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    Question PWS Black Bears

    Heading out of Whittier in about 10 days,anyone having any success out there yet?

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    Lkraus,
    Which direction are you headed?
    Were leaving at the same time from the sounds of it.
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    I was up last year at this time. Luckily successful. My cousin is coming up tomorrow. Good luck too you all!

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    I took one yesterday and saw three. One of the other two was too small and one was too much work. We launched at 630am and saw all our bears between 4p-5p. All of them were more or less on the cliffs (the two that we passed on were on goat ledges). The one that we took was on the top of a cliff next to a couple trees. We shot him and had a recovery route planned if he didn't fall to the rocks below. We didn't need it, all we had to do was go get the boat pulled up to the rocks and load him up. Beautiful thick fur is going to make a nice rug.

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    Wheres the pics man? Youre killin me.

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    It didn't really occur to me to put one up here! Here it is in all it's glory, my first bear in 23 years of trying.


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    Nice job on the Blackie!!

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    Wow, he was up in the rocks, wasn't he. really a nice shiny coat.Nice reward especially after 23 years. Good start to 2012.

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    Ya, it's kind of hard to see from the picture but to my right is a cliff face that he was just standing there on, not doing anything. To my left is another bunch of rocks. Behind me a ways is a second place to go ashore besides these rocks. We shot hoping he fell down (he did), with our back up plan being to follow the blood trail up the hill. This was by far the most accessable of the three bears we saw, though I suspect that will change in the next few weeks.

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    Nice job, and congratulation.

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    Congrats on a well deserved bear! Looks like he has a great coat on him.

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    Looks like a nice bear. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to post from my trip.

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    Nice bear. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 907Pilot View Post
    It didn't really occur to me to put one up here! Here it is in all it's glory, my first bear in 23 years of trying.

    I take it the fall tore him up like that?

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    The hole in the leg was a crummy shot. All I can say is that I was super nervous and the adrenaline was pumping. It's not nearly as bad as it looks. That was the only visible effect from the fall. The fall also fractured his right arm. The taxidermist said it's no big deal since the split leg is right on the line where he split the leg anyway. I had him skin it for fear of it not being perfect.

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    Nice job there. What did he square out at? Around 6' Im guessing?

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    Ya, he was about 5.5

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    Congrats!!!!
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    awesome bear, you will never forget that hunt. congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by 907Pilot View Post
    ....All I can say is that I was super nervous and the adrenaline was pumping....
    Nothing wrong with that. If there comes a time when we don't feel at least some of that, then we may as well just grab some burger at the store.....

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