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    Default First bear!!

    I got my first bear out of whittier on tuesday. A couple of buddies and me went out of whittier to do some fishing/camping/bear hunting. Spent the first night fishing, two tiny halibutt and a few cod. Fishing wasn't great but was a great evening on the water.

    Spotted a bear as we motored into a bay looking for a beach to set the grill up on. Ran the boat around a little point and I hopped out of the boat wearing sandles and shorts and rifle in hand. By the time I got back around to where I had saw the bear he was in the trees. He popped back out into the open at around 300 yards across the bay, I had a nice solid rest on a rock outcropping, as soon as it turned broadside I took the shot. 168gr TSX ouf of my 300 RUM. He rolled down a litle way and lay still. Gave the tell tale death moan, kinda freaky sounding.

    Only down side was the hillside was a lot steeper than it looked and had to climb up and lower him down with a rope. I only had 150 foot of rope so it took two times to get him to the beach. Found a decent sany spot to skin and cut him up.


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    Default Cool beans

    Good for you. Exciting aint it.

    Will

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    Nice bear. Congratulations!
    Finally, Brad Childress is GONE!

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    Good job Josh.

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    Looks delicious!!

    Good one!
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    Well done!
    Good friends, good weather, good time!
    Whats that puppy your packing on your chest?

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    glock 20 with 6" lone wolf barrel in 10mm with 200gr JFP @ 1325fps. luckilly I didn't need it.

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    Nice lookin' bear!! Great job!!

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    Nice looking bear and a good story. Congrats!

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    Congrats but folks that have spent hundreds on just the right hunting outfit may not be happy
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Nicely done, great looking bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Congrats but folks that have spent hundreds on just the right hunting outfit may not be happy
    LOL , I agree Amigo!
    Lets see, have to have face paint, camo cloths, hippers, scent blocker sprays, bino's, range finder, at least 3 knives, wind checker, my oh my, how on earth did he do it!

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    Nice looking bear and love your hunting outfit!

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    Nice bear, nice boat, nice pistol, nice shorts - well done!

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    Default That's confidence

    What I love about this story is that they, were still,

    "Motoring into a bay looking for a beach to set the grill up on" when the Bear is spotted,

    78, You are one cool customer, Sounds like serious confidence doesn't it?

    Thanks for the great picture also, Good One
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    Default Nice

    Nice bear! Congrats! I will be checking my bait tomorrow, so wish me luck. Again nice bear!

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