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Fall Black Bear Bowhunt With Fred Lutger
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by Robert Hoague
Bear On The Ground - Setting Up At Double Matrix
Two days before the bear
hunt began Fred told me his plan to get a bear on the ground with the Double
Bull Matrix 360, and to video the hunt. For video purposes he wanted to
use two Matrix 360 ground blinds and put them together. We each would get
in separate ones and he would video my hunt from his.
We drove to the stand site
he wanted me to hunt, he called it "Double Matrix" and we carried in two
Matrix blinds. The bait was hammered, logs were thrown all around.
We set up the two Matrix
blinds side by side. Fred put his tripod and seat in the back one.
I set my chair inside the
front blind. We freshened the bait and covered it with the scattered logs.
Then we set up a TrailTimer
EZ-Cam so it could watch the bait for us. And it did a good job, as we
found out when we returned.
Two Days Later...
We arrived at the Double
Matrix site later than we wanted to, after 5:30. Once again the logs were
scattered and the bait was eaten. I baited and set the logs on it while
Fred loaded his video gear into the back blind.
We opened a gap in each
of our blinds so Fred could see into my blind and out through the front,
where we hoped a bear would be.
We were ready. The next
three hours we watched and waited. Double Bull's Matrix
360 ground blind is truly amazing. It sets up in seconds and is
roomy enough to shoot a bow in. You can adjust the size of its viewing
and shooting window from very small to a complete 360 degrees.
In this case I had the front
open and half of the left side, and on it I pulled down the mesh so that
I could see out -- but a bear couldn't see in. That was just in case it
came walking in on the trail that was 2 yards from the blind. Which was
why Fred put the blind where he did. He wanted the bear right next to the
blind if it would co-operate.
Daylight faded and went
away. I walked to the TrailTimer and checked its film. The flash picture
it took as I approached it used up the film. I had another role in my pocket
and changed it.
When we arrived at camp a
group of hunters were going into town. We sent the film with them to get
it put on CD.
In the morning we looked
at the TrailTimer pictures. They told us the story of the site, or so we
One thing we knew from the
pictures was that today would be another Double Matrix day.
Lutger, the owner of
Bear Sports in Tinelly 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.
Ontario Black Bear, Illinois
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