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wildwoods 04-26-2018 09:10 PM

2018 Bear Pic and Harvest Thread
 
All this talk about baiting has really got me missing the action. I'm not baiting this year as family life is too hectic. I would love to see some pictures of the Bears you guys have coming in and or killed. There hasn't been much posted on this so I figured I would start this thread.

Good luck, be safe and happy hunting! The moose calves will thank you!

35 whelen 04-27-2018 11:13 AM

Still a couple feet of snow up in the hills here south of Grande cache

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Bassett 04-27-2018 12:34 PM

Set my bait yesterday and spotted one cinnamon bear running across a field not far. No snow where I was at and mosquitos were out in full force

wildwoods 04-27-2018 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Bassett (Post 3777263)
Set my bait yesterday and spotted one cinnamon bear running across a field not far. No snow where I was at and mosquitos were out in full force

Good to hear!!

brie21 04-27-2018 08:54 PM

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checked baits this evening and was happy to see the results.

Slicktricker 04-28-2018 08:50 PM

Seen a massive boar tonight at work. And had a sow and 3 cubs walk along a lease while we were working pretty good day for bears

Sask Bearman 04-28-2018 08:56 PM

Set 2 baits today, no mosquitos but there will be...lots of water.

fallen1817 04-30-2018 08:11 AM

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Passed this Boar on my way home last night, about 20 minutes south of Athabasca. Sat and watched him for a few minutes, until the wife got antsy.

Griswold 04-30-2018 10:34 AM

Tracks
 
Set up my bait Saturday, nothing there over night.
There was tracks just down the road though.

laus 05-02-2018 11:52 AM

Nice pictures
 
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Originally Posted by Sask Bearman (Post 3777791)
Set 2 baits today, no mosquitos but there will be...lots of water.

Nice pictures... Congrats

Kenmore 05-03-2018 01:09 PM

5 baits out in central Sask. Only 1 hit as of last night. 3 small bears...one with a totally bald face. No hair until his forehead and ears. Wierd looking thing! Had bears on camera april 9th last year.

300magman 05-03-2018 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenmore (Post 3780052)
5 baits out in central Sask. Only 1 hit as of last night. 3 small bears...one with a totally bald face. No hair until his forehead and ears. Wierd looking thing! Had bears on camera april 9th last year.

Throw up a pic of that thing, never seen such a bear! We had one sow that was a regular for several years that had a big bald patch on her side. She came in as a cub and had it right from year one. Had to have been at least 16-18Ē almost perfectly bald circle. I wish I still had pics, but I delete them off the comp after a year or 2 unless itís a target bear.

We put up one new bait because we couldnít get into the regulars, itís getting hit and weíre going to keep it going with another member here and his kids. Finally made it into the regular spots on Tuesday so will See what the weekend brings when we go for a check.

Ticdoc 05-03-2018 03:24 PM

Mite cause of this condition
 
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Kenmore....This condition is almost certainly caused by a mite. Genus is Ursicoptes. Has broad distribution in black bears. I have seen this condition in BC and AB

300magman 05-03-2018 03:44 PM

Thatís crazy, never seen that before to the best as I can remember. Is it a permanent thing?

35 whelen 05-03-2018 03:47 PM

We killed one like that in Northern Alberta his whole face look the same as that and it was just dazed I think it just came out of the den

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nube 05-03-2018 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 300magman (Post 3780110)
Thatís crazy, never seen that before to the best as I can remember. Is it a permanent thing?

Looks like Mange like a coyote eh!

300magman 05-03-2018 10:06 PM

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Looks like Mange like a coyote eh!

Big time! I googled the parasite that ticdoc mentioned, and it basically mange in bears. Some of the pics of those things are pretty gross, just like a really mangy yote but bears.....prior to learning about this today, if i had ever came around a corner face to face with one like those id be sending some serious lead and telling everyone that chupacabras do exist

West O'5 05-03-2018 10:15 PM

Seen a real corker this evening,in fact,can't even swear 100% that it wasn't a grizzly from 1500yds with 10x binos?On the other hand,back in October in the exact same field within 200yards where this one was I watched a real hog of a blackie that was 500lbs if he was an ounce while I was elk hunting,so it could very well been him,but from this distance tonite he looked quite grizzly like?Im thinkin it was probly that big black all emaciated from winter and appeared to be long legged with big shoulders,long neck and a big punkin?
Either way,I had neither the ambition to put a stalk on him nor the time to deal with it if I got him,starting my 21/7 hitch in the mornin. 😖
Maybe I can catch up to him end of the month?

West O'5 05-03-2018 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 300magman (Post 3780263)
Big time! I googled the parasite that ticdoc mentioned, and it basically mange in bears. Some of the pics of those things are pretty gross, just like a really mangy yote but bears.....prior to learning about this today, if i had ever came around a corner face to face with one like those id be sending some serious lead and telling everyone that chupacabras do exist

JEEEEzus!!!......If I seen that in the woods,Chupacabra be darned,I think I'd be shopping online for wolfbane and running home to load up some silver bullets right after I changed my shorts!!😮😮😱

Bassett 05-04-2018 05:47 PM

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First bear of the season hit the bait may 04 5:54am.

husky7mm 05-04-2018 07:21 PM

Some bald faced bears get it from frost bite in the den. I believe they call them monkey faced bears.

Bassett 05-04-2018 07:40 PM

Just had a bear hit the bait. Looked young.

Bassett 05-05-2018 05:00 PM

Couple young ones from today.

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wildwoods 05-05-2018 09:39 PM

Nice Bassett . Way to go man. Hopefully them big boars will start rolling in soon

Dean2 05-06-2018 12:14 AM

Be very careful handling those bears with the bald faces, or worse balding all over. Personally I would put them out of their misery but I wouldn't touch one, same as I won't touch mangy yotes. The mites that cause mange on bears and yotes don't live long on people long but the mange itself can be very contagious at certain stages. It will; show up as itchy scabs that usually go away after 10-14 days and do not recur.

Dick284 05-06-2018 12:36 PM

Got one
 
I took my boss and his youngest son into my bait yesterday.

The two of them only sat an hour and their first bear came in. The bear spooked soon after being in the bait, it seemed alarmed by something in the ravine which the bait sits above(stand is farther from the ravine)

On the bears first trip in they were mulling over whether to take it or not when it spooked. A couple hours later the same bear dashed in and dashed out, again preoccupied with the ravine. On the bears third trip into the bait, the young lad laid into the young boar with his .270Win, and put a 150gr Corelockt, into the near side shoulder dropping the bear on the spot. First sit, first bear, and happy as can be.

Sorry about the black out of the lads face but he canít be found at this moment to ask his permission to post his pic.

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cacty 05-07-2018 04:16 PM

Congrats pal!

Guide5689 05-07-2018 04:29 PM

Seen two separate Cubs, second and third yr. One by himself and other with a sow suntanning in the polar tree tops on the banks of the Athabasca Sunday. Kilometres apart. Donít see that every
day.
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philintheblank 05-07-2018 04:38 PM

my group put out 4 baits 2 weeks ago. one of the guys checked cameras yesterday and said all 4 have been smashed. barrels are empty. at least 4 different bears on camera. havnt even put out the beavers yet. that was sweet feed and a bit of bacon grease.

should be a good season for us

Bassett 05-08-2018 08:26 AM

My weekend ended with 4 bears coming into the bait but all got the pass. A curious muledeer ventured around us as well which I thought was strange. Hopefully try to get back a few more times.


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