They cancelled the spring bear hunt here in Ontario about five years ago now. It's a wait till a bleeding heart liberal anti get's eaten and then they will re-instate again so I have something to shoot other than turkey in the spring. In the meantime the black dog and I are working on polish for duck season.
Damb that's crazy! Of course our government does not allow bow hunters to carry a gun during bow season so in a case like this these guys are on their own to get eaten. I guess MNR believes if you risk going out hunting and can't get your bow up in time you deserve to get eaten. Thats a story to tell your kids about!
So in watching this video again and keeping in mind I'm a hunter and make no apologies for that, several things come to mind. The first is how much I disagree with bait pile hunting. Yes I get the reasons why but it's just a personal choice thing. The second is given that nature just gave them a pass i think I would have called it a day and not taken the bear. Sometimes not taking the shot makes you more of a man than taking it.
piper12, I am also a hunter but have never gotten a chance to hunt bear but if I was to hunt it would definately be over a bait with my bow rather than running one down with dogs that I do not find much sport in.
05venturer yep I agree to each his own it is a legal hunting method so i take no exception that way up here though the guys get bacon fat and lard and day old donuts i mean come on.... I would come for those smells too! Like you said to each his own. Still would have given the bear a pass and though i was the one who dodged a bullet. Kinda like bad juju for the next hunt lol but I'm stupid that way!