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    Default Got my first Bear

    Got him in 6D. No rubs. 17 1/8" skull


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    Great looking bear!Were is the hunt story?

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    We were just glassing a mountain side and saw him up at 200 yards. Went to beach the boat and jump off, but it was rocky so I jumped out early to keep from making noise. Stopped the boat and went to take the shot, just as I shot, the boat bumped me and I missed. Bear took off into the woods. shortly after he came running back out and towards us behind another group of trees. I waited for him to clear the trees and then thats when I got him. At 100 yards. He kept tumbling down the mountain side and landed on the beach, so I didn't have to climb up and get him.

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    Congratulations, nice bear.

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    Way to go!
    I shot one in Idaho once that rolled right to the road. I had just got done telling my wife that I work so hard for all of my animals, and some people get lucky and get them from the road. I guess I need to have that conversation more often.

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    Looks healthy, bet he tastes great Good one
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    Nice. Skull looks really wide too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehunter View Post
    Nice. Skull looks really wide too.
    I think he measure 6 by 11

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    Nice bear, curious what does 6D and no rubs mean ? Thanks =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbarr View Post
    Nice bear, curious what does 6D and no rubs mean ? Thanks =)
    6D = the unit he harvested it in.

    No Rubs = the hide was in good condition

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    A short story to describe a near perfect hunting experience.
    Next time it may be an all week sneak in the rain after a ram or billy.
    While your boar was a little to easy, thanks for taking us along on your hunt. It looks like a fine unrubbed bear that will make a beautiful rug.
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    don't take it wrong, I know it was easy, but the week before, I climbed up a rock face 4 hours only to have my gun jam. Luckily the hunting partner didn't have his first tag filled and was able to take the kill so we didn't come down empty handed. Well so to speak. Didn't bring him down then since we were running out of light. But took the next day off work to go pack it out. But found a better easier way up.

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    Well done - nice bear for sure and it is sweet to get a "close one" to haul out to make up for some of the nasty ones! IMO bears are the worst critter to try and drag or move around I have hunted - I learned long ago to pack some rope as its much easier to hang onto than a round slick furry bear leg!
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    .338 It just had debris in it from crossing the rock face. I knew what it was when I when I went to load, but fingers were to big to get far enough in it. It was just enough to not allow the bolt to slide down the key in the chamber with a shell in it.

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    Nice looking bear good job!

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    Awesome bear congrats

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    NICE BEAR! Can't wait to get my sights on mine!

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    Right On, Flscuba
    Is that your first AK big game then?
    Man, you don't waste any time gettin' "Out There" do ya?

    Something about those Coasties,
    "gettin right out and really appreciating the country,"
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    Sure like your style

    Congrats, and go get some more

    What a great story and Beauty of a Bear
    thanks for the pics also
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    Neat story; it's not often an animal will do you a favor and fall so as to make recovery easier. Congrats on the bear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Cor15:19 View Post
    Neat story; it's not often an animal will do you a favor and fall so as to make recovery easier. Congrats on the bear!
    Me and a buddy had two goats do exactly that for us in a time span of under 6 hours! The next year one of our group went back and didn't get so lucky, instead of the goat doing the tumbling it was his poor wife!! At the end of the day some go your way and some don't, next one is just as likely to roll 2000' down the wrong side of the mountain!

    Had another buddy miss a bear on the backside of a mountain with a 45-70, thing reeled back and 1/2 rolled away at the sound of the recoil. We trailed it all the way down the wrong side looking for blood and found nary a drop. Finally checked zero and found the rifle was shooting 17" high at 50 yards! He learned a hard lesson about the 45-70 and the various "factory loads" for it that day! As luck would have it the next morning we awoke to a bear right outside our tent. A quick 35 yard shot and it was an easy all downhill haul to the truck!

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