Bear Hunting With Ozone Generator

hunting with ozone generator

Ozonics Ozone Generator Bear Hunt

I told a story yesterday about how a friend of mine shot a giant buck after fooling the noses of a bunch of does who were straight downwind of him. While I don’t have a big buck story to share with you, I used the same gear he used to deal with the wind that day to shoot a black bear a few years ago. Like the case with my friend, the bear did not smell me even though the wind was blowing my scent directly at it. Long story short, I was on a baited bear hunt sitting in a ground blind overlooking a small clearing. The first day and a half of that hunt was super boring, and I didn’t see anything other than a few birds. Even so, I remained hopeful. Sure enough, things turned around the next day.


I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye a little after 7:30 pm and turned just in time to catch a glimpse of a bear moving through the woods to my left front. The bear slowly and stealthily moved across the clearing and disappeared into the woods just a few yards to the left of my ground blind. My heart rate rapidly accelerated, and I struggled to control my breathing. The minutes slowly ticked by, and I didn’t see or hear anything else from the bear. At this point, I was starting to wonder if the bear was actually there, or if my eyes played a trick on me. However, I still felt certain that I had indeed seen a bear and since I hadn’t seen it leave, it must still be there.


I did my best to sit as quietly as possible and trying not to move or even breathe too loudly. I figured that the bear was sitting in the woods observing the bait and would come out just prior to dark if it was convinced that the coast was clear. With this in mind, the last thing I wanted to do was spook it by making a careless noise.


Sure enough, the bear eventually strolled out into the clearing heading straight for the bait like it didn’t have a care in the world. My hunt ended a few minutes later after I made a successful shot through the bear’s vitals.


I’m not exactly sure how long that bear sat there watching the bait, but it was at least 30 minutes, maybe 45-60. Regardless of how long the bear sat there, the wind was blowing directly from my ground blind towards where it was sitting. But the bear never gave any indication it smelled me or was even aware of my presence. How was that possible?


I was using what I now consider the single most effective piece of scent control gear available to hunters these days and I credit my success on that hunt to that device. And that’s not the only encounter I’ve had like that either. In addition to this bear hunt, I’ve also taken a number of deer and hogs using that same device. I can’t guarantee that you’ll shoot a big buck, bear or hog, but you’ll probably stack the odds of success more in your favor if you buy one and use it properly. My only regret is that I didn’t buy one sooner because this is one of those pieces of gear that has completely changed the way I hunt.


Happy Hunting

John McAdams