Author Topic: So who's going bear hunting this spring?  (Read 4205 times)

Sonny

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So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« on: March 31, 2014, 06:06:06 PM »
I haven't bought a bear tag in over 20 years but was thinking of going out this spring just to see if I could bag a bear with one of my Mosins.

Yup I've got room for another rug. ;)
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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 06:54:47 PM »
          Planning to head north in mid may.  Right now it's between Fox Creek, Swan Hills and Slave Lake.  If anyone wants to chime in on any of those areas feel free by the way.

          It's been a while since I headed north for bears.  Got one up by Grande Prairie a while ago but would like to try a new spot a little closer.  The better half really wants a bear so that will be the priority.  Pretty pumped to take the new wall tent on it's first real hunt.  Took it for a little feeler trip last year and the kids seemed to like it. 

         Good luck Sonny,  Hopefully we can post some success pics later on.

       
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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 07:54:40 PM »
Getting a stand built in the back of our land this year,, cleaned out the freezer yesterday and got a bit of a stock pile going.. Adjoining the back of my land is numerous lease quarters all the way down to the a beaver river. We had 3 bears running around the place last summer that I hope to maybe get a crack at with the bow this spring. And best part,, as a land owner I don't even need to spend the money on a tag or license for the critters..

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Sonny

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 08:06:02 PM »
We can't bait here in west central so it will be spot and stalk.

Good luck guys.. :)

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 07:27:45 AM »
Should be heading out to Fort Assiniboine if all works out. 

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 07:38:24 AM »
I plan on heading up around work towards the end of the season. We'll be looking for a bear for my son.

I was originally planning on baiting, but didn't have time to pull it together with barn building, timing of lambing this year, etc.

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 07:41:55 AM »
Getting a stand built in the back of our land this year,, cleaned out the freezer yesterday and got a bit of a stock pile going.. Adjoining the back of my land is numerous lease quarters all the way down to the a beaver river. We had 3 bears running around the place last summer that I hope to maybe get a crack at with the bow this spring. And best part,, as a land owner I don't even need to spend the money on a tag or license for the critters..
[/b] Comments like this are the reason a lot of landowner get raked over the coals. Really why should you have any special treatment? Do you have crops that are getting destroyed? I likely doubt it as I know you are a oil guy not a farm/rancher. Go buy a tag like everybody else and quit being so cheap.

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 07:50:02 AM »
[/b] Comments like this are the reason a lot of landowner get raked over the coals. Really why should you have any special treatment? Do you have crops that are getting destroyed? I likely doubt it as I know you are a oil guy not a farm/rancher. Go buy a tag like everybody else and quit being so cheap.

Nahhh,, don't feel like it..

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 07:58:10 AM »
Nahhh,, don't feel like it..
glad to see another slob land owner that is abusing the system. Hope a bear gets you. 

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 08:09:00 AM »
glad to see another slob land owner that is abusing the system. Hope a bear gets you.

   That will be the day someone else tells me what I should be doing with bears on my property!  Haveing 2 property's in black and grizz country with small children and pets I am the all knowing hi and mighty. 


 

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 08:58:51 AM »
   That will be the day someone else tells me what I should be doing with bears on my property!  Haveing 2 property's in black and grizz country with small children and pets I am the all knowing hi and mighty. 


 
big difference jimmy.  You are protecting your stuff and you are not on here bragging about no tag required.  Guys like walleyes should not be aloud to what they want just cause. He is hunting for sport plain and simple. So a licence is required.  A great eg of abuse of the system. 

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 09:18:47 AM »
big difference jimmy.  You are protecting your stuff and you are not on here bragging about no tag required.  Guys like walleyes should not be aloud to what they want just cause. He is hunting for sport plain and simple. So a licence is required.  A great eg of abuse of the system.

Well……
 I think walleyes can deal with his bears any way he likes.  Blasting one out of the dog food dish at 02:00 in the morning wearing Spiderman pajamas may not be the way he wants to go about it.

 Now I am not saying you WF1969 but the whole utopia where all game is owned buy all of us is complete bull crap.  For one guy a gopher maybe a nuance for me its moose eating a couple grand worth of crab apple trees I can shoot gophers but not the moose?         

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 09:35:31 AM »
[/b] Comments like this are the reason a lot of landowner get raked over the coals. Really why should you have any special treatment? Do you have crops that are getting destroyed? I likely doubt it as I know you are a oil guy not a farm/rancher. Go buy a tag like everybody else and quit being so cheap.

I'm totally perplexed why this would get you riled up? It's not like black bears are on a draw or quota. A landowner harvesting a black bear (for any reason) is not likely to negatively affect others.

What's with the "slob landowner" reference? How does that make him a slob?

Get a grip on yourself.




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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »
To all that are HUNTING Bears buy a licence and a tag. If they are eating dog food or what ever shoot them in your Spiderman PJ's or what ever way you see fit.  But to come on to a forum and state that you are sport hunting an animal I don't care were it is with out a licence and a tag is bullshit. 


Doug you get a grip.  To me this is no different than BS Indian rights.  If it is good enough for bears what is next? Get it?

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 11:40:42 AM »
Well I sure don't wish that a bear gets any of our members here.   ::)

As for the landowner tag thing, debate that all you like, but ultimately it is the province making that rule.
Walleye's has no doubt already paid for a wildlife certificate and pays the land taxes too so to call him a slob landowner for taking a bear might be a little over the top.  And like Doug mentioned, bears are not on draw or quota so the harvesting issue is not a problem to ecology (especially in that area).  Just to pay more for a tag in this case to top up the provincial coffers some more may be something that he chooses not to do.

I would be inclined to question land owner tags more in areas where harvest pressures are great and that affects draw times and such.
Like mule deer down south.
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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 11:48:13 AM »
As long as no laws are broken I could care less if walleyes buys a tag or not.

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 04:34:10 PM »
Lol,, thx for the back up guys but no need to keep feedin the guy,, just let him stew on it.. Personally I gave him the only comment I was going to but I guess that $25.00 tag makes a difference to him.

Heck it's not my rules it's the governments,, he can go out and drop a couple hundred G's on a piece of land like I did and keep up the taxes on it. I could mention the fact that the wife is scared to take the dog out for a walk in the evenings cause there are bears roaming the land frequently, They were coming down the driveway into the front yard last summer and I have the neighbours in the area that run cow calf operations that have come to me and stated to take them out when I have the chance cause they are hard on their calves, but in the end guys like this are rarely worth my time,, jealousy runs their lives..

Get over it waterfowler,, it's not that big of deal,, people around here take bears no more seriously than darn gophers,, they're a nuisance that's about it.. 

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 05:35:15 PM »
Well since we got the silliness over with maybe we can get back to some serious bear business..

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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 06:24:59 PM »
The bear requires a long fuse that is remote controlled............. ;D
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Re: So who's going bear hunting this spring?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 07:50:16 PM »
            That made me cough my beer up Sonny thanks :)

            And waterfowler I've seen some "reaching" for shit to bitch about on the interweb, but that deserves a gold star and a pat on the bum.  Yikes man.
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