-------------------- Member of; Comptons Pope and Young PBS Colorado Traditional Archers Society and Life member of Bowhunters Of Wyoming Posts: 2398 | From: Wyoming | Registered: Jan 2008
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Wow Sam what a great adventure.I know that being a Houston Fireman,you have had a lot of rescue training.But I bet your white water rescue training is limited.We can all laugh now that your hunting buddy is good to go.
Great story and pics.
-------------------- IF MONEY TALKS MINE SAYS GOODBY Posts: 864 | From: Texas | Registered: Feb 2011
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Well it aint over yet have a little more for ya.Two of our other hunters took the horses and longbows across the river for their last hunt and had a little action. The horse ride was great and no one took a bath or got hung up , I think me and Felix rode all that out of em.I had flipped a coin for them before they rode off to see who would hunt what bait and dave won the toss and chose the one on the right.He had been in the blind for a few hours and had to see a man about a horse if you know what I mean.So he walked down the hill and over by the river for a few mins , with everything done and ready to go back he got everything in order picked up his selfbow and turned around. And right there not 60yds away stood a full grown male wolf looking right at him.He said He could not even get a breath and they just looked at each other for a long while until the wolf just walked up the hill toward the bait. Then where the big male was standing a female came out of the brush and walked up with the big boy and they both sat on the hill looking at him for several mins. David said the wolves were never bothered by him and were just acting like nothing was wrong , and that was the part he did not like at all he said it was a very funny feeling.That entire place is covered in wolf tracks and poop , and also bear sign.A bear never came in for either him or Jo that afternoon , but Daves bait had been hit.Well early the next morn they had to leave and it was our last day also we had to get on the road soon as the days hunt was over.And like always me and Felix had to hunt the two hardest bait they have to get to.I will go on the horses again across the river and Felix to the top of the mountain way on down the road.Felix ended up with a great bear about an hour after he got in the stand and boy was I a happy camper when I got that news.He has logged 18 days in bear camp missed one bear and passed something like 6 bears in the past 2 years ( my hats off to him ). I dont pass shots at much my first clean shot I let her rip that being said here is my last day on stand.There I was sitting in a pop-up blind way back in there ( the bait was hammered when I got there ).I was sitting there saying to myself over and over I dont care if I get another bear Just let Felix get one , I said this out loud about 20 times. Right as I was saying this I heard a stick break and looked to my right and about 2 feet away stood a 300# chocolate bear looking over a log right in my blind. He just was looking all around with not a care in the world.He dropped down on a lower trail and came right in and stood on his hind legs not 12yds from me and sniffed a tree. Then walked behind the bait and past it then turned around and came back.I was locked at full draw when he stopped behind the bait.I let the string fall and the arrow was off in a flash and it all felt oh so good as that arrow spun toward that big ol bear that was standing about 12yds away.Ok now lets rewind a bit they run about 16 baits and out of them all I think he only has barrels at 2 of them the others are just big logs stacked over the bait.And when he sets the baits they always put a small stick about 4 or 5 feet tall sticking straight up so as they go to rebait they can see at a distance if it has been hit or not cause if its not been hit no need to go rebait.This can save a long walk up and down mountains great idea.And if you look close in the pics you can see the stick sticking up. Ok back to my shot that was feeling oh so good well you have figured it out by now I never saw that stupid $@#*&^% stick and my arrow hit that darn stick and went right over that bear into parts unknown. I mean to tell you wasent even a blade of grass between me and him just that stick and I never saw it.That was the last bear I saw for my last day ( I told Mr. Anderson I am going to break everyone I come across next time Im there ).But its all ok with me cause like I said when I was picked up that night Mr. Anderson rode up wiyh the horses and never said a word and handed me a radio and said talk to Felix and I knew right then who ever I was talking to all that day had heard me ( I dont need another bear just let Felix get one ) It was a great end to my hunt I found out today another hunter also miss that bear just 3 days ago ( bet he hit that $*#@^% stick ). We made the river with a little light left in the day and rode up the mountain in total darkness with my recurve in my hand. When we made camp Ol Felix was still on cloud 9 and the 37 hour drive home was made with no probs. THE END.. ,,,,,,,,,Sam,,,,,,,,,,
Look close in the pic below and you can see that friggen stick just to the right!!!!!!!!
My meat cashed down at the river.
-------------------- HUNT OLD SCHOOL Posts: 1147 | From: TEXAS | Registered: Mar 2010
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Done for me. I just got back from one last 3 day stint in Idaho and saw two bears but no shooting. I haven't been home for 6 weekends so I guess it'd time to get some stuff done there. Til next year
-------------------- "Life's too short for ugly bows n arrows" Chris B Posts: 307 | From: Stevi, mt usa | Registered: Jun 2010
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Well, I went on my first spring bear hunt this year in Quebec on Bear Quest 6. We arrived in camp about mid morning on Saturday the 9th. after freshening up abit, I set out for my stand around 3:30.
Since I had been awake for over 40 hours, I tightend my safty strap to hold me in place incase I nodded off. the 2 hours that passed had flown by due to my excitement. about 530 I had my first bear come in. Thats when the arguement in my head started!!
It was a pretty good bear, the biggest that I've had with in shooting range...but it was the first day.....I had never killed a bear...but it was the first day......it was giving me many shot angles...but it was te first day. I passed on it and took a few pictures. I had 2 smaller bears come in and just enjoyed the show.
The next day i saw 5 different bears, but none offered a shot. Already, I had seen more bears than all of my 4 fall bear hunts combined. I was pretty excited.
Monday, I was in the stand around 4 o"clock.again, I had a bear come in around 530. He layed down about 45 yrds out.after about 20 mins he came the rest of the way in. The arguement continued.....I liked the way he looked....but there were bigger bears around.....But I wanted that bear......it was only the third day...I never shot a bear......
After an hour and letting hime walk for times, I decided that I wanted him. I waited for him to turn completely broadside, picked a part in its coat just behind the shoulder...I raised my morrison, drew and released. I saw the arrow sink 14 of the way up the fletching...i knew it was a good hit. alls i could think was..."i just killed a bear with a recurve"....
A short trackingjob led me to my first bear!
-------------------- Sean Posts: 1406 | From: Dutchess Co. New York | Registered: Dec 2009
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