Having sat in that stand it brought back some fun memories and my breathing got into hunting mode just watching this, Thanks Bruce. If I'd seen that Mr. B I'm sure I would have drawn back on him. The bears I saw had to climb up on the barrel and into it with the front legs to feed out of the barrel. And when they left with the food they would trip on those laid down logs on the paths cause their legs were to short. Just Too young and small.
For those watching this there are three main bear trails viewed, one in the center Mr. B (black black bear) uses and to the left of the bait barrel is another and to the bottom right of the barrel is another and a fourth not seen goes down to the water and it's to the bottom left of the barrel. The bait is about 12 yards from the tree stand so any movement or sound is immediately noticed by the bears.
Bruce did a great job capturing these two bears on video. I believe the cinamon one is Mr. C that he gave a boat ride 26 miles back to the lodge
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 26 July 2007 - 02:29 PM.