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fall bear season

Fall black bear starts tomarrow in oregon, I'm going up next friday to find one. I have scouted a couple areas this summer and found a few bears. hopefully i can call one in when i go.

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Hunting Blackies

numbnutz,

Good luck on your bear hunt and a couple more things to add when calling, they are like calling in cats, they typically take 40-45 minutes to come in. So the electronic call would work better and your face will not go numb like when using a mouth call. You also need to call continueously, not like when calling in yotes.

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Thank you elkkill,lol. I have

Thank you elkkill,lol. I have had my face go numb from calling before, I do have an electronic call so I will be using that as well as a mouth call. do you hunt bear?

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I have been lucky enough to draw 5 tags and take 5 bears here in Colorado since 1995. I see many bears every year just while hunting and usaually someone in camp will pick up a bear tag if possible, the tags go pretty fast.

 When I was a kid I was fortunate to have a father and a uncle that hunted bears, both over bait and with dogs. I remeber sitting under my father in the tree stand and having bears come up to the tree we were in and even climbing part way up the tree. Chasing them with dogs was a blast and with both styles of hunting you could be a lot more picky.

Now it is spot and stalk or calling them in. I have never called in a BIG blacky, but I have called in quite a few small to medium ones. I have even called them in during the summer while coyote calling using a fawn in distress call. I have also had three bears come into cow calls while calling elk.

Again good luck on your hunt.

Here is my best one, also my first (1995). He has a 20 0/8" skull and is 6' 5" from nose to tail.

 

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elkkil, congrats on your

elkkil, congrats on your success in CO! Thanks for sharing your info and pictures

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Thats a good looking bear.

Thats a good looking bear. I've called in a few bears as well as jumped a few in the woods, I've been really picky on the bear i want since I'll probaly only harvest one for a rug. One thing I like about oregon is fall bear tags are otc so there is no limit and we have a lot of bears here not too many people hunt bears they might get a tag in case they see one while hunting other game. I get a sports pac that come with a tag for pretty much all game exept big horn sheep and rocky mt goat and speed goats. Here we can have a spring bear tag(draw tag, easy to get) and an otc fall tag.

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Good looking bear, elkkill. 

Good looking bear, elkkill.  I guess he didn't go to far after the shot. 

Maybe, I'll get lucky this year.  I saw a nice bear last year during deer season but he was nowhere to be found during the 1 week of bear season.

Good luck to you, Numbnutz. Keep us posted of your success.

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ecubackpacker wrote:

Good looking bear, elkkill.  I guess he didn't go to far after the shot. 

Maybe, I'll get lucky this year.  I saw a nice bear last year during deer season but he was nowhere to be found during the 1 week of bear season.

Good luck to you, Numbnutz. Keep us posted of your success.

Thanks much! I actually shot him three times, but the head shot was a mistake and the 2nd hit. The 1st shot was quartering away at 235 yards. The bullet entered at the 2nd to last rib and exited through the front shoulder breaking the big bone in the front leg. He turned, hopping up and down on both front legs and headed for me. At around 175 yards he turned broadside and was going across the hill and I over shot him. Then he turned and headed back up the hill and thats when I over shot again and hit him in the back of the head behind the ear and coming out on top of his eyelid (after boiling the skull it had huge cracks and breaks in it). He turned towards me again, hopping up and down, and this time foaming at the mouth. This time he came to about 125 yards and turned broadside moving across the hill and I hit him tight behind the front shoulders, taking out the top of the heart and both lungs, and he folded up and came rolling down the hill. I was using my Browning A-Bolt 7MM RM with handloaded 150gr NP. A truly very exciting hunt.  :thumbsup1:

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elkkill06 wrote:

ecubackpacker wrote:

Good looking bear, elkkill.  I guess he didn't go to far after the shot. 

Maybe, I'll get lucky this year.  I saw a nice bear last year during deer season but he was nowhere to be found during the 1 week of bear season.

Good luck to you, Numbnutz. Keep us posted of your success.

Thanks much! I actually shot him three times, but the head shot was a mistake and the 2nd hit. The 1st shot was quartering away at 235 yards. The bullet entered at the 2nd to last rib and exited through the front shoulder breaking the big bone in the front leg. He turned, hopping up and down on both front legs and headed for me. At around 175 yards he turned broadside and was going across the hill and I over shot him. Then he turned and headed back up the hill and thats when I over shot again and hit him in the back of the head behind the ear and coming out on top of his eyelid (after boiling the skull it had huge cracks and breaks in it). He turned towards me again, hopping up and down, and this time foaming at the mouth. This time he came to about 125 yards and turned broadside moving across the hill and I hit him tight behind the front shoulders, taking out the top of the heart and both lungs, and he folded up and came rolling down the hill. I was using my Browning A-Bolt 7MM RM with handloaded 150gr NP. A truly very exciting hunt.  :thumbsup1:

Wow... that sounds like quite the exciting hunt. Bear hunting stories are some of the best to tell around the fire.

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fall bear season

Good luck to you. That's something I have never done, though I have thought about buying a tag many times. Not long ago I saw a nice size cinnimon/reddish colored bear I wouldn't mind going after; I was Turkey hunting and it walked across in front of me. I thought it was gorgeous, LOL. 

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Numb, good luck on your bear

Numb, good luck on your bear hunt. Bring us back some trophy pictures to share with us here at BGH

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