I hunted with Ryan in 2017 and killed a nice bear my second evening. I saw six bears prior to shooting the seventh one. The first bear was on the bait before my guide started his quad to leave the area. Quite a few color phase bears in his area. Stands are set up for 10-15 yard shots from ladder stands. Ryan knows bears and knows the needs of bowhunters. You would be hard-pressed to find a better place to hunt for big bears. I will be returning in late May for my second hunt with Ryan.
Great video Ry. Had a blast hunting elk as friends in that area a few years ago, it was stunningly beautiful. I have never seen so many bears in my life, and coloured bears at that! I think the great atmosphere you have going in camp might have a lot to do with the guy "creating" it, for those that have not met Ryan, he is one of THE most genuine, hard working, caring guys out there, who KNOWS bears. The bowsite community and Stickflingers is an excellent fit
If I never bear hunted again, I would be fine knowing I went with the best I could find. Ryan, thank you for having me up to Bear Camp.
After smacking a bear on the a$$ with my hand one night at “Determination” stand (wanted to see what it would do. What did I find out?...those bears can move FAST!!! Note to self, don’t do that again), I shot this bear the following night on a different stand. Shot distance was 6 yards and a single homemade wooden arrow through the heart allowed me to watch the bear fall over and expire.
Worse part of the whole thing was having to leave. What really surprised me was the total lack of mosquitos.