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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 02:08:52 PM »
That bear in the crosshair picture looks pretty good.  I'd need a bit better look, but he's better than average.
I hope you thump one.  Best of luck. :tup:
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 06:17:58 AM »
Got home last night
No bear meat in cooler
I held out for the big one in the area, but it never showed.
I'll have next weekend. Learned a lot of area, found lots of bear beds and stuff. Trails that looked like only bear use. Trees that are all oily looking were they do some rubbing.
Saw lots of elk. They talked a lot, that was fun to watch
Always got next weekend

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 07:27:03 AM »
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 08:38:51 AM »
Nice photos!  Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2017, 05:16:58 PM »
Is your rifle scope a sig product?
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2017, 06:24:02 AM »
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 05:29:52 PM »
Headn back up

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2017, 06:43:23 PM »
Best of luck.  :tup:
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2017, 06:14:42 AM »
Didn't see a bear. Blues got snow, normally that's a sign of the bear hunting getting slow ( in our area anyway)

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2017, 08:10:41 AM »
It's a weird year up there for sure.  Gonna warm up for a bit now though.  Any more trips planned?
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2017, 08:11:32 AM »
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2017, 10:25:12 AM »
It's a weird year up there for sure.  Gonna warm up for a bit now though.  Any more trips planned?

Have my daughters birthday this weekend , so I'll have grandparents in town.  But every weekend till it closes probably. I'll hunt deer in same area this year.
It is going to warm up, unfortunately I won't be up there.  38*degrees at trailer yesterday morn

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2017, 10:34:30 AM »
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!

No baits for fall, id like to and maybe some day. When season close in your unit? Do you wait to bait till natural food source is running low?

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2017, 10:51:28 AM »
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!

No baits for fall, id like to and maybe some day. When season close in your unit? Do you wait to bait till natural food source is running low?

Closes Oct 31st.  I waited till it cooled down.  I put it out Saturday afternoon.  No visitors yet.  I only run one bait in the fall.  I will spend time glassing and calling in the mornings and middle of the day and then sit on the stand once they hit the bait.
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2017, 10:17:26 PM »
Well, made it out this weekend. Had a bear at 246 yards. Pulled trigger and it rolled down out of sight. 20 min later he shows up in clearing and just beds down. I shoot again and miss ( judgeing by reaction to shot)
Runs up into trees and disappeared, comes out next clearing and can't make it a few steps without stopping.
At 345 yards I can't get the right hold to feel comfortable to shoot. I let him pass due to wind, and the fact I feel with another miss may push him farther.
Next morn dad comes up and look for it. Wind blowing and some hail, hard to look in moveing grass. We looked till 5:pm. Followed blood till it ran dry. Hate , Hate to loose a animal,But that's how it goes.  From this experience,I will practice more and teach my kids to practice so the odds of them being in this position will be less.  So, tag void . Bear season over.

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »
Bummer, you had a great season.
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2017, 07:41:27 AM »
That's tough n_mathews.

You hunted hard this year, and saw a ton of game.  Best of luck on the remaining hunts. :tup:
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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »
I screwed up a bear that guys would pay $ for. Eats at me if I dwell on it. BUT, I am glade it bothers me. The day a guy looses that anger and frustration on him self for causing that scenario, is the day he looses respect and a drive to better his skills for that animal

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »
Sorry to hear.  That's not fun at all.

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2017, 08:12:06 AM »
I screwed up a bear that guys would pay $ for. Eats at me if I dwell on it. BUT, I am glade it bothers me. The day a guy looses that anger and frustration on him self for causing that scenario, is the day he looses respect and a drive to better his skills for that animal

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2017, 09:43:18 PM »
Well, went deer hunting this weekend. Dad made it up early enough to go glass for bear before sat opener. He sat same canyon that I sat last weekend when I messed up that bear shot. At 5:40pm Dad spotted a dark chocolate bear that wasn't using his right front leg. That would have been the leg I would  have hit. So, I guess there is hope that he can power through it and heal up.

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Re: Weekend pics
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2017, 12:31:24 PM »
Positive news!  If he made it a week, he may make it.
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