man it was tough out there this spring! 25 days in the field with only marginal bear activity towards the end. they were way late from the dens, and way late to start moving. got it done in the end with very exciting close range stalk on a nice big mature boar. 9'8 27 3/4
woke him up from a nap near a couple rotten beavers he'd burried by a little no name creek...he swung awake from dead sleep on his back to full alert in one fluid motion and immediately came with one grunt! he didnt hesitate at all. it was SUPER IMMPRESSIVE! we killed him before he got his head of steam up, but it was nonetheless allmighty freakish the way he looked me in the eye from all fours in the half second it too him to rise from a dead sleep on his back. cool hunt! great bear for our country. killed him at well under fift078.jpg091.jpgy yrds. proly fortyish, didnt range him... not much need, coulda hit im with a rock.