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Good luck Mike sounds like A Large mixed bag.
But it does remind me of A old outdoor life article called nest of Grizzlies.
When 2 Pheasant hunters stumbled into a thicket with Grizzlies in it. They got plenty of action.  Pack a few slugs if legal.

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Lol can't beat that.

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I have A Mathews for hunting but even that places 2nd fiddle to my crossbow.
But I bought several of the old bear early compounds that were made in Grayling MI and of course in Grayling Green. I love just shooting them in the basement.  And in summer they double as bow fishing bows.
I also bought the Bear Kodiak Magnum . And in my freak bear cd pack there is one where they actually make that bow at there old Grayling factory.
There fun to shoot that bear kodiak magnum is faster then there early compounds.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / No Acorns this year in MI.
« on: October 01, 2022, 08:06:32 PM »
With CWD cases in MI they banned all baiting in Lower MI.
And this year there are No acorns to speak off.
And with no farms or apple trees around.
Acorns are the only food source I know to hunt near.
I have had my 4 trail cams up for 3 weeks and I have only seen 1 buck this year. Deer pics are way down I normally I would have seen several bucks by now.
I really like my 2 stand locations.  And will just have to rely on the Rut to hopefully see some action. I have never been in this position before.
In the past if I didn't have any action. Bait was always A option.
What methods do you guys use to lure deer to you that works other than food.
I have never had much luck grunting and rattling.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Antelope hunt
« on: September 27, 2022, 06:03:28 PM »
Wow Mike he is thick.
Very Nice !! Congratulations.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Another Barnes TTSX Convert.
« on: September 25, 2022, 07:51:53 PM »
Buff you should get paid by Barnes for your advertising.  That is A impressive collection of recovered bullets. When so many are pass through's. I pray the good Lord blesses me with A buck this year. I am excited to test this bullet.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Another Barnes TTSX Convert.
« on: September 24, 2022, 07:51:50 PM »
I thought I would give the 30 cal. 165 gr. TTSX another chance in my temperamental browning bar 30-06  I had tested them before but it must have been A different load than what I used today. Because that Rifle shot its best group ever. It's never been A tack driver but for my MI deer rifle it's been good enough at the ranges I hunt with 1 1/2" to 2 " groups.
The only bullet it shot well before today was Browning factory 155 gr. BXR and I really don't like how those bullets blow up on contact.
So I was very pleased to see the group it shot with a cold clean barrel. So much so. I changed the scope settings on the spot. I know that Rifle and when it likes something it will repeat the proformence.
And of course I have heard enough of you guys sing the praises of that bullet for years. And seen the recovered bullets to know to try it for myself.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shout Out
« on: September 22, 2022, 07:42:29 PM »
Good to here. But not surprised. Always been first rate with me.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Black bear hunt
« on: September 21, 2022, 06:37:47 PM »
Thanks Oscar
If you get to Oscoda your right on lk. Huron.
Yes I would jump on a lake trout charter. Great Eating or Smoking.

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Congrats Doug.
That sounds like quite the hunt.

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In my varmint leauge I have been shooting 52 gr. Match Kings for 10 years or so. BecausecI was told flat base bullets stabilize faster.  And we only shoot at 100 yards. But when looking for a new powder I was testing with the 53 gr boat tails. And shot my best groups ever. So when I go shopping for bullets this winter I will buy what ever I find first.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Archery moose hunt
« on: September 16, 2022, 08:16:42 PM »
Best of luck to you Terry !!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Black bear hunt
« on: September 14, 2022, 07:34:12 PM »
Congrats to your group Terry
Nice chest blaze on that one.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Black bear hunt
« on: September 14, 2022, 02:36:36 PM »
Oscar we were hunting in Baraga County in MI upper peninsula.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Black bear hunt
« on: September 14, 2022, 09:23:14 AM »
Our Black Bear hunt was unsuccessful.
I knew it would be tough with only 4 days to get a bear to hit the bait. We put in our 3 baits over the first 2 days. And only one got hit 6 days latter.
The Bear hit the bait at 2 in the afternoon and we set up by 5 pm same day. He came back at dark
But with the swirling wind and a storm ready to hit. He got our wind and we heard him run off.
We stayed A extra day bur he did not return to the bait.
It was exciting though.
With the locals allowed to put in 12 baits for cash
 It was hard to lure a bear away from established  baits. Next time. We either make the 500 mile trip twice like we use too and bait sooner. Or buy a bait. I like doing it myself but in the end it would be cheaper to buy a bait.
Darn still can't post a pic on here.
But it was a full week with my son. And A good time.

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