I successfully hunted Black Bear over bait with Slipp Brothers, Ltd. in Hoyt, New Brunswick last week. It was my second time bear hunting with Ron and Duane and I now have two bears. The second day of a five day hunt saw a nice bear come to the bait right at dusk and one shot from my 30-06 was all that was needed. My bear was an 8 to 10 year old sow that weighed 262 ponds on the camp scale and was the second largest sow shot in the camps 28 year history. My hunting partner also shot a nice bear that same evening and had several other bears come the bait barrel.
The Slipp Brothers run an excellent camp that includes three meals a day and very nice sleeping accommodations. The Slipp brothers had 16 rifle hunters and four bow hunters this season. All the rifle hunters shot bear and two of the bow hunters were successful. The other two bow hunters saw bear but either failed to shoot or missed. The Slipp brothers were also three for three with moose during the three day New Brunswick season.