Gunson Guiding & Outfitting
Spring 2019....Pine Acres.
Bears
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From: spike buck
26-Apr-19

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Joe Tanner...Scouting new bait sites
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Joe Tanner...Scouting new bait sites
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Cobble Lake Area
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Cobble Lake Area
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From: spike buck
26-Apr-19

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From: Screwball
26-Apr-19
About Time! I have been waiting! Good luck and be safe.

From: spike buck
26-Apr-19

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Wabigoon River
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Wabigoon River

From: spike buck
26-Apr-19

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Kimber #2 bait.
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Kimber #2 bait.
Trying to figure out the problem of posting. Router problem

26-Apr-19
Good luck out there....I fished the Wabigoon back in 2005, good fishing for sure.

From: spike buck
26-Apr-19
Thanks David, stay safe while bear guiding and hope you have a great season!!

From: grape
26-Apr-19
Good luck Chris..

From: spike buck
26-Apr-19

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Cabin #2...
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Cabin #2...
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Joe said he could do the renovations...well, great job Joe Tanner!!! Few more things to do and all done.

First hunters arrive mid May, 3 hunters to start!!

26-Apr-19
Have fun and stay safe Chris

From: spike buck
27-Apr-19

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Setting up and building a new Bow Stand.
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Setting up and building a new Bow Stand.
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2by4 steps...2by6 platform braces... 2-2by6 seat with braces.
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2by4 steps...2by6 platform braces... 2-2by6 seat with braces.
We will be using this stand this Spring. Used green treated lumber to blend into the forest. Lots of room in the stand for getting an arrow off. Baited the site same day as we built the stand. It will be an 18YRD bow shot. Site is ATV access only.

Bait will be called Edison Lake Bait.

From: spike buck
27-Apr-19

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One of our 2 BMA'S west of camp towards Kenora.
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One of our 2 BMA'S west of camp towards Kenora.

From: carcus
28-Apr-19
I like the looks of that barrel, I'm sick of looking at ugly blue drums!

28-Apr-19
I’m tired of looking at them too would like to find something different to use.

From: spike buck
28-Apr-19
Lucky Seven Bear Baits sends bait in those barrels. Got a bunch of them.

From: Ibow
29-Apr-19
I always look forward to your Spring thread Chris. Great pics! Do you take them with an iPhone or with a regular camera?

From: spike buck
29-Apr-19
Thanks Greg, Alex and Ibow… Pic are taken by camera. I only have a flip phone

From: t-roy
29-Apr-19
Don’t kill ALL the big ones this year, Chris! We’ll be up there in June of 2020!

Good luck to all of your hunters!

From: spike buck
29-Apr-19
We have 9 HUGE bear management area. Much of it sits unhunted. Your going to have a great hunt in 2020 Troy. I figured out just a couple of days ago that it was you, "t-roy", that booked back in January. Thanks Troy for picking us for your Bear Hunt!!

From: Dink
30-Apr-19
Leaving in about 10 days to hunt there.

From: NoDaker
30-Apr-19
Chris, I've been looking forward to seeing your posts this spring. Gets a guy pumped for our hunt next year. Glad to see Joe is still at it, he's a good guy. I also like the stand you built, it looks like the one I sat in last spring. I think the home made ones have a little more room, can make the longer sit a little easier with the added comfort (IMO). Good luck!

From: spike buck
30-Apr-19

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Bear food!!
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Bear food!!
Made 3 trips to Lucky Seven in Cambridge MN lately. Also a semi truck load being delivered to Dryden at 1:00 today. Tons of bait to keep the barrels full.

***Besides all that we get from Lucky Seven, we go through about 5 tons of dairy ration in a Spring season!!

Patrick, Joe is a great asset to Pine Acres. One day, he said he wants to take over the camp and continue the bear hunt. He might have to wait awhile!!LOL. The cabin in the pic in this thread is the one you stayed in last year.

Steve, we have many baits out right now. Snows been gone except in the bottoms. Looking forward to your arrival.

From: spike buck
30-Apr-19

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Joe wants a Bear Hound to track wounded bears. Pic is one of many Bear Hounds Sammy Mcnabb uses to run bears in the Smokies...Erwin TN.
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Joe wants a Bear Hound to track wounded bears. Pic is one of many Bear Hounds Sammy Mcnabb uses to run bears in the Smokies...Erwin TN.
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Bald Mountain in the Appalacians NC, where we will be hunting in Oct 2019, near Tn Border..pic taken in NC towards Tn.
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Bald Mountain in the Appalacians NC, where we will be hunting in Oct 2019, near Tn Border..pic taken in NC towards Tn.
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Bald Mountain in the distance!! Looking from TN.
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Bald Mountain in the distance!! Looking from TN.
Joe Wants to get a Bear hound for tracking wounded bears for 2020!!

Joe and I have a Bear hunt Planned in Belog, Western North Carolina for mid October with a bunch of bear hunting buddies. Gonna run them with hounds.

From: Screwball
30-Apr-19
Oh I don't know about the wait Joe, Chris is pretty old. When I first started coming up there we called him Dad, he is much older than I am! Couple years and your in. By the way cabin 2 looks great stayed there in 83 with my Dad and brother.

