BEAR CAMP CHRONICLES Greetings to everyone and I hope you all had a good time at the Annual Meeting. It was certainly a busy weekend but nice to see you all there. To all of the new members of the Board of Directors I congratulate you and welcome you to the Board. To all of the outgoing […]
My first experience with Bear hunting took place 5 years earlier when my mom drew a Bear tag and hunted with dogs. I remember it being fun and exciting, but most of all I remember petting all the dogs after they got mom her bear. Now 5 years later mom drew another Bear tag and donated it to me because Wisconsin just past the 10 year old mentors hunting program. I was all ready to use my Crossbow, I have a heart condition that makes it so that I cannot take any recoil because a gun that kicks hard could hurt me real bad or worse. I had been practicing with my Crossbow since I got it for Christmas.
My son, Mike, recently participated in a disabled youth bear hunt provided by the United Special Sportsmen Alliance. Mike is 15 years old, 4 ft 7 inches tall, 64 lbs, and has both physical and learning disabilities. His hunt started Sept. 11, 2008. We left after school to go to bear camp north of Tomahawk, […]
This past August, my son Anthony Schemenauer, who was 11 at the time, was chosen to be one of the hunters in the WI Learn to Hunt. Anthony’s mentor was Larry Paulson of Cornell. Anthony had the pleasure of getting up every morning to help bait the bear in a few different spots.
It has been another great training season. We have treed quite a few bear and have had some awesome chases. We have had a blast introducing our 2-year-old son to the love of our lives. As you can see, he quickly learned to tell us where the bear was. He was excitingly pointing to the […]
Opening day of training season, we were up at the cabin – just hanging out after lunch. One of the boys spots the bear by the bait barrels down on the driveway. So, we are just watching him for a moment, when Jeff lets our house dog out, just to see what she’ll do. Jaggy, […]
Submitted by Joe Janak Training season is finally upon us here in Wisconsin and there seems to be plenty of bear for everyone. Several of the baits are getting hit several times a day, or as often as you bait them. The first couple days of training season started off with dry conditions and warm […]