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.
What do you do with those empty nylon feed bags or dog & cat food bags? Can you say recycle? I use them for target practice for the youngsters. Take your empty shopping bags, stuff them into an empty nylon feed bag. You can also use old clothing or rags, (but put them in the bottom so it doesnt get top heavy). When your bag is full, fold the top over, punch some holes into the top and zip tie the top shut. Paint, draw, paste, or have the kids decorate their new target. Set it out 10 or 20...