From: spike buck
30-Apr-19
Brian,he said if I don't move over there's going to be a "Hostile Takeover"...

From: OntarioJoe
01-May-19
Come on now Brian your only old when you admit it. I was just camping with my dad out in our woods in December and he’s 70! Although I did mention that takeover.

From: HoytHntr4
01-May-19
Good luck to your hunters this spring! Looking forward to your trail cam pictures! I need to figure out a time to get back up there to get a bear. How far are you booked out now Chris? Into 2020 I'm guessing?

From: spike buck
01-May-19
Sent you a message Brandon!! Chris.

From: spike buck
01-May-19
OMNRF has just decided to propose a change to the distance a bait can be off the roadway. Was 200 metres now proposed 30 metres!! Welcome news.

From: skull
01-May-19
Hello Chris Did the MNR wake up in the morning and make decisions ?

From: spike buck
01-May-19
They are proposing...got the info this afternoon. Have a great season Skull. There's an Enviromental Bill of Right or EBR notice, where you can post your comment Skull. Address is ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0022. Have until June 17th to post your concerns.

From: skull
01-May-19
Sorry Chris the link didn’t work for me

From: spike buck
01-May-19
ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0022 worked for me Pasquale.

From: Hunt98
02-May-19
Spike, What is ‘dairy ration’ that you use for bait?

02-May-19
Good luck to you and all your hunters this year Chris. Can’t wait to make it back up there.

From: spike buck
02-May-19
Its rolled oats and corn steamed and rolled with molasses. Just like sweet feed used for horses. Also use this on our deer sites.

WE take the ration and mix in Donut filling.... then add trail mix and all kinds of other candies. All mixed by hand. Cement mixer gets all gummed up. Very hands on mixing!!

***We have cameras out but will not be checking them for about a week. Will rebait but leave cameras alone.

Thanks Dave!!

From: Screwball
02-May-19
How would you know if a mixer gums up? You have to try it first! ;-)

From: spike buck
02-May-19
Go away Brian!! LOL (joking)

From: Screwball
02-May-19
Just for everyone else's understanding this has been an ongoing joke between Chris and I for about 25 years. Joe you should try the mixer idea !

From: Sheets
02-May-19
Will be up last week of May. Second year in a row. Can’t wait to see some pics

From: OntarioJoe
02-May-19
Screwball your more than welcome to come for a visit and mix some baits to prove your theory! We need lots!

From: spike buck
02-May-19
Sheets, got the outboards all tuned up for ya!! Will have the boats on Eagle River for sure and Indian Lake.

From: spike buck
02-May-19

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Can rent a Boat and Motor by the day!! Boats are cached at the landings, just bring a camp outboard 9.9 motor with you.

From: Sheets
02-May-19
Sounds great Chris. See you in 3 weeks

From: Sheets
03-May-19
Sounds great Chris. See you in 3 weeks

From: ca
04-May-19
Time goes so fast. Was at Pine Acres 20 years ago.

From: spike buck
04-May-19
Hi Claus, remember your hunt well!! Fall hunt, first year of cancelled spring hunt.

From: ca
04-May-19
Hi Chris I ll be back next year.I ll turn 50 ( getting old suuuucks)

From: spike buck
04-May-19
Message sent Claus

From: spike buck
05-May-19

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Just picked up this cam at one of my deer sites. Most bear baits are out now.

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05-May-19

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Just picked up this cam at one of my deer sites. Most bear baits are out now.

From: spike buck
06-May-19

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Edison Lake Bait. Brand new site for 2019. Pic is was taken as were clearing all branches and twigs in the way.
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Edison Lake Bait. Brand new site for 2019. Pic is was taken as were clearing all branches and twigs in the way.
Each year we set up sites in new, unhunted areas. This Spring will have many such baits to hunt.

Each year we will take a select few previously hunted sites cut new shooting lanes and build new treestands. This will help the previously hunted bears feel less weary of hunters.

Although we now use barrels. We will keep the "NEW" sites as natural as possible. Permanent treestands are now roomier. They are set in surrounding cover. Not out in the open. We use ladder stands no lock ons.

Pretty well all our sites are baited now. Camera's out watching over the baits. Pics will be posted next weekend.

***back when we first started outfitting bear hunters in the mid 70's and into the 80's, about 95% of our hunters were rifle hunters. Now we have about 85% Bow hunters. Pretty well all our sites are no more than 23 yards, average is 17 yards. With some shots set to be about 12 to 15 yards for the long bow hunters.

From: spike buck
06-May-19

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Lactating female...
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Lactating female...
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Same sow as above pic.
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Same sow as above pic.
Our cameras are set mainly to watch for sows with cubs.

***Its a Provincial offense with a fine of up to $25,000.00 if you accidently take a lactating sow. So I find it very important to focus on sex as much as size. In the process, we get great pics of shooter bears while sexing our bears.

