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    Default Last bear of the season... First with a pistol

    Took the family out for a day on the side by side and caught this bear upwind and oblivious to our presence walking right at us. I closed the distance and got about 25 yds away from the family and let him keep walking hoping he wouldn't notice two dogs my daughter and wife in the open and bolt. I let him keep coming and he closed to about 25yds from me still unaware. He then herd either my wife trying to keep everyone quiet or the dogs whimpering or my 18 month old saying bear, bear. Thats when he stopped and looked and I pulled the trigger. The bear spun and I fired another shot dropping his back end and one more quick shot in the base of the skull anchored him. 6'2" and 18 1/16 not bad for my first pistol kill. The hide surprisingly is flawless and looks like a fall bear the meat is now at the processor to resupply my breakfast sausage and teriyaki sticks. The best part was having my daughter and wife get to see the whole thing. Last day of the season so I get three more tags to start again today.
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    For the armchair hunters out there I drug it onto the gravel for a better pic. No laws were broken in the taking of this bear. I am sure there would have been at least one make an assumption so I thought I would clear it up before anyone makes the comment or accusations.

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    Nice bear - looks like an 8" 629. What bullet?

    Took my only blackie with a 6" 686. Quickly upgraded to a 629 shortly thereafter.

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    Well done indeed!!!!!! Most impressive.

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    Used a Ruger super redhawk in 44 I used a 320grn buffalo bore bullet. It did the job rather nicely I recovered one of the three bullets. If I had been actually hunting I probably would have used some of my 240grn hunting bullets but when an opportunity falls into your lap like that take it.

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    Well done Tony! Jealous!!!

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    Thats awesome Tony! Nothing like family hunting experiences..

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    That Sir is one nice looking bear congrats and that is one heck of a family photo.

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    Probably the best bear story I've read in here!! I'm jealous. Nice work.
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    Beautiful Bruin!!!!! Real nice rug material. Great shooting!

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    Awesome!!!!!

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    I agree, get that rug, that hide looks real real nice, congrats!

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    Well done! That's not one you'll forget...

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    Awesome , I also took my first handgun bear this spring. It was a 6'er but didn't have the pumpkin head that bruiser does. Just an FYI alpha fur dressers very nearly refused to take mine, even though it was fully haired with no rubs, it still had hair longer than the claws on the paws. He said that it was too late in the year and he wouldn't take anymore bears, that was two weeks ago.

    Anyways, congrats! It's even more special that the whole family got to be there.

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    Congrats! Shoulda used a glock tho! My dad killed one last sunday, hide was super thin! Very nice thick fur still tho, but skin was so thin in the body all the hair follicles were showing. Neck was tad thicker. Should rug out fine. Hoytguy on here told us if my dad was to mount it, hair could slip when re=wetted to mount, life or half mount. Interesting and learned something new this year. My dad didn't want another rug or mount, went for a pillow instead! But his nothing like your bear! Good goin, good bear for down there!!

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    Congrats Tony...!!! I take it that was somewhere in our neck o' the woods...???
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    Congrats Tony! That is an awesome looking bear, and with a handgun makes it even better!
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    4mer it was a caribou hills bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0321Tony View Post
    For the armchair hunters out there I drug it onto the gravel for a better pic. No laws were broken in the taking of this bear. I am sure there would have been at least one make an assumption so I thought I would clear it up before anyone makes the comment or accusations.

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    Bahahahhahha! Awesome preemptive strike Beautiful bear man, congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0321Tony View Post
    4mer it was a caribou hills bear

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    Wow........justa strollin' down the road. You got lucky my friend...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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