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KIng Kong Has Found His Crib

Oh man you should have seen these two when they got home last night (Kristina and my wife Sharon) I couldn’t shut them up. Big smile

They took off shopping; they bought me another camera, 6 batteries, honey, liquid smoke, 2 boxes of Capri sun juice, marsh mallows, 6 bottles of raspberry and blueberry syrup, vanilla, oil of anise and a new hunting hat.

Now the camera that I pulled out last week is setting on the printer 2ft from me.
This new camera makes 4 that we have bought. I suggested that the new camera should be taken back, WRONG THING TO SAY Brick Wall,)
I think that I would rather be eaten by a bear then tic them off again.
They would like me to put them out at the other 2 cribs but hide them so people can’t find them
Not so sure how to do that, any ideas?
Isn’t it funny how you can go from the most wonderful person in the whole world to jerk just by opening your mouth?

Kristina wants to hunt Kong’s crib, I only suggested that we wait and choose when we see what’s going on, and he has only been to that crib once. Let’s see if he will even come back.
Evil, Evil women. Evil! Evil!
I think that I'm supposed to go out today and find him and follow him around so we will know where he is at when hunting starts. Brick Wall,)
The couch wasn’t that bad last night.
If Kristina fails to get a bear, can you guess whose fault that will be?
I'll be a dead man. Cry

Did I mention that I'm having fun with all this bear stuff
Please keep reminding me of that

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And you have 2 weeks to go You may need therapy by the time it's all over lol

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Now the camera that I pulled out last week is setting on the printer 2ft from me.
This new camera makes 4 that we have bought. I suggested that the new camera should be taken back, WRONG THING TO SAY Brick Wall,)

Sooo.....

I put those two cameras out, I put them down low and did my best to hide them with brush and weeds, and crossed my fingers that they will still be there tomorrow. There hard to see unless you are standing right inside the crib.

I will let you know.

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Now that you have bears hitting your baitsites, you have 2 very serious issues to think about. First, what are you using to ensure a clean kill near to or close to your site and secondly, what thought have you given to recovering a bear that may be a long way back in the boonies(depending on what crib you use). These items need every bit of attention to detail that you've given to drawing bears in the first place. Bears are a tough animal to kill cleanly. Unless hit hard, they'll leave very little blood trail. And if you do get a blood trail with a marginal hit, that trail will likely disappear within 200 yds.
For recovery, even a 300 lb bear will take an incredible effort to drag out of the bush. Unlike a deer or moose, there's nothing to grab on to and there's not much to tie to.

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Hi Sawbill
She’s been out now twice with my Remington 30.06 and puts 4 shots of 4 within 4" at 50 yds. We will be using 180 grain core-lock.
I found the anatomy pictures of bear some where (probably from this site)
And we have studied them, I feel she can make a good clean shot but then again we have never had a bear in front of us, so I guess it left to be seen.

5 friends have volunteered to help in retrieval if they are needed, and somebody suggested that I buy a body bag from the military surplus. Have you ever used one of these?
If she gets a shot at Kong and he makes it over the edge down to the river, I'm sure I will have to cut him up to get him out.
Just think of the place that you would never want to drag a bear out of, that’s what I'm talking about. Its 120 feet down to the river with about 60* banks from the bottom to about 12 or 15 feet from the top, then its almost vertical to the top. The 2 ravines slope at about 30* and run for several hundred yards.
So yea
I really hope that he never makes it down there.

Thanks for all the in-put
and for voting if that was you

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That does sound like one butt ugly spot to haul a bear outta and I'm just glad its you and not me! Your idea of a body bag sounds great though. One mistake my guys often make is they have all kinds of rope but they buy small diameter stuff. Way too hard on the hands. When it finally comes to pass, get tons of pics before field dressing. And let us know how the body bag works out. Hope you don't have to use it for one of the guys while clawing your way up those ridges.

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Blackie wrote:
Just think of the place that you would never want to drag a bear out of, that’s what I'm talking about. Its 120 feet down to the river with about 60* banks from the bottom to about 12 or 15 feet from the top, then its almost vertical to the top. The 2 ravines slope at about 30* and run for several hundred yards.
So yea
I really hope that he never makes it down there.

Thanks for all the in-put
and for voting if that was you

Any chance of using a boat/canoe to get at the carcass by water? Launch well outside of the ravine and float down to the bear, skin it, quarter it, load it in the boat and sail away

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Not sure
But it’s a good idea
At the bridge, it’s still a long way down to the water, but not a mile walk.
Something I'll look into this weekend
I have a 12 ft row boat, and my brother has a canoe.

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Hi guys
Sorry to have left you all hanging.
I've been putting in 12 and 14 hour days at work. PPAP 2 new jobs and working hard on preparing for the companies ISO/TS certification (seemed like a ton of documents).
I did finally get some pictures a couple of day's ago. (I'm not very good at this).
I had the flash off on the cameras and got a few pictures that were all black.
So I switched the flashes to auto, then I wasn't getting any pictures except of us when we were baiting, Bait was being hit every day or 2, I couldn’t figure it out. The instructions say the range for the detector is 30 ft, I had them at 25. The other day while I was out, I move the 2 that are left to 10 and 15 ft, (yea, lost another one, think a bear got that one, lock and chain, part of the strap, one of the bunjies and bits of plastic was still there but the camera was gone, cant find it).
I do not think this bear is Kong, but he is a nice bear. Kong seam’s to come every 4 or 5 days and should be due today or tomorrow, signs of a smaller bear started showing up 3 days ago 8 1/2 in track, and I think this is him.
Should be interesting when Kong comes back and finds out.
This bear and some raccoons took 96 pictures before the bear decided to knock the camera off the stump that I had it tied to.
She starts her hunt today, I didn't sleep at all last night, oh well, I made it to the start of the hunt.

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Best of Luck, Blackie!!

Blackie......I hope your daughter gets her cross-hairs on Kong......but even if she doesn't the bear in the picture or any bear would be quite an accomplishment!! Keep us updated. 3:31am is nasty!!!!!!

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