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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2007, 12:41:00 PM »
I'll bet mine is in that box right smack in the center on the bottom  :banghead:    :banghead:

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2007, 04:39:00 PM »
Half of the pre sale orders are gone......
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2007, 04:45:00 PM »
I hope you catch whoever took 'em!!  :mad:  

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2007, 04:48:00 PM »
ROTFL dang you're quick Killy   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2007, 10:18:00 PM »
Ok Ok....gone on their way....that better?  :biglaugh:
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2007, 10:21:00 PM »
I got mine today!!!!

Can't watch it until Jake gets home from school tomorrow he informed me though. He wants to see it with me. lol Got to love a 4 year-old who is even more excited about the "bow hunting.com site DVD" than his dad even.
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2007, 11:54:00 PM »
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I hope you went alphabetically by last name. LOL
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2007, 09:43:00 PM »
Your's went out today Jason...or was it yesterday...heck if I can remember.

Anyway Jason, last night I was in just the right spot in the 95,000 acres of Cohutta....I had two different bears in bow range, at two different times, with me on the ground with a longbow....I still can't believe I didn't get a shot at either one.  But I can tell ya this, .....last night was worth my whole bow season let me tell ya!
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2007, 09:54:00 PM »
Terry, how do you guys hunt black bear down there?  Spot and stalk?  Setup on acorns? Fawn call?  Baitings not allowed in VA and I don't care to chase them with dogs.

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2007, 10:09:00 PM »
Tuff hunting, but very rewarding just sighting the critters.

He's what little I know.....

Hunt white oaks....big ones. Try and find some on a Mt. top, knowl, ridge or long slopping lead. Personally, I haven't had as much luck hunting IN the bottoms. I think they must work their way down, and get in the bottoms after dark. I have had luck with major leads that end up in the bottoms.

The bears will most likely be climbing the white oaks the 1st two weeks of the season, then gathering underneath the rest of the season.

Try your best to find white oaks with claw marks and white oak groves with lots of scat and other bear sign. If more than one bear is using the area, then your odds of a sighting are increased dramaticaly.

Travel funnels between two oak groves is also a great place to set up if you can't decide which tree they are bound to hit. Look for trails twice as wide as deer trails, and a bear trail will have a 'packed down' texture vs the crunched up of a deer trail.

Pre scouting a week or days before the season opens is much more productive than 2 weeks before.

The best tip I can give you is to hunt a single tree with lots of scat near it....BUT!!!, you must find at least one fresh pile....how fresh? With flies on it!!!...if a pile aint got flies on it, I keep a walking.

Sparse acorn crop?...gotta wear out some boot leather to find the few trees that are producing. Can be tuff to find, but once you do, the bears will be there.

Normal acorn crop?....sign will be easier to find since the bears are moving a lot from tree to tree, and scattered about a bit more.

If we have a drought?...and all the acorns fall just before the season?....then I don't commit to any trees or groves, I walk and walk and walk, cause the bears will not have to move for food, you will have to find them. Walk travel routes like mentioned before, but try to walk those with known running water near by, since water will be scarce during a drought as well.

Afternoons are better than mornings, but that don't keep me from hunting mornings. I've seen them as late as 10 am.

While walking in, pay attention to 'loud squirrels' in the trees...they may be a bear. If so, stalk the tree from down wind, and wait for the bear to climb down. Now, pay attention to the tree, you may need to get cross wind. If the tree is straight with no obstructions, there's no telling where he'll climb down. But, if the tree is leaning, or on the side of a steep ridge, or has some obstruction to one side, the bear will take the easy route down at the base.....clear from obstruction, up hill side, or least steep side if the tree is leaning. So, set up accordingly the best you can with the wind still in your favor.  I've run 3 out of trees this year that I know of, and heard a few more 'rackets' that may have been bears coming out of trees.

The early season seems to congregate bears in higher eleveations, and they work there way down in elevation, since the acorns will mature earlier up hi. Now bear in mind, that some times there is a late freeze in the spring, so those higher elevations will be void of sign due to the buds getting nipped. If that is the case, then move down the mountian a 1/3 of the way, and scout your way down. However, I have seen bears low the 1st part of the season, so the higher elevation is a guideline, not written in stone.

Two weeks before the season will be the tailing end of the last 'patten' before the acorn feed, and might be tempting, but don't fall for it. If you scout early, you will possibly find sign in berry patches, around wild cherry trees, and in dead pine groves the pine beetles devoured because of the grubs in the rotting pines. Unless you are in the highest elevations in GA, this should be what you will find. If you are in the highest elevations, then you should find them already on the acorns unless of course there was a late freeze in that area.

Another thing to look for is saddle ridges between two tops....or connecting leads. The right ones will have a trail suddenly appear as the knoll narrows thought the saddle, and then it will dissapear just as quick as it nears the next knoll or lead.

Seems the bears pilfer around these ridge tops, and use the 'spines' to travel to the next 'pilfering' area.

These trails can be 100 yards long, or 1000, but the trails will be packed down, not 'crunched' up like deer trails....and, most likely, it will meander by every mature white oak along the way.

If you do decide to hunt in the Morning....and you have a REALY hot spot....don't go 'into' it while its still dark. Lay back a little distance till dawn, and ease in there.....that way you wont' blow em out...and you will have the added thrill of an early morning stalk.

That stalk I put on one last night was a sho-nuff rush!!!
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2007, 11:01:00 PM »
Oh I can't wait!!! Send me mine now!

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2007, 11:10:00 PM »
Thanks for the details Terry.  I've got bear on the mountain behind my house (and once in the pear tree in my yard) and they're in the Wilderness area we'll be hunting in two weeks.  I've seen scat and paths, overturned logs and fur in fences but had no idea how to hunt them besides luck.  Never thought about looking for them in the trees.  Do they feed throughout the day in the treetops?  You can PM me if you don't want to derail this thread too much.

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2007, 01:05:00 PM »
Yep...but in your area the tree climbing may be over.  Down here it is now I'm pretty sure, as the acorns are now falling.  

Don't know when the acorns in your area fall...they may all fall before your season opens.
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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2007, 01:27:00 PM »
They are falling now and continue for a couple more weeks.

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Re: A TON of Trad Bowhunting ;>)
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2007, 03:30:00 PM »
well i got mine and watched it last night. when did you say the follow up video was going to be ready?   :biglaugh:
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