Nice bear! What did it square and how big was it's noggin? Congrats! Also, what brand, model, and caliber is that rifle?
Awesome Bear! Congrats!
Some people call it sky busting... I call it optimism
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Totally Awesome Bear!
Like the blonde on the chest of that bear.
It's not skybusting if you fold em'.
How far of a shot? I've been told that usually no longer than 100 yds...but just curious what others have seen.
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Great bear, really enjoy your shows on TV. Great do it yourself hunts.
that coloring on his chest is awesome, always wanted a bear with the white patch....now I want one with two brown patches....
Very nice bear and good looking hunting ground,congrats
Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you
At AK G&F, they measured the skull at 19 12/16. I thought it would be bigger than that, but such is how it goes. Not that it really matters to me.
The hide is the nicest of any bear I have ever seen for late May. The only rubs were on the top of the back feet, hardly an issue. The rest was deep, thick, and glossy black.
Rifle - Howa 1500 with a Hogue rubber molded stock.
Ammo - .308 Win Federal Premium 180 grain Trophy Bonded Tip.
Scope - Leupold VX-3 3.5 X 10 X 40mm with CDS
All that makes me the weak link in the equation.
Shot distance was broad side at 240 yards. First bullet was a complete pass through in the lower chest, taking out the heart and a lot of ribs. He turned and quartered toward me with his final breaths, and not taking any chances, the final shot wetn in the left armpit, through the body, coming to rest on the inside of the hide behind the last rib on the opposite side.
Randy, very nice, great pics, congrats! Like your show and your website, Scott
That's a good looking bear. Were you one of the guys that stopped in the lock shop yesterday?
Alpine is awesome...
Impressive bear and even more impressive that you guys DIY
Congratulations on a Great bear! What is your show called and what channel/time does it air?
Both shows are self-guided hunting, all on public land. Here is a link where you can watch a two minute clip of what the new show will be like.
It airs on Sportsman Channel. Anchor airtime is Thursday evening at 9pm EST. Three other airtimes occur throughout each week. It airs in Q3/4. We will soon have our YouTube Channel launched where you can watch all the old OYOA episodes for free.
If the administrator does not allow for such information to be provided in posts, I surely understand, and would ask the moderator to delete such.
That is some neat coloring and a nice bear, good job!