On a sweltering 109 degree Thursday I began the drive to Freddie Bear Sports in Tinley Park, Illinois and met Fred Lutger on Friday night. Once again, we’re going bowhunting for black bear in Ontario, Canada.

Saturday, Fred and I met Mike Ditchler and Robbie Cramer at Mike’s restaurant Chef Klaus Country Cooking. I ordered one of my all time favorites, corn beef hash. It was great.

Mike Ditchler (Chef Klaus), Fred Lutger and Robbie Cramer at Mike's Chef Kllaus Country Cooking in Mokena, Illinois.

Tomorrow morning we will shove off before daylight. We should reach the boarder at International Falls, MN before dark and we’ll go straight to the bear camp headquarters, a Canoe Canada outpost camp.

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