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2007 Twisp Bear
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:52:54 AM »
Here are a few pictures of my 2007 Twisp Bear. I got him on Sunday up the Twisp River drainage a mile or so back from the road. He has a very thick coat and is a great color. From nose to tail he is just about 6' long. We brought in over 100 lbs of boned out meat to the butcher so he was probably 250-300 lbs live weight. The pictures shown are not where I got him, we just brought him down by the river to skin him out.
Not too much of a story but here it is. I was hunting with my 11 year old daughter and my buddy and his daughter. We were about a mile in when we decided to split for an hour or so and each take a different trail. We came back to the meeting spot a little early so we sat and watched a draw while waiting. We kept on hearing noises in the draw but I just thought it was a squirrel but my daughter said she was sure it was not a squirrel. We were not there for about 10 minutes when I saw movement in the bottom. At first I thought it was a deer as all I saw was brown. Once I glassed him I knew he was no deer. I quickly brought my rifle up and told my daughter I was going to shoot. She covered her ears and I shot. He ran about 30 yards and that was it.
It was a great weekend and we ended up seeing one more bear which was even larger but could not get a shot off.


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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 07:11:14 AM »
Congrats.......what a great looking bear!




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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 07:12:48 AM »
Awesome looking bear!!!!!  Man I really like the look of those color phase bears.  Thanks for posting up.

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 08:26:25 AM »
Nice looking bear, congrats!
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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 09:23:19 AM »
You shot one of my homies.......Congrats....awesome bear.
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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007, 09:34:25 AM »
Danged pretty bear, and looks to be in good shape too.  Congrats!
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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007, 09:35:57 AM »
Very good looking bear. Congratulations  8)

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 06:27:06 PM »
Congrats, really cool to have your daughter with you!
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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007, 09:12:22 PM »
Great looking bear! He has got some big feet. Congratulations.

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007, 09:55:12 PM »
Great looking bear.  Congrats on bagging a nice one!

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 10:00:07 PM »
Looks like a bruiser. NICE!!

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2007, 06:11:18 PM »
Very Nice, Love the color

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2007, 07:55:05 PM »
beauty ;)

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2007, 11:17:45 PM »
 Great story. Pretty bear.

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Re: 2007 Twisp Bear
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2007, 07:02:56 AM »
Thanks for all the comments. This was my first bear and I am pretty happy with it. I have seen others but wanted one that I could hang on the wall or get mounted.


 

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