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2019 BEAR SUCCESS THREAD
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 26-Apr-19
badguybuster 26-Apr-19
Ambush 26-Apr-19
milnrick 27-Apr-19
Zebrakiller 27-Apr-19
rookie 27-Apr-19
carcus 27-Apr-19
Plum lake 27-Apr-19
Boreal 27-Apr-19
Nick Muche 27-Apr-19
Ambush 27-Apr-19
Rob Nye 29-Apr-19
kota-man 29-Apr-19
Reflex 29-Apr-19
Lost Man 30-Apr-19
Ambush 30-Apr-19
Nick Muche 30-Apr-19
jstephens61 01-May-19
Shug 01-May-19
Elite 1 01-May-19
Mark Watkins 01-May-19
Ambush 06-May-19
Rancher 06-May-19
3under 06-May-19
SBH 07-May-19
BigOzzie 08-May-19
Ambush 08-May-19
Ambush 08-May-19
Brotsky 08-May-19
Nick Muche 08-May-19
SBH 08-May-19
Ambush 09-May-19
kota-man 09-May-19
JL 09-May-19
IdyllwildArcher 09-May-19
Bou'bound 09-May-19
Mike Ukrainetz 09-May-19
Mule Power 09-May-19
JL 09-May-19
Bou'bound 09-May-19
JL 09-May-19
Ibow 09-May-19
rattling_junkie 10-May-19
Mike Ukrainetz 10-May-19
Dutchd 10-May-19
kota-man 11-May-19
Nick Muche 11-May-19
Bou'bound 11-May-19
Bowboy 11-May-19
JL 11-May-19
Scoot 11-May-19
SteveB 12-May-19
Ambush 12-May-19
moe 12-May-19
LWood 12-May-19
JL 12-May-19
Boreal 12-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
TSOV 13-May-19
Bou'bound 13-May-19
rattling_junkie 13-May-19
Ibow 13-May-19
Nick Muche 13-May-19
JL 13-May-19
Boreal 14-May-19
Rob Nye 14-May-19
Ambush 15-May-19
Bou'bound 16-May-19
carcus 16-May-19
carcus 16-May-19
rattling_junkie 16-May-19
Elite 1 16-May-19
Bou'bound 16-May-19
svrelk 16-May-19
SBH 16-May-19
Boreal 16-May-19
TSOV 16-May-19
TSOV 16-May-19
TSOV 16-May-19
TSOV 16-May-19
TSOV 16-May-19
svrelk 16-May-19
spike buck 17-May-19
rattles33 17-May-19
Bou'bound 17-May-19
Rob Nye 18-May-19
carcus 18-May-19
carcus 19-May-19
carcus 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Craig 19-May-19
Bou'bound 19-May-19
Buffalo1 19-May-19
Ambush 19-May-19
kota-man 19-May-19
rattling_junkie 19-May-19
Ambush 19-May-19
kota-man 19-May-19
From: Bou'bound
26-Apr-19
It won’t be long now........ post photos of those 2019 bears. outfitters are welcome and any weapon is eligible. Last year was the most ever posted at 238.

in 2011 we had 126

in 2012 we had 158

in 2013 we had 131

in 2014 we had 136

in 2015 we had 204

in 2016 we had 166

In 2017 we had 140

In 2018 we had 238

From: badguybuster
26-Apr-19
Just a couple more weeks!!!

From: Ambush
26-Apr-19

Ambush's embedded Photo
The paw of the Vandal coming down.
Ambush's embedded Photo
The paw of the Vandal coming down.
I wanted to kill this one today. Pulled a cam and set it on top of the lock box. Came back after a few hours of shed hunting and had to look for the camera in the dirt and debris. (yes the date is off by about six years: cheap cam)

Heading out May 6th for our annual spring bear camp. Hopefully kill eight to ten moose calf eaters.

From: milnrick
27-Apr-19
Good Luck to everyone.

Lady Bowhunter and I are sitting this Spring's Season out but will be back for another round in Spring 2020.

From: Zebrakiller
27-Apr-19
Good luck everyone

From: rookie
27-Apr-19
Good luck to all I am also not bear hunting this year but 2020 look out.

From: carcus
27-Apr-19
Fun time of year, gunna dust of the experience today, last shot I took was at my deer last fall

From: Plum lake
27-Apr-19
This is a great thread. Love seeing all the happy hunters with their bears. Hoping we can add another 20 pics to this thread starting mid May. Let's see if Zebrakiller can make it #1 from us.

From: Boreal
27-Apr-19
Good luck to all the bear hunters! I'm looking forward to following and posting on this thread.

