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2005 Fall Black Bear Bowhunt With Fred Lutger
by Robert Hoague

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ABOVE: Fred Lutger working baits, getting them primed for the bear hunters.

Setting Up For The Hunt - Part 3

Before the first group of bear hunters arrive there is work to do. This year we had equipment from the hunt's sponsors that helped make some of the tasks easier. One job in particular is a heavy weight, carrying the 4 outboard motors 200 yards down a hill, across a slippery shale railroad track bed, and down a uneven path to the nearby fishing lake. Normally you can only take one motor at a time and it requires several stops on the way to get your breath back. This year we used the Eastman Outfitters Versa-Cart to carry 2 motors per trip. 

It was easier with the Versa-Cart and cut the trips from 4 to only 2. 

Shooting practice is as important during the hunt as before. We received Cube targets from American Whitetail Targets. We took them out of the shipping cartons, got our bows out and checked our sights. 

The Duck, Fred and I received Venom Peep Sight Systems for the hunt. I was the only one who already had one installed. The Duck marked where his old one was and put it on the bowstring of his fast shooting BowTech Patriot. He used a Shooting Loop knot to secure it to the bow's cable and took a few shots, adjusted its position slightly so he could see through it perfectly.

NAP (New Archery Products) sent him and I QuickTune 260 arrow rests. It is named right because you can turn your bow 360 degrees and your arrow won't fall out of the rest. And it is quick to tune. Don adjusted the rest for center shot and adjusted the arrow holding fins so they fit properly and precisely for his Carbon Express MAXIMA arrows. 

Then he made a slight bowsight adjustment and started shooting bulls eye. 

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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.

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

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