From: spike buck
07-May-19

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Northwestern Ontario...Beaver Pond.
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Northwestern Ontario...Beaver Pond.
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Stuckintherut Bait!! Fallen Tree creates a Natural Stancion
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Stuckintherut Bait!! Fallen Tree creates a Natural Stancion
I downloaded 1 camera today... Temps have been below normal so far but we have more than enough active baits for the first week of hunters.

From: Ibow
07-May-19
Beautiful country Chris. Great pics.

From: SBH
07-May-19
Wow, $25k if you accidentally shoot a sow? Thats steep. Have you ever seen this enforced?

From: spike buck
07-May-19
Never known anybody to shoot a "lactating" female (Sow with cubs of the year during Spring). I am pretty sure they will enforce.

From: spike buck
07-May-19

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Ready to feed his bears!!
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Ready to feed his bears!!
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Our home made "Bear Bomb"!!
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Our home made "Bear Bomb"!!
6 Buckets per bait barrel. In the bucket is dairy ration mixed with filling, candies of all sorts and trail mix. Topped with our mixed popcorn.

We make a homemade "Bear Bomb" to throw around the bait sites. Really gets the call out to wandering bears!!

We popped all the Spring hunts popcorn during the winter. A building full of popped popcorn!!

From: spike buck
09-May-19

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*** This little guy is king of the barrel!!

Baits are doing well considering it was such a late spring. Got some shooters visiting sites set to go for next week. I'll upload pics on the weekend. Checking 19 baits tomorrow.

From: Bou'bound
09-May-19
Please post photos of kills on the main success thread again this year if you could

From: spike buck
09-May-19
I will..

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09-May-19

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Mega bait run
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Mega bait run
Joe and Barb the cabin cleaner / coffee maker and lodge greeter!!

From: spike buck
09-May-19

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Knob Lake Bait!!
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Knob Lake Bait!!
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Knob Lake Bait!!
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Knob Lake Bait!!
Gotta go through a thousand pics of bears before I post them!! I will post all good pics of bears, big and lessor... ***Baits are doing awesome***

From: spike buck
10-May-19

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Getting ready for the days bait run!!
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Getting ready for the days bait run!!
Checking baits in our far NW Bear Management Area, NW of Kenora. 2 large BMA's we plan on using in June. Have a Great Day everyone. Chris.

From: spike buck
11-May-19

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Beaver Hut #2
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Beaver Hut #2

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11-May-19

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Goldilocks Bait
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Goldilocks Bait

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11-May-19

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Pine Grove Bait!!
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Pine Grove Bait!!

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11-May-19

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Wildrice Bait
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Wildrice Bait

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11-May-19

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Kid Rock Bait
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Kid Rock Bait

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11-May-19

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Lake View Bait...New site... Archery 14 yards. NEW permanent tree stand.
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Lake View Bait...New site... Archery 14 yards. NEW permanent tree stand.
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Lakeview Bait
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Lakeview Bait

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11-May-19

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Segise #3 Bait.. wrong year on pic
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Segise #3 Bait.. wrong year on pic

From: spike buck
11-May-19

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V Blade Bait...Far Northwest.
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V Blade Bait...Far Northwest.
I have lots of pics of bears...just gotta find them on my computer. Takes a lot of time to download at the sites. I work cameras and Joe or Saxon rebaits. Have around 57 cameras out. A few I forgot to turn on or aimed wrong.

From: spike buck
11-May-19

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Mutrie Cabin Bait
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Mutrie Cabin Bait
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2 bedrooms
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2 bedrooms
I have bear hunters coming on the 26th / deer hunters coming in Nov for this remote Outpost. So I told them about this thread on Bowsite.com. Also

From: Stycks
11-May-19
Nice pictures, Looks like their coming in. Seasons getting close now.

From: spike buck
11-May-19

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Gully Bait...Brown Phase Bear??
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Gully Bait...Brown Phase Bear??
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Gully Bait is 300 yards down this valley on the left.
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Gully Bait is 300 yards down this valley on the left.
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Gully Bait....also has a black sow with cubs.
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Gully Bait....also has a black sow with cubs.

From: Screwball
11-May-19
Kathy said keep growing that chocolate til she can come up there!

From: spike buck
12-May-19

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From: spike buck
13-May-19

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Lake View Bait...New Site for 2019... Set up for a long bow hunter coming on the 2nd of June. Permanent treestand.
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Lake View Bait...New Site for 2019... Set up for a long bow hunter coming on the 2nd of June. Permanent treestand.
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13-May-19

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Knob #1
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Knob #1

From: BLord
14-May-19
Chris, great looking pictures!! See you in a few weeks!!

From: spike buck
15-May-19

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Segise #4
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Segise #4
See you on the Saturday the 26th Brian. Baits are doing great. The Mutrie River Outpost baits are ready to hunt...lots of bears!!

From: spike buck
15-May-19

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Segise #1 Bait...
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Segise #1 Bait...

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15-May-19

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Wauchope Lake bait
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Wauchope Lake bait
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Wauchope Lake bait
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Wauchope Lake bait

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15-May-19

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15-May-19

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Drive By Shooting Bait...
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Drive By Shooting Bait...

