With just a month to go my friend (Bob Baltrip) and I are getting excited about our upcoming bear hunt. We’re getting our baiting supplies all lined up along with a few special concoctions that I came up last year on my bear hunt. I didn’t draw a tag this year but my hunting partner Bob did. He’ll be using his Barnett Crossbow for the first time and has it zeroed in. I shot mine last year with a Barnett Predator. We’ve settled on the Rage broadhead (I think) cause it did the job last year, and so far I’ve taken 5 deer with that set-up.
There will certainly be a different twist to this years hunt, as both our wives are going along. It’s been 42 years since we first started hunting the Baldwin camp near Marquette, and our wives have never gone on a hunt. So I don’t know how much hunting we are actually going to get in, because the ladies have plans up their sleeves I’m thinking! I know they want to do the Pictured Rocks cruise, spend time with Nancy and Gary Baldwin, and of course do some shopping.
In the old days of bear hunting it would have been next to impossible to take the women (to primitive!) Now that the new camp is up and running it’s women and family friendly. Why there’s even a “big screen T.V. even though the camp is off grid! Gary, Gregg, Dick, and their families and friends did an awesome job of doing this camp “right!”
One evening last week Bob and his wife Linda cooked up the last of my bear roast and had my wife and I over for dinner. He cooked it in a slow cooker with potatoes and carrots. It may have been the best bear roast I’ve ever eaten. Bob’s daughter Kelly had tasted it before we got there, and she made Bob promise to save some for her and her daughter Hanna! Now that’s my kind of women! We did our best to “limit” ourselves, and actually came away very satisfied and thankful. There is nothing you can buy in the store that is better than “natures bounty!”