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Smoked my bear today....

Here is the bear I took today that was sitting on my bait when I got there at 11:00 a.m. I was walking in first before packing bait up. I wanted to get the honey burn going. I saw crows flying down and flying back up. I thought I caught movement over behind bait. I stopped and watched. Nothing. Then thought I saw it again. This time I froze in place at about 50 yds. I was like there could not be a bear because wind was blowing up the canyon. But bait is on the left side and I was coming in on the right. I then saw a bear stick his head up he sucked in a huge amount of air threw his nose. He did this several times. I moved fast to the right ide of the canyon. I didnt think he was that good of a bear at first as all i saw was a side view of his head. I thought at that time if he stands I would dump him. He had the rubbed head and thick nose. So I figured at this time he was good enough. Especially if he was guarding his food. He finally stood and turned and I nailed him. He didnt go 5'. I walked around the tree and there he lay. I left him there. Started my burn and put it on low and went back for bait. It was raining big time the whole time there. I figured around 5'4" when looking at him but he was all hunched up. Then when I got the 2 barrels of meat scraps and all my scent out I went and checked my trail cam. It had 99 movements on it. I thien moved the bear and was shocked. This bear got bigger the more I moved him. He is over 6'2". I brought him back and weighed him live weight at custom meat shop I will be having them cut it up for me. I will post several pics of him. Here are the pics.
First me and bear. Sorry so dark.

Second pic is with my wifes rifle I used.

Third pic is just bear on tail gate.

Last pic is with my fingers on his head to see the width of ears.

Here is the bear from last year. He was the big boar that took my whole roll of film last year in one night. So bears do return.

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Smoked my bear today....

You da man! Awsome.

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Location: Central NY
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Smoked my bear today....

Nice bear good coat. Is that a white patch on his chest on the last photo or just a bad picture?
Anyways congrats wish NY had a spring season.

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Smoked my bear today....

Yes that is a white patch. That pic is from this bear from 2004 in the spring. I killed him this year. He did a whole roll last year laying in front of the trail camera. He did the same thing this year.

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