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spike buck 29-Jul-21
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JL 29-Jul-21
spike buck 29-Jul-21
Livereater1 29-Jul-21
spike buck 29-Jul-21
spike buck 29-Jul-21
JL 30-Jul-21
t-roy 30-Jul-21
spike buck 30-Jul-21
JL 30-Jul-21
spike buck 30-Jul-21
HoytHntr4 30-Jul-21
Wv hillbilly 30-Jul-21
spike buck 31-Jul-21
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t-roy 31-Jul-21
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spike buck 31-Jul-21
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JL 01-Aug-21
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Alexis Desjardins 03-Aug-21
spike buck 03-Aug-21
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spike buck 06-Aug-21
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spike buck 07-Aug-21
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Screwball 07-Aug-21
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spike buck 20-Aug-21
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ca 20-Aug-21
JL 20-Aug-21
Dink 22-Aug-21
fubar racin 22-Aug-21
spike buck 26-Aug-21
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spike buck 26-Aug-21
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bentstick54 28-Aug-21
t-roy 28-Aug-21
spike buck 11-Sep-21
Bou'bound 11-Sep-21
woodguy65 11-Sep-21
bentstick54 11-Sep-21
t-roy 11-Sep-21
spike buck 11-Sep-21
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t-roy 11-Sep-21
spike buck 11-Sep-21
bentstick54 11-Sep-21
Screwball 11-Sep-21
spike buck 12-Sep-21
spike buck 16-Sep-21
t-roy 16-Sep-21
JL 16-Sep-21
spike buck 20-Sep-21
OkRecurve2 25-Sep-21
spike buck 25-Sep-21
JL 25-Sep-21
spike buck 25-Sep-21
t-roy 25-Sep-21
spike buck 25-Sep-21
spike buck 26-Sep-21
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spike buck 28-Sep-21
t-roy 28-Sep-21
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non typ 29-Sep-21
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spike buck 03-Oct-21
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spike buck 03-Oct-21
spike buck 03-Oct-21
JL 03-Oct-21
spike buck 03-Oct-21
bentstick54 03-Oct-21
spike buck 06-Oct-21
Jackson 08-Oct-21
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Wv hillbilly 09-Oct-21
spike buck 09-Oct-21
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From: spike buck
29-Jul-21

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Little Bull Bait site...
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Little Bull Bait site...
First hit for this bait

29-Jul-21
That’s a unique color phase.

From: JL
29-Jul-21
Ya...that's an odd one.

From: spike buck
29-Jul-21

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Truck Bait Site...
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Truck Bait Site...

From: Livereater1
29-Jul-21
Chris, save that big one for me!

From: spike buck
29-Jul-21
Louie, these are just the tip of the iceberg for bears hitting the sites. Checked 8 baits today. First check of season. All wiped out. Have 43 baits out right now.

From: spike buck
29-Jul-21

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Tried something new thats seems to have worked. I usually have 3 out of 8 camera's played with or chewed on when I check this Bait run. After I placed the camera where I needed it on the tree, I nailed a 6 inch spike on each side of the camera into the tree. Sticking out about 2 inches. I could see where the bears tried to bite the camera, but not a single one moved or damaged by the bears.

From: JL
30-Jul-21
That's a good idea.....

From: t-roy
30-Jul-21
Looking good, Chris! How many US hunters do you have committed for this fall?

From: spike buck
30-Jul-21
T-roy, almost 3/4's tags taken. All American hunters.

From: JL
30-Jul-21
^...great news! Glad to see bidness is picking back up. I hope none of the politicians on either side of the border do anything to screw things up again for everyone.

From: spike buck
30-Jul-21

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Honeymoon Suite Bait...
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Honeymoon Suite Bait...
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Call this little guy Shaggy...
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Call this little guy Shaggy...
Thanks JL. I am ready for any dumb move the politicians make .

From: HoytHntr4
30-Jul-21
Glad to see the border opening back up and you getting clients back in camp for the fall hunt after being shut down for this long. There should be plenty of good bears to hunt. Looking forward to following along on this thread!

30-Jul-21
Glad your still at it Chris! Can’t wait to get some hillbillies back up there. Keep the pictures coming! Good luck this fall.

From: spike buck
31-Jul-21

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From: spike buck
31-Jul-21

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

From: spike buck
31-Jul-21

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Honeymoon Suite Bait Site...
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Honeymoon Suite Bait Site...
Got about 3 inches of rain last night. Cooled down nice

From: spike buck
31-Jul-21

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Redbluff Bait Site... Male Bear.
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Redbluff Bait Site... Male Bear.
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Redbluff Bait Site. Female Bear
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Redbluff Bait Site. Female Bear

From: t-roy
31-Jul-21
Good to hear you got some good rain, Spike! Were you guys battling fires issues like seemingly the entire western half of the continent?

