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Old 12-08-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Finally decided to go ahead and book my bear hunt. I am booked next August with Squapan Mountain Outfitters in Maine. I will be in camp the same week that the Black Widow boys are there. It will be an all trad camp. The owner is a recurve shooter.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:34 AM   #2
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Awesome! Hope you shoot a big ole bruin!!!

How did your deer hunt go last week?

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Old 12-08-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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No deer for me last week.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:37 AM   #4
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Congrats of the Bear Hunt Phillip! That sounds like a great adventure. Cant wait to hear the stories from that camp!
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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Good luck Phillip sounds like a lot of fun !
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:30 AM   #6
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That is awesome Phillip. I'd have to say, it would be cool to share a camp with the guys you are sharing a camp with that week.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:37 AM   #7
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Bet that will be fun camp to be in for sure! Good luck
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:58 AM   #8
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I bet that hunt will be great!! Good luck and congrats!!
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:06 AM   #9
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sounds like a great hunt
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:35 AM   #10
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Looks like a cool place. What type of hunting will you be doing?
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Old 12-08-2016, 11:44 AM   #11
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I will be hunting over bait.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:11 AM   #12
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Good luck Philip! An all trad camp sounds fun.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:01 AM   #13
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Sounds like a great hunt. Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:54 AM   #14
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Sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck Phillip!
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:28 PM   #15
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Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #16
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Good luck... Try to get in on the pool for the biggest bear with those guys.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:35 PM   #17
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Hope you get a big ole good un!
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:39 PM   #18
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That's got to be exciting as heck!
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:54 AM   #19
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Have a great time Phillip . Arvin
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:04 AM   #20
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Sounds exciting!
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:20 AM   #21
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Did I mention that my brother is going with me?
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #22
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Did I mention that my brother is going with me?
Nope... that makes it even better! What kinda bow does your brother shoot? Has he been on a bear hunt before too?

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Old 12-27-2016, 09:37 AM   #23
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Nope... that makes it even better! What kinda bow does your brother shoot? Has he been on a bear hunt before too?

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He's never been on a bear hunt. He will either shoot his Hummingbird longbow or his Black Widow recurve.

I haven't decided which bow I'll use. It will probably be my Dry Creek Brushwolf 45#@28 or my ACS 49#@28.

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Old 12-27-2016, 10:22 PM   #24
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One of the men on my lease let his brother shoot his trophy this year. He was so pumped. Sounds like a great experience in the making.

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Old 12-27-2016, 10:34 PM   #25
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Did I mention that my brother is going with me?
That'll make it even better!! I wish my brother would hunt with me more, but he's more of a fisherman. It works out though, he can always put me on some catfish or crappie.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:36 PM   #26
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:35 AM   #27
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One of the questions on the questionnaire they sent is whether I prefer a ground blind or a treestand. I'm leaning toward a ground blind.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:41 AM   #28
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Tree stands on a bear bait are great, but a ground blind is a real hoot! Especially if it's a pop-up and you get a curious one that comes over to see what's in the blind! Bears have really bad breath! LOL! Enjoy your hunt!

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Old 01-14-2017, 08:46 AM   #29
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I talked to Tony. They use 12 - 15' ladder stands or natural brush blinds augmented by burlap if necessary. I think I'm going to opt for the ground. A natural blind set up 15 yards from the bait should give me better shot angles than being 15' in the air.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:17 AM   #30
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Plus, it will just be cool to be sitting on the ground with bears that close!

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Old 01-14-2017, 09:59 AM   #31
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I think I would practice for both . . .

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Old 01-14-2017, 10:19 AM   #32
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I think I would practice for both . . .

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Shooting from an elevated position is part of my regular practice routine. I practice sitting, kneeling and standing from the ground. I practice shooting from an elevated position from sitting as well as standing. Most of my deer hunting is from ladder stands 15-20 feet up.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:08 AM   #33
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9 weeks from today I'll be on stand hoping to take my first bear.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #34
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It'll be here before you know it Phillip! Hows the new bow tuning up?
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:32 AM   #35
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It'll be here before you know it Phillip! Hows the new bow tuning up?
It's shooting the wood arrows I shoot in my 45# Brush Wolf quite well. It seems like I'm going to be able to trade off between the 2 bows with minimal impact on my shooting.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:16 PM   #36
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Phillip, Sounds like it should be exciting, Good Luck!

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Old 06-26-2017, 12:28 PM   #37
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That hunt is gonna be so much fun!!!
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:09 PM   #38
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A buddy of mine was in a brush blind and was filming. He had a big sow come nose to nose (actually about 3 feet away). He had the wind in his favor and it took her a little while to snap on him being there. When she finally realized what he was she just "woofed" and did a 180 and hauled it out of there. I think I will stay in the trees.
Good luck on your hunt!
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:58 PM   #39
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A buddy of mine was in a brush blind and was filming. He had a big sow come nose to nose (actually about 3 feet away). He had the wind in his favor and it took her a little while to snap on him being there. When she finally realized what he was she just "woofed" and did a 180 and hauled it out of there. I think I will stay in the trees.
Good luck on your hunt!
Black bears climb trees.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:03 PM   #40
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Black bears climb trees.
Yeah, Bisch can attest to that!
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:57 PM   #41
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have fun, and dont eat cinnamonroll's wile on stand...
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:00 PM   #42
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Yeah, Bisch can attest to that!
Yes I can! Both of us had eyes like saucers. The bear spray can looks like it has a pistol grip now, but I'm proud to say I did not spray him. I waited till he got out of the tree, then I shot him!

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Old 08-19-2017, 08:25 AM   #43
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One week till I pull out headed north. I'm not real satisfied with my shooting. Seems like I haven't got back to the level I was at prior to my surgery 2 years ago. Here's a couple groups. Not my best groups but not my worst either. These are 5 shot groups with an arrow from 10yds, 13 yds, 16 yds, 19 yds, and 22 yds, one of the arrows being shot from a sitting position.
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:45 AM   #44
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That shooting should get it done.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:12 AM   #45
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Just remember a bear's vitals are set similar to a pigs. Low and forward. However the hide and none structure is fairly light like a whitetail.

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Old 08-19-2017, 09:21 AM   #46
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Got to be getting close. I want pictures!!!!
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:18 AM   #47
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Nice shooting! Good luck on the hunt!
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:19 AM   #48
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Good luck. Should be a blast. My next bear will be with a longbow.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:27 AM   #49
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Good luck Phillip! That shootin should for sure get it done! Have a safe trip, and keep us posted. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:59 AM   #50
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Just remember a bear's vitals are set similar to a pigs. Low and forward. However the hide and none structure is fairly light like a whitetail.

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If you shoot a bear low and forward like a hog there is a very very high chance that you'll never find it!!
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