Just an update on this hunt.........
Forum member "Erny" took advantage of this last minute opportunity, contacted me and accompanied me on this hunt last week.
There were 6 people total in camp with 4 of us being from Hosted Hunts. Myself, forum member Tom Erny, Jim(also from Hosted Hunts) and his client John from Georgia. In camp also was a father and son from Connecticut.
The hunt was to be a 5 day baited Manitoba black bear hunt.
Hunt days were Monday through Friday. Hunters were usually brought to their stand between 3-4 pm and hunted until dark.......approx. 10 pm. Mornings were spent sleeping in and/or fishing.
The information below is based on our group of four as i did not get pics. and/or permission from the father/son from CT.
Day 1 of the hunt had me passing on a potential shooter and Tom taking a beautiful boar. This was Tom's first bear..........congratulations Tom!!
Glad to have been part of it.......
Bear i passed on.
Day 2 produced no bears but plenty of action at the baits. Between the 3 of us we counted 13 bear.
Day 3 started with all of us going fishing. The Walleye were plentiful and Tom managed to haul in a 27" beauty!
Evening of day 3 found me pulling the trigger........i have to admit that i misjudged the bear and it was a little smaller than i was hoping for, but none the less, i am happy with the bear. It had a beautiful coat and no rubs.
Day 4 produced again as Jim's client John arrowed a brute! They figure he'll easily make P & Y!
Day 5 and Jim was the only one left. Jim was holding out for the right bear. He had hunted with this same outfitter last year and took a nice bear, so it had to be big or nothing at all. Unfortunately, the rain set in and is wasn't meant to be.
I can't say enough about this hunt. The owner Russ and guides Randy and Tom were great! These guys really care about the hunter and do what it takes to get you on the bear. Like one of the guys said........It's nice to see a hunter that's an outfitter !!
And to Tom, thanks again. You were great company, took a dandy bear and the fish wasn't bad either!!
Hosted Hunts will be hosting a hunt next year in May with this same outfitter and has the whole camp (6 hunters) set aside for our group. If interested, please contact me.