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Location: New Jersey
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

I have been a New Jersey resident all my life. I have had my hunting license since 1989. Never have I gotten a deer. In August of this year (2004) My fiance and myself and a few other guys went to New Sweden, Maine. For me it was my first big game hunt. We went for black bear. We went with a guide service, Auntie's Cabin. I did everything I could to keep my confidence up. The first day of the hunt was August 30, 2004, Monday. I went out to my tree stand around 3pm and sat for a while when all of a sudden here he came! What an adrenalin rush! Then he turned around and walked out. My heart sank. 5 minutes later he came back in! it was 7pm. I took my shot, Yes, one shot through both lungs, and the slug stopped just under the hide on the other side. Kept the slug! (Shot him with a 20 guage Remington 870 express Magnum, used Brenneke Rottweil 2 3/4 Mag load slug.) He ran about 40 feet and dropped! He was 373 lbs! Not bad for my first big game hunt on the first night no less. As far as I know I still have the biggest bear in that town for the 2004 season. Im hoping there is a bear hunt next year to go to. That was the best hunting experience that I have ever had. Thank you Leonard and Jim. that is one experience I will never forget as long as I live.
here is my web page where you can get the link to the guide service that we used and see more pictures on his website. yes I am a female!

http://hometown.aol.com/deh5868/
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Location: Northern Maine
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

Nice bear.Congradulations.And I thought my 150 pounder was nice Big smile hopefully we get to hunt bear again next year.Will find out tomorrow

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Location: Northern Maine
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

Nice bear.Congradulations.And I thought my 150 pounder was nice Big smile hopefully we get to hunt bear again next year.Will find out tomorrow

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Location: New Jersey
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

got my fingers crossed for bear hunting next year!

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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

I've got my fingers crossed also.Helped a friend of mine this year who is a maine guide and I'll be going for my guiding license next year if there is bear hunting.

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Location: New Jersey
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.
moosehunter68 wrote:
I've got my fingers crossed also.Helped a friend of mine this year who is a maine guide and I'll be going for my guiding license next year if there is bear hunting.

Good luck on guide service. I know that the guide that I had was awesome and very down to earth. made us feel so welcome. best experience that I ever had. will keep me going back again and again.

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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

Congrats!

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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.

Great Bear... Congrats.. That's got ya' hooked, doesn't it....?!?!

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Location: New Jersey
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My First Big Game Hunt- Black Bear in Maine.
BigE wrote:
Great Bear... Congrats.. That's got ya' hooked, doesn't it....?!?!

Thank you.... Yes I'm hooked!!!!!!!

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Location: highland heights,ohio
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i'm hoping for similar results !!!!

that is one nice first grab!!! i'm on my first bear hunt in p.a. in 10 days and can only hope to see one which appears to have a nice pelt as yours does.reply back and let me know the things which you would have corrected knowing what you know now. thanks for your time.......senormule

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Re: i'm hoping for similar results !!!!
senormule wrote:
that is one nice first grab!!! i'm on my first bear hunt in p.a. in 10 days and can only hope to see one which appears to have a nice pelt as yours does.reply back and let me know the things which you would have corrected knowing what you know now. thanks for your time.......senormule

Thank you. I dont think I would have changed a thing. Was in a stand over bait. Sat for about 5 hours and there he was. Shook so bad when he first came out almost dropped the dang gun! ha! what a rush it is. Good luck on your bear hunt. It is one hell of an experience.

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