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Offline PastorJoel

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16th day....
« on: September 25, 2017, 10:21:37 AM »
BEAR DOWN!!!!!!! Pictures will follow soon

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 10:42:03 AM »
looking forward to it.  Congrats

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 10:48:13 AM »
Awesome!!!
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 05:48:07 PM »
I should freeze the hide while I decide whether or not to have a rug made, right?

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 05:52:03 PM »
Congrats! Yeah, freezing the hide is a good idea if youre unsure.

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 06:56:33 PM »
congrats on finally connecting...i was rooting for you during the spring season...looking forward to the story/pics
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 07:51:11 PM »
If you freeze the hide make sure you fold it so it's even
And fold it as big as you can so it freezes quick 
Where's the pics ????

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 09:26:22 PM »
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pictures of what a filled tag looks like!

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 09:30:03 PM »
Tag! Congrats! I need some hope!

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 10:33:40 PM »
 :)

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 10:35:13 PM »
 :IBCOOL:

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 10:36:09 PM »
 :tup:
You know how to skin griz pilgram

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 10:44:15 PM »
As some remember, I shot one on the 7th day of my spring hunting but I was unable to locate it.

Come fall, I had gone out again and again, but with no luck.  This is a Kitsap County bear, only 40 minutes from my house.  I was planning on a short morning hunt and didn't really expect to find anything.  I got to the end of where I was going to hunt and started to head back to the truck.  Then, I saw a black stump that moved. :)  But then, it was gone.  I looked all over on this big hillside and saw it again, but then it disappeared again.  Eventually, I got a good lock on its location and watched it for several minutes to make sure there were no cubs.  Never saw any cubs, made a 300-350 yard shot and hit it in the spine in the neck.  It dropped like a rock.  I was hunting by myself so the pack out was a lot of fun.  :o

This hillside was COVERED in berry bushes and had LOTS of sign.  Now I know where to go next time.  :)

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 04:56:54 AM »
Great job ! Good looking bear

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 05:17:30 AM »
Nice job!  Great bear! :tup:
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2017, 09:52:47 AM »
Congrats!!!!
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2017, 10:34:05 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  After so much hard work, this bear feels extra special.  I am thankful that it took me so long because I was able to enjoy a lot of time in the woods.  I typically spend my time out there praying for people in my church and thinking about God's goodness.  Bear or no bear, God is good!

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 09:07:22 PM »
Great way to pass the time while enjoying God's creation!  :tup:

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
Great looking bear :tup:

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 08:03:22 AM »
That's awesome! Good work man, congrats! Thanks for posting up the pics.
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 04:35:53 AM »
Way to go!

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 06:39:37 AM »
Nicer job brother, congrats. I love the pic with your son. Priceless! 1 :tup:
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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2017, 10:15:15 PM »
Well, I got a buck and need to make some freezer room.

(assuming that I can do this legally)  Does anyone want the hide for free? (I live in Bremerton)

I only want to keep the skull.

I had considered having it made into a rug or tanned, but not anymore.

This offer will only stand for a week or two and then I will discard it.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 10:20:46 PM by PastorJoel »

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Re: 16th day....
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2017, 11:18:44 AM »
Call some of your local taxidermist, some of them will buy them from you, which is perfectly legal.  You can get $75 to $100 for a good hide.
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