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    Default A Southeast Blackie

    Spent the last few days on a self-guided black bear hunt. Great time in a very cool place.

    I only wish I had drawn a tag that would allow me to come and do it again next year.









    Will be back up again for blacktails, come August.

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    Nice bear! What did it square and how big was it's noggin? Congrats! Also, what brand, model, and caliber is that rifle?

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    Cool lookin chest on it! Nice bear!

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    Awesome Bear! Congrats!
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    Totally Awesome Bear!

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    Like the blonde on the chest of that bear.
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    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.

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    that coloring on his chest is awesome, always wanted a bear with the white patch....now I want one with two brown patches....

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    Very nice bear and good looking hunting ground,congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZinAK View Post
    Nice bear! What did it square and how big was it's noggin? Congrats! Also, what brand, model, and caliber is that rifle?

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    Square was just over 7', if you don't stretch it for each measurement. Laid out at the taxidermist this morning, paw to paw was 7' 10" across. Nose to tail was 6' 3". I think that ends up just over 7'.

    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.

    Equipment:

    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by jtm9 View Post
    Great bear, really enjoy your shows on TV. Great do it yourself hunts.
    Thanks for that kind comment. It is hard to produce high quality TV when always on public land and always self-guided, but we try our hardest. Sometimes we fail to kill something, but hopefully still have a good story. Sometimes we luck out and something great lands on our lap, as it did this time. The goal being to tell a story of how hunting occurs for most of us.


    Quote Originally Posted by mudman1 View Post
    that coloring on his chest is awesome, always wanted a bear with the white patch....now I want one with two brown patches....
    How about three patches. I did not see the patches, until I walked up to him. Cool color pattern, for sure.


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    Randy, very nice, great pics, congrats! Like your show and your website, Scott

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    That's a good looking bear. Were you one of the guys that stopped in the lock shop yesterday?
    Alpine is awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beauhunter View Post
    That's a good looking bear. Were you one of the guys that stopped in the lock shop yesterday?
    Thanks. Nope, not me. Was on a plane most of yesterday.

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    Impressive bear and even more impressive that you guys DIY

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    Congratulations on a Great bear! What is your show called and what channel/time does it air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKHUNTINFOOL View Post
    Congratulations on a Great bear! What is your show called and what channel/time does it air?
    Our old show was called On Your Own Adventures. The new show that starts airing late June, and which will include this blackbear hunt will be called Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg.

    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.

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    That is some neat coloring and a nice bear, good job!

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