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Title: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: TheSkyBuster on April 15, 2016, 06:29:35 PM

Let's see some pictures of bears taken in the 2016 Spring, and Fall seasons!
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Post by: Bango skank on April 15, 2016, 07:12:56 PM
Kind of surprised nobody here has one down yet.  It is pretty slow still, but maybe ill make it happen tomorrow.

Few days ago i had my foxpro set up 20 yards from me playing bear cub distress and i fell asleep.  Oops
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on April 15, 2016, 08:01:33 PM
Headed out tomorrow for a 3 day weekend, hopefully have pics to add when I return Monday


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Post by: bearmanric on April 15, 2016, 11:08:54 PM
Settled in here in Copalis. Rick
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on April 17, 2016, 12:06:22 AM
Here, I'll add a few more pics and story after some sleep
Added a story and more pics, look for the topic short and sweet

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Post by: Kit Carson on April 17, 2016, 12:32:00 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: JediHunter on April 17, 2016, 06:32:37 AM
Skagit tag filled!!!
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Post by: TheSkyBuster on April 17, 2016, 06:38:15 AM
Skagit tag filled!!!

(https://ipponduro.smugmug.com/Other/Hunting/i-LmHdknr/1/O/image.jpg)





Freakin sweet  :tup:
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Post by: justyhntr on April 17, 2016, 06:47:55 AM
Nice!  :tup:
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 17, 2016, 07:10:01 AM
Nice pumpkin head Jedihunter!  Any story on that guy?
Congrats.
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on April 17, 2016, 07:11:22 AM
Looks like a nice one jedi


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Post by: Duckhunter14 on April 17, 2016, 09:19:56 AM
We're on our way to the taxidermist and butcher; Corey (JediHunter) will post the story and more pictures tonight. The pictures don't do the bear justice. He's a nice one. Old melon head boar that was peeling a ton of trees. A big shoutout to Jerome for all his help! Couldn't have done it without you. Also thank you to everyone else that helped out with information. Xforce and Bowhunter and everybody else. Now it's my turn to try an find one!
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Post by: X-Force on April 17, 2016, 09:27:00 AM
Crap that was fast. What a toad!
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Post by: Jerome on April 17, 2016, 09:40:22 AM
Again nice job and I'm glad to help you two out.  Now let's get out and get you tagged out.
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Post by: saylean on April 17, 2016, 09:57:32 AM
Skagit boys are getting it done again this year!

What a great lookin bear! Congrats!
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Post by: Mark251 on April 17, 2016, 10:28:22 AM
Nice! Congratulations  :tup:
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Post by: wheels on April 17, 2016, 10:51:25 AM
congrats
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Post by: JediHunter on April 17, 2016, 02:31:15 PM
Bear with me my story telling isn't that great....
Opening morning we, Duckhunter14 and I, got up and started cruising the roads looking for signs. We found what looked to be fresh peels right off the road and decided to get out and take a listen. Not five minutes goes by and we hear a lot of thrashing in the timber below. Anyone who has been up in this country knows how thick it can be. We couldn't see him but he was making loads and loads of racket. That went on for an hour and a half then it went quiet. We spent the next 24 hours canvassing the area for other sign and we were disappointed. We decided to give this pig another chance to step out so last night we parked at the bottom and hiked up and took a listen. He got restless around 7 and decided to give us one chance. He stepped out at about 25 yards and I let the Remington 700 sing it's song right through both his lungs. He turned around and rolled to the bottom of the grade and took his last gasp.

After getting him gutted and skinned we took him to the butcher this morning and he was 162lbs hanging. Factor in guts and hide and were thinking he was anywhere from 250 to 275.

Thanks again to all the guys that helped us get my first black bear.

Who's next?


