Post by CoureurDeBois on Nov 27, 2019 17:14:18 GMT -5
We had a lousy year, as far as harvest goes, but it wasn't the PGC fault or ours. Mother nature caused it with a very poor acorn crop, and the bears just weren't there as usual. My crew, which only consisted of 9 hunters, made 5 different drives on Saturday, saw one bear. It came out to a watcher, but was only 18" tall and weighed 40 to 50 pounds. It was all alone, have no idea where the sow was, hopefully it makes it through the winter. My one buddy's camp saw nothing on Saturday. On Monday we combined 4 crews plus a couple of stragglers to reach a full crew. We had one bear get by the watchers on the first drive, and nothing else on the remaining two we made, until hanging it up at 3:30 pm. We did see more deer signs this year than normal, but as far as I know only 3 or 4 deer were seen, one was a wall hanger near my camp that I'll spend some time pursuing come the next couple weeks. I also saw more deer spotting Sunday night on the way over and back to my buddy's camp to find out where to meet Monday morning. Hopefully this year at camp I will at lease see a couple.
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