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    This is the biggest Black Bear I've harvested and my first critter with a bow. I used a #55 Bear Super Grizzly in a ground blind from 5 yards. I gotta say, using a bow is a lot more exciting and more of an accomplishment. Using a bow is going to make a better hunter out of me. I'm looking forward to felling my moose draw this fall.

    While cleaning this beautiful boar after the sun fell behind the mountains, a slight breeze keeping cool, the cornices breaking off and roaring down the mountain, a pair of Harlequin swam by me 20' from me. This was a nice & calm, sprit lifting hunt. The simplicity of a tradition bow, a pack, game bags and knife can be relaxing. (Oh, and bug dope. Don't forget the bug dope.) One of my favorite hunts. It reminds me of a Fred Bear quote.


    A down animal is most certainly the object of a hunting trip, but it becomes an anticlimax when compared to the many other pleasures of the hunt.
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    Congrats,, thanks for sharing and good luck finding a moose this fall.

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    Congratulations..........nice looking bear. Five yards with a pointy stick........that will make the anal exit tighten-up......... I just realized that we are almost neighbors.

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    Very nice job. Getting back to basics. I'm sure it very satisfying.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS-DAG View Post
    This is the biggest Black Bear I've harvested and my first critter with a bow. I used a #55 Bear Super Grizzly in a ground blind from 5 yards. I gotta say, using a bow is a lot more exciting and more of an accomplishment. Using a bow is going to make a better hunter out of me. I'm looking forward to felling my moose draw this fall.

    While cleaning this beautiful boar after the sun fell behind the mountains, a slight breeze keeping cool, the cornices breaking off and roaring down the mountain, a pair of Harlequin swam by me 20' from me. This was a nice & calm, sprit lifting hunt. The simplicity of a tradition bow, a pack, game bags and knife can be relaxing. (Oh, and bug dope. Don't forget the bug dope.) One of my favorite hunts. It reminds me of a Fred Bear quote.


    A down animal is most certainly the object of a hunting trip, but it becomes an anticlimax when compared to the many other pleasures of the hunt.
    -Fred Bear-
    Traditional archery....FANTASTIC...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Congratulations..........nice looking bear. I just realized that we are almost neighbors.
    I was there Wednesday. Hiked Gull Rock. I love the forest out there. Gets dame humid though, but I like that Spruce, Birch mix.

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    Congratulations and welcome to the addiction!

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    Congratulations! And on top of that doing it with traditional gear makes it all that much better.
    I am no longer surprised at what I am no longer surprised at ---Bill Whittle

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