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Bear Sleeping in front of my Camera
KYBoy posted a topic in Trail CamerasI bet it felt good to soak those nuts in that heat.
Adorable Bear Cub
KYBoy posted a topic in Trail CamerasThis is the first video I've ever gotten of a bear cub. Super happy to finally get one of these little guys.
Tons of Critters at the Waterhole
KYBoy posted a topic in Trail CamerasHowdy. Here’s another video I made up in the mountains. It’s ridiculously dry, hence why all these animals are crowding this little puddle. Hopin for rain soon.
KYBoy posted a topic in Trail CamerasI’ve been trying to get bears on camera for a month or so. I finally found the pool they like.
Unit 23N Bear Arrowed with Matthews Creed
elkwalker posted a topic in Black Bear or Grizzly Bear huntsI have finally gotten a Black Bear with my bow, after several years of failed attempts with dogs, sittin water, calling, spot n stalk, it was plain luck that did the trick. Actually after sitting water all evening I was headed back to my truck when I caught movement - this Brownie presented a top pin shot. He isn't one of the monsters that I've caught on trail cam but a beauty to say the least. G & F said its a 10-12 year old boar.
My 2015 AZ Bear
JKS posted a topic in Black Bear or Grizzly Bear huntsI finally got my bear! Shot him just before dark on Saturday (3 Oct) and was able to finally locate him late Sunday morning.
6 DIFF. BEARS ON TRAIL CAM (WOOHOO)
elkwalker posted a topic in Black Bear or Grizzly Bear huntsHERE ARE 3 OF THE 6 DIFF. BEARS I CAUGHT ON TRAIL CAM IN AZ 2 CHOCOLATE, 2 BLACK, 1 CINNAMON BLACK/WHITE PIC IS #1 ON THIS YEARS HITLIST The stream just out of the cameras view was the attractant. thats where I first noticed several different size tracks. Now with the monsoon season here my bet is they don't hit this creek crossing nearly as much if at all. Also it's Unit 22 UPDATE: As i predicted would happen I went and picked up SD cards today not a single bear pic. BUMMER Also not a single fresh track where I previously was seeing them in the creek bed.
slowandsteady posted a topic in Trail CamerasI am a day late dollar short on posting these photos from my 2012 Coues Hunt. I hope you enjoy.
Finally got a bear!
rcdinaz posted a topic in Black Bear or Grizzly Bear huntsWell I finally found a bear and got the job done. Sorry folks only the on pic since I ended up doing this one completely on my own. I will try to make this a quick story. I set up camp a trailer and camp on my own and had my dad and a couple of other guys coming up to meet me. So Friday morning I was on my own, which is why you only get one picture. I got to my glassing spot a little later than I wanted to. Remind you I have never seen a bear during a hunt so I actually picked a spot we have seen a lot of deer at, knowing water is not too far, and the deer will keep me from getting bored. Within the first 10 minutes I was distracted by a couple of yotes calling around me but never could find them. Went back to glassing and another 10 or 15 minutes later found a bear working one of the highest points in the immediate area. The bear was at least a mile away. I racked my brain on how to get to any reasonable distance and took a chance by jumping in the truck and heading down the road. I parked and took a chance to just start hiking and try to get so I could see the same elevation the bear was at. I later checked and the distance I was trying to close was down to 1,000 yards on the range finder, you know about 10 miles AZ walking distance given the 2 canyons that magically became 5. I finally got to around where I thought I should be and stopped. I actually checked my shooting stick, scope turrets, turned the scope to 6x, chambered a round, put in ear plugs, rechecked the wind, and finally caught my breath. I made it up there in 20 minutes, ain't adrenaline is grand! So I finally walk out over the ridge and start eyeballing some very steep terrain. Right away I see a bear standing still in a small grass area looking my way. I sit still and it finally takes a few steps so I get my pack off and get the rifle on the bog pod. I grab the RF and the bear is only 250 yds away. Perfect! No need to dial a distance or for wind. I settle in on the scope and notice the bear has stopped with the front half behind a dead tree. I move another 5 yards to set up an open spot in front of the bear and get a solid rest. As planned (words almost never heard when hunting) the bear steps out and I let one fly, it runs another 10-20 yards and piles up in the only other little opening I could see before a deep drainage area that was super thick. A not so proud moment! I sat watching the bear and after 5 minutes convinced myself it was still moving. So I put another round in the middle of the bear. After that there was a big piece of pink section showing so I was sure I had just butchered the hide. It turned out since the bear was laying down I knocked a hole in its side which then allowed part of the stomach to push through so luckily I did not ruin the hide. Reality is I never needed to shoot the second time but I psyched myself out. I was too worried that I was going to approach a bear that was not completely dead, too many TV movies I guess. So I finally get the courage to walk up to the bear. I throw 3 rocks at it and wait... I poke it in the neck with the barrel of the gun twice and wait... I find a long stick and poke its eye and wait... Okay I am now 80% sure it has expired! I finally get the courage to try to move it so it doesn't roll down the hill and I can get a picture. Well even smaller bears are heavy! This was nothing like moving even a big deer. More like trying to move your biggest, fattest, passed out friend. I get the thing moved all of 5 yards and start taking a look (grinning like a kid on Christmas). The bear is a sow so I have about 30 seconds of remorse but quickly get back on my high and take a picture with my phone which is down to 5%. After skinning and quartering the bear I make the first trip down the mountain with the hide. I wont go into all the details but in that rocky terrain, with a day that would heat up to 100 degrees, this was the most monumental task I have taken on in a long time. I can easily see someone getting heat stroke on an August hunt. Did I mention bears are freaking heavy! So tomorrow it is off to the G&F office and then off to see Jim and SW Wildlife to get a rug started. This ended up being a really great hunt, not the biggest bear but a really great trophy!