I called this bear in last weekend with a hand call and harvested him with a single 70 yard shot from my Browning .300 Winchester Magnum rifle. I about died packing him out of the canyon, but it was well worth it. Enjoy! Keith
Nice Bear Keith, how far did you have to pack him out?
It was about a mile, but it was all climbing up and out of a canyon. Based on elk, deer, and lion that I have shot, I estimated the live weight around 250 or so pounds. Also I processed the bear at home and froze up 140 pounds of de-boned meat, if that figure means anything to anybody.
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...