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Post by: Machias on April 17, 2016, 04:33:52 PM
Nice bears fellas!!!  Nice big melon head on that bear!!  Congrats!!
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Post by: Joeykon123 on April 17, 2016, 07:49:21 PM
great job! :tup:
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Post by: Kit Carson on April 17, 2016, 08:57:01 PM
Nice bear  :tup:
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Post by: Ripper on April 18, 2016, 10:34:52 AM
 :tup: Excellent job.
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Post by: idaho guy on April 18, 2016, 10:41:39 AM
nice job!
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on April 19, 2016, 10:43:49 AM
congrats fellas! great bear!
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Post by: JamesK. on April 27, 2016, 05:41:22 PM
Blues bear down! Had an amazing trip last weekend in the backcountry and connected with a bear I had taken pictures of on a scouting trip. Spotted him from 900 yards away and was able to get to 360 yards and made a great shot just seconds before he was into the timber.
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Post by: HUNTaHOLIC5 on April 27, 2016, 05:42:51 PM
Nice!  :tup:
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Post by: bowhunterforever on April 27, 2016, 05:57:03 PM
Beautiful bear :tup: Congrats
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Post by: bearpaw on April 27, 2016, 06:08:13 PM
Nice bears... :tup: :tup:
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on April 27, 2016, 06:13:10 PM
Congrats guys :IBCOOL:
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Post by: bugs n bones on April 27, 2016, 06:38:28 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: tgomez on April 27, 2016, 07:50:40 PM
Hell ya James! That's a beautiful colored phase bear man, too cool!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on April 27, 2016, 08:18:38 PM
Hell ya James! That's a beautiful colored phase bear man, too cool!

 :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Great phase bear James.  :tup: You going to rug that bad boy?
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Post by: Machias on April 28, 2016, 07:20:33 AM
Hell ya James! That's a beautiful colored phase bear man, too cool!

 :yeah: :yeah:
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on April 28, 2016, 08:04:10 AM
Hell ya James! That's a beautiful colored phase bear man, too cool!

 :yeah: :yeah:

Beautiful bear! Nice work. Any plans for a mount? Rug or half mount?
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Post by: justyhntr on April 28, 2016, 08:26:37 AM
Sweet bear James ! :drool:
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Post by: crowinghen on April 28, 2016, 09:04:23 AM
Hell ya James! That's a beautiful colored phase bear man, too cool!

 :yeah: :yeah:

 :yeah:
Nice bear!!
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Post by: elkslayer069 on April 28, 2016, 09:28:58 AM
Back to work jimbo :tup:
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Post by: JamesK. on April 28, 2016, 10:38:26 PM
I was super hesitant but am going to do a lifesize mount! Really want to show the cool white diamond on his chest. Can't wait!
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Post by: Eric M on April 28, 2016, 11:00:58 PM
Beautiful bears!
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on April 28, 2016, 11:11:36 PM
great bear James! Life size mount will look amazing!
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on April 29, 2016, 08:40:53 AM
I was super hesitant but am going to do a lifesize mount! Really want to show the cool white diamond on his chest. Can't wait!

Awesome! I cant wait to see how it turns out.  :tup:
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Post by: saylean on April 30, 2016, 08:10:45 PM
Great coloring JamesK. Nice bear~!
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Post by: Mark251 on April 30, 2016, 08:40:07 PM
Nice  :tup:
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Post by: birdblastinboaz on May 02, 2016, 06:01:53 AM
Awesome Jimbo! Can't wait to see it! Your the bear slayer man!
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Post by: Wiseguy24 on May 02, 2016, 09:48:22 PM
Skagit bear down! Got off work after a 12 hour nightshift picked up the girlfriend at the house and decided to go visit a trail cam that had some recent bear activity. What I thought would be a down and dirty memory card swap turned into fun filled evening.  After walking into my camera we continued down the road where me and jkononen had seen some fresh peels from the week prior. The walk was short as me and the gf rounded a corner and sure enough this guy was maybe 100 yards away. I took my shot and the bear took off downhill crashing through everything in its path. I ran down the road hoping to get a follow up shot but the terrain was too thick but I could hear him crashing around below side hilling. I knew a little ways down the road it opened up and ran down hoping to get another shot in him. He popped out just like I was hoping but not long enough for me to make the shot. I knew if we waited he would step back out on the road and he did 25 yards Bang!Flop! It was exciting to have the gf with me I found out later she has never seen a bear before and today she helped me get it into the truck. There was half a dozen new peels where this bear lay right off the road and his stomach was filled with grass and dandelions.     
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Post by: Eric M on May 02, 2016, 10:08:30 PM
Nice job wiseguy 24! Good looking bear and good story!
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Post by: steeleywhopper on May 02, 2016, 10:58:08 PM
Great job! I got close tonight but he wouldn't come outta the thick stuff.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on May 03, 2016, 08:28:27 AM
Nice work wiseguy! Congrats on a nice bear!  :tup:
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 04, 2016, 06:28:11 AM
Awesome! I'm assuming you hit em with your first shot?
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Post by: Wiseguy24 on May 04, 2016, 03:16:20 PM
After skinning him I came to the conclusion first shot was a clean miss just got lucky we had the wind in our favor and the path the bear took we had a 2nd opportunity
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 04, 2016, 07:01:30 PM
 
