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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

We just got back from Tn and I wanted to share some of the pics and say thanks to Tnhoundsman for another great adventure......Thanks man.
The first day we weren't able to get a track started but we found out late in the afternoon from a TWRA officer that we were not alone. He said that he had only heard of 2 bears taken that day and that everyone else's day was like ours. The second day was a lot different. Mike (ruttinnstruttin) and I were posted on the top of a mountain while George (pyscowolverine) and Jeff (Tnhoundsman) packed the hounds up the mountain to try and strike a track on foot. While we were waiting to see if Jeff could find a track to release on someone called Jeff on the radio to invite us to hunt with thier group. The man was about to release on a bear track so of coarse we were interested. Mike and I stayed right where we were and we heard the dogs down below. It was exciting as it always is but on this hunt Mike and I were able to listen to the dogs work those bears for a couple of hours. The race came close to us several times and we heard the shots that finished both of them. There were 2 bears being run in front of us and another bear race going on behind us!
In the afternoon we repositioned and the guys released thier dogs at the bottom of the mountain and they chased that bear up toward us. We jocked ourselves (and more dogs) as close as we could to the pack but the dogs couldn't stop that bear. Jeff had his hounds which we packed in to the mountain and when we got close to the dogs that were on the bear we released his to help them. The bear went up the tree less than 10 minutes later. One group of guys went down the ridge to the left and we went down the ridge to the right. A couple of minutes into the hike down we heard the shots and it was over............WHAT A BLAST!!!!!
It really is an adventure every time.
Hope you enjoy the pics.

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

A pic from the first day trying to stike a bear on foot.

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

some bear habitat

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some of the country we hunt

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

Mike with the bear........and having fun. neener!

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

Mitch with his bear

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

The hunt party

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

In that last pic from left to right is hunter777, StruttinAnRuttin, Psychowolverine, Tnhoundsman, Julio, Allen, the next guy I dont know his name and Mitch that killed the bear. The really cool thing about this kind of hunting is that no matter who kills the bear we all were involved in getting it. It is important that we all work together or the bear will get away. Dogs, men and marine radios (and a never say die attitude) is what gets it done.

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

Steve, the guy next to Jeff is Dewayne...unless Julio and dewayne are the same people...

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

Looks like an Awesome experience Thumbs up

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Another awsome bear hunt in Tennessee!!!!

Steve, I just seen this post so I'm going to post the same comment I left on George's post:

Gentlemen,

That was an awesome two days of hunting! That was my first experience hunting bear with dogs in the beautiful TN mountains and I loved every bit of it. I didn't get a chance to take any shots, but I was loving every minute I spent in the mountains, running with the dogs and coordinating with the other parties. Good Stuff! Thumbs up Tnhoundsman, thanks for everything buddy that was good stuff and now that I know what its all about I'll be sure to do it again! Anytime you want to get out of TN and do some PA hunting let us know and we'll hook you up! Thanks again buddy. And thanks Steve for asking me to go down! It was a great trip, not to mention the mouses ear and officer crumb which are whole other stories!!! Thumbs up

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