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1st Bear of the season
« on: August 03, 2009, 08:35:36 PM »
First bear of the 2009 season. 250-300 Lbs. Great hike and hunt!

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 08:41:21 PM »
Good job, what's the story?
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 08:42:53 PM »
First bear of 2009. Comparing the bear to me I am guessing it weighs 250-300 lbs. (Im 6'2 and weigh 265; and the bear was my size.) Great start to the season! Going out again on Thursday, I will post more pictures!

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 08:59:42 PM »
From the pic it looks maybe 200-225 live. Head looks a bit small, but still a great bear. Congrats




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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 09:06:22 PM »
Nice bear 180, let's hear the story behind it. :tup:
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 09:07:28 PM »
Don't forget to hit the bear poll here.  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,27826.0.html




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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2009, 09:09:32 PM »
A fine bear. Congrats!

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009, 09:10:23 PM »
It looks like a good bear. I would have pulled the trigger. Congratulations.

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009, 09:16:33 PM »
Congrats!  Details man, details!   :)
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 09:24:07 PM »
Nice bear.  I am still working towards the first one of the season.
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 09:29:24 PM »
I agree with billy... not 300, prob 200-225 but a great bear. lets hear a story  :tup:

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2009, 10:38:54 PM »
Great looking Bear!  Congrats.

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 10:53:10 PM »
Good eye Saylean...mine was missing 2 of em in 2007!  Nice bear buddy!

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2009, 01:23:15 AM »
Nice bear, Congrats! :tup:
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2009, 07:18:11 AM »
Way to get the season going. congradulations get another

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2009, 07:42:36 AM »
Congratulations!!!

How was the hide/fur condition? I'm going in about a month and am getting mighty impatient!  :)

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2009, 07:43:23 AM »
congrats, come on cold :drool:

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2009, 07:54:12 AM »
Nice bear, congrats.
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2009, 08:03:06 AM »
grats
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2009, 08:17:59 AM »
200 max, probably a hair under.  Still a nice bear, congrats. 
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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 09:29:06 AM »
nice job....this is killing me....they took away our August hunt over here this year and I don't know of any good reason.

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 10:14:16 AM »
nice job....this is killing me....they took away our August hunt over here this year and I don't know of any good reason.

Can't wait to get out in Sept.....

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 10:32:11 AM »
Congrats, nice bear.  In what condition was his hide? 

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 02:23:35 PM »
Heres the story. We walked into our spot on stevens pass at about 5:15am and walked into the first clearingbut did not see anything. So we started walking toward the next one and I stopped and glassed the top of the clearcut and he walked out from behind a stump, I new he was good sized when I saw him because he was right next to an old growth stump and he was taller and way longer than the stump. Anyway we walked up the road keeping an eye on him and I watched him bed down in some tall bushes about 100 yards below where the road ends up in the clearing so we hauled but up to the top of the hill. When we got up there we were watching the spot he had bedded in and I looked to the right and just caught a glimpse of him going over the hill so we ran over to the top of the ravine witch was right at the end of the road. We sat there waiting for him to come out, we knew he was going to because the ravine was right on the tree line and it was getting pretty hot so we figured he would be trying to escape the heat. Well we were right we started hearing branches breaking in the ravine and he walked into view about 115 yards down the ravine he was'nt spooked so I am thinking he never even new we were there. I ended up getting a good rest on a big rock and taking a shot hit him right behind the shoulder and blew up his heart looked like jelly when we gutted him. He only went 25 yards and piled up in the ravine. His hide was ok no bad rub spots but his hair was not as thick as in the fall. As we were going back up the ravine we seen another bear around the same size and it is my fiances turn to shoot. We are going back thursday so we will post pictures.

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Re: 1st Bear of the season
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 03:03:29 PM »
Nice! What gun were you using?
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