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let him go
« on: September 01, 2007, 05:23:16 PM »
A fairly decent fellow, but not quite big enough for what I wanted in a black one.  Should I have busted him?




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Re: let him go
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 05:37:40 PM »
Great looking pics. :tup:  I think you made a good choice.  Looking at those ears, he looks a little small. 

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Re: let him go
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 08:15:21 PM »
i would have shot him

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Re: let him go
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 08:35:33 PM »
:)  Great photos, thanks for sharing!
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Re: let him go
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 09:57:34 AM »
The pics look good, but I think you made the right choice.  But when all is said and done it depends on how you feel about it.  There are bigger ones out there.
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Re: let him go
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 11:04:45 AM »
Cool spot Bone, great pics. Did you call him in?
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Re: let him go
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 01:14:23 PM »
good decision small bear

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Re: let him go
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 07:25:56 PM »
Man, them small ones make for easy packing and they taste great. Depending on how busy I was, am I going bear hunting again, is the freezer full, etc... I might or might not have shot it.




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Re: let him go
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 12:38:19 AM »
I would have shot him...but it would only be my second bear...so I aint picky...And also, for some reason, I cant seem to buy a bear this year yet... ;) Oh well...elk season is this coming weekend...any poor days (too windy, etc) and its on for bears! Hopefully i will bag one. ;)
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Re: let him go
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2007, 03:11:57 PM »
BOOOOOOM! Then go get another tag to trophy hunt with!
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Re: let him go
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2007, 03:16:44 PM »
BOOOOOOM! Then go get another tag to trophy hunt with!

You being on the OP you should just buy both tags at the same time. LOL




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Re: let him go
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2007, 05:02:27 PM »
knowing what i know(a little bit) about judging the size of bears, and just getting done watching shockey and  greg ritz kill a monster bear, i say let him walk.
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Man, them small ones make for easy packing and they taste great. Depending on how busy I was, am I going bear hunting again, is the freezer full, etc... I might or might not have shot it.
i guess it would have been up to you, but he looks to me to be a little guy.
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Re: let him go
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007, 05:55:24 PM »
It is early enough to pass a bear that size. Give it a while and things change, but with the work involved with a bruin I would just as soon shoot big un's. besides how are you gonna explain a little pecker bone on the mantle....go big.

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Re: let him go
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2007, 08:34:28 AM »
If she'd been in bow range, she would have gotten a stinger right in the boiling room.  Other than that, I've shot enough of them, I didn't need this one.  If she'd had some color to her, I'd probably have busted her.  Shes a pretty good sized bear for a female, which I'm pretty sure it was, but then again not big enough for what I want.  I'm really lookinf for a big boar to have as a full mount.
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