Got off my #$% and finally got things rolling - Spring Bear

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Got off my #$% and finally got things rolling - Spring Bear

Post by Species8472 » Sun May 03, 2020 5:12 pm

Friday afternoon i re-inflated the zodiac and got the motor(s) out of storage and mounted:

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Took it for an hour long test run on our lake to put it through its paces and to make sure all was good before taking it too far into the backcountry. This is coming back in at the end of the test run. The lonely light in the middle of the frame on shore is our place.

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Got into the back lake on Saturday. Road was in decent shape other than the odd section flooded to as much as 12 inches deep. At each flooded section I stopped before proceeding to walk the flooded area to ensure no unseen surprises:

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Got the boat in the water. The lake level is about 6 inches higher than the outlet of the launch turning it into a small river flowing out of the lake:

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Underway:

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Arrived - Site is about 5 km (3 miles) from the launch and 100 yards into the bush. I started it last fall and took an average size boar out during the fall hunt:

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On the way back out:

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I forgot to take pics of the hide, shooting lane and bait as it was raining and i was focused on getting out. Bait recipe is as follows:

180 lbs whole corn
90 lbs oats
20 lbs yellow marshmellow bananas
30 lbs chocolate sauce
20 lbs small candy coated chocolate balls

The above fills one 55 gallon drum completely. Also sprinkled anise extract, carmel extract, and vanilla extract on 3 stumps in the area to get things started.

I will take pics of bait/hide set up next time i go in.
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Re: Got off my #$% and finally got things rolling - Spring Bear

Post by xcaliber » Sun May 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Looks great up there, good luck! :thumbup:
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Post by janesy » Sun May 03, 2020 5:51 pm

Great pics, always appreciate your documented adventures.

And I must say, I fully approve of your choice of bucket!
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Post by Hi5 » Mon May 04, 2020 5:14 pm

Many, many, many years ago I lived in a bunk house work camp. I am sort of wondering if you and the bull cook at the work camp trained under the same chef. The recipe seems familiar.....
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Post by flightattendant100 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:54 pm

Joe, you live in a beer commercial! Beautiful!

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Post by flinthead » Tue May 05, 2020 6:10 am

Very cool!!
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Post by amythntr » Tue May 05, 2020 7:04 am

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Post by Reinyrooster » Tue May 05, 2020 8:57 am

Looks like heaven!

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Post by Cardinalsfanforever » Wed May 06, 2020 12:02 am

looks awesome
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