After skinning him I came to the conclusion first shot was a clean miss just got lucky we had the wind in our favor and the path the bear took we had a 2nd opportunity
:tup:
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Post by: tgomez on May 04, 2016, 08:52:28 PM
Congradulations Wiseguy24 on your bear, love your picture of the bear in the boat. Thanks for sharing with us. :tup:
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Post by: pashok23 on May 05, 2016, 10:17:37 PM
Montana 05-05-2016
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Post by: Hectocotylus on May 05, 2016, 10:26:50 PM
Montana 05-05-2016
Beauty bear nice work
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Post by: jasnt on May 05, 2016, 11:02:31 PM
Tagging
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Post by: Monsterbull11 on May 09, 2016, 05:01:52 AM
4/26/16 Best bear to date. Smoke'n spring hide.
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Post by: johnnyaustin44 on May 09, 2016, 05:48:30 AM
Nice one !!!!
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Post by: Hectocotylus on May 09, 2016, 06:16:33 AM
Wow that's a bruiser


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Post by: jasnt on May 09, 2016, 06:46:27 AM
:drool: some great looking bears folks
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 09, 2016, 07:19:30 AM
Nice bears.  Awesome color phase James.  Big noggin on yours Monsterbull.  Care to share how long that bear was?
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Post by: Monsterbull11 on May 09, 2016, 08:42:54 AM
Nice bears.  Awesome color phase James.  Big noggin on yours Monsterbull.  Care to share how long that bear was?

He's right at 6' but what impressed me was this, especially in April.
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 09, 2016, 08:45:33 AM
Yum!  He's in incredible shape for this time of the year.
Congrats on a dandy.
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Post by: tgomez on May 09, 2016, 07:49:05 PM
Damn, that's a great bear. Any idea live weight? He's got enough fat to make through another winter! :chuckle:
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on May 09, 2016, 07:57:47 PM
I was shocked at the amount of fat on my bear that I took on the 16th as well. Must've been 1 1/2" layer on the back


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Post by: saylean on May 09, 2016, 08:16:21 PM
Some really good lookin bears dropping this year!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on May 09, 2016, 09:32:08 PM
 :yeah:

Congrats to all the bear killers.  :tup: Monsterbull what bear unit did you draw to get that bruiser?  :chuckle:
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Post by: Monsterbull11 on May 10, 2016, 10:14:28 AM
tgomez- Didn't put him on the scale but if he wasn't 300lbs live, he was really knocking on the door.

Boss- Not a unit draw. This one was bought. Went over and hunted on the Quinault.
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Post by: tgomez on May 10, 2016, 07:41:15 PM
Nice bear brother!
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Post by: Machias on May 10, 2016, 08:14:41 PM
NICE one!!!
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Post by: Cultusman on May 10, 2016, 08:46:09 PM
  That Bear fat makes good boot grease, only problem is you have to leave your boots in the back of the truck because of the smell.

 Nice Bear Monsterbull  :tup:
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Post by: Bango skank on May 12, 2016, 10:18:51 PM
Called this one in, snuck up behind me, 10 yard shot.  Taxidermist just texted me said older sow by the toothwear, probably 8-10 yr old.
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Post by: tgomez on May 13, 2016, 05:40:46 AM
Beautiful chocolate coat on that sow.
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Post by: TheSkyBuster on May 13, 2016, 10:22:15 AM
Called this one in, snuck up behind me, 10 yard shot.  Taxidermist just texted me said older sow by the toothwear, probably 8-10 yr old.


