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If you are considering a spring or fall bear hunt, consider this – Frank Martens runs a professional outfit and I don’t think that you can find a better hunt or experience. Frank’s hunting area is full of bears, the feeding stations are extremely active and you are going to see a lot of bears; if your goal is to take two bears – there should be no problem accomplishing that goal.

Each day of my hunt, I saw so many bears that I could have filled both bear tags during any give day. The La Crete area is known for hosting a large percentage of color phase bears and for good reason too, they are all over the place. During my hunt, I saw blondes and browns; for a long time I have wanted a blond bear – that desire was accomplished during Day 4 with a blond measuring 6 1/2 feet in length and weighing in at 204 pounds.

Toward the end of day 5, I took a nice 7 foot black that tipped the scales at 357 pounds and green scoring 18 2/8 Boone & Crockett points which is enough to make the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s “Long Hunter” record book. I saw larger bears but was enjoying the experience so much, I didn’t shoot!

Top Notch Adventures’ cabin for bear hunters is large, comfortable and well appointed. Kathy Martens’ meals are tasty, served in ample quantity and fantastic; if you get hungry, it’s your own fault!

Book with Frank at Top Notch, you will be glad that you did. Regards & good hunting

Bart Saunders, Norman, Oklahoma


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