LEICA BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!  SAVE BIG ON ALL GEOVIDS UNTIL DECEMBER 1!

Page 5 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#6216322 - 02/24/12 01:45 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: ravenr]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
Around here, it's my opinion that they begin to seek female companionship around the 27th of May. Peak of the rut I can't say 4 sure but tween there and mid June (which is when our season ends in parts of our state).

The good about the rut in our area is you see some big bruins that you might not be seeing. Then the down side is that if we don't get on them and kill them that night, often time we don't see them again. At the rut time of year I'm speaking.

Dober
_________________________
"True respect starts with the way you treat others, and it is earned over a lifetime of demonstrating kindness, honor and dignity"....Tony Dungy

Top
CI16728
#6216455 - 02/24/12 02:25 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
iddave Online   content
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1825
Loc: Boise, Idaho
Gonna take my 9 year old son with me this year. He's been along for ducks/geese, coyotes, rock chucks, and even spent a memorable morning with me in the antelope blind a couple of years ago, but this will be the first time we really get after it together.

I am SO freaking excited to take him that I can't stand it. In fact, I can't remember the last time I was this excited for a hunt of any sort.

It will be spot and stalk, but he's a tough little dude and I really think he'll do just fine. Truth be told, he's probably in better shape than me right now.
_________________________
Baby...when I get this rifle I'll be done I swear.

Top
#6216831 - 02/24/12 03:51 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: iddave]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
Yeah my 2 year old G-son and his sister who's 4 will be seeing their first bruins this spring. My oldest G-son who's 12 has a desire to bounce a bruin so we'll see.

Now, I just gotta find one of the furry buggers...grin

Dober
_________________________
"True respect starts with the way you treat others, and it is earned over a lifetime of demonstrating kindness, honor and dignity"....Tony Dungy

Top
#6218203 - 02/24/12 10:06 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
_________________________
"True respect starts with the way you treat others, and it is earned over a lifetime of demonstrating kindness, honor and dignity"....Tony Dungy

Top
#6222318 - 02/26/12 05:53 AM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
Tony Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/28/04
Posts: 3407
Loc: Texas, Idaho & Other Places
Originally Posted By: Mark R Dobrenski
Thats a honker of a bruin Tony!

Idaho? Spot n stalk or bait?

Thx 4 sharing

Dober


Grazie. Spot and stalk outside Golden BC. Was really chasing grizzly. He really has a beautiful thick coat. Looking forward to seeing the rug. They were late coming around due to the large amount of snow still remaining mid-May.

Top
#6224821 - 02/26/12 04:05 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Tony]
bearstalker Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 06/22/02
Posts: 9235
Loc: Alaska
Since bear hunting is mostly a sit and glass deal (at least for me), what optics do you guys use and/or favor for bear hunting?

Top
#6224852 - 02/26/12 04:11 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: bearstalker]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
For most of my work I use 7x42 SLC's, I also use my 15x56's quite a bit as well. For micro mgt of heads at range I like a big spotter (Leo 12-40) and for hiking I carry my 20x50 Leo hardbody. It's older than dirt but one of the very best spotters going for my eyes.

Lastly, we use a pair of 6x30 Yo's quite a bit and I've a small pair of Vortex (10x26 or something like that) that I carry when I know a death march is inevitable and I have an intended volunteer in mind.

I'm all about glassing, glassing and glassing.

Last piece of gear I use for glassing is a piece of Latigo about the size of a large pizza that I use for a pad to sit on while glassing. Keeps my backside dry and out of rocks, stickers etc and keeps me glassing more.

Couple of buds carry Crazy Creek chairs and love them as they have a back rest.

Dober
_________________________
"True respect starts with the way you treat others, and it is earned over a lifetime of demonstrating kindness, honor and dignity"....Tony Dungy

Top
#6225168 - 02/26/12 05:12 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
GuyM Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4295
Loc: Washington - dry side
Bears make for a great father-son hunt. Spot and stalk, Washington:


My son got his one afternoon, I tagged mine the next morning. A friend got the glossy black sow. It was great!



Top
#6225217 - 02/26/12 05:21 PM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: bearstalker]
Dog_Hunter Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 3919
Loc: Wyoming's anal orifice
Originally Posted By: bearstalker
Since bear hunting is mostly a sit and glass deal (at least for me), what optics do you guys use and/or favor for bear hunting?


I roll with Steiner Peregrine 10X42 binos and a Swarovski 20-60X65 HD spotting scope. They're expensive, but worth it.
_________________________
"Its not the dress that makes you look fat, its the fat that makes you look fat"---Al Bundy

Top
#6227814 - 02/27/12 11:47 AM Re: 54 dayz and counting.... [Re: Dog_Hunter]
ranger1 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 4152
Loc: Central Montana
For glassing, a pair of Vortex 15x56 Kaibabs, for evaluating I use my Leupold 12-40x60 HD spotter, and I always have my 8.5x52 Minox in a bino vault on my chest.

Dober - What are your thoughts on bear activity the first week in June this year in re: to that area I hunted last year? I'm assuming the snow is going to be gone a lot earlier this year than it was last year?

Top
Page 5 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >


Moderator:  RickBin, SYSOP 
LEICA BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS!  SAVE BIG ON ALL GEOVIDS UNTIL DECEMBER 1!
Support Our Sponsors 1
Who's Online
641 registered (10gaugemag, 01Foreman400, 10generation, 10ring1, 1300, 78 invisible), 1476 Guests and 331 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Support Our Sponsors 2
Forum Stats
51161 Members
72 Forums
648590 Topics
9320550 Posts

Max Online: 4366 @ 10/05/10 09:36 AM
Support Our Sponsors 3










Copyright © 2000-2015 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.