Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bear Hunting - Going As Slow As Molasses
Archery bear season is here and yet again, I have yet to be out hunting it. Basically, all of the guys I normally go hunting with are hunting other places (which is awesome) or can't go on a Saturday afternoon. It's a reality I have grown accustomed to, but it still doesn't stop my hunger for the outdoors!

The area I like to hunt has lots of bears, but also mountain lions so I won't go in alone. Not out of fear, but because I am not stupid! I don't care how much bear spray or knives I have on me, if I get jumped alone, well, let's not think about that. In CA, when hunting bear during the bear archery season, you CANNOT carry a sidearm, soooo I carry bear spray. A big-ass can of it.

So, I have been rallying the troops all week trying to get one of my buddies to go. Most have already told me no. Even if I can't hunt, which will be extremely disappointing, I want to retrieve my trail cameras and see what's on them. That way I will know if I should even come back to this spot.

In the meantime, I am going to write up a couple of product reviews, pack my bags and hope one of my buddies will tag along. Beers and dinner are on me guys!


  1. Get over here to the east coast and I'll get you on a nice bruin. We can go coastal or in the mountains.

  2. I know how you feel because I used to hunt with others which had it good points and it's bad points but now I hunt alone.

    Fee to go when I want or when I can not.

    Good luck, I have never bear hunted but someday I would like to try it.

  3. @Bill - Thanks for the offer! I may have to take you up on that someday.

    @Rick - Indeed it does have it's perks. Out here I refuse to hunt alone. Big cats and big bears and no a soul for miles. It not only make me nervous, but the family doesn't much like it either. Out here I can't carry a sidearm during archery season either. Grrrr!

  4. hey Al, I can relate between work and family it is hard to get the time to hunt aggressively that coupled with no buddy to cover your back from the cats (which there is alot of), but at least you are on the bears, stay with it !!! the canyon I was hunting went dry so to speak , I have no idea where the bear went but he isnt around now ! hey but thats why its called hunting ! now as for that dinner is it beers and dinner or bears and dinner !? lol ! happy hunting