 :tup:  nice, what did you shoot her with?
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 13, 2016, 01:22:39 PM
A couple Northeast Washington Bears.  My chocolate might make B&C. 
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 13, 2016, 01:24:18 PM
And the other.  Check out this color
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Post by: X-Force on May 13, 2016, 01:30:30 PM
Nice looking bears!
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Post by: wazzu99 on May 13, 2016, 01:35:13 PM
what a beast, best looking spring bear so far...

Nice
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 13, 2016, 02:04:03 PM
Couple dandy bears. That chocolate for sure looks like it has a fat melon on it :IBCOOL:

Congrats guys
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Post by: 180-GRAIN on May 13, 2016, 02:17:21 PM
Both of those are awesome bears!
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Post by: crowinghen on May 13, 2016, 02:20:13 PM
Nice bears there!! Congratulations!
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Post by: buckfvr on May 13, 2016, 02:21:09 PM
They both came out on my game cart and I can tell ya.....they are/were even better in person.   :yeah:  Magnificent  bruins...........
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 13, 2016, 10:12:41 PM
Noticed the picture was not very good. See if I can get a better quailty one
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 14, 2016, 07:07:19 AM
What unit were you guys in? Heading over to alladin tomorrow for a week
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Post by: jessie88 on May 14, 2016, 08:24:44 AM
Noticed the picture was not very good. See if I can get a better quailty one

biggest bear yet. toad for sure!
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 14, 2016, 10:04:56 AM
I cant give away my secret unit! 
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Post by: bugs n bones on May 14, 2016, 10:21:51 AM
Noticed the picture was not very good. See if I can get a better quailty one
that's a pig!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 14, 2016, 10:23:28 AM
what chambering is your Ruger PR?
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Post by: buckfvr on May 14, 2016, 11:14:37 AM
Carp....that is the one we developed the load for over on Long Range Hunting Magazines page......its a .243.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 14, 2016, 11:18:03 AM
Sweet!

Wait a 243 killed a bear? There is a lot of folks on here that don't think it can be or should be done :chuckle:
I need to head east and find some color one of these years. Those are some beautiful bears.
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 14, 2016, 06:36:06 PM
I cant give away my secret unit!

 :chuckle:
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 16, 2016, 11:02:23 AM
I have never heard of anyone bragging about their game cart  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Post by: buckfvr on May 16, 2016, 11:37:07 AM
After a closer look, the bear and the shooter are both pin heads............
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Post by: jdmecomber on May 16, 2016, 12:19:55 PM
:)
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Post by: Machias on May 16, 2016, 12:40:10 PM
Man what a melon on that bear, congrats!!
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Post by: BlackRiverTaxidermy on May 16, 2016, 05:13:09 PM
Nice bear!
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Post by: .257mag on May 17, 2016, 10:53:54 PM
Blue mountains boar may 12th
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 18, 2016, 12:19:04 AM
Congrats! Another great melon  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:
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Post by: .257mag on May 18, 2016, 02:33:58 AM
Thanks carp! He came charging in at 20 yards with a fawn distress call.  What a rush that was! Funny thing is I spent weeks practicing shooting at 400 plus yards before the hunt :chuckle:
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Post by: bugs n bones on May 18, 2016, 06:06:17 AM
Blue mountains boar may 12th
congrats, that's a pig!
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 18, 2016, 07:10:54 AM
Dandy bear 257mag.   :tup:
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on May 18, 2016, 07:58:19 AM
Blue mountains boar may 12th
congrats, that's a pig!