31-Jul-21
My son and I are two of the lucky hunters with Chris next month, after getting a 400 pounder 5 years ago with Chris, we are very excited to see what he has for us, maybe a color phase??? My sons only bear was 120 so he wants a big one. Wish us luck.

From: spike buck
31-Jul-21
T-roy the fires have been mostly in remote area's. The Northern Reserves have fires around them and many evacuated. Red Lake has heavy smoke. But, other than smoke, we are fine around here.

From: spike buck
31-Jul-21
Mark, looking to be a great season. I dropped my computer, so I will have to get a new one for the trail cams on Tuesday. I am surprised the computer I dropped lasted as long as it did.

From: spike buck
01-Aug-21

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Bowden Lake Bait.... "OLD" Boar
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Bowden Lake Bait.... "OLD" Boar

From: spike buck
01-Aug-21

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2 Track Bait...
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2 Track Bait...

From: spike buck
01-Aug-21

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Pine Grove Bait...
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Pine Grove Bait...

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01-Aug-21

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01-Aug-21

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Monk Bait...
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Monk Bait...
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From: spike buck
01-Aug-21
Those arriving at the border must have the Arrive Can App down loaded onto their phone and completed or you will not be able to cross. Must have your vaccine downloaded onto the app. Have your covid test results 72 hours before crossing the border. Must have your proof of vaccination paper you received after you got your vaccination.

Must have your Quarantine plan to give to border agent. Hunters at Pine Acres will use this address: Pine Acres Camp. 48 Spruce Street, Box 59, Vermilion Bay Ontario Canada, P0V2V0.

Only a very select few will be asked to take a covid test at the border.

There is no restrictions for Americans crossing back into the USA after the hunt.

If you come down with covid while at camp, you can go home or quarantine at camp. We have a cabin available. Supplies will be available. There is only a 3% chance of the vaccinated population that will catch covid. So we will all be fine. Plan is to satisfy the border agents.

Quite a few of Pine Acres Hunters have phoned the Fort Frances Border Crossing for info on crossing after August 9th. The info they received from border agent was very help full and they said it doesn't seem as confusing as first thought to be.

From: JL
01-Aug-21
Spike....sounds like you have it all figured out. Did you have a link to that "Arrive Can App" folks can use?

One thing that might not be not clear to some readers. Even if you have been vaccinated, do you still have to take another virus test 72 hours prior to crossing?

From: spike buck
01-Aug-21
Can Google Arrive Can App and get the info to download. Yes, must have a covid (Virus) test 72 hours before arrival at the border. I have no idea JL how to do a link.

*** The rules state, you must use Arrive Can App to enter your proof of Vaccination, Quarantine and Travel information. If you don't provide the required information in the Arrive Can App, before arriving at the border, you wont be considered for the exemption, even if you meet all the requirements.

From: spike buck
03-Aug-21

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03-Aug-21
Nice bears Chris hopefully they let the guys across, good luck this fall.

From: spike buck
03-Aug-21

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Buller #1 Bait...
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Buller #1 Bait...
Hope your Fall hunt goes great Alex... I don't anticipate any problems for the hunters crossing the border. I suggested the hunters check out the app. Some phoned the border at Ft Frances. All still seems to be a go.

Bears are cooperating just perfect. Checked 19 baits today and all wiped out. Lost 2 camera's to hungry bears.

From: spike buck
03-Aug-21

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This certificate just came in today to Rick Arendsen....

From: spike buck
04-Aug-21

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Meadow Bait...
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Meadow Bait...

04-Aug-21
Chris, are you running Clark’s bait? And if so , do you have a camera on it? Looking for the two year old chocolate from 8/3/18 pitchers.

From: spike buck
04-Aug-21
Not baited this year. We do have the bait just south of it ready to go. Got the new computer and will have pics from those baits this coming weekend.

From: spike buck
06-Aug-21

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Mile #5 Bait Site...
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Mile #5 Bait Site...
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From: spike buck
06-Aug-21

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

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06-Aug-21

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Honeymoon Suite Bait...
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Honeymoon Suite Bait...

From: spike buck
07-Aug-21

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Little Bull Bait...
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Little Bull Bait...

