My 15 y.o sons first bear shot with a 270 win at 40 yds. It has a skull measuered at 20.5 inches. It was so fat we quartered it out and used pack frames to get it out. We were at about 7500 feet in elevation in zone d-4 approx 1.5 miles from camp.
Congrats to your son, I'm still waiting on my first bear. I've had a few chances to get one but I'm being very picky. I want a big bear and all black nose to tail. or a color phase. I dont want a mixed color like brown snout and black hide.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...