June 26th, 2010
My Canadian archery Bear hunt was a good trip and was a delight to get to camp where we all spoke Traditional archery. Early in the morning we went and baited several sites and spotted a small bear while doing so the norm to bait in the morning and go into the stand around 4pm and (only) hunt the evening. I was sitting in the cabin at 10am and the deer hunter kicked in and I started thinking that I did not drive 1000 miles to sit in the cabin, so I was on stand at 11am, I sat until 8:30 and saw nothing, then I saw a bear coming down the hill in my direction. I was sitting 8 feet off of the ground and about 10 yards from the bait, as the bear approached I shifted to be sitting at a better angle and he stopped and look my way for a while then kept coming. I raised my bow and put some tension on the string, he stopped at 10 yards and looked at me for a little while, at this time I was sure I was looking at a huge bear, he looked away and started toward the barrell, I drew when he was broadside at 8 yards, he looked at me as I released, I watched my arrow zip through both lungs, he ran about 40 yards and fell as I watched. I was sure he was 250 pounds as I watched, when I walked up to him he had lost about 100 pounds, by the time we got him to the truck he had gained the 100 pounds back, but un fortunatly he lost it on the ride back to camp. 141 pounds. But still a first for me.