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    Default Successful Coastal blackies

    After getting rained out a week ago, went out Sunday afternoon. After making a short stalk on a small bear and passing my partner climbed up about a 1000' of very steep mountain where another bear was bedded. It stood up and started feeding shortly after he left the boat and I could see immediately this was a shooter. He closed to about 150 yards and took his first bear around 10:30 pm 6 3/4' 19 3/8" skull with an absolute beautiful hide it fell all the way down and into the ocean and we had to tow him to the shore with the boat. Skinned him out with light dwindling, crashed in the boat at 12:00am. Up at 5:00 am to bears everywhere, I attempted a stalk on one in extremely steep terrain but could never see it once I was on the hill but glassed two others during stalk. Dropped back down to boat and discover he has come down and across where I could not have reached him from where I had gone up. Moved down past him and walk back up beach past another bear watching me to with in 80 yards when he stood up on hind legs to see what was coming. 80yard poke with my .308 right in center of chest while standing, he hung up in the alders not moving much but I took a second shot at the black spot I could see 30 seconds later down he came into the ocean after a pretty bad fall through the cliff rocks fished him out probably just shy of 6' with a 17.5" skull and big gash from rocks on his nogging. Not as big as the first but still a respectable adult male with a good hide. There was 5 bears on the hill in view when I shot mine at 7:30 am. skin him out pull the shrimp pots and head home after a short but successful trip.




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    Very nice bear.
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    Default A couple more pics




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    Default Wow, I have

    Passed on a couple before, cuz I was afraid they would fall to the water and sink. didn't know they floated. Watch out , next one is going down!

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    Thanks for sharing, "Shoot em with their feet wet" they say. Now I ain't the smartest hunter around but why carry heavy stuff up and over hills when you guys seem to have figured out that "Gravity" is not just a "Good Idea", its the LAW

    Nice job, you will enjoy the memories of that day long after the last of the meat is eaten and the hide is getting threadbare and dried out from rubbin on it.. .

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    Default well done

    Nice looking bears, Bob. I saw you guys holding the big one up for pictures in your driveway ( I live around the corner) and it looked like a toad! Nice job. We are heading out next week for both shrimp and bears.

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    nice job on the bears, but AWESOME job on the shrimp, i wanna see more pics of them!!
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