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Old 06-26-2022, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Lukeís first Bear

Jim (keep) and I took our boys on a trip a lot of you have seen posted about here over the years and many have actually been on. Jimís son Wyatt is 15 and Luke is 16 and they hunted together the first time when they were 3-4 (see last picture).

It was a fairly tough hunt for a few reasons. It was last week of season and the bugs were horrible. It was also the rut which it not good for bear hunting over bait. Last, we were hunting with the boys so 2x the smell, movement etc.

Luke and I sat close to 25 hours in a tree and finally saw our first bear the last night. Luke played it perfectly, letting the bear come in and get relaxed and then made a great 20 yard shot. This is his first time to hunt in a tree stand and he executed it flawlessly!

No idea how our guide tracked the bear in the thicket he ran into but he found him less than 100 yards! Quick photos and celebrations and then we were headed out!

Nothing like closing the deal the last day!



















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Old 06-26-2022, 11:43 AM   #2
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Atta boy Luke!!!
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Old 06-26-2022, 11:58 AM   #3
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Good stuff right there! Congrats to Luke!!
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:03 PM   #4
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Great story with a great ending. Great job Dad.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:12 PM   #5
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Awesome, congratulations.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:21 PM   #6
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Great job Luke!


And props to the dads on taking them along.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:28 PM   #7
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Very nice! Congratulations to you guys.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:51 PM   #8
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Congrats!!!
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:52 PM   #9
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Congrats on the bear.
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Old 06-26-2022, 12:53 PM   #10
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Great stuff!
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:07 PM   #11
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Congrats to your son. Love those spring bear hunts especially when you can get in some fishing.
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:08 PM   #12
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Again, congrats and great times.
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:48 PM   #13
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Congratulations to the young man!
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Old 06-26-2022, 01:52 PM   #14
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Congrats!!!

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Old 06-26-2022, 01:56 PM   #15
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Congrats! Northeast or Canada?
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Old 06-26-2022, 02:04 PM   #16
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Congrats on the bear...and that last pic is too cute!
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Old 06-26-2022, 02:06 PM   #17
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Outstanding! Nothing better than those father/ kid adventures. Congrats on bear.

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Old 06-26-2022, 03:38 PM   #18
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I love that place and the people that run it. That's awesome that y'all got to introduce the boys to such an awesome experience and even more awesome that Luke was able to connect. I hope y'all cooked them Ziggys for breakfast and introduced them to the rockbat as mindless entertainment.
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Old 06-26-2022, 04:38 PM   #19
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Great times dad. I had the pleasure of one of those hunts so I know he had a memorial time.
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:36 PM   #20
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Congratulations young man!
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Old 06-26-2022, 06:41 PM   #21
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:21 PM   #22
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Congrats, Luke!
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:21 PM   #23
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Great job Luke and Dad. Memories made...
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:42 AM   #24
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I love that place and the people that run it. That's awesome that y'all got to introduce the boys to such an awesome experience and even more awesome that Luke was able to connect. I hope y'all cooked them Ziggys for breakfast and introduced them to the rockbat as mindless entertainment.
Jim cooked up a batch of Ziggys for sure!
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