Finally got the gf first bear. we tried last year and at our first chance she shot this girl at 1130 wendsday the 24th. She is so happy and excited. Though its not the biggest bear she is so excited and i am proud that i could give her the chance to take this beautiful bear. she shot it and the bear ran right over the hill. 15 minutes later we got out of the tree and looked for blood, unfortunately we did not find a drop and we walked 20 yards in the direction of where she ran. We could hear some rustling around but no loud breathing and moaning. so we decided to leave her for the night and come back in the morning. We got home and to bed at 2 am and woke up by 4 to head back out. we tracked the bear by 6 am only 80 yards from where the girlfriend shot it. It was a long ride worrying about shot placement and not finding blood, and the girlfriend said i rushed her on the shot. I know i get excited but didnt think i was rushing her. haha but she made a great shot anyways and found her bear. She is a proud lady and i am proud to be her guy.
Once we got the bear out of the baitstation she cut the first lines on the hide and we both skinned the bear. she did an excellent job on that too and we made quick work of the hide.
I was back to work at 1030 and she was sitting in her nursing class by 11. Unfortunately that hunt took a lot out of her and she dozed off and on in class. but we have the trophy at the taxidermist for a rug with black and red felt.
I know the different emotions i feel when having the opportunity to take an animal and actually take the shot, and it was even stronger when watching the first kill let alone a bear be taken. She was so bored sitting in the stand for 4 + hours that evening then the adrenaline skyrocketed with the first sight of the bear. After the shot she was even more excited, where it then turned to uneasyness when we didnt find blood. Soon after it was being scared when we could hear the bear on the ground not too far away. She nearly cried as i stayed confident with my trusty guidegun in hand. The next morning the tension faded with the first sights of the thick hide.
She is one step closer to being ready for our adak hunt the last week of august.