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Offline Shannon

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Bigger Bear Down
« on: May 21, 2008, 01:16:10 AM »
Well I will be brief tonight. I shot a dandy tonight. I think it might have been another bear that Bearhunter saw about a week ago. It has a nice coat, nice brown nose, and a big white splash across its chest. No pictures until I got home though. I was by myself just before dark in the rain with no camera so no pictures until I got home. Roughly 6'2" and heavy. He dropped like a rock and I went into the brush after 30 minutes only to find he got up and was no where to be seen. Long story short he got another shot in the brush at 10 feet as he was coming at me. Got the old heart pumping and knees knocking. I will try to post the crappy pics tomorrow.
Shannon
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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 05:26:32 AM »
Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 06:15:45 AM »
Congrats.




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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 06:36:39 AM »
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I will try to post the crappy pics tomorrow.
I don't want to see pictures of your pants, I want to see pictures of the bear.   :chuckle:

CONGRATS!
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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 06:42:26 AM »
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I don't want to see pictures of your pants, I want to see pictures of the bear.

Me neither, Me too !!! :chuckle:  :chuckle:

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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 09:28:13 AM »
Glad to hear you made it out safe and that you recovered the bear.

Now...like everyone else...

pics please. ;)
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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 09:42:27 AM »
Im glad you got to kill that bear, the short look I got at him he sure was a big pretty bear.  I hope you end up going with the full body mount like we were talking, guys this bear will definetly go 300 + Shannon said it still had a couple inches of fat on it when he skinned it, it was the second biggest one I seen up there.  The big boy is still there, wish I could use my second tag, I no where Id be!  Looks like Im out of the running for the predator contest.  Congrats again Shannon well have to go get a couple more this August!  Lets see those crappy pictures.
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Re: Another Big Bear Down
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 09:44:30 AM »
I want to change this thread name to Bigger bear down!!!
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 09:50:26 AM »
There you go, but when he complains he can't find the thread he started...... :chuckle: you're taking the heat.   Now I am really looking forward to seeing this brute.  You guys are going to make it tough for us fall hunters in this predator contest.  My cat is going to have to be a BIG ONE
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2008, 09:57:51 AM »
POST PICS - POST PICS - The suspense is killing me - LOL

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 10:29:17 AM »
POST PICS - POST PICS - The suspense is killing me - LOL

ya i've checked this about 3 times this morning too see if they are up yet
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 10:40:11 AM »
i need to get back to the coast. wish it would quit raining. awsome job on the bear. been on alot of wounded bear in my guiding year's dont take long for them to get ya. what is the predator contest. Rick
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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2008, 11:22:05 AM »
Congrats on a great bear....When bearhunter and i first saw that bear we knew it was a shooter...Will make a great mount and will take lots of hunting to get one with so much character and still such a nice coat.....Congratulations again...Justin

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2008, 02:10:45 PM »
OK guys. I am half computer illiterate so lets see if I can post a pic. First off, I have to apologize in advance for the pictures. I am almost embarrassed to put this one up compared to some of the great photo's on here. Not a good way to show off or do justice to a good animal but its all I have. Pictures are not high on my list of priorities when I get an animal down and its always a regret later. This is the only pic that turned out at all on my camera. They really suck. Anyways, I am not overly big but not small either. I am 6'1" 220lbs just to put the pic in prospective. I started to rug out the hind quarters with a mini mag on the hill and decided to finish at home with good light so his lower half is skinned in the picture. I do have some cell phone pictures that are kind of blurry but better I just have to figure how to get that on my computer. I took the rug to my taxidermy and was hoping to talk to him but he was having a surgery done. The lady that checked it in said it was a nice average 150 lb bear. I was pretty disappointed thinking I was becoming a *censored* in my old age. I took my meat to the butcher boned out completely with no fat, hide, or anything just meat. I lost most of one front shoulder with my last shot from 10' and cut that out so that was not part of what I took to the butcher. I had a total of 147 lbs of boned out meat. I was hoping someone on here with better bear knowledge then me can give me a decent guess to live weight. Also, the blaze on his chest is about 10" across and 8" long it just does not look like it in the picture.

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Re: Bigger Bear Down
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 02:18:00 PM »
Looks like an illegal hold there, no points unless you take him all the way down and pin him!!!

Nice bear, congrats!!!!
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