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Big Bear down

With one elk down, I spent a couple days getting her into the freezer.  I made it back up on the mountain on Wednesday night looking for a bull and a bear.  I went into “My Canyon” on a very cold Thursday morning and saw tons of bear tracks in the two day old snow.  After a couple miles of hiking on hard and very noisy snow I couldn’t find anything moving around.  I made my way back to camp for lunch.  During lunch, a couple friends stopped by and told me they had seen a huge bear a couple days earlier.  I took their advice and headed to the area where they had seen him.  I was off my wheeler for about 15 minutes, working my way to where they saw the big bear, when I spotted my bear.  He was feeding 86 yards away.  He had no idea I was there so I took my time and found a steady rest and took my bear at 80 yards.  One shot took him down, he went about 5 yards.  It was a very easy pack-out because I he was only 300 yards from where I parked.  I got my bear all packed up and put on the wheeler and I headed back into the woods looking for a bull.  I spent the next two hours not seeing anything.  That was the end of my hunt but I was happy.  Two out of three tags filled I drove my bear back to camp loaded up everything and headed back to town….. Successful hunt’s a great year so far…

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Another one bites the "snow" ! ;)

Conrad,

Congrats on another great bear ! :thumbsup1:  What a fun story and some good pics. Way to get it done.

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That's a heck of a bear.  A

That's a heck of a bear.  A big congrats to you!!! Thumbs up

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Two out of three tags filled

Two out of three tags filled is good in anyone's book!  Congratulations on two successful hunts!

That's a fine looking bear!

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Congrats on two successful

Congrats on two successful hunts! Thumbs up
That's a great looking bear ! Dancing
Nice picture of the tracks. It's good your friends informed you of the bear.

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Great looking bear, thanks

Great looking bear, thanks for sharing.

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Big Bear Down

Congratulations on a beautiful bear. I dream about getting one that color. Sounds like you had a great hunt! Thumbs up

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I'm jealous

Color me jealous!  I haev yet to harvest a bear of any kind. 

That's a fine looking bruin too!

What did you use to take it down?

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7mm

I took my elk and bear with my 7mm Rem Mag.  I plan on taking my next one with a bow.

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eek!

Archery_hunter33 wrote:

I took my elk and bear with my 7mm Rem Mag.  I plan on taking my next one with a bow.

Good luck to you!

I don't know about the wisdom of hitting a bear with a pointy stick!  I don't think that's for me.  But go for it if it makes you happy!

I might consider a firearm for back up.... but that's just me!

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I do not know how I missed

I do not know how I missed this post! Good work Archery Hunter and congratulations on your great bear. He looks like he is the same chocolate brown of the bear that I got but he has that sweet tan muzzle. My bear's muzzle was the same color as the rest of his hide for the most part. I really like the look of those bears with tan muzzles, both on black or brown phase bears. It sounds like you had a pretty good season to say the least. Are you going to get a rug made or what? I am with you... a bear hunt with a bow would be pretty darn exciting. Good job and I would love to see some pictures of the taxidermy that you get done.

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