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    Well I got this black bear last night around 6 in the evening. We had seen 3 bears the night before in a little bay with some brush and grass right at the tideline and I decided to sit on this rock pile near the edge of the bay downwind from where I had seen the bears come out. I had sat with my dad for about 2 hours when brush started cracking little by little on the hillside about 100 yards away. It started getting louder and eventually he popped out and started munching on grass. I gave him one look with the binoculars and saw no cubs, and a real nice hide on him. It also helped that he looked pretty big! The .375 Ruger rolled him and he was dead, literally as he hit the ground.

    I'm not a good judge with bears, but I'm guessing he'll go around 6'2, 6'3 maybe? I'm taking him in tommorow to get sealed.
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    Default more pics...

    here are a couple more
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    Nice looking bear,congrats!
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    Congrats Pike that this is a fatty toad!!! I hope to bag one when I'm out the first week of June. Hopefully won't be too late by then. Congrats on a fine looking bear.

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    pike very nice looking bear will be some good eating

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    Default Heavy spring blackie

    That is a heavy spring bear, nice one. Did that bear have big jumping bugs on it, you might find them when turning head or feet. He looks like he could have bear fleas. Just curious I have seen them on sound bears before and it looks like he was scratching his sides exactly like one a friend of mine got. That is an exceptionally heavy spring bear congratulations. Oh yeah nice white blaze on his chest too

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    Thats a fine specimen! You'll be very pleased with the rug from him.

    So, how did that 375 perform?

    Let us know about the table quality of that animal too, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperbob View Post
    That is an exceptionally heavy spring bear congratulations. Oh yeah nice white blaze on his chest too

    Bob beat me to it. Nice blaze. We took one lat year that had a blaze, too. It looks a bit like spring out there...finally. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighorse View Post
    So, how did that 375 perform?
    It absolutley flattened him. He hit the ground, rolled over and never twitched again.

    FYI, we only saw 4 bears on the trip, and all were down along the beaches. One was a real bruiser, bigger than this guy.
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    Nice Job Pike, That's a beauty,

    You saw Four Bears on the trip of How Long?

    Can't wait to get over there, now waiting for weather, and hoping I find something even close to what you got there, Congrats
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    I shot mine with a .375 Ruger as well with the same results. I absolutely love that gun. Congrats!

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    Nice bear you got there! Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Nice Job Pike, That's a beauty,

    You saw Four Bears on the trip of How Long?

    Can't wait to get over there, now waiting for weather, and hoping I find something even close to what you got there, Congrats
    Went out Monday morning and came back Wednesday afternoon. Saw the 3 Monday night and this guy on Tuesday night.
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    beautiful bear and congrats.

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    Default Great bear!

    Congrats! That blaze will really accent the mount. If you "rug" him, make sure you ask your taxidermist to pay special attention to the blaze. Attached are a few pix of one idea...
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    Awsome bear

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    Congrats on your one hitter quitter with the 375. That rifle with 270 grain TSX is very good "any bear" medicine.

    That blaze looks fabulous in a half life size too. My wife shot a blackie with very distinct "V" blaze last year.

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    Default pws bear

    Great bear, any idea on weight ? Nice to get to hunt with your Dad.

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    I would love to hear what this guy measures. I bet he is over 6'3". Hard to tell in the pictures, but I would guess 6'6" to 6'10".
    Eitherway! That's a great bear.
    We will be out the 1st week in June as well and my bait stations are getting hammered.

    Louis

    QUOTE=pike_palace;738380]Well I got this black bear last night around 6 in the evening. We had seen 3 bears the night before in a little bay with some brush and grass right at the tideline and I decided to sit on this rock pile near the edge of the bay downwind from where I had seen the bears come out. I had sat with my dad for about 2 hours when brush started cracking little by little on the hillside about 100 yards away. It started getting louder and eventually he popped out and started munching on grass. I gave him one look with the binoculars and saw no cubs, and a real nice hide on him. It also helped that he looked pretty big! The .375 Ruger rolled him and he was dead, literally as he hit the ground.

    I'm not a good judge with bears, but I'm guessing he'll go around 6'2, 6'3 maybe? I'm taking him in tommorow to get sealed.[/QUOTE]

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