Did the seward hwy gig this weekend. Spotted a bear at 0830 am with the uphill wind went up the side of the mountain and was set up above him by 1100. Sitting right above the last spot I saw him I watched 2 other hunters come up who saw me and gave me the right of way(thanks!!!) I waited about half an hour until I heard a some crunches. Glanced down at the other two hunters and they were watching me very intently as they headed down. Figured the bear was close. Even though I couldn't see anything.
Bear appeared on the edge of the alders at about 25 yards and gave me a head shot that I passed on.... I move about 10 feet to get a better shot and propped myself up on the steep slope. I had the bear in my crosshairs and safety off and had the easiest cake shot in the world. That is when my feet went out from under me and I went sliding down the mountain and the bear spooked........
So if you were the two guys watching me from the bottom of the mountain that's what happened. And thanks for not pushing up the mountain after you saw me.
So, so close! ****!
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