for the boys I think it will be a good one.

From: Big D
26-Aug-18
Thanks for posting all the awesome pictures Alexis looks like it ought to be a fun and great week !! Have a wonderful Lord's Day and God Bless

26-Aug-18
God bless u guys too Don the fun starts tommorow

26-Aug-18

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A couple guys made it two more r getting close, Chuck and Andy r going to sit on the bait at Camp for pass time.

From: Chris S
27-Aug-18
Can’t wait to see pics

27-Aug-18

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We r relaxing after lunch baits r looking good, bear steak tommorow. No more tags left for 2019.

From: Plum lake
27-Aug-18
Good Luck with this fall bear hunt. It's always a good feeling to be booked prior to the upcoming spring season

27-Aug-18

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Thanks plum Lake yep it takes some pressure off, Just sat up at the Camp bait tonight for an hour waiting for time to pic the guys up had a nice black come in degenerated a shooter for most guys.

28-Aug-18

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No bear to skin last night everyone seen bear waiting for the right one, they r getting nice and shiny the bears.

28-Aug-18

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28-Aug-18

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Big white patch on him.

28-Aug-18

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The bears r roaming looking for food to fatten for winter seen 3 different ones last night not on the bait

From: rattles33
28-Aug-18
Thanks for pics Alexis. Looking forward to MB in a couple of weeks. I'm hunting with your nephew Evan at Sleeve. Hunted with your other nephew Craig a few years ago. -Jim

28-Aug-18

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Good luck rattles33 I am sure u will do ok. First bear for Andy not a giant but sure pretty.

From: jmail20
29-Aug-18
Beautiful color. Congratulations Andy!

29-Aug-18

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We r going to look for this bear this morning hope its a good ending.

29-Aug-18

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Wrong bear I am thinking this one or his brother, bears the same size same color hard to identify. Grape says its a good bear

29-Aug-18
having a hard time separating the pics this morning wrong bait and bears lol we will get a live one in a few hours.

29-Aug-18

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Another Dandy didn’t make it in manitoba, the crew did some tracking Ibow was the finder. This is grapes bear a beauty

From: JL
29-Aug-18
That's a plumper.

From: Big D
29-Aug-18
Both of them are awesome chocolate bear's !! Congratulations to both Andy and Greg great job !! And also to Alexis for the great outfitter that he is !!

From: T Mac
29-Aug-18
Great bear!

29-Aug-18
Congrats Alexis on your fall season.

29-Aug-18

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Thanks guys theres two happy hunters in camp we need to put a big smile on two more, we haven't got to this bait yet theres two about this size nice bears.

30-Aug-18

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The only pic I got from this sow she sure is a light color. Going to look for a chocolate in the morning I am pretty sure he is done.

30-Aug-18

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Just got another nice dark chocolate in the freezer congrats to the three hunters so far this week, one more to go praying for a happy ending.

30-Aug-18

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Mark and his Son Jesse from PA

From: jmail20
30-Aug-18
Wow, 3 Chocolates in a row. That's awesome. Congratulations guys!

30-Aug-18

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Got Jesse up in the stand waiting for a call, after tracking and skinning this morning didn't have time to do baits till after I dropped him off and found these that have been on this bait since yesterday esssssh big black and chocolate.

30-Aug-18

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Dark chocolate

From: Ibow
30-Aug-18
Jesse will end up with a nice bear! I’d bet Greg a nickel on it! Thanks Alexis for everything this week including running Andy up to Dauphin. Above & beyond. Andy is just thrilled with his bear!

31-Aug-18

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Thanks Chuck, Jesse got a good one 347 lbs 4 happy hunters and we had fun with good fellowship that’s what it’s about. All really nice bears.

31-Aug-18

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He was sure long

31-Aug-18

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31-Aug-18
Congratulations to all of you!

From: Ibow
31-Aug-18
Congrats to Jesse - nice bear! Congrats to you as well Alexis - what a terrific week your hunters had!

From: Brotsky
31-Aug-18
Well done gentlemen! That's a great fall season Alexis. Congrats to you as well!

From: Big D
31-Aug-18
Way to go guys ! That's the way to do it !! All very nice bear's and congrats to you too Alexis for having the bears coming in for them that's just a testimony of how good of a bear guide Alexis is !!

31-Aug-18
Thanks guys for the kind words, I want to thank all the bowsiters that have come hunt our camp and the newcomers booked for next spring without u guys this wouldn’t happen we appreciate you’s supporting us. We want to thank the nonbowsiters also. And thanks everyone that posted and followed us. God bless

From: Craig
01-Sep-18
Great job uncle looks like you guys had fun.

From: grape
01-Sep-18
Thanks Lexi and April ...I’ve said it many times before. I will say it again. Any bear hunter out there that loves to see bears, hunt bears, and eat meals fit for a King; you need to put Desjardins on your bucket list. Openings may be hard to come by. Put your name on a waiting list. You will never regret it.

Thanks again for a great week!!!

From: Ibow
03-Sep-18

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Ditto what Grape said. I’ve been fortunate enough to be all over Ontario, Manitoba & Alberta. I’ve never enjoyed being on ANY hunt as much as I have being at Desjardins. EVERYTHING is terrific. The hunting, the accommodations, the meals but especially the time spent with April, Alexis & the rest of the crew (like Grape) we’ve become so accustomed to. There’s no place like Manitoba, the Riding Mountains & no place like Desjardins.

03-Sep-18
Thanks guys, thanks for coming out we had some good fellowship.

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