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#1 Bearhunter

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:51 PM

Well this year was a great year in the woods of NB  for myself and close friends. I hope everyone else had an enjoyable 2014 hunting season. For anyone who is interested I have taken a few pics from my adventures this year. This will be a few different page posts.  The year started off for me back in early april in preparing for the upcoming spring bear season. It was a late spring and a muddy one at that which caused us to get our baits out late

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Once our baits had been placed it did not take long for the bears to start hitting. We had a bunch of bears coming to our sets, here are a few.

 

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So with the baits active we decided to give it a go and I was able to harvest a nice 200lb plus bear.DSCN1527_zpsb96b52b3.jpgDSCN1524_zpse49e6b6e.jpg

 

After the spring season was over next available thing to hunt would be early Geese. September came around and me and the boys were anxious to fire a few shots at some honkers. Due to work and family commitments I was only able to get out a few times but we made our time count.gooosin_zpscd40e875.jpggoosin_zps35ea85bb.jpg20140908_100519_zps2eb1b6ee.jpggoose_zps77b54c34.jpg

 

End of part one.


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#2 Bearhunter

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:03 AM

Part two.

 

Back in July one of my hunting partners dew a tag for moose for the 2014 season and asked me if I would be the second shooter and gladly I accepted. With the trucks loaded we headed to the north woods to try our luck with the new five day season.IMG_0285_zpsb399d9a8.jpgIMG_0299_zps0957f146.jpgIMG_0369_zps07e6b1cc.jpg

 

Day one arrived and we were able to see three moose but decided to hold of in hopes of finding a decent bull, this was somewhat of a hard chore for the first time liscense holder. Day two we awoke to cold temps and a beautiful fall day in the north woods.IMG_0343_zpsc26bc685.jpgIMG_0365_zps90741e1a.jpgIMG_0329_zpse6985187.jpg

 

With a long cold sit in the morning and nothing answering we decided we would try to hunt up the top of a mountain as we figured it may hold moose that are trying to escape people on the level ground. So at around 1 pm we headed for high ground and we were not dissapointed as both myself and first gun were able to each place a great shot on a bull simultaniously.IMG_0392_zps3254acc5.jpgIMG_0399_zpsabb2adfe.jpgIMG_0426_zps42be041b.jpg


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:12 AM

Part Three

 

So after we arrived home from our moose hunt we hit the road and went looking for ducks as in a couple days it would be opener. We scouted one of my old pot holes and were suprised when we found the hole filled with big green heads. Opening morning was good to us and it brought in a five man limit of mallards.20141002_073138_zpsd7c5dbfb.jpg20141002_073207_zps464f6323.jpg20141001_092052_zps2ba155a9.jpg20141001_091703_zps949b04ee.jpg

 

Second morning again brought us another great day for us but the old dog was a little slower that day lol.20141002_105107_zps18eb6351.jpg20141002_105002_zpsec4a054b.jpg


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:29 AM

Part Four

 

With bow season approaching that monday I was anxious to climb in the stand but with not much on camera worth hunting I was not having much luck. I saw five or six smaller bucks but nothing worth hunting until the week before rifle opener. This is the guy I was after, I was able to see him two times but unfortunately he offered no shot.SUNP1099_zps087d1957.jpg

 

With work and life commitments I was not able to hunt opener of the rifle season which is the first time I can remember since being a small boy. Thursday came and my father wanted to get out for an evening hunt so I sat him on a stand that had half a dozen small bucks coming to it. I knew he would have a good chance in harvesting a buck as he is a meat hunter and usually harvests the first buck he sees. Sure enough he was able to tag a small seven pointer.1385933_10205409382460346_32690295787012

 

Saturday finally rolled around and I was off with my rem 742 to the big woods, day light came and I had two small bucks show and hang around for an hour or so.  At around 10:30 I saw movement off to my right through the timber  and noticed a large bodied buck moving away from me. Not knowing what deer this was I could tell he was a bigger deer to I touched one off and down he went. He was not the buck I was after but had a good sized body so I was glad to fill my tag. This deer would give me the Grand Slam.DSCN1978_zps34ddf81b.jpg

 

With a great friend up for the weekend with only 2 days to hunt I opted to put him in one of my hot spots in hoping to catch one of the bucks on their feet mid day. Sunday came and it was the worse weather I have seen in a while so we decided we would lay low in the morning and head out around 2pm. We climbed into my ground blind and turned on the heater, soaked to the bone from the 11 km quad ride we thought we were in for a long sit but shortly after luck would be on our side. My friend was able to harvest one of the eight points we had coming in, it was a great hunt being with him and will  be remembered for many years.DSCN1988_zpsdb9d10cf.jpgHUNT0012_zpsd9ae4676.jpgDSCN1993_zps78ef3656.jpg


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 12:42 AM

Part Five.

 

WIth the season going well and a few deer being taken from my stands I thought it was time to shut them down for the year. A good friend of mine and also the guy who supplies me with my bear bait free of charge had just started a new job and was having terrible luck and asked me if I would take him out. I agreed to take him to one of my favorite stands in return for some bait in the spring.

That night was one of those nights when the woods were magical, the entire time we were in my ground blind we had deer in front of us. In total we had 11 different deer come in that evening and one of them being a nice tall eight point. He made a great shot on him and it wasnt long and we had him in the back of the truck.HUNT0405_zpsc191bdd5.jpg

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After the NB season was finished I was invited to head to nova scotia to my good friends log camp. It was a great spot built the homesteader way. He was able to tag out on a really wide older eight point. It was an awesome trip and I was glad to have been asked to go.DSCN2091_zps5333c556.jpgDSCN2089_zpsaf789b9d.jpgDSCN2090_zps821f3a99.jpg10834737_10152964232115802_353784074_o_zEastHants-20141110-00201_zps37251f96.jpg

 

All in all we had some great hunts and it was awesome to get to be on stand with my close friends as they were able to fill their tags.

Sorry for the long post but it was a picture heavy season.

 

 

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable season and I look forward to another great year hunting in 2015!


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:27 AM

Great Pics Bearhunter.  Nice to see someone taking the time to capture great memories with good pics.  Congrats on a great season overall.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:36 AM

x2 what coldlakelad said........great pics and stories ,thank for sharing.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:43 PM

awesome! great memories


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:48 PM

Congrats to you and your friends!  Some great animals.  That big racked buck you were after looks young.  \might be scary what he has next year if he's still running around.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:01 PM

Congrats on an awesome season of plenty and cuddos for really taking beautiful pics you will be able to reminisce and enjoy for years to come. You seem to take pride and pleasure to share the spirit and the sucess of the hunt with others. All the power to you.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:06 PM

Impressive season bearhunter. Just curious what you use for a heater in your blind.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:30 PM

Bulls eye, thanks for the kind words. I really enjoy getting out with friends and  being with others when they get to punch a tag or have a good hunt. Many memories and pics have been taken over the years and each one I can recall in great detail.

 

Old wool I use a Mr.buddy heater in the ground blind, silent and runs on a 1lb cylinder. Gets so warm in them you have to shut them off even on the real cold days.


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:38 AM

great pics and a dandy of a season for sure! congrats on the grand slam! 


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:23 PM

Nice pics. Congrats on a great season!!
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

nice pics and great hunting moments for you and friends congrats on your great season youll remember for the longest time for sure 


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