Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bear Hunting Season in the UP

From deep within the woods, I hear barkin' and other sounds of hounds which is pretty exciting. I can hear them right out my screen door as I sit here at my desk composing this post. It indicates the dogs and the bear hunters have come upon the scent of a bear and are on its trail.

An exciting time of the year!

The first season of bear hunting began a week ago today. Hunting with dogs started this past Monday.

And bird hunting also started this past Monday so these woods are alive with pickup trucks going every which way like early Fall leaves racing the wind. 

So I decided to go rummaging through old photos of the different bear we've seen up here whether on our game cameras, outside our window, or harvested during the seasons we had a license.

This season not one of us in this family received a license though we applied. It takes at least 5 years for one to come through. Sometimes longer than that.

Steve just hopped on his ATV to go check out the situation. Most of the hunters are neighbors and friends so its always exciting to find they filled their tag (license).

Peeping Thomas we caught on camera...

Checking out my gardens this summer...

Messing with my birdfeeders...

Just strolling about...

In the fire pit...

Playing with my laundry...

Riley's Harvest
September 2009
(and Tessy, too!)

Steve's Harvest

Steve and friend Mike

My Harvest
(I was still shaking from one of the most exhilarating experiences EVER.)

There is literally a Bear laying behind me. She isn't crazy about this new bear I took home.

Geesh, woman, point that gun away from yourself!

Good luck to all the bear hunters!

And if you are trying to empty your freezer of last years venison, try this recipe, BBQ Pulled Venison, using 4 pounds of venison roast. I used up two venison neck roasts last week. It is so easy and makes the house smell like Fall!

1 comment:

Shirley Vandyke said...

Don't know how l missed this posting but l did. We enjoyed it as we do all of them. Keep them coming. B C