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    I just watched this Youtube video and thought I would share it here. This is a REALLY good example of why you had better be sure before you pull the trigger. How many of you were thinking shoot, shoot, shoot!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzko1u9Z-68

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    Wow, great reminder! I can't imagine how bad is feel!


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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Wow, great reminder! I can't imagine how bad is feel!


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    Truly a great reminder. There was ample time for stalking and taking a shot on that bear. There was ample time to sit and watch, too. Patience pays off.
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    In my limited experience hunting and observing bears in the spring, it is the sows that stick right near the den after emerging. Videos like this one and others I have seen in the past, as well as mistakes made by others, serve as confirmation of that.

    Whenever I considered a bear to pursue , my thought was not, "is that a boar?", but rather, "is that a sow, and where is the cub/s?" As with any animal when hunting, always take the time to make a careful determination of the situation and that the animal meets legal and ethical criteria.

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    I'm thinking they knew it was a sow when she kept her head in the den.Probably also saw her teats and girly face good.
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    Great call. And it's pretty clear that these are experienced hunters. The dialogue is muffled in many places, but it was clear that they were waiting as long as necessary to be sure that the sow was not accompanied by cubs. The profile of the head clearly shows that it's a sow, and I am sure that is what gave them pause. A great video, and timely too. Our season begins soon, and some hunters will face this exact situation.

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    Great video and what a great reminder to wait it out and be sure of the presence of cubs. Thanks for posting.
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