 :yeah:
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Post by: crowinghen on May 18, 2016, 08:10:12 AM
Another nice one! Congratulations!
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Post by: .257mag on May 18, 2016, 08:33:36 AM
Thanks everyone!
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Post by: Rem14 on May 18, 2016, 08:54:51 PM
I didn't draw, but the wife did, her first bear. The kids gave her the hunt for mothers day. Bearpaw outfitters great bunch to deal with.
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Post by: saylean on May 18, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
Great job guys (and gal!). Keep em coming!
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Post by: jasnt on May 18, 2016, 09:29:20 PM
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😵
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Post by: X-Force on May 18, 2016, 09:35:41 PM
Awesome!
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Post by: bearmanric on May 18, 2016, 09:47:06 PM
Nice calling. 257mag. Rick
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Post by: gotcha on May 20, 2016, 02:47:56 PM
Got it done on this nice bear.
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Post by: Ripper on May 20, 2016, 06:37:43 PM
What's the story Gotcha? Nice bear!  :tup:
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on May 20, 2016, 06:44:52 PM
Great looking bear Gotcha! :tup: :)
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Post by: gotcha on May 20, 2016, 07:53:34 PM
One of coolest hunts. I never layed foot in unit put in a lot of research and scouting. Made 3 trips over to hunt. Passed 14 bears before liking this bear. From start to finish just a great experience.  I've got in really good shape over last 4 months with lots of miles on the boots.
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Post by: bear hunter on May 20, 2016, 08:38:37 PM
Noticed the picture was not very good. See if I can get a better quailty one
wow he is a hog. Nice bear CONGRATS
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 20, 2016, 08:41:27 PM
Beautiful colored bears! Congrats
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Post by: Elmer Fletch on May 21, 2016, 07:16:08 AM
Huckleberry tag filled! Used fawn in distress call, this little guy comes in from my left side, 22 yards. Sneaked in behind my back, did not even hear him. Could not pass up the opportunity, he will make a nice wall mount.
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Post by: jasnt on May 21, 2016, 07:46:57 AM
Great looking bears!
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 21, 2016, 08:23:44 AM
Harvested my first bear! Shot her at 115 yards with my Tikka 300 win mag, she took off in the deepest nastiest stuff you can think of. Trailed her slowly and methodically and lost her trail. I stopped at the last print I could see. I had a view of about 10 square feet around me. I'm looking all around except directly to my right. I look to my right and I see a bears head staring rite at me laying on the ground under a tree. Not knowing its dead I raise my .44 mag, point it at her head and move the sights were I thought her vitals would be. Boom goes the .44 she gets up and runs, boom goes the .44 again and now no sight and trace of the bear. Tracked some more. After long discussion we decide she has to be dead or hurt real bad. We hike out get some water and gear and hike back down. Found her bunched up under a tree within 50 yards of the last time I saw her.  My brother in law Kirk was a great help (couldn't of done it without him) "no bait just bears" is a great read and very useful. I also learned a lot from "education of a bear hunter" as well. And a HUGE shout out to Dale with Bear paw outfitters on the DIY map and the support from the field on how to hunt the terrain!

BTW
I need a good taxidermist for a bear rug. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 21, 2016, 09:05:33 AM
Great bear Joey!  I bet that close range encounter got your blood pumping!
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Post by: Wea300mag on May 21, 2016, 09:09:56 AM
Lots of nice bears falling, congrats to all :tup:
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Post by: saylean on May 21, 2016, 09:20:20 AM
Way to call em in Elmer Fletch! Calling is so much fun huh!? Joeykon, glad the book helped a little bit, great job tracking.
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Post by: X-Force on May 21, 2016, 09:54:32 AM
Cool story on a great color phase.
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Post by: Ripper on May 21, 2016, 11:10:41 AM
Great job everyone whose tagged out. I love the pics and stories.
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Post by: Joeykon123 on May 21, 2016, 05:37:59 PM
Great bear Joey!  I bet that close range encounter got your blood pumping!
:yeah:
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Post by: .257mag on May 22, 2016, 03:28:45 AM
Huckleberry tag filled! Used fawn in distress call, this little guy comes in from my left side, 22 yards. Sneaked in behind my back, did not even hear him. Could not pass up the opportunity, he will make a nice wall mount.
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This is the identical scenario how I got my bear.  Right down to the yardage and coming from my left.....weird.  Fawn distress is really gettin to them right now.  Way to go! :tup:
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Post by: Elmer Fletch on May 22, 2016, 07:10:48 AM
Huckleberry tag filled! Used fawn in distress call, this little guy comes in from my left side, 22 yards. Sneaked in behind my back, did not even hear him. Could not pass up the opportunity, he will make a nice wall mount.
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This is the identical scenario how I got my bear.  Right down to the yardage and coming from my left.....weird.  Fawn distress is really gettin to them right now.  Way to go! :tup:
This bear did not even notice me until I had his shoulder in the cross hairs. Turned his head towards me as I raised the gun. Boom. Split the heart and clipped both lungs. He did a 720 spin and flopped. 100 lbs of meat on that guy, without bones.  Breakfast sausage, bear tacos, deep fried bear nuggets :)
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Post by: Derekjmcc on May 24, 2016, 02:12:20 PM
Bear down!
This is my first bear, I put in my time in the huc 121, beautiful area.
Had to work for this blond 200lb boar.
Spot and stalk closed from 350 yds down to 120 yds, almost busted by some deer.
Soaking wet and 18 days of work and dedication, it pays off.
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 24, 2016, 02:27:05 PM
Awesome bear Derek!!!!
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Post by: BIGDOG253 on May 24, 2016, 02:35:54 PM
Lots of good looking bears hitting the dirt this year  :tup:
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Post by: Elmer Fletch on May 24, 2016, 02:41:56 PM
Great bear Derek! Love the color! Congrats!

