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    Default Last Brown Bear Hunt of the season......

    Got home a day or two ago from the last brownie hunt this year. I was over in the eastern wrangell mtns with a couple guys looking to wrap up 2 bears for free rides back to OK. Conditons were cold, sub zero most of the time with lots of river ice, makin' crossings and adventure everytime with the changing ice and river channels. We managed one bear on the first night about a 7.75' boar, then on day 6 i believe three of the 4 of us fell thru fresh river ice enroute to about a 9 footer. Soaking wet, and mostly frozen with one gun froze solid the client put a bad shot into the bear and we watched as he ran away and out of lives for ever.....not how i wante to see bear #115 go...but i sometimes dont' get to pick.
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    and the bear....
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    Wow Jake, glad you were able to stay safe.

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    Congrats Jake! Looks like a cold hunt! Glad your safe. Nice pic's!
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    Sorry about #115 I'm thinking its to be a very special one next spring. Love seeing the hunts in the cold but I sure can't do them any more.
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    Nice pics Jake. Seeing that soaking wet bear, my first thought was, that things's going to turn into a cube of ice so get'er done fast!

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    Looks like you earnd that one!!

    I certainly know how cold that is.
    Freeze up here has just finnally become solid, as we were putting our nets under the ice of 1/2 a frozen river, and its finnally frozen all the way across, 3 days now.

    Tha Bear looks like he needs a fire built pronto!!
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    I got cold just looking at that. Did you have cocoa!

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    Looked like a rough one but you know I would have LOVED to be there!!

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    I have the deepest respect for a man that tells it like is. As always - great pictures Jake, thanks for sharing.

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    congrats on 114 Jake. looks like the other turned into a near survival.i'd imagine the pics don't do justice to the cold conditions you guys faced. it certainly takes alot for a guide to tell about the one that got away...kudos!

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    Now that looks like one cold hunt and a well earned bear for your hunter Jake. Sorry to hear about the other one and hope you guys find him next time around. Did the one your hunter got take a swim just prior to being shot? It looks a bit wet and cold.

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    Great job Jake..cold hunt for sure. Keep up the great work.
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    Default Last Brown Bear Hunt of the season......

    Looks like seasons at an end. Time to knock the dust off the sleds eh.
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    Wow, that is a cold looking, and actual, hunt. You are a better man than I...! Glad everyone was ok after the dunking in the river. Congratulations on 114.
    Last edited by Brian M; 11-08-2012 at 20:03.

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    Right on Jake, it was good seeing you in Glennallen. Next time pull up a little further at the pump so others can get a little fuel will ya<joke>! Glad you were successfull. We did good also with our "thinking outside the box"...

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    Nice bear Jake... and thanks for sharing the photos and story.

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    Nice bear! Thanks for the photos.
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    Sorry to hear about the wounded bear Jake. Awful cold time to be out there, things change so fast during freezeup. Obviously you kept everyone alive and warm enough...which takes a whole lot of skill and hard work all by itself in those conditions. Appreciate the pics and telling like it was, as always. Enjoy the family time!

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    Looks like a heck of a hunt Jake. Thanks for sharing.
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