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Monday, September 16, 2013

Algoma 2013 - Day 2: More than Grouse

A moose visiting a bear bait


Today we had a lazy start following a very nice breakfast. Bob and I went checking some bate sites, but none had been hit.

On the way to "Bait 17" Bob saw a grouse and I almost had to kick it before I could shoot it in a more or less sportive way. I was a cock spruce grouse and I think it will it very well along its also deceased relative from yesterday.

We came back and had lunch and went separate ways for our respective baits. It was almost warm when we left, but by mid afternoon the temperature started to drop and by the time I got back to the truck around 8:00 PM it was down to not so warm 36F.

There is a full moon and not a cloud in the sky, so we should have another frost tomorrow morning, and definitively I will wear my under armor.

When Bob got back about 20 minutes after I arrived he was excited for having had a very close encounter with a bull moose while riding his ATV. We all gave him a hard time for not taking a picture while both, the moose and him, sped along a narrow logging road.

I reminded Jeff that when I was here for the first time three years ago I shot my bear the first afternoon after less than two hours hunting. Considering I hunted for about six hours, I already should have shot three bears.

Let's see what tomorrow brings...

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