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Post by: Derekjmcc on May 24, 2016, 04:27:15 PM

I feel so lucky, I spotted the blond bear from about a mile away the day befor and nearly killed myself getting to it, and ran out of light, but I pulled within 500 yds just to have him stay behind a bush.
Next day I waited from 6am in the rain and wind, and just waited and hoped for the window in the weather and at 330 I spotted him 300 yds away and slowly made my way to 120. I had to lay against  the mountain, ballance one bipod on my knee and take 20 seconds to deep breath lol 'boom smack
Made a really good shot as he turned his neck passed inside shoulderblade shattered his shoulder and the berger 165 ballistic bullet basically exploded his lungs,  he rolled like a bolling ball,
Now this is my first bear, I didn't know they did that! Lol, not one speck of blood at all, so I followed the chaos downhill,  "I should have waited longer" with my head down pushing through brush all pumped and anxious, now on all fours look up to see him looking right at me his head moved and my rifle stuck in the brush, I grabbed my 45 from 10 feet and dumped 4 rounds into him.
I knew better. Lesson learned, wait longer than ten minutes.
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Post by: BreezyBear on May 24, 2016, 07:49:02 PM
Cool bear, even has blonde claws!  Nice work!
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Post by: jasnt on May 24, 2016, 08:09:29 PM
Sounds like a blast! Just like I like em up close and personal
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Post by: Derekjmcc on May 24, 2016, 09:43:48 PM
I still have moments every half hour where I yell f' yes I got a bear I did it, I'm still learning.
I thank the bear gods for shining on me, I love these animals.
And yes he's going full mount!
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Post by: X-Force on May 24, 2016, 10:39:18 PM
Great looking color phase.
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Post by: redi on May 25, 2016, 01:20:55 AM
Beauty. I always liked blondes.
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Post by: brocka on May 25, 2016, 06:46:14 AM
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb428/Brockakers/Alaska%20Rokslide/DSC01842_zpsj4dbryc0.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/Brockakers/media/Alaska%20Rokslide/DSC01842_zpsj4dbryc0.jpg.html)

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Post by: Timberstalker on May 25, 2016, 07:18:38 AM
Good looking bruin Brocka!
East or West? Looks westish.
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Post by: Watimberghost on May 25, 2016, 07:21:54 AM
Lots of good looking bears hitting the dirt this year  :tup:
:yeah:
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Post by: Derekjmcc on May 25, 2016, 10:19:22 AM
That's a big boy! Brocka
Great bear
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Post by: brocka on May 25, 2016, 09:39:32 PM
Good looking bruin Brocka!
East or West? Looks westish.
This was actually Alaska.
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 25, 2016, 09:42:37 PM
Awesome!
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Post by: idaho guy on May 26, 2016, 10:20:16 AM
My Idaho bear first week of May we actually treed two this day
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Post by: bear hunter on May 29, 2016, 09:56:31 AM
Great looking color bear and story that will last a lifetime. Congrats on a great  spring bear.
Harvested my first bear! Shot her at 115 yards with my Tikka 300 win mag, she took off in the deepest nastiest stuff you can think of. Trailed her slowly and methodically and lost her trail. I stopped at the last print I could see. I had a view of about 10 square feet around me. I'm looking all around except directly to my right. I look to my right and I see a bears head staring rite at me laying on the ground under a tree. Not knowing its dead I raise my .44 mag, point it at her head and move the sights were I thought her vitals would be. Boom goes the .44 she gets up and runs, boom goes the .44 again and now no sight and trace of the bear. Tracked some more. After long discussion we decide she has to be dead or hurt real bad. We hike out get some water and gear and hike back down. Found her bunched up under a tree within 50 yards of the last time I saw her.  My brother in law Kirk was a great help (couldn't of done it without him) "no bait just bears" is a great read and very useful. I also learned a lot from "education of a bear hunter" as well. And a HUGE shout out to Dale with Bear paw outfitters on the DIY map and the support from the field on how to hunt the terrain!

