Pretty cool! It's great to see guys getting out there and connecting on some great hunts. Hopefully, my son and I will be hunting bears in the next year or so. I'd certainly be proud of that bear for my first one.
Congrats to your brother. Nice bear. How much did it weigh? Bear is excellent table fare if they have been eating good stuff. What does he plan on doing with it? Shoulder mount? Rug? Great job!
The bear wieghed around 250 pounds (no monster, but nice) ! I personally have never had a bad bear. He is having the back hams smoked, the backstarps turned into steaks, and the rest made into breakfast sausage and spicy italian sausage. As for the hide he is just having it tanned and putting it over the couch.
Congrats to your bro. I had a bear tag as well but I never saw one, but they were in our area. The guys I was hunting with saw five or six total in the days we were there. But you know how it goes I had the tag and they didn't. I did see huge piles of bear scat nearly everywhere I walked.
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...