I shot Boo Boo Bear. I shot a bear this Friday that looked a whole lot bigger in my spotting scope and rifle scope than on the ground. I know, I should have been more prepared to measure what I was looking at in my scope against the reticles, I should have known exactly how much belly mass, shoulder and rump mass should be evident.. I know, I know, I know. But the fact is, I nailed a 100 to 125lb bear. Believe me, I payed the price for this bear. Lots of hiking, driving, scoping. Lots of looking and searching. Even more searching. Finally found this unlucky bear in a cut, on Friday evening. Saw the bear at 407 yards. Moved in closer, and could only get to 254 yards. (I have been practicing often at exactly 300 yards and I knew I could make the shot.) I shot the bear center of mass at 254 yards and dropped it. The bear tumbled down, down, down. Down the steep canyon until it lodged agains a lone tree. (Lucky me, miss the tree and add on another 200 yards of canyon.
Anyway, me and my hunting buddy skinned and quartered the little guy, leaving only the ribcage to waste. Then the steep climb out. Not a heavy pack, just a steep climb.
All in all, I would have liked to taken a larger bear for sure.
A cinnamon black bear, Mission Unit. How about you? Anyone else score a bear?