collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Spring Bear  (Read 788 times)

Offline SilkOnTheDrySide

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 1503
  • Location: West Richland
    • www.facebook.com/teambaddecisionbook
Spring Bear
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:10:06 AM »
We finally got to breathe some mountain air, and boy are our souls better for it. 

This was one of the most challenging hunts we’ve been on for a variety of reasons.  The heat was pushing into the 90’s at 5000’ of elevation, and all critters great and small were laying low (including us—see our shade spot next to the burned out log).

We ended up seeing nine bears, though location kept us from the boars, and we can’t (and wouldn’t) shoot a sow and cubs.

The highlight on the hunting side was most definitely the sow and her 10 pound ball of fuzz that popped out 100 yards from us in the creek bottom.

But the hunting was only a small part of what made this trip so exceptional.  The country was unfathomably beautiful and brutal.  Camp ended up being approximately ten miles in, and spent in the company of some of my favorite people on this rock.

I laughed until I cried, enjoyed natures gifts, took mountain naps, shared delicious deserts, caught wind guided goldfish,  glassed bears until my eyes hurt, pushed myself physically, and got a nice start on my summer tan.

As always, thanks to my wife for supporting my passion, to my kids for whom I’m scouting the way, and my friends, Scott, Conlan, and Hannah.  THANK you for putting up with me.

What a great start to 2019.

As always, come check us out...

www.teambaddecision.com


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Follow the adventures of Team Bad Decision at...
IG: ST_TeamBadDecision
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teambaddecisionbook

And order the book...Team Bad Decision: An Evolutionary Tale In Backcountry Hunting @ https://www.teambaddecision.com/new-products/paperback

Offline RB

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 2032
  • Location: Arlington, washington
Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 07:17:58 AM »
Very cool!  :tup:
IAFF #3728

Offline The Fin

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 200
  • Location: Lake Stevens wa
Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 08:22:57 AM »
Amazing country :tup:
Life Member RMEF
Life Member NRA
Ducks Unlimited
Washington State Bowhunters

Offline elkrack

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 2136
  • Location: bonney lake
Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 08:31:48 PM »
Sounds like an amazing trip and beautiful country  :tup:
life's tough its tougher if your stupid (john wayne)

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 16568
  • Location: Worley, ID
Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:54:16 AM »
Nice photos!!
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline Decker

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 519
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • I don't know anything and I can prove it.
Re: Spring Bear
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 11:14:31 AM »
Awesome trip and write up!!! Coming back at all?
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them" Romans 8:28~

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Feds to review Grizzly populations by Bucks2Ducks
[Today at 10:58:09 AM]


Carrying a modern firearm while muzzle loader hunting by 300rum
[Today at 10:55:36 AM]


"THe Three" by Wunderlich33
[Today at 10:49:32 AM]


Big Bore AR Pistol Question by JohnVH
[Today at 10:47:56 AM]


100 dead coyotes! by Bucks2Ducks
[Today at 10:45:10 AM]


opinions wanted on new rifle caliber by HUNT JR
[Today at 10:42:00 AM]


Helping out! by pashok23
[Today at 10:38:18 AM]


The Covers by LDennis24
[Today at 10:34:28 AM]


Tikka T3x 500$ by kukusya
[Today at 10:29:18 AM]


NEW Glock 44 22.LR by Yondering
[Today at 10:20:11 AM]


Don't Charge your trailer from the generator to the power cord by DRobnsn
[Today at 10:17:24 AM]


6mm BRA anyone? by Yondering
[Today at 10:13:13 AM]


Buck to doe ratio by Wsucoug
[Today at 10:12:48 AM]


1999 Chevy Tahoe Engine Replacement by Skillet
[Today at 10:07:48 AM]


Hanson Fish Co Group Buy #4 - King Crab, Scallops, Spot Prawns, & more- by rackattack
[Today at 10:02:41 AM]


Snowmobile Guru's by Machias
[Today at 10:00:43 AM]


FS: Vortex Razor 11-33x50 Angled Spotter by jjness11
[Today at 09:59:42 AM]


Sthil 661 magnum by Nash
[Today at 09:50:08 AM]


Klickitat Sheriff Swears in Hound Hunters to pursue Cougars & Bears by pianoman9701
[Today at 09:41:39 AM]


FS: Bushnell Nitro 3-12x44 Scope by swanny
[Today at 09:32:57 AM]