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2005 Fall Black Bear Bowhunt With Fred Lutger
by Robert Hoague

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Equipment Field Tests

CAROLINA NORTH - Hang 'Em High
-ROPE RATCHET

One of the regularly used products on the bear hunt was the Hang 'Em High Hoist. It helped take the bite out two of the real tough jobs. Fred likes to weigh all the bears that are harvested. 


Brad Stanek and Fred pull the bear off the tailgate of the truck with the help of the Hang E'm High while Bruce Lowell checks the scale. 

I've used the Hang 'Em High hoists for deer and it does a very nice job of getting the deer off the ground as well as letting them back down. And it is ok for smaller bears, too. But the 200, 300 and heavier type bears are harder to lift. The hoist will handle the weight, the problem however is on the people end. Pulling up heavy bears is sometimes impossible for one person. And when two people pull on the same rope It is only a little bit easier.

The anserer for the bigger bears is multiple Hang 'Em Highs. Using two of them is a big help.

We used a 450 pound scale hooked to two Hang 'Em High Hoists. We tied a Rope Ratchet around the bear , under its arms, and hook it to the scale. And two guys can pull the bear off the ground. 

Two Hang 'Em Highs are hooked to our 450 pouind scale. An 1/2 inch Rope Ratchet is hooked around the bear and to the scale.  Then we pull the bear up and read the scale.

The more we use Rope Ratchet products them more uses we find for them. They are definitely an asset to any hunting trip. ROPE RATCHET
 

EZY-CLIMB ROD TREE STEPS
Best Screw In The Hunting Industry
-EZY® CLIMB Treesteps

On two bait sites we set up treestands with EZY-Climb Tree Steps. 

Tree steps are notorious for being hard to screw in a tree. And from my 25 years experience with them I say that reputation is well deserved. Putting 10 or 12 in a tree is a real sweat breaker.

With one, and only one, exception!

Cranford's EZY Climb Tree Steps. They bite right away and screw in the tree fast and easy. The taper and thread of the screw is designed perfectly. The steps have a large step area for secure footing.  SThe step has deep scoring for non slip, secure footing. 

The step Fred is using in the pictures above and below is the EZY Climb Rod Tree step. We also had their Deluxe Folding Tree Step and it worked just as well. 

Cranford manufacturers eleven styles of EZY Climb tree steps to meet every hunter's needs and preferences. If you try the EZY Climb tree steps you won't settle for another brand. EZY CLIMB Treesteps
 

LIMBSAVER Products (Sims Vibration Laboratory)
Products That Work
-LIMBSAVER

We received LIMBSAVER Ultras, Cable Guard Dampener, Cable Slide and S-Coil Stabilizers. They came last minute so we put them on at bear camp before the hunters arrived. We wanted to see if they really made any difference.

Duck set his bow up with the Limbsaver items and shot. It was very quiet and he said it was extra smooth. No wonder Limbsaver has been widely used in the archery and bowhunting world.

(Left & Middle) LIMBSAVER Ultras,(Right) Cable Guard Dampener and Cable Slide

A close up of the LIMBSAVER Ultra vibration dampener. LIMBSAVER



Fred Lutger, the owner of Freddie Bear Sports in Tinley Park, Illinois, as well as Fred Lutger's Wilderness Hunts is well known and respected in the archery and bowhunting community. His doors opened 28 years ago and his love for archery, bowhunting and helping new bowhunters and archery enthusiasts has made him one of the premier Archery & Bowhunting Pro Shop owners in the country. For information on our bear hunts visit www.bowhunting.net./fbs/beahunt.htm or email us at fbs@FreddieBearSports.com.
Fred Lutger's Wilderness Hunts
Ontario Black Bear, Illinois Trophy Bucks, Eastern Wild Turkey.

Freddie Bear Sports
Full line Archery Pro Shop for over 25 years. Online & phone ordering.

Phone: 708-532-4133
Online Store: 
FreddieBearSports.com
17250 So. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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