From: Nick Muche
27-Apr-19

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Good luck everyone! I’m starting today.

From: Ambush
27-Apr-19
Nick, you may want to start with a basket of flowers and chocolates for your ever so patient wife!

From: Rob Nye
29-Apr-19
Good luck to all this Spring! Baits are out and rockin’. Wish I had clients here now, gonna be a long 2 weeks until they start hunting. Be safe out there boys and girls.

From: kota-man
29-Apr-19
Ambush...Have you seen the bears Steph kills? She should be buying Nick the flowers and chocolates! ;)

From: Reflex
29-Apr-19
Looking forward to seeing everyone's success!

From: Lost Man
30-Apr-19
What weeks are you guys who are hunting this year going, and where at? I like these threads

From: Ambush
30-Apr-19
I have Kota. Doesn’t take all season for that lady to do a man size job!! But I’ll stick with saying that Nick is getting a way better deal.

Evening of May 6th starts BBD’s (dead bear day’s) for us.

From: Nick Muche
30-Apr-19
I may go this weekend, but if not I'll for sure be hunting the weekend after. Good luck to everyone!

From: jstephens61
01-May-19
Camper’s loaded and headed to Wyoming. Got 5 weeks to get it done. Love this retirement thing.

From: Shug
01-May-19
First spring in 15/20 years I won’t be chasing bears... kinda sucks. Good luck.. safe hunting!!

From: Elite 1
01-May-19
Going second week of June to Aulneau Peninsula Ontario fish and hunt I think 1st time he’s doing a spring hunt could be good fingers crossed

From: Mark Watkins
01-May-19
Good luck and look forward to the posts and pics!!!

Mark

From: Ambush
06-May-19
Just about to run out of service on the way to bear camp. Good luck everybody!!

From: Rancher
06-May-19
Six days and counting til I will be in Alberta with Kyle Mudge.

From: 3under
06-May-19
Cliff I'm going up with Kyle on the 19th can't wait, let us know how you make out and good luck!!

From: SBH
07-May-19
I know there's guys out there hunting bears.....gotta be a dead one on here soon!!

From: BigOzzie
08-May-19
I covered a few miles, but not finding much sign in my traditional spots. Ok not finding any sign, Hoping for a few warm days and greener grass.

oz

From: Ambush
08-May-19

Ambush's embedded Photo
Ambush's embedded Photo
Ambush's embedded Photo
Kurt’s bear just before he met Kurt.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Kurt’s bear just before he met Kurt.
Ran into the village and have some service. Lots of bears, one dead now. Partner’s bear. My turn next. And six more tags show up Friday. Five adult grizzlies spotted so far. Going to spend the afternoon spotting goats then back to bears for the evening.

From: Ambush
08-May-19

Ambush's embedded Photo
Lazy days.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Lazy days.

From: Brotsky
08-May-19
Way to get us on the board Rod! Congrats brother!

From: Nick Muche
08-May-19
Kurt is first on the board! Excellent! Congrats, can't wait to hear the rest.

From: SBH
08-May-19
We are live now! Congrats! first bear down. Should start stacking up now. Keep em coming boys.

From: Ambush
09-May-19
Only saw one shooter tonight and he didn’t want to be a Bowsite Celeb. One big grizzly right by camp. Hope he’s moved on.

From: kota-man
09-May-19

kota-man's embedded Photo
BC Bear
kota-man's embedded Photo
BC Bear
Love hunting bears in the spring...

From: JL
09-May-19
This is a good board for the "independent" and DIY bear hunters to post their pics.

09-May-19
Grats Kurt. Good looking bear Cory.

From: Bou'bound
09-May-19
JL We are an equal opportunity thread that celebrates bears taken guided or unguided, dependent or independent, hunter or outfitter postings. We really don't discriminate here. Just want to see all those successful hunts represented.

09-May-19

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Aaron Austin from Kansas with Mike's Outfitting in Alberta.
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Aaron Austin from Kansas with Mike's Outfitting in Alberta.
345 lbs, 19 4/16 skull, 7 ft 2 inch square hide.

From: Mule Power
09-May-19
Bou Bound... exactly. Post em up. All of them!

From: JL
09-May-19
Bou, if the successful hunter posts on their harvest pic on the outfitter threads above and then here...it's redundant. By not posting their pic on the above outfitters thread, you're taking a little advertising and recognition opportunity from that particular outfitter who may be a BS sponsor....unless you make the successful hunter mention the outfitter in their post here....or the outfitter has to do it himself. Otherwise, the recognition for the outfitter gets diminished or lost. Plus the above outfitters have hunters who are not BS members so they won't post their pics here....unless the above outfitters go back and do it. The outfitters that do run threads here do a great job for their clients, BS members and the site....why not let them get the undivided recognition? I'm putting myself in the outfitters shoes....they go thru the trouble of starting and running their threads before the season even starts and then they have put the "money shot" here after the season starts!?? Under that idea...why should they even start up their threads? IMO...let them have their own threads and DIY-ers and/or other unlisted outfitters here.....at least that seems the logical simple way to do it. My 2-cent observation.

