Category Archives: BEAR

Rusty Jackson Last Day Black Bear

My year started off great with a trip back to Manitoba and Bloodvein River Outfitters. I had a great hunt last year with Clay and his dad Nick, taking my first black bear. On the first day of the hunt we settled in and had several close encounters with young bears. Just before dark a nice bear made his way into range and after coming to full draw I had to just watch as my camera informed me he had no view of the bears vitals. After letting the bow back down the bear made his way off with no other shot opportunity. We hunted hard for the next several days seeing bears every day, just not the size we were after. On the last day we had a small bear at the bait and heard a twig snap. When I looked to my left I saw a bigger bear coming in. As soon as the young bear saw him he bolted. The bigger bear came in extremely cautious and even ran off only to come back in after pacing around us for a while. As he walked back in he went by a large root ball of a blown down tree and I saw my chance to draw my bow. When he came out from behind the tree I let the arrow fly and it found its mark. The bear only went 50 yards and expired very quickly. Little did we know that the reason the bear was so cautious was because he was the bear that had came in on the first day. He has a scar across his nose  and that was how we were able recognize him. Had another wonderful experience with Bloodvein and cannot wait for the chance to go back.
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Gear:
bow; matthews htr no cam
arrow; victory vap
broadhead; deadringer trauma
camo; realtree
cooler; grizzly 150
scent control; dead down wind
trail camera; covert optics; vortex diamondbacks
backpack; badlands whitetail hybrid

Chucks Manitoba Black Bear 2014

Well after 10 days in Canada I am finally back. I had a great hunt with Bloodvein River Outfitters Ltd . I killed my bear on Day 5 it as the last evening & after chasing a monster for 4 days I elected to move to a bait that was being hit but there were no DLC Covert Scouting Cameras so I was taking my chances. Well it paid off after sitting for several hours right before dark this bruiser came in behind us & with light fading fast he came in at 10 yds & gave me a qtr away shot. The cool part is we set one of the covert cameras on video & we got the kill shot on video as well as some GoPro footage along with the big camera. I thought the hunt was over but with my truck broke down I had no idea I was going to be in Manitoba for another 5 days. Well all in all it was great memories which is a lot of the reason why I hunt. Hunter Jones did a great job on the camera we have had a great trip. Good Luck to everyone out there hunting  Open Season TV

Another Alberta black bear for Open Season TV camera crew

 

I got invited on a bear hunt in Alberta to film Hunter Jones one of Open Season Tv newest camera men to pursue his first black bear.   With this invitation I was offered the chance to be able to hunt for myself if Hunter was lucky enough to get one down.   First though was we are using CVA I’ll defiantly get a chance if I go.  Then the bad news we get there and the weather is horrible.  First two days nothing although a few bears where taking out of the guys in camp.  Which was still keeping our heads held high. Day three Hunter lays the smack down on his first black bear. Now it’s finally time to jump in front of the camera.  At this point I’m jacked Hunter just shot a good bear and now it’s my turn to pull the trigger!  With three days left thinking it was just a matter of time. Boy was I right and a matter of too much time as it came down to the last day.  We’ve been hunting climbers all week and just decided you know what last day lets just sit on the ground.  Start looking for a spot you know what let’s just set up 10 yards off the bait in that bit of cover right there.  Down to the last hour now and really loosing hope at this point. Then just like that out of nowhere this black bear is walking out of the small trees right in front of us.  Right to the bait he came!  Then right before he gets to the bait lays down where some oats spilled from the day before with his vitals right behind a tree.  Thinking really! This goes on for twenty minuets again thinking really!!!  With the CVA muzzleloader cocked and ready the bear finally gets up takes one step kinda Towards us and the bait.  I get the green light from Hunter. I have waited long enough and have 110% confidence in that CVA muzzeloader even with a slightly quartering to me shot.  Boom! That bear didn’t make it 15 yards before letting out the death moan and I just smoked my first black bear.  This trip was so much fun and just want to thank everyone that help Hunter and I tag our first black bears.

Open Season TV camera guy gets a chance at a Black Bear in Alberta

 

This trip was last second and very hectic to begin but boy was I glad made the trip to Alberta, Canada. Brad the other camera man for Open Season TV and I decided two days before the Alberta Black Bear season started that we wanted to make the trip up there, in both of us in full pursuit of killing our first bear. I was luckily behind the CVA  muzzeloader first! The first two days of our hunt were very rough, not seeing any movement at all, but most of this due to the 8 inches of snow we got the first day we arrived to camp and the unseasonable low temperatures! On the 3rd day after sitting for five and a half hours I hear Brad say “BEAR!” And I reply “WHERE” we both were both in disbelief cause it’s the first bear that either of us had ever even seen. This nice mature black bear began coming into the bait and my adrenaline was pumping more than ever. He came in and offered me a 15 yard shot perfect broadside shot and I was lucky enough to smoke him with the CVA. After seeing him fall about 10 yards away, the party began!! I was speak less and in disbelieve that I had finally completed one of my life long goals! Brad laid down some awesome footage of the hunt and I will never ever forget it! This was a hunt of a life time and a true memory that I will always cherish! its OPEN SEASON TV ON BLACK BEARS IN ALBERTA