Crystal Lake Resort

Bear Stories


Bruiser Cruiser

By Dan Brooks

When black bears start rutting, the boars start cruising for sows. It’s a perfect time to hunt bears, who start rutting late May, early June. A cruising bear is a funny creature. He likes to cover a lot of ground, and in our country with such thick timber, the easiest way to do that is on old logging roads.

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Old Scar Face

By Dan Brooks

I’ve known about old scar face for years, I’d seen him several times over many seasons while bear hunting the Finger Creek area, but he’d given me the slip every time. When Brady and Todd came hunting with me to break their curse (see Curse Breaker Bear story), I was determined to get them both good bears. After Todd got his bear to break his curse, it was time for Brady.

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Curse Breaker Bear

By Dan Brooks

Todd and Brady claim they are cursed. Somehow they’ve come to the conclusion that if someone in camp won’t get their animal it’s them. I’ve been determined to break that curse, and in the Spring of 2015 I got my chance when they came bear hunting with me. I’d like to tell you Todd’s story here, you can read Brady’s story under Old Scar Face.

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