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  1. #1
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    Bear down!

    Finally, after hitting my usual areas many times, glassing and pounding the ground, I connected with this fella.
    I've seen his big scat piles in this one area for the last two years but never laid eyes on him.
    Until 2 nights ago, to change things up, I decided to mountain bike in to get some exercise and keep the noise down.
    Then still hunted up along the forest edge deep into the back of a clear cut where you can't see because of terrain depressions.
    And there he was, 100 yards away. Had time to setup, look at him through the binos to be sure.
    I saw right away his stiff back legged swagger which was a good indicator.
    Then got a look at the head, woah looks big. Everything felt good.
    Got setup on a stump, now I'm looking through the scope.
    He walked towards the bush and my many broadside chances disappeared.
    I'm waiting, he doesn't know I'm there so I figure he'll eventually feed along and give me an opportunity.
    Waiting is the worst as adrenaline can start to creep in.
    He eventually gives me a window through the trees.
    The silence leading up to that loud bang is always exciting. BOOM!
    He's down, flailing about, eventually props himself on his front two legs where a follow up frontal shot ends it all.

    I call my buddy who's taking his CORE and offer him to come help pack him out. Great experience for him.
    Definitely bigger than last year's bears.








    I got him in the same spot as I saw this last year.



    So hopefully this gives the deer pop a better chance.

    Got all the meat processed with the wife last night and finished with a good bear burger to top it all off.
    Thanks for the many other success stories and here's to all of you getting after spring bears!

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  3. #2
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    Re: Bear down!

    Good job !!! Congratulations.

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  5. #4
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    Re: Bear down!

    Nice bear! Good job
    WSSBC
    CCFR

  6. #5
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    Re: Bear down!

    Way bigger than mine! Thank god! It would have been a PITA getting that sucker outta my spot. Congrats!

  7. #6
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    Thumbs up Re: Bear down!

    Nice Work!
    Great Bear!

    Congrats!!


    Cheers,
    Nog
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVNNhzkJ-UU&feature=related

    Egotistical, Self Centered, Son of a Bitch Killer that Doesn't Play Well With Others.

    Guess he got to Know me

  8. #7
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    Re: Bear down!

    Great bear congrats!
    1. Human over population
    2. Government burden and overreach

  9. #8
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    Re: Bear down!

    nice bear, congrats!!!

  10. #9
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    Walnut Grove, Langley
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    Re: Bear down!

    What a great looking bear! Great lesson too. I’m still trying to connect this season and I think persistence and patience are the missing pieces.

  11. #10
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    Re: Bear down!

    Awesome bear! Great job.

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