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My wifes bear from 9-18

To recap my adventure so far. Took off in the middle of the night got up there and it was raining hard. Went in to hunt and it was raining pretty bad. I came out soaked to the bone. I made up mind to set up camp. Got the wall tent up and tarp over it and the heater going and got it dried in about 30 minutes. So here I sit listening to the rain hit the tarp. I am reading a book and fall asleep. I wake up and my wife is there and she said she came to stay the night and try for a bear. Well I took her up around 4 to show her where it was and flagged it in for her and even where to sit. So around 645 pm she heads in and I give her about 15 minutes and head up the canyon the other way to try and glass for some elk. I have heard nothing from the elk so far. I hear a gun shot 10 minutes later and think we are the only ones up here and my wife took her gun and it came from there. I go back to truck and head back to camp. I get there and there sits my wife. I ask whats up? She said her bear was down. I asked there was only one shot. She said thats all you need. Made me laugh. I then thought Oh crap did you see the direction the bear ran? She said I would find it laying next to the bait. I was like what ever. I jumped on my 4 wheeler and head up the canyon. Got to the bait and there it was. I couldnt believe that. It showed where he dug in at the shot and fell over in 5'. A beautiful shot right threw the heart. She was shooting her .243. It was great. I loaded up the bear and head back to camp. I pull in and there she is sitting in her car with it running. She said it was to cold for her and she was heading home. She said she only came up for a bear. I was like OK.Off she went. Here is her story she told me:
She went up followed the flaggin tape and sat down and with the rain made it quiet under foot. She sat down and saw a coyote about 50 yds away kinda up hill from bait. She was watching it when up above it she saw black legs which she knew was a bear.It came into the open and walked down threw the trees to disappear and next thing she knew it came from the right side of bait now. She figured this one was another bear as it would of had to go around 200 yds in less than a minute. So it came in around the bait to face left. She said it looked at her twice before she shot. She said she shot it took a step and flipped over. She said she watched it for a minute then headed back to camp. She said from time she got there to the time it came in was 5 minutes.
Well that was Sat.
Here are a couple pics of my wifes bear. He was around 5' but could stretch him into a 6' after I skinned him.LOL

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I was up elk hunting. I copied and pasted the story but cut out the huge story of my elk hunt.

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My wifes bear from 9-18

Nice

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My wifes bear from 9-18

Nice bear, how much did it weigh? Where did you get him in Minnesota?

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It probably weighed 160-175 pds. It was in Idaho that she shot it not minnesota.

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so thats what the look like in the daylight!

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Neat story, She sure knows how to make a hunt seem easy. let's see her bag a bull elk that quick Wink

~Jeff~

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Jeff my wife tried the elk hunting and she works at Dell behind a desk so didnt like the hiking or was not ready for it. She did hike though which was awesome. She used to be a concrete Foreman though so was in shape then.

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nice bear man tell her i said congrats

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