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My first bear

Hey, new to the forums, just thought I'd post pictures of my first bear. I shot it in Northwest Washington in September 22.

It was really exciting, after hunting all summer, my buddy and had not yet been successful. We camped at a trailhead on the night of the 21st and started hiking just before daylight. We were no more than a quarter mile down the trail when this bear stood up 6 yards away. I quickly said, "321SHOOT!" The bear rolled over right there. We literally shot the arteries right off the heart. When we cut open the body cavity, the heart bounced right down the hill. It was quite exciting to finally get a bear after three years of hunting very hard for one. I am having it made into a rug which I plan to mount on my wall. We estimate the bear to be just over 200 pounds. It measured just under 6 feet from nose to tail.

Be sure to check out my website if you want to see some other hunting and outdoors pictures.

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Location: Western WA
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Good job Shane. That smile looks pretty genuine. You did a lot better this year (in the bear dept) than I did. If I can't get one, I can enjoy seeing someone else getting one. Hope that bear is a tasty one. Sideswipe

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sideswipe wrote:
Good job Shane... Hope that bear is a tasty one. Sideswipe

Thanks! Yeah it was really exciting and the bear is very tasty! We've almost gone through all the meat already!

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Welcome to BGH Big smile
Good job on the bear Thumbs up

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Welcome to BGH. I had a bear sugar cured up in Montana years ago and it was great. tasted like Canadian bacon!

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Did someone say "Bacon" Think

Welcome also

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nice looking bear, congrats

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Location: Western Washington
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Thanks everyone!

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Location: Bellevue, WA
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Congratulations on the bear! I liked your website. What a blessing it is to have a girlfriend who loves to share the same activities that you do. From a fellow UWer.

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JBond wrote:
Congratulations on the bear! I liked your website. What a blessing it is to have a girlfriend who loves to share the same activities that you do. From a fellow UWer.

Nice to meet a fellow Husky! What kind of hunting are you into? Do you hunt around Seattle at all?

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Location: Bellevue, WA
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I like deer and elk, but if I had to pick one type I love the most it is deer hunting. I do hunt around the Seattle area, but I really like the blacktails up in the Skagit area.

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