Sept Bear hunt check list?

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  1. Mr.Bones

    Mr.Bones New England Moderator Moderator

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    Taking my 13 y/o on his first bear hunt in a couple of weeks. It's been quite a "while" since I have done one, that I'm just trying to be sure we have everything.
    We have the normal stuff - camo, boots, gun, etc...
    Along with a bug net, thermocell, scent spay etc -
    What else should I have that I might over look?
    Thanks-
    Bones
     
  2. musher

    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    A good headlamp and a bit of luck never hurts.

    Where you going to hunt? Guided or DIY?
     
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    Mr.Bones New England Moderator Moderator

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    Ah- yes! Thanks!
    We are going to NH and it's a with a buddy who also guides. I'm not such a big bear guy, but I think both my buddy and I are about as excited as if we were going to shoot the bear ourselves - going to have my sons hunt on his go pro to capture it!
     
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    Have a great hunt and let us know how it goes.

    I haven't hunted bears in few years...getting too old to do all :) Love eating them so might have to get a tag next year. The baiting and the bugs can wear a guy down.
     
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    Good Luck and hope your kid has a Fun Hunt!!:tu
     
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    Mr.Bones New England Moderator Moderator

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    Had probably one of the best times a father and son can share! Watching him successfully make a great shot on the bear that he wanted was a highlight of my hunting life!
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!

    I saw this thread a while back, and had to chuckle. My check list consists of zeroing my gun to 40 yards, and waiting for my dog to start barking in the evening or morning. That means bear.
    Put on slippers, step out on the deck, shoot bear.
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    That one was a tri-pod. 3 legs. Don't feel sorry for him, he got around fine. Got another one this spring, but he had all 4 legs.
     
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    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats! Nice bear enjoy.... some great eating. Bear is my favorite game meat.
     
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    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Congratulations to you and your son Bones. Your boy looks pretty happy!
     
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    Mr.Bones New England Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks - yeah my son was and still is pretty stoked. We were fortunate to had seen several bears but my son had seen this one (black face and muzzle) one night but didn't have a good shot - but waited until he came in another. Certainly not the biggest by any means but to him it was a world record - he really had a great experience and can't wait to do it again.
     
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