the hunters harvest ~
my daughters and granddaughter and son in law and the son in laws brother and their friends have been out hunting the black bear.
It's black bear hunting season in Wisconsin ~ and my kids like to hunt them.
So if you're squeamish about seeing a dead bear - you might want to quit reading ~ otherwise if you want to see the harvest photos ... scroll on :)
This is my 12 year old Grandlove ~ Brooke. It was her first bear. It weighed in at 133 pounds ~ the same that she weighs.
This is my daughter Sara. It was also her first time harvesting a bear. Her's weighed in a pound less than Brooke's at 132 pounds. That made Brooke happy ~ her bear was bigger than her Auntie's ... but I thought Sara's bear "looked" bigger.
Look at the size of the chompers on Sara's critter ... and he was just a little guy -
The next lucky gal was my other daughter, Staci ~ her bear weighed in a little more at 275 pounds.
Well ... as you know ... when it comes to hunting it always seems that the men want to harvest something bigger than the gals. I think it's a male ego thing. Well this year they weren't disappointed.
Staci's brother in law Jeff lucked out and harvested this big ol' boy. It weighed in at 386 pounds.
Way to go Buckwheat! I think that's one of the bears that used to come up on my deck and frequent my bird feeders and look in the windows at me. Truthfully, I'm glad Jeff got him. Now I don't have to worry about running into him on my walks and of him coming in by my deer stand.
But ... not to be out done by his brother .... my son in law Paul had to beat his brother's bear size by harvesting this one today that weighed in at 395 pounds. It's not the best photo; it was taken with the cell phone.
But the big bear hunter award this year has to go to our friend from the Carolinas, L.H. His bear weighed in at a whopping 488 pounds! Now that's a big ol' critter!! Leave it to a North Carolina boy :)
L.H. drives up to Wisconsin every year to hunt with the guys. Congratulations!! I wish I would have taken a picture of his teeth (the bears not L.H. ... L.H. has nice toofers) ... wow ... he really had some chompers on him. I know I wouldn't of wanted to run into him on a walk. Look at how big his paw was ... and part of it was missing.
Congratulations to all of our hunters ~ they work hard to get these bear. Our guys are food hunters. They harvest the bear for the meat; but when they get the opportunity to shoot a trophy ~ that's bonus!:)
Until next time ....
So it goes in my neck of the woods.