From: Bou'bound
09-May-19
JL - there is no Bowsite policy against posting the same picture twice in different places. Heck, Mike U. just did it and proved it is possible. Gotta love that Canadian ingenuity.

I just want to get more on here than last year's 238 and know that Chris, Mike, Alexis, Tom, and Dave as outfitters can be a big chunk of that.

From: JL
09-May-19
Bou, Mike did it because you told him too as you did others. No worries though....just something I noticed over the last few years I thought might be a little counterproductive from an organizing and outfitters perspective. All is cool.....

From: Ibow
09-May-19
I agree JL... While it’s nice to pull up this success thread each year and see all the guys/gals with their bears, these guys like Alexis Desjardins, Chris from Pine Acres, Ukrainitz, Craig from North Mountain in MB and so on have all they can do each day to manage their outfitting businesses and to make sure their hunters get the bear of their dreams - which they always seem to do. These guys get very little time to sleep & eat this time of year. I’m happy they take the time to do their own threads. The success thread is nice - nice pics but each day when I check in, I go to the outfitter’s threads first.

10-May-19

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
Noah's Manitoba bear. May 7, 2019 6'9 square

10-May-19
Remember guys this is all just for fun to fuel our passion for bowhunting! Boubound has a seemingly endless love for it. I'm glad to participate and it helps me to be also in a thread that lives throughout the whole year. Let's make it 500 bears!! Whoohoo!!

From: Dutchd
10-May-19
This is a great board for everyone to post pics! I love seeing all of these in one place. I hope this surpasses last years pic count. Thanks, Dutch

From: kota-man
11-May-19

kota-man's embedded Photo
kota-man's embedded Photo
kota-man's embedded Photo
kota-man's embedded Photo
#2 from BC was a brute...

From: Nick Muche
11-May-19
Congrats Cory! Great week of bear hunting for you!

From: Bou'bound
11-May-19
Wow. Great Cory. Monster.

From: Bowboy
11-May-19
Awesome bear Cory!

From: JL
11-May-19
Nice one.....

From: Scoot
11-May-19
Nice Cory!

From: SteveB
12-May-19
Nice! And btw, if I was an outfitter I’d be thrilled to have my name and photos in two threads.....and I’m quite confident the website owner loves the extra clicks!

From: Ambush
12-May-19
Fantastic BC bears Kota!! You’re killing big ones and way up north here we are hardly seeing any shooters. Very slow so far. Only two down out of a eight tags.

From: moe
12-May-19

moe's embedded Photo
moe's embedded Photo
This is a diy bear from Ont. Was lucky enough to have my son with me for this

From: LWood
12-May-19
Great bears, Cory.

From: JL
12-May-19
Nice DIY one Moe!!

From: Boreal
12-May-19
Nice bears guys!

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 12/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 12/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
20 4/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
20 4/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
20 8/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
20 8/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
20 9/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
20 9/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 5/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 5/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
13-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 4/16
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 4/16
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: Bou'bound
13-May-19
Thanks for sharing Tom. Great bears

12 and counting

13-May-19

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
Manitoba / May 12, 2019 / 7'1 square

From: Ibow
13-May-19
David... that’s terrific!

From: Nick Muche
13-May-19
Hoping for 239+ bears and one turkey :)

From: JL
13-May-19
That's funny!

From: Boreal
14-May-19
Nice bear-d Elite1! LOL

From: Rob Nye
14-May-19

Rob Nye's embedded Photo
Rob Nye's embedded Photo
Jay Sileo from PA and his first archery bear. 19 15/16”. Canadian Trophy Quest , SK

From: Ambush
15-May-19

Ambush's embedded Photo
Jim’s number 1 bear.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Jim’s number 1 bear.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Mike’s first bow kill and first bear. He makes the bear look small.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Mike’s first bow kill and first bear. He makes the bear look small.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Adam’s bear
Ambush's embedded Photo
Adam’s bear
Ambush's embedded Photo
Jim’s second bear.
Ambush's embedded Photo
Jim’s second bear.
Just back and leaving again tomorrow. For the first time, I didn't kill one or two bears on this annual trip. Had one shot opportunity and blew it. Saw an average of about twenty bears a day but few shooters. More grizzlies than I’ve ever seen! Kurt keeps stats, so maybe he’ll post that. Don’t have pics of one bear yet.