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15-May-19

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No Name yet...
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No Name yet...

15-May-19
Good looking bears Chris good luck stay safe.

From: Sheets
15-May-19
Be up on 26th as well.

From: spike buck
15-May-19

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Annisinaibi Creek Bait...
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Annisinaibi Creek Bait...
This little sow has 2 cubs.

Thanks Alex. Sheets see you on the 26th!!

From: OntarioJoe
15-May-19

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Had an afternoon to head to our ice out pike spot. My brother bagged this awesome 40 incher. I got the little one this year at 33. Now back to bears!

From: OntarioJoe
15-May-19

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Chris at the office

From: NoDaker
15-May-19
Chris, Any pics from the Stewart Lake bait? I think that's the stand you had me on last year..... just curious.

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15-May-19

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15-May-19

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Found this moose near one of our more remote baits.

From: spike buck
15-May-19
Patrick, I did have a camera on the site but for some reason it didn't take pics. I pulled it and will put a new one. Stewart Lake Bait is very active right now.

From: NoDaker
15-May-19
I figured it would be pretty active, for how many bears I saw last year. Considering it was my first time bear hunting and averaged seeing probably 5 bears a night, I thought that was pretty good....no shortage of action for me.

From: spike buck
17-May-19

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Kid Rock Bait...
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Kid Rock Bait...
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Female Bear... Kid Rock Bait.
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Female Bear... Kid Rock Bait.

From: spike buck
17-May-19

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Wauchope Lake Bait.. Boar Bear
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Wauchope Lake Bait.. Boar Bear
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Wauchope Lake Bait
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Wauchope Lake Bait
This bait is visited by 6 different bears.

We have 3 hunters this week. All watched bears from day one. Bow hunter tagged a bear tonight...have to look for a coloured bear that a rifle hunter hit this afternoon on Matts Bait.

From: spike buck
17-May-19

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Mutrie Rock Bait
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Mutrie Rock Bait

17-May-19
Hey Chris and Joe, I feel like Heinz ketchup... anti -ci- paaa- tion is making me wait. But im only waiting 2 more weeks. Nice pics, really see the size difference with the smaller brown bear compared to that black boar. Then there are those dang morning bears. Aspen wont let me live that down. I seek redemption. Did you get my email from last week. Keep posting those pics, see you soon.

From: spike buck
17-May-19

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Junction Bait.... lots of competition for the bears at this site.
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Junction Bait.... lots of competition for the bears at this site.
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Junction Bait...smeared peanut Butter on trees
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Junction Bait...smeared peanut Butter on trees
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Little Guy
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Little Guy
***Another meaning for Nocturnal Bears is.... MORNING BEARS!!!

Stuckintherut, your bear is still active on the bait site. I just checked your email, got it all!!

From: spike buck
18-May-19

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Soma Creek Bait... sow and 3 cubs.
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Soma Creek Bait... sow and 3 cubs.
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Soma Creek Bait...
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Soma Creek Bait...

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18-May-19

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Beaver Hut Bait #2 Coloured Bear
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Beaver Hut Bait #2 Coloured Bear

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18-May-19

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Mile #5 Bait...
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Mile #5 Bait...

From: Dink
18-May-19
Bear meat in the freezer. Looking forward to next year. AKA The Cheese Head

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18-May-19

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Cobble #1 Bait...
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Cobble #1 Bait...

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18-May-19

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Segise #1 Bait site
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Segise #1 Bait site

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18-May-19

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Steve from Illinois...
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Steve from Illinois...
Three hunters left for home today. The Archer, Steve, tagged out. Rifle hunters did not fare as well. One hit a nice cinnamon bear. Tracked it that night and the next morning to no avail. All 3 had multiple bears in front of them. All 3 saw shooter bears.

***AN IRON WILL BROADHEAD did its job on Steve's Bear!! Good blood, ran 40 yards!!

From: spike buck
19-May-19

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Highly recommended on Bears!!
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Highly recommended on Bears!!

From: spike buck
19-May-19

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ATV trails at midnight!!
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ATV trails at midnight!!
In most cases, we go after bears the evening they are hit. Saves the meat. If we don't find that evening we give it another try the next day.

From: spike buck
19-May-19

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Leaving with 5 Bowhunters to the North area. Baits are doing awesome and bears, if all works well, will hit the ground this afternoon. Have a great day ya'll!!

From: Ibow
19-May-19
Chris - just love your threads and pics. Best wishes to you and your hunters. You’ve got to be the absolute best outfitter in Ontario!

From: spike buck
20-May-19

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Drive By Shooting Bait...New Bear moved in.
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Drive By Shooting Bait...New Bear moved in.
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Goldilocks Bait
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Thanks Ibow… hunters saw bears. One hunter last night hit a bear in the blade. We did a grid search after last drop of blood but unfortunately no bear.

Each site has multiple Bears ( Competition ) actively visiting the sites. I try not to post the many night time pics. I try to focus on each bear.

From: spike buck
21-May-19

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Honeymoon Suite...
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Honeymoon Suite...

