Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thievin' Bears

Couple of pics of the twins and momma at the mountain pond last month. We had an interesting encounter with them Saturday night. Yesterday was the start of our muzzleloader season and a friend of mine killed a nice 7 point buck. We hung him on the hanging pole beside the cabin to let him cool out before we skinned him and processed the meat today. We had just started watching the Alabama/LSU football game when one of us walked out on the porch to get a beer from the cooler. He glanced over at the deer and there was the sow and twins eyeballing the deer. They were probably thinking they at hit the jackpot and dinner was about to be served. To make a long story short after running them off the third time they finally took the hint and gave up on the deer. That is the first time we've ever had a bear try to poach one of our deer.

Be hunting pretty much the rest of the month so I'll be AWOL from blog land.





14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the family looks good. i would be a bit worried about them trying for your deer carcass, though. :)

good luck hunting!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That's an amazing encounter ... in the wild !

Ian Nance said...

Love the bear pics. Best of luck hunting!

Trailblazer said...

Good luck hunting, Joe!

kmurray said...

Leave it to those bears, lol! Best of luck to you out in the field Joe and have some fun while you're out there will ya!?!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Those are great bear pictures and a good story too....

Ola said...

they are growing and growing!

Michaele said...

I am surprised you won out with the bears. They must not have been too awfully hungry. Be safe out there.

Passinthru Outdoors said...

What a wonderful sight. Of course after the encounter on the porch I would have brought the cooler inside. Congrats to your friend on the ML buck.

Thanks for sharing.
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missing moments said...

catching up from being away .. amazing the bears gave up! Good luck in hunting!

heyBJK said...

We started seeing bear sign near our cabin last fall. We also have a game pole outside and our worry is having a bear get close to the cabin. Glad you saw them before they tried to take the buck!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Awesome bear pictures...and Good Luck hunting!

Amish Stories said...

When i lived in Florida i had a black bear license plate, a beautiful animal. Richard

Larry Ostby said...

Great hunting lodge story Joe, one I'm sure all of you will remember. Nice shots of momma and cubs.