Boonerville’s 2019-2020 Semi Live Hunting Thread

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  1. boonerville

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    I hunted 2 specific bears that the guide wanted to get me a shot at. I’m not a bear expert, but according to the guide either one would be the bear equivalent of shooting a 200” whitetail. Both are 500lbers. One a giant chocolate, and the other a black one with a huge double white blaze. Basically with a south wind I could hunt the chocolate. With a North wind I could hunt the Black one. I hunted the chocolate on day 1, 3, and 4. Hunted The black one on days 2 and 5.
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    I never ended up seeing either one, although they both came by my stand within an hour of me getting down after dark. These are some of the bears I passed
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    Day 6 had a weird east wind that didn’t work for either bear, so I went to a totally spot on the last day. The first 5 days I passed up a lot of really good looking bears, including at least 2 300+ lbers waiting on the bigger ones. On day 6 I wasn’t after a specific bear so When a decent cinnamon boar walked in I decided I wanted him. Shot was 19 yards and he only ran another 20 after the shot and was dead in 10 seconds. For those interested I shot him with a Rage Trypan.

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    Overall I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my first bear be a cinnamon. I enjoyed the hunt much more than I thought I would. I would absolutely do it again. As a sweet bonus...I picked up a small moose shed on one of the trails we took into the stand. [​IMG]
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    Ok back to deer stuff....been working like a wildman to catch up on mineral sites. I have 23 mineral sites this year. 21 are out...still
    Need to get to two of them. The deer are absolutely demolishing mineral this year.
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    Found a little shed next to one of my mineral sites. Must have been a super late drop.
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    Pulled a few cards. Nothing to get too excited about yet, but some good
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    This is a little kill plot that I frost seeded in March. Doing pretty good for being a brand new planting
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    Also found this little guy yesterday walking into a mineral site. Tis the season!
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    Looks like you had an incredible first bear trip!

    I've been to Saskatchewan several times. One trip never seen a bear.

    That big chocolate and black are gooduns:jaw:.

    The one you killed looks great.
    Did you hear the death bawl?
     
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    Ohh yea he did the death moan 10 seconds after I shot him. He was down in a hurry


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    Congrats on your bear! It really sounds/looks like you had an awesome trip. That Lodge is quite nice, especially considering it's remoteness.
     
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    Yea fun fact. The lodge was built by the guy who has the TV show Timber Kings. I have no idea how much it must have cost to transport all those logs and rough finished trees for the lodge. None of it is native wood.


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    He gets my vote for Timber King. :tu:
     
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    Starting to get rolling now. Put up a new stand behind my house based on observed movement the last 2 years. I have watched a lot of deer cross under this tree from another stand. No real reason based on topography, but for whatever reason the deer like walking by this tree.
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