From: spike buck
07-Aug-21

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Got my new computer for the trail camera's

From: Screwball
07-Aug-21
Lottie know you have that in the Bush? Lol

From: spike buck
07-Aug-21
Brian...She don't even know I have it LOL. She don't go on Bowsite so I'm safe

From: spike buck
20-Aug-21

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Nick Merchant
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Nick Merchant

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20-Aug-21

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Paul Converse
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Paul Converse

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20-Aug-21

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Jose Miller
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Jose Miller

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20-Aug-21

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Brian Linsted
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Brian Linsted

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20-Aug-21

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Joe Boyle
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Joe Boyle

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20-Aug-21

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Jake Harms
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Jake Harms

From: ca
20-Aug-21
Great pics

From: JL
20-Aug-21
Fantastic pics!! I love to see folks getting things done with trad stuff....it makes me envious.

From: Dink
22-Aug-21
Looking forward to June 2022.

From: fubar racin
22-Aug-21
We have 2 bears colored like the first pic coming into our sets we think it’s likely mom and adult cub as they are coming in a mile apart.

From: spike buck
26-Aug-21

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View from where the Bear took his last breath... Buller Lake....
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View from where the Bear took his last breath... Buller Lake....

From: spike buck
26-Aug-21

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Chris Strang and his Boar... Iron Will Broadhead
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Chris Strang and his Boar... Iron Will Broadhead

From: spike buck
26-Aug-21

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Mike Rose and his Boar...
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Mike Rose and his Boar...

From: spike buck
26-Aug-21

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"OLD" Boar
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"OLD" Boar
Got some pictures of this "OLD" Boar. He would not survive the winter so we Put a hunter on him as soon as we got this picture. We got him at 2:00 this afternoon.

From: spike buck
26-Aug-21

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28-Aug-21
Great to see success photos. That last “old” boar must have been a good one.

From: t-roy
28-Aug-21
Great to see guys getting to hunt again up there, Chris!

From: spike buck
11-Sep-21

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Picture of Thursday Night success... 7 hunters week of Sept 5th, 5 Bears tagged.
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Picture of Thursday Night success... 7 hunters week of Sept 5th, 5 Bears tagged.
Been doing pretty good this Fall. Hope to keep it up till October 6th. Lots of Mountain Ash.

From: Bou'bound
11-Sep-21
Great season

From: woodguy65
11-Sep-21
Nice bears!

11-Sep-21
Great looking bears. Keep it up.

From: t-roy
11-Sep-21
Great bears! Especially like the chocolate.

Where do you guys attach the tags now? I don’t see any tags in the noses. Always hated seeing some great pics ruined by having the dang tag hanging out of their noses.

From: spike buck
11-Sep-21
When you take a bear, you have to notch the bear tag month, date and time as soon you walk up to your dead bear. Then you can actually drive home with the tag in your pocket as long as the bear is in your vehicle and the tag is notch. When the bear is put in the cooler, it has to be tagged through the nose. When you take pictures you can legally take the tag off. But as soon as pics are taken tag gets put back on again. I like the new tagging rules.

From: spike buck
11-Sep-21

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Colored bear in truck.
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Colored bear in truck.

From: t-roy
11-Sep-21
Thanks Chris.

From: spike buck
11-Sep-21

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Mountain Ash Tree...
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Mountain Ash Tree...
This week of September 12th will be our busiest. So we had been working on getting the Deer Lake Road Areas going and kept active. No hunters have been up there till today. Fresh baits all ready to go.

We have not had much for natural bear foods this season. Then the Mountain Ash showed up. Apparently when the hot weather is not good for 1 berry, hot is good for the other. The bears needed the Mountain Ash bad, so I am kinda glad the berries are good. Just made us work harder to compete with them. Now I think we can overcome the bounty of the Mountain Ash..... Wish us luck guys and gals!!

11-Sep-21
Hoping your hard work pays off, and your remaining hunters are as lucky as those who have already scored.

From: Screwball
11-Sep-21
Kathy claims Truck bait for next year! LOL

From: spike buck
12-Sep-21

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Joe Jareki
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Joe Jareki

From: spike buck
16-Sep-21

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2 Days of hunting... All but 1 taken by Bowhunters!!
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2 Days of hunting... All but 1 taken by Bowhunters!!

From: t-roy
16-Sep-21
Awesome, Chris! Congrats to the hunters!

From: JL
16-Sep-21
That's a lot of bears down....

From: spike buck
20-Sep-21

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Recurve Hunter and his Boar off of Bear Factory Bait... Congrats Jeremy of Oklahoma and Guide Saxon James!!
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Recurve Hunter and his Boar off of Bear Factory Bait... Congrats Jeremy of Oklahoma and Guide Saxon James!!

From: OkRecurve2
25-Sep-21
Thank you for the opportunity had a great time and looking forward to the next trip up there.

