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rattling_junkie 07-Jul-21
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rattling_junkie 07-Jul-21
drycreek 07-Jul-21
LINK 07-Jul-21
Brotsky 07-Jul-21
Rut Nut 07-Jul-21
hdaman 07-Jul-21
Zebrakiller 07-Jul-21
Inshart 07-Jul-21
No Mercy 07-Jul-21
Buckeye 07-Jul-21
Vonfoust 07-Jul-21
JohnMC 07-Jul-21
Novembermadman 07-Jul-21
JB 07-Jul-21
Chuckster 07-Jul-21
bowhunter24 08-Jul-21
rattling_junkie 08-Jul-21
rattling_junkie 08-Jul-21
Bowboy 08-Jul-21
The last savage 08-Jul-21
t-roy 08-Jul-21
SBH 09-Jul-21
Treeline 09-Jul-21
BowJangles 12-Jul-21
DonVathome 12-Jul-21
TGbow 12-Jul-21
bentstick54 13-Jul-21
07-Jul-21

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
the sow with the unique face
rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
the sow with the unique face
As most of you are aware I love bear hunting. Manitoba makes it easy to bear hunter, so it's just a natural fit for hardcore bowhunters. This past spring I got an email from a potential client. They sent me a ton of emails in quick succession. I noticed that the bottom had Chinese lettering, so I thought I should just talk to this person on the phone.

It was a female voice on the other end. Yes, the population of female hunters is growing, which is good because I have 3 daughters. Anyways I assumed she (Qian) was asking about the hunt for her father or boyfriend. Well, I got that assumption wrong and just made an ass out of me! Qian told me how she is a student at one of the local Winnipeg universities and wanted to try to hunt. She had started fishing a year ago and really enjoyed it, so her friends (non-hunters) suggested she try hunting. I asked her how she found my information, she said through my YouTube channel.

The problem was Qian didn't have a weapon to use and only had time for a 1-day hunt. Luckily I had just received a new cross-bow for friends and family, so it would work out perfectly. We arranged a day for the hunt, and the plan was to get her to practice before walking in. Cross-bows are extremely easy to shoot, so I had no worries that she wouldn't be proficient. Before the hunt, she watched my tutorial on how to shoot bears, and I did encourage her to watch other videos as well.

We met and drove out to the spot. I set up a target with a tripod as a rest for the cross-bow. Her first shot was not good, I started to have second thoughts. After a few adjustments to the tripod, Qian was able to hit the center every time.

As we walked in we spooked a bear, we never saw it just heard it. At this bait a few days earlier I noticed a sow in there with 3 toaster-sized cubs. I suspected that it could be the sow. About an hour into the sit a sow with a unique face walked in, she was off-limits. She came to investigate but took off shortly after like she was shot from a canon.

07-Jul-21
A couple of hours went by with nothing. I will note that Qian was so excited and thought the pepper spray, thermacell and water bottle placed on the ground just looked so cool. I think it's safe to say she was digging her first bear hunt.

I caught movement to my left and told Qian it was a boar and to get ready. It was a young boar probably 3 years old, but a good bear for a 1-day hunt. Well, this bugger would not stay still especially for a brand new hunter. Multiple times I though Qian was had her shot only for the bear to move at the last moment and me frantically telling her not to squeeze the trigger.

Finally, it gave her that moment in time we all dream about. She made the perfect "Shiddle" shot. Side note: definition of "Shiddle" - "between the should and the middle" in my opinion gives most room for error if you are off left or right.

She basically pinned her bear to the barrel, and it had to push itself off of the bolt to run away. What an experience for both of us! It is quite amazing that Qian was able to learn how to shoot a cross-bow then go shoot her first bear on her first day all within 4 hours!

07-Jul-21

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
rattling_junkie's embedded Photo

07-Jul-21

From: drycreek
07-Jul-21
When the bear got right, she was ready ! Great vid junkie !

From: LINK
07-Jul-21
Pretty cool.

From: Brotsky
07-Jul-21
Awesome! Great video!

From: Rut Nut
07-Jul-21
That's pretty cool! But still can't get over this statement!: "She had started fishing a year ago and really enjoyed it, so her friends (non-hunters) suggested she try hunting."

Thought it was neat how the bolt stuck in the barrel after passing thru!

From: hdaman
07-Jul-21
Well done!!

From: Zebrakiller
07-Jul-21
now thats good stuff!

From: Inshart
07-Jul-21
WOW, great hunt. Congratulations to her ---- and you too, way to get it done in one day!

Guess as to why the sow blasted out of there?

From: No Mercy
07-Jul-21
Awesome!

From: Buckeye
07-Jul-21
Awesome all the way around David, Well done sir.

From: Vonfoust
07-Jul-21
Great stuff here for sure!

From: JohnMC
07-Jul-21
That was cool. Something tells me it won't be her last hunt.

07-Jul-21
That's awesome.... good for her! Thanks for sharing!!

From: JB
07-Jul-21
Very cool! Great job!!

From: Chuckster
07-Jul-21
Nice, great shot by her. Great job putting the video together, well done.

From: bowhunter24
08-Jul-21
Way to go sir, nothing like seeing the eyes of someone new to something we have done for so long! Thanks!

08-Jul-21
Thanks gentleman! Yes, Rut Nut, I thought it was funny as well about the fishing, but so awesome at the same time!

08-Jul-21
Inshart, I think we spooked her on the way in, and she came into investigate and saw us on the ground, so she bolted.

From: Bowboy
08-Jul-21
Nice shot and video thanks for sharing!

08-Jul-21
good for you bud, great job..

From: t-roy
08-Jul-21
Great video, David! I’m betting you helped to recruit one more hunter to our ranks, as well.

From: SBH
09-Jul-21
That's awesome David. Way to go! Good on her for reaching out and making it happen. Super cool video.

From: Treeline
09-Jul-21
Awesome!

From: BowJangles
12-Jul-21
She was so excited. I love seeing it!!

From: DonVathome
12-Jul-21
That is FANTASTIC for you and all of us as hunters. Good positive stuff, thanks!

From: TGbow
12-Jul-21
Awsome

13-Jul-21
Great way the hunt came together. Great story and excellent video. Job well done by both you and Qian. Congratulations to both.

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