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21-May-19

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Little Bull Bait...Sow with cubs of the year.
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Little Bull Bait...Sow with cubs of the year.
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3 little guys
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3 little guys

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22-May-19

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Clay Lake Bait...
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Clay Lake Bait...

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22-May-19

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Double Dam Bait...
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Double Dam Bait...

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22-May-19

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Meadow Bait...
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Meadow Bait...
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Meadow Bait....yearling Bears.
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Meadow Bait....yearling Bears.
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Meadow Bait...Sow with 2 cubs of the year!!
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Meadow Bait...Sow with 2 cubs of the year!!
Heavy rains and wind settled in for 4 days. I hope we have a few calm periods to get the bears in front of the hunters.

23-May-19
How has been going for this weeks hunters so far Chris. As far a weather goes what do you think is the best weather pattern to be in to get the bears hitting the baits consistently.

From: spike buck
24-May-19
Hunters have been watching bears. The hunter who bladed a bear on Sunday said he will still hunt the same bait site that he wounded the bear on. Would only shoot the bear he hit on Sunday. Today a bear came in as tall as the barrel on all fours and he passed as the bear did not show a wound.

Have another to track in the morning. A pass through, sounds good. Found some blood, but chose to track in the morning... Wish us luck!!

Bears move in rain but not strong winds. Today the weather was the opposite of what the weather guy said it would be. Turned out nice, high of 70F. Baits are doing great!!

From: spike buck
24-May-19

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Anishinaabe Creek Bait...
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Anishinaabe Creek Bait...

From: Screwball
24-May-19
Where you hunting? Deer Lake, West, Chaval or ?

24-May-19
Good luck in your tracking job today Chris. Hopefully the rains held off last night. Keep us posted on the results.

24-May-19
Looking great Chris. Excited to see all the success photos from this year. Also looking forward to hearing the fun stories from my family as they head up there in a few weeks from Michigan. It only gets better every time the Shook family visits! Wish I could be there and know I'll be missing out!

Adam

From: spike buck
24-May-19

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Ran only 45 yards.

Brian, Deer Lake Rd....Segise.

From: spike buck
25-May-19

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Stuckintherut Bait..
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Stuckintherut Bait..
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Stuckintherut Bait...
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Stuckintherut Bait...
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Coloured Bear...
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Coloured Bear...

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25-May-19

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Lake Bait...Mile 44 Deer Lake... northwest.
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Lake Bait...Mile 44 Deer Lake... northwest.

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25-May-19

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Mutrie Rock Bait...
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Mutrie Rock Bait...

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25-May-19

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Beaver Hut Lake Rd. #2 Bait...
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Beaver Hut Lake Rd. #2 Bait...
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Beaver Hut Lake Rd. #2 Bait...
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Beaver Hut Lake Rd. #2 Bait...
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Boar Bear... Beaver Hut lake Rd. #2
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Boar Bear... Beaver Hut lake Rd. #2

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25-May-19

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Matt's Bait... Wabigoon River Rd.
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Matt's Bait... Wabigoon River Rd.
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Matt's Bait...
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Matt's Bait...

25-May-19
Hi Chris, I am really looking forward to my visit that is coming up. Aspen

From: spike buck
26-May-19

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Segise Rd. #3
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Segise Rd. #3
Tagged a Bear tonight at the outpost. Mutrie Cabin Bait. They said it was a big guy. Post a pick tomorrow when they bring it in.

From: spike buck
26-May-19

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Mutrie Cabin Bait...George Knopic.
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Mutrie Cabin Bait...George Knopic.

From: Stycks
26-May-19
That is a big guy, congrats.

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26-May-19

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Anishinaabe Creek Bait...
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Anishinaabe Creek Bait...
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26-May-19

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Mile #54 Bait...Deer Lake Rd.
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Mile #54 Bait...Deer Lake Rd.

From: spike buck
26-May-19
Styks, I might have a tag for you for spring. Will know in a day or so.

Aspen, looking forward to your groups arrival.

From: Dink
26-May-19
I'm looking forward to next year. Just hope I have a grill. Ha!

From: t-roy
26-May-19
Save one of those color phase bears for me for next year, Chris!

From: spike buck
27-May-19
t-roy, seems there are getting to be more each year. Never seen so many before ( Colours ). There were a lot of bears seen tonight. Rifle hunter hit one but grazed it. About 5 sets of sows with cubs seen also. Hope to be a great week.

From: spike buck
27-May-19

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A Rare Sight!!
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A Rare Sight!!

From: spike buck
29-May-19

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Archers are hitting the target this week. Bears are cooperating for almost all hunters. Move 2 hunters to new sites today.

From: spike buck
30-May-19

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This Wisconsin Xbow hunter tagged a bear that had only 3 legs.

Both hunters moved to new sites tagged out with a couple of good ones tonight!! Pics tomorrow.

From: spike buck
30-May-19

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Brian Lord...Wisconsin.
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Brian Lord...Wisconsin.

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30-May-19

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Mr. Gifford and his first Bear but not his last!!
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Mr. Gifford and his first Bear but not his last!!

