Thought I would share an interesting account related to me by one of my good hunting buddies, this past weekend.
It was this past Saturday morning and my buddy Chris, Todd and I were hunting the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge up in North West, Louisiana. This is the same area I saw the two big bears last year.
My friend Chris was hunting in his deer stand about 30' up and heard what he thought initially were two squirrels racing around a tree but stated the noise was rather load. He listened and listened and leaned out to either side of the tree and was finally able to see a black spot and then made out a large bear at the top of a dead tree. The bear eventually descended and went on its way.
After his hunt, chris went on over to investigate to see if the tree was perhaps a den tree.
As he looked up his eyes widened as he was now looking at a swarm of angry honey bees flying all around a large hole at the top of the tree.
On the ground was some comb and a small handful of robbing bees and some messed up comb and even a few dead bees on the palmettos below.
So Smoky done found himself a bee tree! Pretty neat huh?
I would have loved to have gotten some footage of that account!
Chris did try to take a picture of the event but it was too far for good clarity.
We are going back soon and I will have my camera with me!