Friday afternoon (21st of May) Vince, Ray my hunting partner Mark and I met up together and headed out to set our first bait stands of the season.
Upon arriving we set camp up for a good nights sleep, and we ended up baiting our stand (Mark's and I) and this was 4am by now the 22nd of May.
After this we where alll pretty tuckered out and settled in camp for a nights rest.A few hours later we all kinda woke up together and decided we needed more fuel since I burned more than I thought because of everything we hauled in, Mark and I went back to the trucks for fuel and Vince and ray headed out on there own adventure.
We finally beach the boat at camp only to hear that Zodiac we where loaned so graciously by another forum member....( Thanks Barry )
Vince and Ray where excited about a great bait site and we all headed out to bait their stand.As we finished up we went and checked on our site only to find out it was hit no less than 10 hours sitting.Get this, this pile of dog food was coverd on bread and now there is a divet in the center where and thats where I threw the baitem ball in it for the picture.
Anyhow we get back to camp and Mark and I decided to sit on it, and Vince and Ray where gonna take a nap.
Three hours forty five a beast of a boar comes walking in and let me tell you, I never get buck fever and because this bear looked beefy as hell and only 20 yards away sniffing the air and groaning that I got so excited and looked at Mark telling him to look at my hand.Dang! it was shaking like crazy.
Well two more steps and 2 shots from the 45-70.Wahoo!..............but wait there's more.
As Im standing at the site where I hit it I hear hey! hey! hey! and snapping fingers and look at Mark who is wide eyed and pointing saying hes coming back, he's coming back. I take a knee and he says something like its right there coming at you....one more look and I spotted the bear on the same trail as me and BOOM! 3rd shot and as I lever the 45-70 he drops his head and charges me BOOM! my 4th sbot and he's down.
Preliminary measurements are 6 foot with a 17 5/16th inch skull.And here is the hole in his head from that 45-70.