SATURDAY afternoon I movedmy turkey set up to a bottom trail thats between 5-10 wide ith a nice creek. I took a cat nap and when I woke up I looked up the trail and see a dark mass through the bushes. Thinking itlooks like a large turkey fan I give a few clucks and then the hugh black bear appears 35-40 yards. He looks at the set up and my mind starts to go into; what will I do ? He moved on across the trail and up into the woods. I gathered the decoys and move the other way. My day was done. Bird shot is no match for a bear.
Thats my 1st encounter with a beast, I also hit a deer with the van in the early hours and that was a 1st.
I knew that bears were in the area and never gave it a 2nd thought. Time to carry a sire arm in that area.