manitoba black bear

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Wow my blaze is bigger than his but!, might be time to leave before it’s too late!

Family of Manitoba Bear black Bears

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Color bears I thought they were black bears.   Some baits have a great population of coloured Black bears feeding.   Here sow and this spring bear cubs along thigh 2 yrs ago cubs still travelling with her.   

Anyone use the Traeger?

Good eating

Wildmeat is healthier and cooked correctly becomes a delicacy. Traeger grills do an awesome job on cured venison. Www.traeger.com I did brine for 7 days then smoked for 6 hours

Manitoba Black Bearhunting

Jeff H returns May 2018 to take a colored bear is what was planned.   Bears are not planners when we are hunting….. They arrive if they are hungry and if there is what they want at the barrel… After sticking this great bear with his easton arrow and the skull went to the beetles.   it came back as 17 3/16 just short of Boone and Crocket bear score here in Manitoba… But still a great bear.. His other 2 bears 18 8/16 and 20 1/16 if they’d been taken with his bow they’d made book….. Anyway what a great trophy black bear Jeff harvested in May 2018

TBT remember 2011 we had 12 inches of snow April 30

After  their patience depleted, they arrived and were shocked that we were  telling them the truth.The roads got cleared and we hoped some snow would melt so we could access the hunting area due to high banks of snow.. We knew the bears would be at the baits cause they had been eating actively for 10 days. A snow like this it just puts them up for a couple days and they are back same a they were before the weather hit.  We hung at the camp for the day and headed our first thing the next day, of course with great success..

Local whitetail deer

IMG_7269IMG_7270IMG_7271I was out for a drive this evening and just down the road from the Big Grass lodge we have a Manitoba wintering grounds for a number of whitetail deer.  As I get close I can see the does sunning themselves on the slope out of the wind, then as I stop to click, the turn and run, and I get mostly flags..   then a little farther a doe stands for one click and then she turns, the calf a little braver, or maybe not so Wise stands a little longer.   I didnt see any horns but my motion camera are still picking up horns on the bucks last week.

Manitoba Ice fishing season

IMG_5667Time is running out , temperatures are rising and March is slipping away. Forecast states temps to the low 40F by mid week, so we chose to take our shack off before we turned it into a pontoon boat.. lol.. Tom has it set up just to just hook it up, turn jacks, drop wheels  and away we go. over all the water levels of the Lake have dropped over 12 feet by looks of the shore.  We had no problems getting up the ridge and onto road off the lake which was GREAT>  Judy is a little stressed when it is her job to remove the shack..  Sammy and Jazzy got to go for a ride and all were happy…

Wildlife in Manitoba

IMG_4703IMG_7042Cameras and feeders is what is in Judys plan for the winter.. just outside the kitchen window we have many birdfeeders, with many Blue Jays, Grosbeaks, siskins, chickadees, feeding daily. then Surprise, I had been feeding the other animals the scraps as the dogs sure did need them, every couple days Id take a bag out in field to feed the other travelers of the area,  then one morning after putting fresh peanuts and some dried berries and bread crumbs in the feeder, LOOK who showed.. Slowly she moved towards the feeder.. , Hoping I was going to get a shot I got out the Canon and SNAP I got it… Not sure if it is Mr or Mrs I named her Mrs Fox..    daily she travels around the yard, and Ive seen lots of activity on the field and in slough where she has caught mice and squirrels.   It is amazing what you see if you just look and have time to spend in the outdoors

Rhino group

imageToday I was hunting the Internet for a browser fix. And David at Rhino.com fixed the problem. Thanks!

Hunting season

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squirrels hav the right to travel a wide trail around the lodge,cabins and the house , but Jazzy spotted one inside that trail.  Tom grabs the 410, opens window,  Pop,  we hav removed the problem. sAmmy has a new toy to throw around, and Jazzy is happy to have been the spotter.