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Old 03-17-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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This blind looks just like the one I was in last fall in Maine. I had a big boar come in to less than 10 yards, but didn't offer me a shot. I'll be after him again this fall.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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Wow!
I didn't know you were a life-and-death adrenaline seeker, Phillip.

The guy's arrow touched the big bear's nose!

And that blind wasn't fooling anybody, either. Every one of those bears looked right over to check out the new guy in the woods.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:21 AM   #3
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Two things...

1). He really let that beat get that close with no sidearm out?

2). That was more of a “lookatme” than a “blind.” Every animal in the zip code looked straight at him.


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Old 03-17-2019, 10:37 AM   #4
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I've been ten yards from several of em, growing up in the Quachita Mts. Back to a tree squirrel hunting or deer hunting, and one will come shuffling by. Had more than few tense moments. Soon as they wind you though, you would think someone stuck a cattle prod in their butt.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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Yeah that would be exciting but exactly the reason I don't feel the need to shoot a bear.
We fed them marshmallows by hand at the town dump (landfill) as a kid. They are like that. Curious and social and once they associate human scent with food, bold.
I'm going this spring but honestly I have no clue why.

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Old 03-17-2019, 11:17 AM   #6
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That’s awesome! You truly never know what will happen on any given hunt.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #7
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This picture was from inside my blind in Maine last fall. That barrel is 10 yds.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:24 PM   #8
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That was KRAZy!
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:25 PM   #9
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Your blind seems a lot better situated than the one in the video. Window narrower, uses vegetation on sides, plus the three small trees in front on the left side and the larger one mid-way between blind and barrel. All those factors would make you less obvious than the other, where there were just cedar boughs stacked in a low front wall.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:26 PM   #10
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Anyone have spare underwear???? Man that was waaaaay too close!
I’m going back to Ontario at the end of May to hunt bear again. Can’t wait but I promise you all I’ll be in a tree not on the ground lol
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:42 PM   #11
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Anyone have spare underwear???? Man that was waaaaay too close!
I’m going back to Ontario at the end of May to hunt bear again. Can’t wait but I promise you all I’ll be in a tree not on the ground lol
You do know that Black Bears can climb trees.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:33 PM   #12
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You do know that Black Bears can climb trees.


I do!!!! He scared the crap outta me when he zipped up the tree I was sitting in. I had a death grip on that can of bear spray, but did not use it!!!!

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:07 AM   #13
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You do know that Black Bears can climb trees.
I do but for some reason I fell a little safer up there. But the thought did cross my mind how fast I could unhook my safety harnesses if one decided he wanted my stand lmao
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:33 AM   #14
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Ooooh What's that smell!!! Yikes.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:06 PM   #15
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I do!!!! He scared the crap outta me when he zipped up the tree I was sitting in. I had a death grip on that can of bear spray, but did not use it!!!!

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Pity there's not a video of this.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:29 PM   #16
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Have had quite a few close encounters w Black Bears. Had them napping on my stand when I got there to hunt. Have had to pop them on the nose w my arrow
because they got to close for comfort.
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:21 PM   #17
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I have been close to several bears over the years, but I was always in a tree. That gave me a false sense of security. What is really amazing is the guy is hunting in a short sleeve tee shirt and I cannot see 10 million mosquitoes flying around him!
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:34 PM   #18
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I have been close to several bears over the years, but I was always in a tree. That gave me a false sense of security. What is really amazing is the guy is hunting in a short sleeve tee shirt and I cannot see 10 million mosquitoes flying around him!
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:44 PM   #19
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Phillip, even with a thermacell, I would always have the bugs in exceptionally close proximity.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:32 AM   #20
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Clay Newcomb has a couple really food videos of bears off the ground! Used to be able to watch his Bear Hunting Magazine episodes on their website. They were also on CarbonTV. Sure looked like fun!


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Old 03-20-2019, 08:06 AM   #21
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Phillip, even with a thermacell, I would always have the bugs in exceptionally close proximity.
Wind is not your friend with a Thermacell. They really shine in a pop up blind.
I have a bug head not I'll take with me as well.

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:34 AM   #22
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The last 2 years I used a thermacell on my bear hunts in Maine and have had absolutely no problem with bugs.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:52 AM   #23
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I used my thermacell last year on my bear hunt and it worked on the mosquitoes but didn’t deter the Nats
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