CIMG0420.jpgMy first black bear! What a beast, he was 6' from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. Anyone want to venture a guess on the weight? Anyways, my buddy Ian and I found this boar at the top of a ridge near Hope. Ian spotted the bear, and then informed me it would be my first. Thanks Ian! Anyhow we had an easy stalk (though the climb sucked!) and we worked as a team to take him down. I learned a lot on this trip due to my own stupidity and the class act of Ian.
1. Dont get overly excited and forget to change into your hiking boots
2. I haven't gutted anything in over ten year. So I guess I relearned that.
3. If your going to shoot a giant bear at the top of a mountain, be prepared to work your butt off getting the beast down!