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30-May-19

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30-May-19

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Many of our Bear hunters are first time Bear hunters. We have a sit down, go over pics and then use logs and barrels for judging at the sites. Many of our hunters are happy with average bears....saves the big guys for the hunters who have been hunting bears for years.

*** ONTARIO has the second LARGEST Bear population in Canada. Closed Spring bear hunt since 1998 has dramatically increased the already high numbers of Big Bears roaming Pine Acres 9 LARGE bear management areas.

Sows with cubs visit 1 out of 3 sites Pine Acres bait. Most Sows this Spring have 3 cubs tagging along behind her. Ontario has an ABUNDANCE of Natural food sources to keep the sows healthy enough to rear her cubs.

We at Pine Acres take many Pope and Young contenders each season by our seasoned hunters. This week we have harvested just that...LARGE bears along with the lessor bears.

Again, the Pope And Young Certificate, is the only way to identify an actual P&Y bear. Skulls can shrink dramatically during the drying period.

We are having an awesome week, with a few more to tag out. We have FRESH baits for the following 2 weeks. I am looking forward to a VERY successful finnish to the season. Chris Lavoie...

From: spike buck
30-May-19

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30-May-19

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From: Screwball
30-May-19
Hey Chris, Congrats to all your hunters! Keep it up! My Girls Team, won sectional softball, we are off to state championships. I will "not" be able to come this weekend. Sorry. Tell Joe I was looking for the the Quackers special!!!

From: spike buck
30-May-19

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Cedar Bait...
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Cedar Bait...

From: t-roy
30-May-19
When does the “rut” kick into high gear in your area, Chris?

From: spike buck
31-May-19
Ruts about to begin!!

From: lineman21
31-May-19
Just drove by your place in Vermillion Bay this evening coming back from a fishing trip by Red Lake. If our float plane wasn’t 5 hours late I would have swung in and checked out your camp. About took out a moose on the highway by ear falls.... good luck with the rest of the season.

From: spike buck
31-May-19
Thanks lineman21, we saw a cow today, with 2 little calves which were just born. They couldn't barely walk. Too bad couldn't have stopped. You could have chatted with the guys hanging in camp that had tagged out.

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31-May-19

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Cobble Lk Bait #2...
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Cobble Lk Bait #2...
Early morning bear.

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31-May-19

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Charles of W. Virginia and his bow tagged Bear
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Charles of W. Virginia and his bow tagged Bear

From: spike buck
01-Jun-19

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Mutrie Cabin Bait...George Knopic. May 2019.
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Mutrie Cabin Bait...George Knopic. May 2019.

From: Ibow
01-Jun-19
Some really nice looking bears Chris! Congrats to you & your hunters!

From: spike buck
01-Jun-19
Thanks Chuck...

From: Stycks
01-Jun-19
Congrats to the hunters, few really nice ones taken.

01-Jun-19
Looks like a great run! Congrats!

From: spike buck
01-Jun-19
Thanks Charlie and you too Bill...was an enjoyable week. Many first time bear hunters mixed with a few seasoned bear hunters, lead to quite a mixture of bears.

From: spike buck
02-Jun-19

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Boar Bear, Beaverhut Rd Bait site
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Boar Bear, Beaverhut Rd Bait site
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Cell phones are very unreliable in this area. Most times we only hear half the messages. The internet is also very sporadic. So do not rely on cell phones to communicate back to us.

Also, being a semi guided hunt, we set up your bait sites, get them active and show you your site. We give you bait each day and answer your questions. Your success depends on you taking our info and working with it. Also, when on a semi guided hunt, every once in a while a group has to retrieve their own bear if they cant get a hold of us. *** Much of our hunters success depends on the hunters themselves.

This is a 5 year pilot Spring Bear Hunt program. We promote the shooting of boar bears. As I have stated earlier on this thread, it is a $25,000. max fine for taking a Lactating sow.

Many sites have sows with cubs. These same sites have larger boars. We explain what to look for in sows that can be a lactating sow. Wait 7 minutes or there abouts and if no cubs show up with the bear in front of you then take the bear if its the one you want.

This is "NOT" a guided hunt, its semi guided.

***As stated many times before on my previous threads, Semi Guided is not for everyone.

***Reason for reposting these pics is because this bait, Beaver hut #2 bait, was hunted last week. The hunter unfortunately went home without a bear. On Thursday I moved him to a different site to no avail. We try our best, as does the hunter, but sometimes it does not go the way we want it to go. Unfortunately that's hunting. I guarantee, we will do our utmost to get you a bear!! To be, as this unsuccessfull hunters buddies said, " Soured because he did not get a bear", is a little ridiculous!! Both of the others in his group tagged bears.

Last week stats are as follows: Main Camp, 16 hunters... took 13 bears. Outpost hunters all saw bears, 2 left without tagging.

From: Screwball
02-Jun-19
In a society that lives for instant feed back and success not succeeding is a hard pill for some to swallow. Not everyone gets a participation ribbon or trophy in life. Some people need to accept life is not always fair and need to blame someone else for failure.

