Just got back from Onterio with my first bow bear. Went once before with the bow excusivly up to White River and did not connect.
Saw lots of bears this trip but was not offered any shots untill the 4th night.
It was a small (130 lb) Sow.
Nice Going! I recognize those docks. And I trust you didn't spend too much time sittin around the supper table.
I got to say it is the only hunting trip I have ever been on where I gained weight. The food was non-stop. If it hadent been for the fantastic hunting and fishing I would have never left the main lodge front porch. Thanks again for the hook up.
Congrats ADK nothing wrong with that every bear is a trophy exspecially with a compound. Did you catch any pickeral? How was the canadian beer? Did you get to see any bigger bears but just couldnt get a shot.
Yeah drank a "little" bacon in a can while I was there
By pickeral I am assumeing you mean walleye? Me no just some smallies but a couple of the other guys in camp did catch some waldos
Getting there was kind of a long story of last min plans.
The wife and me decided to go on a little vacation kind of at the last min. We go north on vacation neither of us liking hot weather.
So I started snooping around for somplace we could camp, fish, I could hunt bears and she could ride her Mtn bike and we could take our 2 dogs. Kind of a big order a month or so before we were coming. I remembered that Sawbill a member of this forum had an outfitting buisness up around Sudbury ON and that is only a 8 or 9 hr drive. He was great to talk to and honest enough to let me know that he could not meet all the wants that I had. He gave me the name of another outfitter up there called Lakeland Lodge. I called Lakeland a great place run buy a local couple who set us up with everything we wanted but camping. It ended up being fine with me we were on an Island and the outfitter had 10 dogs running around so my dogs just joined the pack. My wife and myself had a nice little log cabin to ourselves and got three meals a day at the main lodge.
Hunted over baits. Saw bears every night. got some fishing in between eating, baiting and hunting.
Had a great time
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