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/ 2004 | Freddie
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Fall Black Bear Bowhunt With Fred Lutger
by Robert Hoague
ABOVE: Donald Duck
carries a Traveling Starr ladder stand from North Starr Treestands.
Aug 18 - Setting Up To Hunt For Group
Fred established 30 plus
bait sites for Kirby Knackstedt's group to use and they are going at it
full bore. A separate area with over 20 baits is set up for the smaller
second group. Fred ran all the baits this morning (August 18) to see which
ones are the hottest right now. And we began setting the stands for the
hunters who are arriving Sunday.
This year North
Starr Treestands sent us Traveling Starr ladder stands to use and we
put them to work. The Traveling Starr folds up compactly, as you can see
in the first photo below. The sections fold out and lock into place and
the ladder is ready to take it to a tree. It is lightweight and easy for
one person to carry (below Donald Duck carries the Traveling Starr).
We set this Traveling Starr
at a bait called K2 -- it was getting slammed by a huge bear. Fred found
a near 6 inch bear track and large scat in the area. Donald Duck (Don Beckwith)
set up the ladder stand.
Below Donald Duck pushes
the stand against the tree and ratchets it tight. Unlike most ladder stands
the Traveling Starr installs close to the tree.
The Duck moves up to the
next ratchets and secures them. Ladder stands don't get any easier
or safer than this.
With his North Starr safety
belt attached Don mounts the stand's platform and attaches a rope for the
hunter to pull up their bow. Then he straps on a padded back rest for comfort
(and to reduce noise).
Because you ratchet it as
you climb it is stable and safe as you go up the tree.
The stand is now ready for
a hunter. The Traveling Starr fits close to the tree it has a very low
profile. The seat is plenty big and has comfortable North Starr foam, comfort
is important and this stand has it.
The straight pine and burch
trees in this section of Ontario are perfect for ladder stands. And, in
my opinion, with its low profile plus the safety and ease of setup the
Starr Treestands Traveling Starr is the right stand for the job.
Lutger, the owner of
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.
Ontario Black Bear, Illinois
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