BTW
I need a good taxidermist for a bear rug. Any suggestions?
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Post by: saylean on May 29, 2016, 11:21:52 AM
Congrats on that blonde Derek, and your first one too! Awesome. Brocka...atta boy! Idaho guy, gotta love a houndsmen.
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Post by: idaho guy on May 29, 2016, 06:39:03 PM
Not sure if this is right place tip post we were running a bear this morning and caught a coyote biting and running one of my buddy's hounds across a clear it my son taught it a lesson!
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Post by: TheSkyBuster on May 29, 2016, 07:21:41 PM
Not sure if this is right place tip post we were running a bear this morning and caught a coyote biting and running one of my buddy's hounds across a clear it my son taught it a lesson!


This is definitely the wrong place "tip post"....your grammar is bad, and the video is terrible, even with my laptop on its side, however I'm pretty sure it was an exciting experience that the young one won't soon forget.  :tup:            Now, did he hit the Coyote?    :dunno:     Please elaborate, and share more pictures. Thanks  :twocents:
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Post by: idaho guy on May 29, 2016, 07:53:51 PM
Thanks for the grammer lesson lol yes dead coyote
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Post by: idaho guy on May 29, 2016, 09:28:22 PM
I have been trying to post a picture but it won't work for some reason. The video is from my sons buddy they just turned 13 and it was with his phone i agree worst hunting video I have seen but I wanted to share thought it was entertaining  :tup:
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Post by: crowinghen on May 30, 2016, 10:17:12 AM
I have been trying to post a picture but it won't work for some reason. The video is from my sons buddy they just turned 13 and it was with his phone i agree worst hunting video I have seen but I wanted to share thought it was entertaining  :tup:
well not the worst hunting video but right up there! were was the coyote??? :dunno:

easy to see there was a lot of excitement there!  :tup:
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Post by: idaho guy on May 30, 2016, 02:37:56 PM
At first you can see the coyote chasing and biting the dog then he is below the road on the sharp corner right before the shot  :tup:
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Post by: Rob on May 31, 2016, 08:56:44 AM
Some nice bears rolling in!
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Post by: sirmissalot on May 31, 2016, 12:10:37 PM
I was concerned when 4 of us drew tags but with a lot of work we made it happen on our washington spring tags




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Post by: 180-GRAIN on May 31, 2016, 12:47:05 PM
Nice work!
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Post by: lewy on May 31, 2016, 01:33:33 PM
Nice work everyone, lots of bears hitting the dirt! The ol man and I got er done this weekend as well...
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Post by: Timberstalker on May 31, 2016, 02:37:09 PM
Dandy looking color phase Lewy!

Awesome work on all (4) Simissalot.  Were those all eastside tags?
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 31, 2016, 02:45:38 PM
Congrats guys lots of bears stacking up this year :IBCOOL:
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Post by: elkrack on May 31, 2016, 11:03:24 PM
Lewey that's a beautiful bear!
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Post by: csaaphill on June 01, 2016, 12:23:20 AM
 :yike:
nice bears dropping this year it seems.
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Post by: crowinghen on June 01, 2016, 10:45:34 PM
Nice bear Lewy! East or west?
 :tup:
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Post by: SuperMag on June 02, 2016, 02:27:15 PM
Big boar down June 1st
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Post by: BIGDOG253 on June 02, 2016, 02:57:38 PM
I love the color of that boar SuperMag. Nicely done   :tup: :tup:
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Post by: Timberstalker on June 02, 2016, 03:01:04 PM
Damn good bear SuperMag! :tup:
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on June 02, 2016, 04:29:41 PM
Supermag that is an awesome combination of size and color. Way to get it done


