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2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« on: May 04, 2015, 04:16:14 PM »
2015 Head Competition

Rules:
1. Cougar and Bear legally harvested during any open season in Washington from April 15 2015 to March 30, 2016 may be entered
2. Washington Hunting License & Tags: A current WDFW hunting license and appropriate tag is required
3. Membership: Hunters entering the contest must be forum members prior to the start of the season in which the animal was harvested
4. Entries: The hunter must submit a story of the hunt, picture of the animal, and claimed score on hunting-washington.com
5. Scoring System: Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young scoring system will be used.
6. Winner Determination: The score that compares highest in percentage to the state record for that species and weapon wins. For example, a modern firearm black bear will be compared to the state record modern firearm black bear and an archery cougar will be compared to the state record archery cougar. There are three recognized weapon categories; modern firearm, muzzleloader, and archery. Washington Big Game Records will be used as the state records.
 7. Prizes: A perpetual (traveling) trophy will be awarded to the winner to keep for 11-1/2 months. Hopefully we can get a few gifts of nominal value donated by some of our sponsors.
 8. Judge Discretion: Judges may challenge any entry. Judges may require the top entries to get an official score.
9. The entry deadline for the 2015 contest will be March 31, 2016.

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Thanks to saylean, the winner will also get a copy of his book (printed or e-copy) "No Bait . . . Just Bears":

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,170988.0.html
« Last Edit: September 13, 2015, 06:11:14 PM by Wea300mag »
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 04:18:59 PM »
That looks really cool. Kind of makes me want to try out hunting bear and cat.  :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 04:35:16 PM »
Just to bring everyone up to date with past winners: I tried to get all the names in one image but  :nono:

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 08:12:35 AM »
I think my spring bear this year was a solid 18+, I'll get a measurement when I get the skull back from the taxi.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 06:13:06 PM »
Thanks to saylean for offering up a copy (ebook or printed) of his book to the winner, "No Bait . . . Just Bears"

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,170988.0.html
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 12:50:08 PM »
 I shot this bear Septmber 5th in Northport, Washington unit #105 with my Remington 700 30-06. I used Hornady Superformance GMX .150 grain bullets and shot this Sow through the heart and both lungs at about 70 yards away. The bears live weight was estimated to be 320bs by the butcher, and it was a 5 ft 10 inch bear.
 I went up on a Thursday evening with my uncle Jim. We got camp set up that evening and hunted Friday all day. We saw one bear on the Sheep Creek side, but couldn't get an oppurtunity on that on. The next day we woke up to a wet, rainy day. I was in high spirits from the bear we spotd the daybefore. I left camp, and walked the old logging road to a draw I know that always has bear in it. I got there and sat for about 4 hours. I only sat for 4 because the draw is about 10 miles from camp. Not seeing any bear on that draw aroynd 4 pm I decided to head back to camp and hunt along the Columbia River flat back to camp. I got a few hundred yards into the flats and herd a snap to my left. I looked over and saw a nice BIG black bear running from left to my right broadside. I reacted quickly got the scope on the front shoulder and squeezed off a lethal shot at 70 yards. Bear went about 50 yards, rolled around and passed away quickly. Only my 2nd bear, but a really big sow with a BIG SKULL! I'm still stoked about it, looking forward to making a bear rug, and European skull mount.
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Greatest length= 12 1/2
Greatest width= 6 5/8
TOTAL SCORE= 19 2/16
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 09:24:02 PM »
Ok this was getting really long and confusing quick. With the extra pictures people will think those are entries. Let's keep this fun and on track.

From the rules.
8. Judge Discretion: Judges may challenge any entry. Judges may require the top entries to get an official score.

Lets see some more bears!


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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2015, 04:55:15 PM »
Here is my entry for the head competition. And my story with it!


I managed to get my bear for 2015 with my Elite Answer bow. By far the most intense and thrilling hunt I have ever had!! I drew back on this boar at 18 yards (I had also left my backup pistol in my truck and was very nervous at this point) and hit a perfect double lung. I have switched to shooting the NAP killzone maxx broadheads with a 2 3/8 cutting diameter. Clean pass through and he sprinted all of 40 yards before getting a mouth full of dirt (literally ;) ). I am going to turn him into an open mouth bear rug down at cedar river taxidermy. Rick was thrilled to see it and I had a great time meeting him. The bear measured out for a 20 inch skull on the dot as of right now (after being cleaned down to bone). He was 78 inches nose to tail and 53 inches wide. Just the cape and head alone was 109.6 lbs. According to the measurements he could have weighed up to 486 lbs.  Can't wait to see that rug come back!!

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 05:58:14 PM »
Wow, great bears, keep them coming. You don't have to have the biggest bear/cat to enter. This contest was designed to get all the top critters in one thread.
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 11:41:49 AM »
Got this guys Sept 4. at 50 yards with my bow. It was my first bear with a bow.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2015, 09:14:21 PM »
An update with my previous post above, I had my dry skull officially measured by Russ Spaulding in Auburn and it measured out to 19 15/16 for Pope and Young.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 05:30:35 PM »
So I had my bear "officially" scored today by Larry Carey in Spokane, Wa. and the final score is 17 7/16. Word of advice, don't measure with a non flexible tape, :chuckle: I was wayyyyy off.! I am still very thrilled with this big sow I shot. Here is a picture of the score sheet to confirm it. :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 11:33:04 AM »
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2016, 03:08:36 PM »
Hope I will have my spring bear back by the deadline.  She had a big noggin....though I think there were bigger out there, would still be to enter.   :tup:

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 08:03:41 AM »
Got some nice bears on here.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2016, 08:45:23 PM »
Great bears! Lets see some more, maybe even a cat. :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 08:40:19 AM »
Got this guys Sept 4. at 50 yards with my bow. It was my first bear with a bow.

 I finally had my skull officially measured at the Portland outdoorsman show and did a little better then I thought. I came in at 18 12/16 and a personal best for me. Can't wait for next season.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2016, 08:34:39 PM »
Here is my official score sheet for my archery bear above.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2016, 05:45:32 PM »
Great entries, thanks to all for going the extra mile to get the official scores. :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2016, 08:39:24 PM »
Last chance to get your name on that beautiful plaque and get a copy of Saylean's book. :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2016, 06:13:54 PM »
Congratulations to jessie88 for winning the 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition. There were lots of great entries but it's hard to beat a 19-15/16" monster like that. I'll get the trophy plaque updated and delivered in the next couple weeks. Jessie88 will also receive a nice book compliments of Saylean. :tup:
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2016, 06:18:32 PM »
congrats jessie88  :tup: :tup:
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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2016, 06:33:16 PM »
That's a great bear! Congrats :tup:

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2016, 07:59:39 AM »
Nicely done jesse88 that was one heck of a skull.

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Re: 2015 Hunt-WA Head Competition
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2016, 09:21:58 AM »
Right on!! thanks guys im stoked  :tup: are you going to pm me for my info? whats the next step?

 

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