I nailed him this morning at 1:58am! Oh yeah I used the Glock 20! Smoked him good. He went 22 yards before piling up. I fell asleep, was sleeping good too. Woke up for some reason, camera flash maybe. Pulled off the gloves, pulled out the glock, lined up the sights and Blam=Fire blasted from the 6" long slide. The bear was sitting eating the bait away from the barrels. The game cam took a pic of him, didn't bring that card out though yet. I hit him just a bit over half way up the body and about a foot behind the shoulder. Looked to be his liver was shreded, hole through the heart and bullet exited the brisket! That 230gr. Double Tap load nocked him silly. One shot fired, one very dead bear. He is huge!
Long slide is 9" long, for reference. For the non believers in the 10mm, you better believe it now. Can't wait to seal the skull. My biggest black bear ever by far. Just dropped of 97# of boneless clean meat at Indian Valley Meats.
It took 3 trips to get him all out. First trip was all the legs on the barneys pack and I carried the bag with my gear in it. Then the torso, check how how long that thing is on the pack frame! Then went in for the heavy hide with skull still in it and the tree stand seat. Dropped off more marshmallows and honey. Started around 3am with the skinning and butchering. Was done and ready to leave at 8:30am, let meat soak in the creek in trash bags while packing out everything else. Then ate and let the hide cool off too. Long day today, but a good one. Will tape the hide when the head is out. Over 7' claw to claw so far. Hide is not fleshed and will measure that when I pull the skull. Curious to see how wide and long it will be. For now he is chilling in the freezer. Dead tired, sore back, and barely able to type. I did it solo to boot!