From: Bou'bound
16-May-19
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From: carcus
16-May-19

carcus's embedded Photo
carcus's embedded Photo
Not sure I should've passed on this one!?!?

From: carcus
16-May-19

carcus's embedded Photo
carcus's embedded Photo
Same bear

16-May-19
You are aging Jay, maybe you need glasses?

From: Elite 1
16-May-19
Some great bears on here. Jason being from Manitoba you may get away with that but if that bear came in on bait I would be sprayin and Prayin!!!’

From: Bou'bound
16-May-19
We know your track record Jason. My money is on you to get a better one by year end. And it will probably not be black.

From: svrelk
16-May-19

svrelk's embedded Photo
Ginger, she was a regular at one bait all last season, first again this year... She's fun to watch..
svrelk's embedded Photo
Ginger, she was a regular at one bait all last season, first again this year... She's fun to watch..
Damn nice bears there.. we've been running some of our baits in Idaho for a few weeks now..... Snow just left so things will heat up quick. Memorial Day weekend hopefully have some to add to this thread...

From: SBH
16-May-19
Jim.... You boys are hard on bears! Great pics. Hope she lures a big one in for you. Dead bears walking.

From: Boreal
16-May-19
Tough one to pass up Carcus. At least for me anyway. I can only imagine what else you have visiting that bait!

From: TSOV
16-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19”
TSOV's embedded Photo
19”
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
16-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 8/16”
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 8/16”
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
16-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
18 8/16”
TSOV's embedded Photo
18 8/16”
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
16-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 4/16”
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 4/16”
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: TSOV
16-May-19

TSOV's embedded Photo
19 10/16” Giant Old Bear fat round head ...
TSOV's embedded Photo
19 10/16” Giant Old Bear fat round head ...
Lone Wolf Camps SK

From: svrelk
16-May-19
Mat, sure looking forward to a few campfires with you and your boys .. See ya Saturday!

From: spike buck
17-May-19

spike buck's embedded Photo
Steve from St. Louis area.
spike buck's embedded Photo
Steve from St. Louis area.

From: rattles33
17-May-19
Dang it, I wasn’t planning on bear hunting this fall, but seeing these pics, I may be scrambling to find a place! Good stuff.

From: Bou'bound
17-May-19
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From: Rob Nye
18-May-19

Rob Nye's embedded Photo
Rob Nye's embedded Photo
Dave Clark from PA 18 2/16 Taken May 16

From: carcus
18-May-19

carcus's embedded Photo
carcus's embedded Photo
Could be a 25th

From: carcus
19-May-19
#25, squared 7'6", greened 21"

From: carcus
19-May-19

carcus's embedded Photo
carcus's embedded Photo

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
North mountain adventures

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
Tony’s first black

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
Tony’s Dad, Tim and his first bear.

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
Ricks first black bear.

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
April’s first black bear.

From: Craig
19-May-19

Craig's embedded Photo
Craig's embedded Photo
Matt’s second bear with us he’s got the patience to wait out the big boys.

From: Bou'bound
19-May-19
Nice bears Craig

Jason sounds like passing the first One was the right call.

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From: Buffalo1
19-May-19
Very nice looking bears. No need to look at BC- Kota taking out all the seed !!

Nice bears Cory !!

From: Ambush
19-May-19
Some big skulls pictured here!! Most of the bears we kill in northern BC seem to have short muzzles, which robs about 1” plus of measurement. I can’t break the magical 20”.

Kota, that second bear looks long in the face. Southern BC bear?

From: kota-man
19-May-19
Yes Ambush...Southern BC along the Fraser. The bears there seem to be long in the body and the skulls match. Funny, the bears I shoot in Manitoba are short and fat, and their skulls match, being very wide in general. These BC bears are LONG bodied and their skulls are also long but much narrower.

19-May-19
Kota-man, where are you hunting in Manitoba? The western edge seems to produce bears with long skulls and big ears. Eastern Manitoba bears generallyhave the short wide heads.

From: Ambush
19-May-19
Area genetics seem to decide what you get, predominately. I didn’t start measuring skulls until I started bow hunting them, but I don’t know if any of the many dozens I killed with a gun before that would have dried up to be 20”. When I started killing bears, we got five tags and I also killed nuisance bears. Our local biologist was pretty adamant that if we hunted moose, we had better be killing bears too.

I may have to go to one of the Big Head areas to finally get a 20”.

From: kota-man
19-May-19
In Manitoba, I hunt the Southern Border of Riding Mountain...fairly “Central” to “West Central”...

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