What a rush to kill a big bear at 19 yds! How far did the bear go after the shot? What bow & broadhead did you use? What did the bear square?
He didn't go more than 50 yards before piling up, the shot was a slight quartering away broadside with his left side expose to me, he did look my way when I was at full draw, which seemed forever, and once he moved that left front leg forward I let it fly right behind his shoulder, he didn't flinch or make a sound, he just ran, nor did he do the death moan, it was a quick and quiet. It was a pass through but not a complete pass through, most of the arrow was sticking out the other side. I'm shooting a 2014 Mathews Creed, with Gold tip pro hunter 5575 that I cut and fletched myself. My broadheads are solid 3 blade montecs 100 grainers. the bear squared 8'8" by 7'10" roughly and the skull by doing the box method I measured 26 1/4 " give or take. I'll let the pros do it after the drying period, my next day off I will be checking him in to F&G.
On a side note, we cut the backstrap into medallions marinated in a seasoned garlic rub for 2 hours, then sauteed in olive oil and butter with Mushrooms and sweet onions.....and it was really good, interior spring griz is very tasty in case you guys haven't tried it. the dark red meat, is much like pork tenderloins. The hams will be smoked, and the rest of the meat made into italian sausage, pastrami, and grizzly sticks.