Ya gotta love bear country!Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 08-May-19
Chief 419 08-May-19
Mark Watkins 08-May-19
Nick Muche 08-May-19
Forest bows 08-May-19
Mike Ukrainetz 08-May-19
HUNT MAN 08-May-19
'Ike' (Phone) 08-May-19
Forest bows 08-May-19
T Mac 10-May-19
Nick Muche 13-May-19
Rob Nye 14-May-19
Rob Nye 14-May-19
Was touring around checking baits and tweaking stands and was loving my job as usual. Thought I’d take a few pics of baits and bush trails and share em here. Work work work!
Lets face it...inaccessible places are in our best interest
From: Charlie Rehor
Good luck Rob! Say hello to Kent when you see him!
From: Chief 419
In that last picture it looks like the bear is wearing a cow bell. Is that to wake the hunter up as the bear is coming in?
From: Mark Watkins
Looks like fun Rob!
Some great bears on cam!
Thanks Charlie will see Krock later today.
Nice photos, Rob. Best luck for a Booner season.
From: Nick Muche
Rob, your hunt looks to be one of the best bear hunts going. Remote, big bears and no doubt a ton of fun. Looking forward to following along!
My oh my!!!!
From: Forest bows
Hi Forest; might be one for last week of May. One guy with health issues. Only taking 2 per week in May most hunters now booking Fall bear/waterfowl combo hunts.
Some tank bears Rob! Looking forward to seeing your hunters behind a few of them! Best of luck on a safe and successful season.
From: Mike Ukrainetz
Good Luck Rob! Some tanks to start the season there!!
Good luck you have some super bears hitting your baits!
From: HUNT MAN
Amazing country and bears. Dream hunt . Hunt
Lots of younguns rolled in today to help me bait and keep me company. Fun to chase them up trees when they get too friendly!
And here I am sitting in an office. Boy where did I go wrong! Beautiful country.
From: 'Ike' (Phone)
Excellent, some great pictures...
From: Forest bows
Somebody better jump on that spot for the last week of May I'd be all over it if I wasn't going to New Zealand
Some monsters for sure!
What is the purpose for all of the sticks shoved into the bait barrel? I’ve seen that done by guys before. Curious as to what the reason is.
Mostly just be an assclown to the bears. I’m sure they think “ I hate the *#%€ guy that keeps shoving those stupid sticks in the barrel. ‘ But bears find a lot of food by flipping logs, rolling them around and ripping them up so maybe makes the barrel and site more natural to them.
Busy mama ridin’ herd on 4 yardapes. Last Fall I had pics of 3 different sows with 4 cubs.
Somebody got caught with his face in the frosting jar
New bait where I found huge tracks in the snow last Fall. Got hit the first day I put it out and took 4 days for Slobbo here to show up. Whether he ever rolls in daylight remains to be seen.
From: T Mac
Great pics and a couple slobs. Thanks Rob!
"...so maybe makes the barrel and site more natural to them." LOL! That's beautiful country and I have to admire you guys for putting in so much work and getting into so many bears. I'm sure it is a great time and I'd do it if I had the time and $$. Its just the issue with the blue barrels though. I understand you have to contain the bait and all. I was just thinking maybe a pit dug in the ground and covered with logs or something like that, maybe lined with heavy gauge visqueen so it doesn't all soak in, instead of the barrels? I realize I can go pound salt, but it just does not look all that 'natural'. That's just me, though. You guys are fine with it so no problem. What I think means squat, have a great season! That's a big boy right there above!
Trapper; it is the law in SK that bait be placed in containers. Never was a fan of barrels and didn’t use them until it became law. Most hunters find them real handy for judging bear size.
Thanks Rob, I get it, makes sense. Have a great season! I would like to venture up that way and try it out someday before I croak - won't be anytime soon probably. I'd like to go for the big bucks you guys have too. Its on the bucket list. I shoot heavier recurves (60s #). Do you accommodate those?
