- Oct 31, 2020
Northern Ontario bear hunt I had a large sow with semi weened cubs sneak up behind me on a rainy day while I was on the ground sitting on my butt with my gun on my lap just scouting. I luckily had my camera and when I heard a stick crack in the distance behind me, I turned it around to look through it to see what was behind me rather than moving my whole body. At that moment I smelled a bear and had a sow standing over my shoulder tugging at my shoulder of my sweatshirt! She hovered above me and even though my heart dropped into my stomach, I did nothing but softly talk to her and let her know what I was without freaking out and triggering an unnecessary attack. It worked! She continued to study me and learn that I wasn’t a threat and she took off for cover. Whew!