I took a few days off this month and headed north to Ontario, Canada. The trip was very good and I was able to slow down a bit, enjoy a spring hunt and all of mother nature in a "new to me" part of North America. Temagami (Ta-mah-gu-me) is in eastern Ontario, mostly a resort vacation and outdoor sports destination area. The Lake Herridge lodge we stayed at reminded me of the vintage 50's/60's built resorts I knew as a kid back in Minnesota in the 70s. Service was great and the hosts here were a young couple with a good support team that did an excellent job hosting our group. Cabin #9 From Allen Texas it's a 26 hour drive or 6 hours by air with two stops in Chicago, then Toronto and finally at North Bay. The Temagami (Te-mah-ga-me) area is nice, classic bear country. I was the furthest from camp in a ravine on the back side of a trail they called the "Ho Ci Minh Trail". A 10 minute drive by truck, then 20 minutes by ATV. The walk was less than 5 minutes so even by my standards it was a resort style trip into bear country. Bear movement was very slow due to a colder than normal spring. Day two we had a low temperature of 29 degrees and thankfully I packed the cloths to deal with it. As a group of seven hunters we logged over 250 hours in the stands with only six bear encounters, three of those were mine and only two bear were taken. In contrast to last year where six hunters tagged out in 3 days. The fist minute or so of the above video was a stand off. This bear had been here previously so he had my scent pegged. There had been two other male bears here at one time or another that same week so he may have been watching to see if any other bears were there before coming in. The shot was good, damage done was significant. He only took three bounds on exit before expiring, which I was very pleased about. Recovering a bear in this geography can be a challenge. I did get a chance to get some fishing in on Lake Herridge. We didn't do as well with the rod and reel but the scenery made up for it. I hope you enjoy the pics and video.