My first bear!
Well on wed. night, about 1230am, I shot my first black bear a boar, with my
bow. What a thrill! It started off a slow night, we had a small 3 foot bear that
provided so many great shot opportunites, would of made a great throwdown
rug for my bedroom But I waited and hear a few bears coming, at first I
thought it was a sow and a cub. But I seen the big bear chase off the smaller
bear that was following it. I knew than that it wasn't a cub, he was chasing it
away from the bait. The big bear walked in very cautiously, I made sure to
not make a noise at all. Just when I thought he was about to leave, he
provided a great shot oppotunity for a few seconds, I took the shot, got him
thru both lungs, he ran 30 yards, made a death moan that I will never forget
and expired. Awesome! Waited until 3 am, as my dad wanted to take a bear
too, but nothing else came. Got back to truck, and rested for a few hours and
recovered the bear. I brought him over to Archers Den show him off a little bit
and then went my buddy's shop, Action Anatomy Taxidermy, Bob Mardis, he
helped me out alot. We skinned him out at his house and am now getting him
made into a rug. Don't got the measurments but I should have the official
measurements soon from Bob. This bear was took in unit 16A. Thanks for
taking the time to read lol.
Way to go! Good work with the bow.
Nice bear....that always gets the heart pumping sitting on stand with stick and string. Glad to hear you enjoyed the moment with your Dad too..
Congrats on your bear! Great pic and awesome story.
Thanks guys, might come back with another one tonight. Not for me, but I am bring out a soldier to hunt tonight so will see if we can't get him on his first bear before he moves out of state. Bear hunting is my new found addiction
Very nice bear indeed. I shot a small blacky because I needed meat bad and everyone told me his hide would make a nice pillow case.
Nice bear and good job with your bow! Good luck on getting another out there.
Finally got an idea on the size of the bear, measured it last night it was about 6' 6" and squared out at over 7', these aren't "official" just a quick measurement as its getting tanned currently. My dad got a nice small sow the other night, didn't run but 10-15 yards and fell over and gave out the most scariest yet awesome death moan I've ever heard. He shot it with his Bushmaster XM-15 in 6.8mm SPC w/ 110 grain bullets, layed the smack down on the bear! I fleshed and turned her last night and we got her in the tanner(buddy is a taxidermist) by 130am, getting a shoulder mount done on her.
Blaster, congrats on the bear. Must've been wide paw to paw! Any preliminary size on the skull? BTW, I like the Cutco!
Thanks! No size on the skull yet, bugs are busy cleaning it up, should have it back in a few weeks. I think he measured ROUGHLY 7 and 1/2 feet wide, yes he was WIDE. Cutco knifes are awesome, the orange really sticks out, can never lose a knife.
Originally Posted by hunt_ak