From: Ibow
02-Jun-19
Chris, you’re an outstanding outfitter. If you hadn’t thought there would be a chance for a nice boar at Beaver Hut #2, you wouldn’t have put your hunter there. No worries. I think most who are experienced bear hunters totally understand. Best wishes for your continued success this season! You’re booked full for a reason - you’re a great outfitter!

From: spike buck
03-Jun-19

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As Joe and I did last 2 weekends, we waited out in the farthest BMA's for the hunters to end the hunt for the night. We do this to make sure they know the way back to camp.

I was able to take this pic of the end of legal shooting. Cabin Lake!!

Thanks Brian and Chuck!!

From: spike buck
03-Jun-19
After reading Bryan's review I have a few comments. Bowsite will not take my comments, response, on my review, might be me not knowing how to respond. So here it is!! On Thursday I moved him to our West Bear area hoping to better his chances. On Friday I said check all the sites he knew of and see what you could come up with. We were in camp till 2:00 PM and never once did he come over and talk while we were mixing bait.

A couple of times his group of three sat alone with me in the lodge and talked how to better their success. He listened intently. I decided to move the one hunter in the group that had not seen to a new site. The new site produced instantly.

I thought the pics on the cams ( Bryans) told us he should give his original bait another try. My plan did not work unfortunately.

*** also, his boar bear was visiting his site at daybreak. I sat down and showed him the pics. There were many pics of his bait during daylight (Morning). He did not hunt mornings so unfortunately his chances at bagging the big guy was diminished big time.

I did spend time with him. I was his guide not Joe. I never knew there was an issue till the eve they of their departure. His buddies said he was "SOUR" as they handed me and Joe a couple of hundred dollars tip!!!

Thanks for hunting with us Bryan sorry for you not being successful. Chris Lavoie.

From: Sheets
03-Jun-19
Just my 2 cents. I was in camp last week with 3 other guys. Our group only took 1 bear. I seen 3 bears just not what I was looking for. One guy saw a couple bears and one guy didn’t see a bear. Chris and Joe go above and beyond what a semi-guided hunt is. Even took me to a stand that was accessible by atv one evening. Moved all 3 of us last night. Chris has recent pics of nice boats at all of our bait sites. This was our second hunt with Chris and we rebooked next year as well. Great Camp with great guys running it.

From: skull
03-Jun-19
Chris don’t worry about it, For some people is never good enough, Is hunting not killing, You are a good Outfitters,

From: Ibow
03-Jun-19
Chris, I haven’t checked any reviews but after following your threads for several years and talking with you at the Grand Rapids show a couple of times, don’t worry about it. You’ve got a good thing going with tons and tons of happy clients. You’re the real deal. Along with you & Skull, Ontario’s BEST!

From: carcus
03-Jun-19
Some really nice bears harvested Chris congrats on a great season

From: Screwball
03-Jun-19
First let me say Chris does not need to be defended so I won't. I have been on many guided hunts and have hunted with Pine Acres since 1983. In the time with my brother and family we have seen most of it and then some, and Chris has seen way more. From hunters leaving baits to go to the strip club, filming hunts, afraid to stay in or go to their stand. Shooting bears and leaving them in the woods. Shooting bears in the jaws, guts, butts, etc. Leaving their bait to have sex with their wife in the truck, (LOL that was funny), going fishing and leaving baits, can't sit still, wearing DEET and I mean by the bottle. Oh I forgot Chris, I'll give you an extra hundred you get me a big bear, and Chris says no everyone gets the same chance, that is what you hired and paid me for already. Oh I forgot the guy that was going to kick Chris's ###, sue him, etc. It is always the guides fault, never the hunter. I can go on, to many pea poor hunters to write about on here. My friend you know the truth don't worry about the those not worth worrying about.

From: spike buck
04-Jun-19
Got some bears down...thanks guys.

From: woodguy65
04-Jun-19
Congrats on a nice season - great bears. How many hunters do you average per week?

From: spike buck
04-Jun-19
2019: First week, 3 hunters. 2nd week 5. 3rd 16 and 5th 14 and 6th 14. The omnrf gives us tags according to our Bear Management Area size. Beings we are semi guided, hunters do much of the work when they arrive. Baits are very active when hunters arrive, up to hunter to maintain their site after arrival. We discuss constantly in lodge and at mixing room what each hunters days plan of attack is. Stand by sites are ready to go. We move hunters to new sites according to what a hunter tells us.

Yesterday we did a guided excursion for a father and son. Even though they were on a semi guided hunt. Both saw bears. Father missed completely, son saw nice one but did not shoot. Today they go to different baits, their original baits we showed them when they arrived.

We ALWAYS work on the following weeks hunters baits while hunters are on stand.

From: Sheets
04-Jun-19
Hey Chris sent you an email. I know ur busy, but want to make sure you got it.

From: spike buck
04-Jun-19

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This bear was seen last week on a stand by a bowhunter. Sunday, a new bowhunter passed it. Yesterday she saw a huge black. Now she will take either bear when and if they come back in.

Sheets I check it out. Haven't been on emails for a few days.

