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    So what a time, weather, game, friends made!
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    Big looking head and love them white claws!!Sounds like you had a great hunt!

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    More,...to the Story ??
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLA View Post
    So what a time, weather, game, friends made!
    Oh Sure............rub it in why don't ya...!!!

    Congrats...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Nice looking bear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    More,...to the Story ??
    Of course, flew out with Andrews air, arrived to camp with what I was told was he nicest weather for a long time, that was 10/24 seas were flat and it was sunny, spent hours and hours behind glasses and spotter, my motto was to keep looking for what's not there, mostly stayed put in about 4 places, saw very very few deer,did see plenty of goats. I will return someday for that hunt as I just ran out of time. Saw couple cubs with sows and one with coys, hiked a couple streams to get up and spot but saw nothing but fox the bears were done with salmon nothing but fish bones around! Anyway the weather had turned we had typical snow/sleet/wind, gotta love it and just keep on a rolling! On the 11th day we spotted this bear across the bay a couple miles and watched it for over a hour trying to figure where/what he wanted to do/go. He was moving slow into wind and never looked back I did get to watch him stand and scratch his back on a cottonwood. We crossed the bay and went straight up to his last known- a big alder patch on the bench he was traveling, stopped hit a doe call and wait- that was crazy as it was really tight in there! Nothing so we moved on a ways and tried again,on the third sequence of move, call wait we spotted him coming back at us to the call i sat down cleared the grass with my leg and put up my knee for a rest -then I chambered a round- I didn't even have time to get my pack off as I didn't want to move around that much, he was sidehilling down right to me, at 41 yds I thought close enough and anchored with a shoulder shot he started spinning and after a couple more he was done right there without going anywhere! My dream of a lifetime and years of planning complete! I will post more pics- what's easiest way? Thanks.

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    Some pics: image.jpgimage.jpg

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    Excellent bear, congrats! What was the total length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    Excellent bear, congrats! What was the total length?
    9.8 with no stretching

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    SLA,
    Beautiful bear.
    Kodiak is an awesome place to hunt.
    Congrats,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    SLA,
    Beautiful bear.
    Kodiak is an awesome place to hunt.
    Congrats,
    BK
    Thanks, yea I love that place second time there and not the last.

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    Way to stick it out and emerge with a beauty. Good job! Yesterday while deer hunting with my daughter we rose over a knoll to blow a deer call in A estuary and walked right on a brownie. For a moment Lily thought she would get her bear, then a cub walked out. Hunting bears is such a treat. Sounds like you did it right at close range. What a rush!!

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    beautiful coloring & white claws!! must have had some serious adrenaline going. congrats

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    41 Yards,...that's "The Real Deal, Bear Killin'"

    Awesome story, thanks, and Congrats,...
    more guys than most would imagine, go home empty from a hunt like that

    I love the Callin' him in part,
    and "the 11th day," part whew, good job on the patience end of it all

    What kind of bullet were you throwing at him ??
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    41 Yards,...that's "The Real Deal, Bear Killin'"

    Awesome story, thanks, and Congrats,...
    more guys than most would imagine, go home empty from a hunt like that

    I love the Callin' him in part,
    and "the 11th day," part whew, good job on the patience end of it all

    What kind of bullet were you throwing at him ??
    375 h&h federal cape shok 300 gr. trophy bonded bear claw, will get pic of recovered bullet, very nice mushroom!

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    Bullet image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by excav8tr View Post
    beautiful coloring & white claws!! must have had some serious adrenaline going. congrats
    Yep, don't even remember hearing or feeling any of the shots!

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    Nice bear, good story,great trip; congrats !! I am somewhat suprised that you recovered a bullet though, with all factors considered.
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    On the road of life..... Pot holes keep things interesting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by brav01 View Post
    Nice bear, good story,great trip; congrats !! I am somewhat suprised that you recovered a bullet though, with all factors considered.
    Me too, that one was I believe was enter from front and ended up against hide at rear leg, had small hole at hide like it almost went out again.

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