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My Bear

Well all I can say is that you really need to make sure that your guide, in Maine or elsewhere is licensed...we found out later that he was not. 

I left my bear hide and skull with the "guide" along with a $250.00 deposit for the taxidermist.  Many months later the guide told me that the taxidermist had a house fire and that the hide was destroyed.  The skull was to be given to me at a later date that that did not happen either. 

All I have left are wonderful memories and a few pics. 

 

 

 

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Almost forgot

Here's another sample of our great hunts together!!  Yes

http://www.biggamehunt.net/stories/hunting-camp-0

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Just Another Reason

Thanks for sharing my friend.  We have always had good times togther and the pics give just another reason for changing my screen name to Fester.  I just look too much like him. lol  

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Memories and pictures

I truly believe memories and pictures are the most important things to be had from any hunt. Although that bear mount would have looked real nice in the den, they are quite cumbersome to try to bring to work and show your buddies. Trust me I know! A few good pics tell the whole story. And the memories hold you over till the next spring or fall hunt comes. It sounds like you have a great hunting partner with TN. You guys are very blessed as good hunting buds are hard to come by. Take care

Ps. Those are some great pics of hunting camp!!Big smile

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Thank you Sir.  I have to say

Thank you Sir.  I have to say that in a secluded hunting camp knowing your comrads is essential.  I have been blessed with having a few folks who just seem to blend together and it surely makes the difference between an alright hunt and a great one.

Thanks for the comments about the pics.  These were really cool fellow to hunt with and that is fer sure! 

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I agree, so take LOTS of pics!

woods1126 wrote:

I truly believe memories and pictures are the most important things to be had from any hunt.

 

I have to agree 100%.  I would MUCH rather have a great hunt and poor taxidermy than the other way around.  Take LOTS of pictures, then take MORE.  You never know what the taxidermy will come out like even if you use the best taxidermist.  Things happen!

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May have found one!!

Has anyone heard or hunted with Blackwater Outfitters in Maine owned by Dick Cullins? I have spoken to a few of his references and he sounds like he's worth checking out. He only hunts max. 8 guys a week and most of the same guys have booked the first week every year for the past three years. I talked to one of them tonight, he is rebooked for next year and he didn't get a bear this year. It seemed nice the outfitter offered a reference of a customer that didn't kill a bear. That is rare and to me shows a degree of honesty. If anyone has any experience with him please let me know. Thanks

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Anyone out there heard of Kings Lodge in New Brunswick?

I spoke with the owner of Kings Lodge last night. His name is Wally Gilbert. He seems like an honest fellow, and only books a few guys a week. He is located just north of Fredricton. A rustic cabin on a good size river is the lodging. Says he was 100% kill last year for his spring hunters! If anyone has heard anything about this fellow please post. Thanks Kevin

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woods go to this site

woods go to this site http://www.maineguides.org/ you should find a bear guide. I know up in Patten Maine they shoot lots of bear in that area each year. I hope this helps.

I use to do it but got out of it about 15 years ago.

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Thanks Maineguide

Thank you Maineguide. I will try that. I am going to the Eastern Sportsman Show in Harrisburg Pa. next month. I'm gonna search for an outfitter there also. To bad your not still guiding, I might have come to visit you. Thanks Again Kevin

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