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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2013, 02:52:00 PM »
Mojo, I've seen sign of hound hunters in some areas, but haven't had trouble yet around my baits.  I'm hoping that continues, but you never know on public ground.

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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2013, 11:44:00 AM »
Well boys the hunt is a few days away. Thanks for the good luck and pointers. Wanna say thanks to arwin for helpin me fine tune everythin as I will b leavin tomorrow for my hunt and hope to give you all a great success story on my first traditional hunt.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2013, 12:09:00 PM »
Well boys the hunt is a few days away. Thanks for the good luck and pointers. Wanna say thanks to arwin for helpin me fine tune everythin as I will b leavin tomorrow for my hunt and hope to give you all a great success story on my first traditional hunt.
Dnt pass up on the first day that you wont on the last

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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 01:35:00 PM »
Good luck on your hunt bro, you've been waiting a long time.   :saywhat:     Your shooting great, you'll do fine.   :shaka:
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 03:47:00 PM »
Oifvet, Good luck tomorrow!!  I've checked my baits, checked pictures, and made my decision on which bait to hunt tomorrow.  Hopefully the weather cooperates.  Pick a spot, and shoot straight!!!

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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2013, 05:14:00 PM »
Good luck ksout!!
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »
Can't wait for the pictures and story when you get back Josh!!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »
Good luck pifvet!  saw a real nice bear in the irons area last year while hunting deer. walked right under my stand looked at me woofed and lumbered off      awesome night!

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2013, 09:23:00 AM »
I hope you guys are having a good hunt.  It looks like the weather is improving for you.  With the youth deer hunt this weekend along with bird hunting going on there was a lot of activity in the woods. One of my bow hunting buddies who was baiting for a friend of his up in the Red Oak unit just north of you guys ran into all sorts of trouble with hound hunters.  They came in to his bait set on Friday (illegal since they are not supposed to be in the woods with dogs the following day) and they broke the trail camera off the tree and smashed it up. There were hound hunters on the two track road he was baiting off of on Saturday morning and there has been no activity at his bait site since.  It's public land, so the area is fair game, however when hound hunters are in their a day before they're supposed to be and destroying property, that's the type of thing that causes hunter division.  

Anyway, I hope you Baldwin hunt unit guys are having a good hunt.
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2013, 09:09:00 PM »
Had a huge amount of hunting activity around my bait this weekend.  Saturday I saw 3 bears.  Had a 150 pounder at the bait at 6:00 P.M..  Then about 6:30 a bigger bear came in with a radio collar, kept either his head or hind end toward me, drew my bow twice, but each time it turned before I could get a shot.  Then another good size bear started toward the bait, got about 30yards away, and the radio bear ran over and started a fight with it.  They both left then, it got dark and I left at 7:51.  Both bigger bears were back at the baitat 8:21, and then off and on til 1:30 in the morning.  Sunday there was a lot of shooting in the area, 4 wheelers running around.  I hunted til dark and Didn't see anything at all.  Today went to rebait, but the bait hadn't been hit.  Went back at 2:30 to hunt and there was fresh bear scat on the trail into the bait, but nothing came in.  Tomorrow I'm going to a different bait, let this one rest a couple days.  So far it has been a good hunt, but no bear yet!

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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2013, 06:16:00 AM »
The weather looks good for the week. Hopefully the activity will settle down in the woods and you'll get your opportunity.  Good luck!
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2013, 07:08:00 AM »
Well I arrwed my first Michigan black bear as night. I heard the death moan in everythng.  But my blood trail wasnt the greatest and It got dark so I backed out after forty yds. Going bout 9 this morning to retive him  :) ) good luck to the rest you hunting!!!!! Ill post when I get my hands on him!
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« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2013, 08:52:00 AM »
Can't wait to see the pictures and hear the story. One tip I got from old timer Ron LaClair about blood trailing/tracking.  Always take a compass reading from the stand to the last place you saw the animal (or in this case the death moan). After dark, you can always take that line to find the animal or start your blood trail.
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2013, 08:53:00 PM »
Congratulations!  Looking forward to pictures.

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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2013, 12:29:00 PM »
I found my bear yesterday weighing just over 300 lbs. He ran under 50 yrds  :)  I couldnt be happier  pics to follow soon!
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« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2013, 02:07:00 PM »
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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2013, 08:17:00 PM »
Well done.
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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2013, 09:24:00 PM »
Congratulations!!

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« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2013, 09:24:00 PM »
The sun has set on the last day of my Baldwin bear hunt, with no bear for me.  Had a great hunt, with big bear at the bait several times.  Each time they seemed to keep their head, or rear end to me.  Drew my bow several times, but each time the bear turned before I could get a shot off.  I had about a 300 pounder walk directly to my tree, put his feet up on the ladder, and shake the tree.  Also had 2 bears fighting about 30 yards from the bait, so plenty of excitement.

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Re: baldwin mi bear hunt
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2013, 07:10:00 AM »
kstout,
Sounds like you did have a lot of excitement. Hopefully oifvet will find those pictures before long.   ;)
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