Fred's Georgia Bear
9 years of effort.
an hour to walk to my spot. Went to check a game trail at a posting
tree, even though my gut told me to set up. Came off trail and
bear was coming out on trail, smelled me and ran off. That was at
1pm, heard her coming back. 15 yard shot. Ran about 60
yards, 10 towards me, then circled and went away. Took 1/2 hour to
find, as it expired in a fallen red oak dead fall. About killing
myself pulling her out of there. Pulled her for pictures, then put
her in the creek to skin her, and quarter up all the meat. Put the
meat in my backpack, the hide tide to the outside of the backpack, and
made a painful, slow walk out with all of that weight. Rested 4 or
5 times. Got back to the truck at 4pm
Bear Hunt Spring 2014
Bear Hunt Spring 2013
We know that at least one of our
members (King Strake) had a great Canadian Bear Hunt. He nicknamed
this brute "Gorilla" bear. He has a lot to be proud of
with this harvest. I am sure that more pictures will be coming
Georgia Bear Hunt Fall 2012
Here are some photos of all the sign I'm hunting in.
As most other bear hunters on the GON Forum are faced with this year,
there is an over abundance of white oaks in the mountains, especially at
2700-3400 feet elevation. The first 3 weeks were hard on me, but
this last week I'm feeling much stronger climbing the mountain sides on
my way up to my ridge top at 3250. Considering the hunting club is
around 440-500 foot elevation, its a real difference hunting. I've
had many bear groaning and huffing at my presence this year, they just
always seem to get the bead on me before I do on them. The one
this weekend at only 30 yards was especially frustrating, as we stalked
right by it at only 10 yards. It was bedded in a huckle berry
stand 10 yards off the ridge top road, but no way to see it. We
get to a fallen tree at 30 yards from it, sit and rest up for 5 minutes,
and stand and take 1 step only to have it stand up, huff and run off
back on the trail we came in on. Only went about 40 yards, stopped
and dropped a nice pile in our trail, and proceeded into a thicket.
Yesterday was a good experience, as I offered to take an infantry
brigade officer, new to bear hunting, back from serving in Iraq and
Afghanistan up to my spot to show him about scouting for the right bear
sign. He runs ultra-marathons (30 miles races) in his spare time,
so he had no troubles keeping up. One last weekend chasing the
dream of getting a bear with my bow, then I'll be back at the deer camp
Bear Hunt Spring 2012
had a wonderful time. 6 of us went, 5 shot bears and the 6th
(King) had opportunity to shoot. He was holding out for a color phase
but only black ones came by, including a monster with 3 feet. He thinks
it’s the same bear Greg Martin saw several years ago.
messed up and shot mine on the first day, Sunday. But, the taxidermist
said it was 400 pounds and green scored 19.75 inches. He’s about
6ft’ 6in from tip of nose to tip of tail. He’s being made into a rug
and I’m getting the skull bleached and sealed. I’ve attached some
photos of my bear (me in the middle, guides Brian (L) and Ron (R)) and
shot his first bear and it will make a nice rug also. Y’all will have
to get Scott to tell his story of the bears. All
will have to get Scott to tell his story of the bears.
thing with Scott – he could not call the lodge the night he shot his
bear. He called home and had Cheri call the lodge to let them know he
shot and to come get him early.
of King’s friends and ex-Lucent customers also got bears. One sow and
shot one but didn’t get one-shot/one-kill. I was in camp when he
walked back in and he, myself and the two guides when to get it. We had
to blood trail it for couple of hundred yards. Bob of course was the
only one with a rifle and he was behind all of us – not really smart
tracking a wounded bear with the trackers between the bear and the gun.
It was a nice 200 pound chocolate color. When we found it Bob put
another 35 Whelen into it. It got up and started walking away. Bob put
Whelen #3 in it to anchor it.
bragging (too much), but my little 44Mag Ruger carbine put my bear down
with one shot. It ran about 50 yards
was fantastic – mid 70s during the day, high 50s at night. I actually
got sunburned on Monday sleeping on the dock.