From: Dink
04-Jun-19
I've hunted with Chris and Joe twice. I had success on one hunt. I think people think because you are hunting over bait you will automatically have sucess. The first day of this years hunt the shooter came in, but I believe he saw me move and that was it. So I can only blame myself.

I saw bears everytime I went out this year. I think a person needs to hunt morning and night ( I learned this from Chris and Joe) to up your chances at the big one. I hunt deer on my property and I hunt quite often. This year I was not sucessefull but I had some great experiences in the woods. The same goes when I bear hunt in Canada, you never know what you might see. We have to remember its called hunting and not killing.

Looking forward to next year.

From: spike buck
05-Jun-19
So, we killed a huge bear this aft. Stuckintherut (bowsites handle) bow killed the monster bear on stuckintherut bait with his daughter sitting beside him.

Stuckintheruts wife hit the cinnamon bear in the above pic. Will get it tomorrow I hope!!

One of the longbow hunters filled his tag also tonight.

Another hunter tagged a bear yesterday early aft. at Mutrie Rock Bait. Him and his wife tracked it, gutted it and skinned it where it laid. Never once asked for help. They are leaving tomorrow after leaving a deposit for 2020 spring.

Took a bear yesterday on Cobble Bait. Nice one. 2 bears have been shot at but missed completely with rifle.

Pics tomorrow after tracking the cinnamon bear.

Thanks Dink.

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05-Jun-19

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Randy Doyle of MN. Bear Takedown Recurve!!
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Randy Doyle of MN. Bear Takedown Recurve!!

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05-Jun-19

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Arika and her Bear. Archery
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Arika and her Bear. Archery

From: bchunter2
05-Jun-19
Congratulations Chris on your season looks like you are killing a lot of nice bears this year I like the new pose on the log it shows the Bear off really well. We got Logan's age back on his Bear from Ontario Natural Resources and they ages it at 7 years old. We are still waiting on the Taxidermist to finish his rug and the skull so we can get it scored I will let you know what it scores . Keep up the great work hoping to come back up in 2021 when Logan finishes school.

From: spike buck
06-Jun-19
Thanks Mark...

Hunter says he shot a real nice Bear this eve. Leaving now to track. Going to be 3 or 4am before we get back!!

2 big guys so far. pics of both tomorrow.

From: spike buck
06-Jun-19

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pics are taking forever to download.... no time right now!!

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06-Jun-19

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Once measured... most likely a BOONER!!!
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Once measured... most likely a BOONER!!!
This 80 year old hunter from Missouri listened to every bit of advice I gave him on his SEMI GUIDED HUNT.... didn't see a bear till this eve. Congrats Wayne!!!

***we actually have an official Pope And Young Scorer in camp... another big guy was taken by a Bow.

From: spike buck
07-Jun-19
1 hunter away from 100% this week!!!

From: 3LeggedBear
07-Jun-19
Congratulations to Chris and Joe on a successful season so far. All the hard work and long nights are paying off. My dad and myself really enjoyed our stay at Pine Acres this spring. We will be back. Along with a new member or two with our group. Are you booking for Spring of 2021 yet?

From: spike buck
07-Jun-19
We will be booking soon... thanks.

From: Big E
07-Jun-19

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Had a blast hunting at pine acres Chris said that we would see bears and we did for sure. Chris and joe were very helpful in the success of getting a bear. My dad was able to get a super nice bear on the second to last day of the hunt it was a 500 plus pounder. Great time for sure will be re booking!!!

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07-Jun-19

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Robert of MI and his first bear
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Robert of MI and his first bear

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07-Jun-19

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Rob of MI and his first Bear
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Rob of MI and his first Bear

From: spike buck
07-Jun-19
We have another large bear that was brought in this morning. Pics later....

ALL bears which might be possible Pope And Young and Boone And Crockett will be given the 60 day drying period before they are claimed to be P&Y and B&C. Official P&Y Scorer in camp said always wait for the certificate!!

From: HoytHntr4
07-Jun-19
Congrats to all the successful hunters so far this spring! Some nice looking bears coming into camp. Keep the pictures coming Chris!

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07-Jun-19

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From: ca
08-Jun-19
Wow big one.

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08-Jun-19

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Morgan Hlucky, South Dakota...
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Morgan Hlucky, South Dakota...

From: Nmhuntergk3
08-Jun-19
Looking forward to next spring near with Chris and Joe. These two are bear whisperers! You guys run a great outfit. Always see bears and enjoy the time learning from the tips you both provide. As long as there is a spring season I’ll be there!

From: MIBudman
10-Jun-19

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A great father/son hunt!!
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A great father/son hunt!!
Hunted last week with Chris and Joe. They are the Pine Acres Dynamic Duo!! The semi guided hunt was exactly what my son and I were expecting. Helping out with bait and helping to retrieve bears at night!! What a blast. We will be back for sure! I am so happy to see Morgan with her first bear! Congrats Morgan!!

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12-Jun-19

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Kyle of Michigan
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Kyle of Michigan

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12-Jun-19

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12-Jun-19

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From: spike buck
14-Jun-19
Last day of the 2019 Spring Bear Season. Some Big Bear Genetics are hitting the ground!! A recap thread in a week or so....

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