Bear Fever

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Tikkamike, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I have already punched my tag for 2012 and im still looking forward to getting my bait going for my dad this fall more than I am my own hunting season. This stuff is addictive! Am I the only one that enjoys it this much?
  2. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    Mike I'm with you but I suspect I'll get cured if a nice bull comes my way this fall.:rolleyes:



    HARPERC Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Bears are as good as it gets! Offered the choice, grand slam sheep, or bears, I'd take the bears, Hell I'd shoot Ling Ling, Ping Pong or whatever their calling pandas this week. Even a Koala would look neat on the wall (I know they aren't bears). Bait, hounds, berry patches you name it bears just do it for me. Even someone else's bear I'm still stoked about yours and Elkaholics success, I'm still showing your pictures to my bear hunting buddies. I thought about driving down just to shake your hand. I jumped around the living room hooting and hollering when I saw the picture, and flared up my arthritis. I still need to call one, and I'll work on that again this fall. So yeah I like it a bit too!
  4. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I am bit, I killed my 500# CO choc phase bear while elk hunting, the next year killed two black bears in Alberta, one jet black, the other had a white blaze. Drew my CO Sept rifle private land tag this year which is a B tag so I will be carrying the OTC with caps in Oct Elk Season, so two bear hunts this year in Co and already booked for CO again next year and NF for moose and Bear..............I love bear huntinggun)
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Ya, bears are adicting! Like Copenhagen, & good single malt Scotch like Oban. Just somethin you try & instantly fall in love with.

    Your lucky tho bud. You get to bait em'.
    Id be so spoiled by that, that Hells Canyon wouldn't look near as appealing.... Well, ok, ya it would, but Id still like to try baiting once. It'd be so cool to know every bear in your bait area via trail cam, & have a known sized object to compare them to for field judging. That'd just be freakin Awesome!
    I'm jealous!

    Harper, I'm gonna send you a P.M. in a bit.
  6. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2010
    Lol, I'm with you! I'd definitely drop Ping Pong.

    I was diagnosed with Bear Fever in '09 and I don't think I'll ever be cured. Same goes for my dad. I don't think he even cares about elk, deer or antelope very much any more. All he talks about is next bear season!
  7. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    We cant bait or use dogs in B.C, but the spot and stalk up here is unreal. Every fall we hunt over the corn and if something doesnt go as planned, in the corn! Now thats a rush! Bear was the first big game animal I shot, and Ive shot a fair more bear than everthing else combined. Cant beat it!
  8. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Hey Tikka,
    Don't leave me out of this conversation! Bet you a ribeye steak that I love it more than you! Bear hunting is the ultimate game.
  9. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    My bear fever has been at a slow boil ever since I hunted them in Ontario in 1988. While the hunt itself was a bust--12 guys in camp hunting over bait and only one bear killed, I never even saw a bear--the possibility of killing a bear had me pretty excited.

    The last 3 or 4 years I've had a pretty strong hankering to shoot a big old pumkin headed fatty and I hope to get it done in Ontario in a couple of months with my bow.