From: spike buck
25-Sep-21

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This bear was taken off of Bear Factory Bait site.... Jeremy Cochran using a Recurve Bow... Some baits do get hunted a second time. If Bear activity or if we have a camera on the site tells us that we need to reuse a site we will.

The site Jeremy took his Bear off of produced a large cinnamon bear the week before. Also, the same bait right now is still being trashed by bears. We just might use it again!!

Saxon and I offer a limited guided hunt. Meaning we will get and keep sites active until hunters arrive. Then the hunters drive themselves to and from the baits. Also we will have many chats through out the week on things to improve your chances. We will suggest a hunter who is not seeing a bear, to bring in one of our Bear Bombs, to bring a bear full of berries in to the scent. He might not be hungry but the over whelming scent can entice him in for a visit.

If a hunter goes home without a bear, which does happen, it's not the guides fault. We spent many hours preparing for a hunters visit. LOTS OF HOURS, thats what a hunter is paying us to do. Sometimes no matter how hard the hunter and guide works to get the bear in front of the hunter, once in a while we fail in getting it done. The bear wins.

I would like to thank ALL hunters for coming to hunt with us during a pandemic. It was a challenge worth overcoming. We would like to thank all hunters rebooked for 2022 and those still wanting to book for 2023. We will put a price freeze till 2024. Froze at 2019 prices. ***We are booked for 2022 with many spo'st available for 2023. To any who hunted with us this Fall and did not see a bear. Contact us and we will figure out a future plan to get you back.

Lottie, Saxon and I again thank you for hunting with us!!

From: JL
25-Sep-21
Well done sir!! Is your season officially over?

From: spike buck
25-Sep-21

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Last week... Dan Shook.
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Last week... Dan Shook.
Thanks JL. We have 2 more weeks of Bear hunters. We start the combo Bear / Wolf now.

From: t-roy
25-Sep-21
Looking forward to next spring, Chris!

From: spike buck
25-Sep-21

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Saxon James, Joe and Katie of Ohio
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Saxon James, Joe and Katie of Ohio
This young BOWHUNTING couple from Ohio decided to bring their 5 month old, future Bear Hunter to Bear Camp...

From: spike buck
26-Sep-21

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2021 Grouse hunt...
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2021 Grouse hunt...

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26-Sep-21

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Lakeview Bait...
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Lakeview Bait...
Spring Bear will be here before ya know it Troy...

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26-Sep-21

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Happy Kid!!
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Happy Kid!!

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26-Sep-21

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28-Sep-21

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Rey and his Boar taken this afternoon.
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Rey and his Boar taken this afternoon.

From: t-roy
28-Sep-21
That is my “dream” bear, Chris! Would love to kill one with a big V on the chest!

From: spike buck
28-Sep-21
Seems to be quite a few Bears with white patches on camera.

From: non typ
29-Sep-21
Looking forward to this spring. The fall guys have been hammering a lot of great bears.

From: spike buck
29-Sep-21
Jamie, Spring will be here before we know it.

From: spike buck
03-Oct-21

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Joe Carter and his Bear he took with his Bow...
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Joe Carter and his Bear he took with his Bow...
We had quite a few Young Bowhunters this Fall. Here is one of many bears taken by them.

From: spike buck
03-Oct-21

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Isidro Garcia of Texas and his Bear...
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Isidro Garcia of Texas and his Bear...

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03-Oct-21

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Tom Steele and his Bear taken by Crossbow....
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Tom Steele and his Bear taken by Crossbow....

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03-Oct-21

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Mark West of Indiana and his bear taken by Crossbow...
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Mark West of Indiana and his bear taken by Crossbow...

From: JL
03-Oct-21
Spike....do you track the weight or your bears? If so, what did they run this year so far?

From: spike buck
03-Oct-21
JL, we do not weigh the bears.

03-Oct-21
Great fall going for your hunters this fall Chris. Shows your commitment to your work is paying off. Congrats. And thanks for all your posts.

From: spike buck
06-Oct-21

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Kyle Shook... September 2021.
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Kyle Shook... September 2021.

From: Jackson
08-Oct-21
Nice looking bear !

From: Jackson
08-Oct-21
Looks like you had a Great season! Congratulations

09-Oct-21
Glad to see your fall hunt worked out this year Chris. Can’t wait to get back up there.

From: spike buck
09-Oct-21
Thanks Jack and Dave.... was good to finally get our hunters back up at camp. Now for our deer hunt at the end of the month...

From: spike buck
09-Oct-21
We have continued our sponsorship of Bowsite for another year....

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