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Best UP unit and guides

Discussion in 'MichiganBear.com' started by bassman00, May 31, 2017.

  1. bassman00

    bassman00

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    I have 10 points and will be putting in for a tag next year. I'll be going to the UP for my best chance a getting a bear. I don't want to hunt over dogs and will be using my bow. I won't be doing a diy as I live in GR and won't be able to bait an area myself. I'm looking for info on the best chance areas and guides. I don't need lodging, I just need active bait and a guide who knows what he's doing. Also I've been bear hunting down here in the lower peninsula for the last 20 years doing it myself and being successful, so I know what I'm looking for, just looking for references. Thanks.
     
  2. SWMbruiser

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    If I had 10 points I wouldn't blow it next year on the U.P. you are awful close to one of the better northern lower, more difficult and better bear draws. More difficult as in hard to get a tag not a bear
     
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  3. bassman00

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    I've hunted Red Oak 3 times already and have been successful. I want to try the Amasa unit for bigger bear and less pressure.
     
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    consider the baldwin unit - may take 13 points or so but big bears and less hunters......
     
  5. kingfisher 11

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    That unit has some nice bears. I hunt the northern tip of it. Saw some good bear but never did connect. I used a guide who has lodging in place. Not sure if he is still guiding or not? That was 12 years ago. I can PM you his info you would like?
     
  6. bassman00

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    Thanks, that'd be great
     
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    Man really can't believe more people haven't chimed in on this one
     
  8. laker taker

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    [​IMG] 372 pounder dressed from the Baldwin unit last year 19.25 inch skull
     
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  9. MISTURN3

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    Hell yeah - nice bear.......that's the reason i keep waiting for that area - besides the fact that its so much easier to work baits that much closer than the UP
     
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  11. Hunting18

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    I 2nd the Baldwin unit with that many points! or wait a few more years and go for Drummond Island!
     
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    I used sleeping bear guide service in the Baldwin unit. Jake was a stand up guy and did everything he possibly could of to put bears in front of me. Highly recommended
     
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    Here is my Baldwin unit bear from 2015 that was just under 300 lbs dressed and head is 20" and had the red tags in ears. His characteristics had him being a large bear with his large pads/feet/head and being only 4 1/2 years old. Wanted his dad but was mostly nocturnal.
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