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Ray Lyon
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The weather looks good for the week. Hopefully the activity will settle down in the woods and you'll get your opportunity. Good luck!

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Well I arrwed my first Michigan black bear as night. I heard the death moan in everythng. But my blood trail wasnt the greatest and It got dark so I backed out after forty yds. Going bout 9 this morning to retive him [Smile] ) good luck to the rest you hunting!!!!! Ill post when I get my hands on him!

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Dnt pass up on the first day that you wont on the last

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Ray Lyon
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Can't wait to see the pictures and hear the story. One tip I got from old timer Ron LaClair about blood trailing/tracking. Always take a compass reading from the stand to the last place you saw the animal (or in this case the death moan). After dark, you can always take that line to find the animal or start your blood trail.

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Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures.
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I found my bear yesterday weighing just over 300 lbs. He ran under 50 yrds [Smile] I couldnt be happier pics to follow soon!

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Ray Lyon
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[thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Well done.

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Congratulations!!
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The sun has set on the last day of my Baldwin bear hunt, with no bear for me. Had a great hunt, with big bear at the bait several times. Each time they seemed to keep their head, or rear end to me. Drew my bow several times, but each time the bear turned before I could get a shot off. I had about a 300 pounder walk directly to my tree, put his feet up on the ladder, and shake the tree. Also had 2 bears fighting about 30 yards from the bait, so plenty of excitement.
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kstout,
Sounds like you did have a lot of excitement. Hopefully oifvet will find those pictures before long. [Wink]

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Are you guys hunting anywhere around the Pere Marquette or Betsie rivers, where I go salmon and steelhead fishing?
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I had one of my baits near the headwaters of the South Branch of the Pere Marquette river.
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gvdocholiday
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I'm the Lead Ranger at Tippy Dam State Recreation area...in between those two fine rivers. Salmon are in THIIIIIICK.

You've heard the expression tacked like cordwood...well, they really are.

My FIL drew a bear tag for the Baldwin unit and killed one in 2008. My wife will draw next year. I only have one point...I opted to put all of my luck into the elk draw which I did last summer/fall and was successful.

I get bear picks on my trail cams all over that region(100% public land hunter).

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Ill be just west of Baldwin next weekend for some hunting fishing off the PM.

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How many preference points are needed to get a tag up there ? Sounds like fun. I have a camp in Delta county, just west of Escanaba.

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