Yes sir. Right up my alley been a longbow only guy for 30 years. Just cause it’s so much fun. Have shot about a zillion judo heads. Only lost 2. Try not to croak.
I'll try...not up to me though. I just try to delay it by working out and eating game. What do you shoot with the judos, white rabbits? Or just stuff?
Geez Rob you have a few "Toads" on camera! Some guys are going to have a memorable hunt !
Hey Trapper I discovered the best way to hide the blue barrels!
Not trick photos. Thinking about quitting my job now...... :)
Would be tough to wait for the chocolate if this guy rolled in first.
Lotsa predators on the move.
I spotted this about 10 yards off one of my bush trails. A bear totally demolished this big black poplar log. Musta been some tastyass bugs to merit that much work.
Like waiting at the Tim’s drive-thru.
Incredible pics! Good luck to you and your hunters this year.
You can tell clients are coming when equipment gets their bi-annual wash. :) Boys are excited to start hunting tomorrow hope action is good for them.
Jeeze they're like starlings around here. That one looks like he could eat the barrel. That's a pretty cool pic of those cubs standing upright. Have a great season Rob.
Boys are shooting great. Super windy day hope it calms down this evening.
From: Nick Muche
Wow! Nice photos!
One guy wants a chocolate bear not sure if this one big enuff. Mebbe he’ll get a look at him and find out if it is a first day bear or not.
Jay Sileo and his first archery bear 19 15/16. He had an interesting first hunt. Saw 8 bears and had a grumpy sow chasing bears up trees all around him. This one showed up at 8:00 and he decided to shoot it so he wouldn’t have the crap scared out of him ever again. Has decided people who hunt bears with a bow are crazy! Dave Clark also saw eight and had bears running amok from the instant he got in the tree. Also had cubs up a neighboring tree for awhile. He had a good brown coming in but a sow chased him off. Pansy bear he called it.
Going to be an exciting few weeks coming up. Thanks for putting in all the hard work and sharing the fun with us!
Congrats to Jay and best of luck to your other hunters!
Note cub in treestand happily wrecking my camera tree pod arm that I lent to client Dave who left it rigged up when he left there last night.
It was pretty late when we got outta the Bush with Jay’s bear and the northern lights gave us quite a show. First time the boys had seen them so that was cool.
Dave had a scary night last night- too damn many bears he said. 175 pound sow shook his ladder a couple times he thought she was coming up, very grumpy girl. A couple big ones rolled in late but light was not good so he passed did not want to shoot a bear with less than perfect fur. Figured he saw 15 different bears, all but one were different bears from the first day. He went for an early morning hunt today. Bears ripped the barrel off the tree during the night it is attached to tree with two 41/2” lag bolts thru chain. Bolts were severely bent and pulled out of tree. Guess I better get longer ones.
Man I love this stuff! Thanks so much for sharing Rob! Takes a big ass bear to start ripping stuff through steel barrels like that, game on!
Possibly a suspect.
The perp? His lawyer will argue that due to 3 minute camera delay and no actual photo of barrel dislodgement, being at the scene of the crime does not make him guilty.
A case of mistaken identity ended Dave’s hunt on Thursday. Ground shrinkage was a factor but still a good bear at 18 2/16. He had lotsa fun watching pretty much non-stop bear action, figures he easily saw 20 + different bears during his hunt.
Lotsa rain last Wednesday made some trails pretty ugly had to break out the Argos to access some baits. The Defender finally met its match about 2 feet shy of dry ground in one really ugly mud hole that was no problem the day before.
Dave is a professional taxidermist and offered to make the habitat for my bear mount. I had built the base and collected the stumps I wanted a year ago but was happy a pro volunteered to help finish it.
Yesterday he washed and blow dried the wolf mount. The moral of the story is hold out to last day or get put to work around here.
2 more clients rolling in today. Have been here for deer but first time for bear. These 2 bruins are pretty regular visitors the last several days so the boys should have fun tryin to get ‘em.