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Anybody in the west get a bear?

I have seen some posts of guys out east and up in Canada here and on other forums that have gotten their bears. Anyone in the west gotten bears this year?

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Nothing for me. I was only

Nothing for me. I was only able to put 4 days in the field in a area that's known to hold bears. It was just to dang hot!

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My buddy saw one at about 25

My buddy saw one at about 25 yards the other day.....>And didn't have a tag.... :lol:  He was telling me how he should have bought one.  I simply said, "yep".

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My buddy in CO didn't get any

My buddy in CO didn't get any during the season. Passed on two smaller ones. But did get a big sow that was breaking into his house. It had tried before with out sucsess. Game officials told him he couldn't do anything till it acually caused more damage or got into the house. It had broke into his garage 3 times before. So a broken window later there was a dead bear.

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Well that is one way of

Well that is one way of getting your bear I guess if you did not have any success during the season. Although I am pretty sure that no one wants a bear breaking into their house under any circumstances. They can do some pretty serious damage if they get confined into a small area and do not know how to get out. I have seen the aftermath left in a kitchen by a hungry bear and it was not pretty. They sure do make a mess of things when they get into food.

Did the division of wildlife let your buddy keep the bear? Or did they confiscate the meat and hide?

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squares 6' 4 spring

squares 6' 4 spring boar

first ever bear, but i have never tried before this hunt. 

st joe river area of north idaho

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Really nice bear !!!

tim,

Congrats on a very nice looking bear !Thumbs up

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Tim, congrats on a great

Tim, congrats on a great looking bear! Those are some big pads on that bear. I'd hate to get a swipe from those claws too. Congrats! Thumbs up

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Now that is what I was

Now that is what I was thinking about when I started this topic. Good job Tim... that thing is a beast. The color is awesome! Is that a white diamond on his chest?

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