Great bear and great story to go along with it. i don't blame you for backing out and coming back the next day. A wounded bear can be deadly.
Is that a pre-64 Winchester that you used? I have one that my dad gave me. I haven't used it in decades, but it is a cool gun. As thick as it looks from the pic, the open sight 30 30 seems like a good rifle choice.
Very cool story and a great display of hunting ethics by your buddy! There are a lot of guys that would have handled that situation much differently that he did! I bet he'll have a bear tag in his pocket in that area for future hunts.
Although I have never hunted bear, and don't see myself doing it, I always enjoy hearing stories from those of you that do.
Congrats on a beautiful bear! I like the way you posed it for the picture. It kind of looks like he was saying his last prayer!
I had the idea of calling antelope, never had heard one before and this was my first antelope hunt and archery one to boot. I know it sounds crazy to most hunters calling a antelope but I just had it in my head that I was going in the middle of the rut and they have to have some kind of vocalization at this time of year. Mention antelope hunting and calling in the same breath, well the old timers thought I fell off the rocker and the bets were on!The knowledge about antelope hunting and...