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    just landed my first black bear ever. 6'8"...not bad. was in the manly/minto area and saw tons of good sized bears.

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    Nice bear, congrats, but you MUST show photos. That is the rule. Maybe unwritten, but still a rule. Did you measure the skull yet? Good luck on taking care of it. Just in case you don't know, get it cooled off ASAP or sooner. Get the hide off and meat chilled if you have not done so already. Bear meat does not like to be kept warm. And if you don't want the meat, call me.
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    PICS or it didn't happen!
    Sounds like a nice sized bear though....
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    finally got it to post. better late than never

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    Nice bear! Looks like it was partially colorphased as well with the brown face and spots on back, very cool!

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    Good job man. Nice color for sure. What kind of rifle you shootin?

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    Awesome, good Job!

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    Sweet looking face on him,was he a older bear?

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    Thanks guys, it was a great hunt. The colors on her are different for sure. Fellas @ camp gave me a hard time saying i shot a huge raccoon. Shooting a .300wsm. F&G guessed she was 20+ yrs old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfreyer View Post
    Thanks guys, it was a great hunt. The colors on her are different for sure. Fellas @ camp gave me a hard time saying i shot a huge raccoon. Shooting a .300wsm. F&G guessed she was 20+ yrs old.
    make sure you follow up on that age data./..

    my grizz they thought was 20+ turned out to be 7. if you dont get the form in the mail.. call the bios about 16 months after they checked it.. and ask.
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

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    will do vince. i do not recall f&g pulling any teeth or anything like that. do they make some relationship between skull and hide size to the unit it was harvested from?

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    A 6'8" black bear sow is huge. How large did the skull measure? That coloring is interesting, too. Makes me think of the prizzlies people are taking with more regularity in Canada.

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    She was a nice bear. I do know that a couple of 7+ bears were harvested in that same area last year. Skull measured @ 17 15/16. Didn't give me that extra 1/16th of an inch. As with most older sows, the extra length helped me out on the measurement. A prizzly would be awesome. Wonder what the regulations are on them.

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