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    It sounds (and looks) like you are already having a great trip. Surviving Havre is a success in itself! Just kidding -- you are passing thorugh some great towns and great country. Good luck on the hunt!

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    Well turns out our camp and hunting area is a black hole for cell service. Which is good and bad. A little update...

    We have seen two bears so far. One we were 300 yards from and decided to get closer but he wandered into thick trees. Possibly should have shot when we had the chance. Below is a pic from our camp. Having a great time so far. Eating lots of elk steak and burgers, corn, beans, and oatmeal cream pies. Also bacon every morning.

    Just two days left to get it done!!

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    I'm digging the updates, hammer one already!!!
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    Well we couldn't seal the deal but enjoyed another awesome trip to NW Montana. Definitely added fuel to the fire to get back there too!

    I do apologize for the lack of updates. We had to drive to town in order to get service which took a half hour. Here's a quick recap of the hunt.

    Day 1-

    We had driven through the night and were pumped as all get up. We quickly dropped our trailer at camp and got out to scout some areas we had marked when researching online. We hadn't decided whether to hunt the steep country near the fresh snow melt or logging roads. Sure enough while cruising our 2nd area we spotted a medium sized bear on a logging road way across the valley.





    Well we hustled over as we were running out of sunlight. Well looking back we were a couple hundred yards below him but had no way of knowing without a spotter to tell us which way to go. We were still excited to see a bear on the first night.

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    We hiked into the same area the next afternoon. We ended up spotting another bear wandering around the hillside. We were able to get up to 300 yards from him when we got this shot.



    At the moment we didn't have a range finder so decided we would try get a little closer. Well he shifted into the brush and we left kicking ourselves. That would end up being the best opportunity of the trip. A bird in the hand right? Didn't want to put a bad shot on it though with not knowing the yardage.

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    Day 3 through 5-

    The next 3 days we struck out but enjoyed the nice weather. Ate like kings with elk steak and burgers from last fall's hunt. I tried my hand at some night time time-lapse too.



    Day 6-

    A friend was kind enough to join us for the day. Besides some wet weather we enjoyed our the hike up some beautiful country. HAd some luck finding the Morels too!



    On this hike we saw, deer, elk, sheep, goats, and 2 bears! We decided to make a sneak on one of the bears knowing our odds were low with the bear on the move. At one point I thought I was going to hack chunks. Felt like I was chasing a goat. Well the bear moved into some timber when we arrived to where it was last seen. We ended up hiking 8 miles that day which our body reminded us the next day.




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    Day 7-

    We saw lots of bear sign on this draw that we had scouted. Went for the same approach as the night before. Spot and stalk on the steep country. Perfect evening but nothing developed. While sitting around I decided to capture the flowers that covered the mountains. Say what you want guys.






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    We had a great trip and learned a lot. Saw 4 legal bears which was 4 more than our trip 2 years ago. I have a lot of respect for the guys who get it done spot and stalk style.

    You can say this has added to the fire to get back there and settle unfinished business next year!

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    Some more photos from the trip…








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    Looks like one hell of an adventure Steve!!!
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