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ShawnE
08-31-2004, 08:54 PM
Well, I survived.
Here's a shot of a nice one. A buddy of mine is going bow hunting this fall, so I tagged along for the baiting of 3 different stands he wants to try. We set up a blind about 200' away on a small ridge and waited til
7pm before he showed up.

MarkP
08-31-2004, 09:08 PM
Wow, :eek3: ! Nice!! What kind of camera is that?

bradamerry
08-31-2004, 09:10 PM
Bow hunting?? :confused: I might would carry a BIG gun for that bear!

MarkP
08-31-2004, 09:14 PM
Come on.. Just throw him down and drag him on into camp.. Ya-know like in the cartoons..

ShawnE
08-31-2004, 09:29 PM
MarkP,

These pics are stills captured from video. I have about 20 min. of video of this bear opening up the pile of logs to get at the bait ( pizza crusts and old potato chips).

I used my camera and tripod from work to do this shoot. I'ts a Panasonic aj-410. It records to DVC Pro format. Cameras like this run about 13k.

I made a little movie to show how strong Yogi here is.... I'll try to make a link to it cause I don't think I can upload it. If somebody knows how lemme know.

When we were taping, the bear was extremely cautious as he entered the area, in fact, I think he smelled us. A coupla times he looked right at us and tested for our scent. It was a real thrill to be this close to the bear for a long period of time.

I'm not a hunter but I can now see why some of my friends are so passionate about the sport.....We did have a 9mm noisemaker with us just in case!

rem_p
08-31-2004, 11:09 PM
thats a black bear...i think i'd take a gun too, but id love to stick one with an arrow....black bears arent really all that big compared to the grizzly. still can kill somebody but a grown man could probably beat one off. in the old days they had them at fairs and you could wrestle with a black bear...this is how "Bear" Bryant got his name.....ok todays educational lecture is now concluded, carry on with the talk about women and beer :headbang:

rem_p
08-31-2004, 11:10 PM
BTW...where are those pics taken? Carolina's? Tennessee? Kentucky??

Leroy
08-31-2004, 11:33 PM
Shawn;
Is that "normal" to bait a target area like that? ;)

Leroy
08-31-2004, 11:36 PM
I remember seeing them all the time in the Smokies of Tennessee (mostly around Gatlinburg), they are really beautiful to watch. Saw one guy even sit his ~4 yr old son on one for a pix, threw down marshmellows and quickly did an idiotic act.

ShawnE
09-01-2004, 09:08 AM
rem_p

These pics were taken in Wisconsin about 90 miles north of Green Bay.

Leroy, hunting bear over a bait pile is a common and legal method in WI. The other way is to run them with dogs. You would be hard pressed to ever see one if you didn't use bait.

Leroy
09-01-2004, 09:55 AM
I knew it was illegal in TN/NC. How is bear meat anyway?

Footin
09-01-2004, 10:01 AM
Tastes like chicken?

ShawnE
09-01-2004, 03:36 PM
check out the power of this critter.
both quicktime and wmv files are here

http://stephenmsnyder.com/Shawn/

OhioProstar
09-01-2004, 03:45 PM
When I opened this thread I thought the title was "Bare"....disappointed...yet impressed none the less.

MarkP
09-01-2004, 03:46 PM
Cool movie Shawn. Like he was moving a toothpick:eek: