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  1. marcusvdk

    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    I'm not sure on the hay bales but on the one public land piece already I created a pit with logs over the top that are too heavy for a raccoon to move
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    This was a combo of things I read up on as a good bait so we will try them out the cheezits I got on discount for 50 cents as they were expired figured why not addd them lol. Also have some peach skins and cores im going to through around as they have a strong scent. They are scraps from...
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Well tomorrow I can start baiting my locations. Got 6 baits set up in buckets to go fill 3 stations tommorrow. The other 3 buckets are going to my brother's as he will be camping up there Friday to Monday so he will fill my stations sunday night or Monday morning. Saving me a 4 hour round...
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    2022 Fishing thread

    Damn that awesome looks like a hell of an amazing time
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Brother mentioned he had a friend in the same area with property and hunts around there on public. He got ahold of him and said yeah me and the neighbors are having a 250-300 lb bear tearing up there trash cans. Said the neighbors post pics on Facebook every few days of it on trail came. He...
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Yeah got the one site set up on public land brother came out and help me set a path for walking. And get dead fall cut to length to set up the bait and make sure it's covered as I cant use man made items or lumber. Got a trail camera up to get pictures. Pic below of the set up.
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Heading out Sunday to prepare the state land sights for baiting which starts Aug 11th. For my hunting zone. My cousin Still hasn't gotten back with me about hunting at his place
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    Mule Deer Foundation / Pheasants Forever

    I'm a member of Rmef love all the boats on the ground projects them do. And them help so much with bring elk back to my home state of Michigan. Pheasants forever local chapters do very good work around here in My area with many kids programs and donations to raffles for the local high...
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    Who else is...

    Some more biking and swimming today. Nice camping vacation
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    Did a little biking and leasiure swimming. Yesterday
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Agreed its the shooter needs to practice more
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    Mri showed a few things waiting for doctor to call to see what exactly it means and course of action
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    I very much appreciate the pointers I did do some dry fire shots ahead of shooting at the range . I find myself flinching on occasion. I use a single shot H&R 308 I like the single shot as I have get myself reset after each shot which at the range js great so I can remind myself of each step...
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Went to the range with the 308 yesterday. Need some more range time with it as I dont get to use it often here in my area of the state. 50 yard shot for sighting in. First group was to the far right with a few jerked shots. Adjusted scope and the adjust ment had my 4 shot group around...
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Yeah and no chocolate now
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Just picked 2 of these up for 65 cents at walgreens
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    Who else is...

    Got mri scheduled for Wednesday
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Good to know! Definitely learning a lot and getting all set on the rules
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    Michigan Bear hunting adventure

    Been taking 5 gallon empty buckets home to use for bait carrying. Well My manager at work is a big hunter been talking to him. Today he comes up and goes the store GM is on vacation........ok.........he says I know of nothing if a 2 gallon bucket with chicken greese ends up in your 5 gallon...