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Post by: Kit Carson on June 02, 2016, 09:08:44 PM
Nice bear SuperMag!!  :tup:
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Post by: villajac29 on June 02, 2016, 09:36:21 PM
Notched my tag last Thursday solo in the huckleberry. Just uploaded the video to Youtube.
Link
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Post by: elkrack on June 03, 2016, 10:34:02 AM
Supermag that is the same color bear I saw last year but it was a sow with a black cub and a blonde cub. Awesome bear
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on June 04, 2016, 06:16:03 AM
Villajac that is a pretty sweet video. Did you solo film that whole thing? I have a hard enough time getting good photographs let alone video on my hunts


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Post by: Kit Carson on June 04, 2016, 04:27:03 PM
Cool video & nice bear
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on June 04, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
Man there are some great looking bears being taken. Congrats to all the hunters!
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Post by: villajac29 on June 05, 2016, 12:36:00 PM
Villajac that is a pretty sweet video. Did you solo film that whole thing? I have a hard enough time getting good photographs let alone video on my hunts

Yeah, all solo. I'm glad I could make it happen and get it on film.

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Post by: jasnt on June 05, 2016, 02:32:48 PM
Villajac that is a pretty sweet video. Did you solo film that whole thing? I have a hard enough time getting good photographs let alone video on my hunts

Yeah, all solo. I'm glad I could make it happen and get it on film.

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great job
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Post by: cbond3318 on June 05, 2016, 08:09:38 PM
WHoa! There are a lot of dandy Bears getting taken this Spring!! Well done everyone! :tup:
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Post by: JasonARGY on June 07, 2016, 09:23:22 AM
Notched my tag last Thursday solo in the huckleberry. Just uploaded the video to Youtube.
Link

Nice Bear and video! As a new hunter with no hunting friends, I really enjoy watching solo hunts.
I don't mean to derail the thread but I had a quick question. I see you were hunting out of a car. How much of a limiting factor has that been in your hunting experience? I didn't have any luck my first year hunting and didn't get out much either but I've always felt that not having access to a truck of some sort really limits options.
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Post by: WSU on June 07, 2016, 09:45:05 AM
Notched my tag last Thursday solo in the huckleberry. Just uploaded the video to Youtube.
Link

Nice Bear and video! As a new hunter with no hunting friends, I really enjoy watching solo hunts.
I don't mean to derail the thread but I had a quick question. I see you were hunting out of a car. How much of a limiting factor has that been in your hunting experience? I didn't have any luck my first year hunting and didn't get out much either but I've always felt that not having access to a truck of some sort really limits options.

I don't think it limits you all that much.  Most logging roads are plenty good enough to drive a car on.  I can say from experience that bull elk are difficult to fit in a car and deer are easy.
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Post by: shootnrun on June 07, 2016, 01:15:57 PM
Notched my tag last Thursday solo in the huckleberry. Just uploaded the video to Youtube.
Link

Nice Bear and video! As a new hunter with no hunting friends, I really enjoy watching solo hunts.
I don't mean to derail the thread but I had a quick question. I see you were hunting out of a car. How much of a limiting factor has that been in your hunting experience? I didn't have any luck my first year hunting and didn't get out much either but I've always felt that not having access to a truck of some sort really limits options.

I can ring on this as I have been a long time car hunter. I am sure there is plenty of metal left atop many rocks on roads I had no business on, but being a poor college student and overall tightwad, I always seem to leave the pickup behind to save some coin on fuel. A quartered up deer fits fine in most cars. Although I have put a field dressed buck in my car before. The high legs ticked my neck but it was doable. Most of the time anything requiring an off road type 4wd vehicle is going to be closed anyway. And in my experience I've found the guys doing the offloading are probably driving past animals anyway..
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Post by: shanevg on June 08, 2016, 04:09:02 PM
Here's mine.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hunting/2016-h-Washington-Spring-Bear/i-nhGLPd6/0/L/IMG_2041-1-L.jpg)
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Post by: jasnt on June 08, 2016, 05:16:08 PM
Wow! That's a huge bear!
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Post by: Okanagan on June 08, 2016, 05:42:42 PM
Notched my tag last Thursday solo in the huckleberry. Just uploaded the video to Youtube.
Link

WTG!  Way better video than I expected.  Well done.

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Post by: bearmanric on June 08, 2016, 05:45:05 PM
Got this bear yesterday in the Copalis unit. Called the spot a hour earlier.  Getting good now. Rick

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_130641_zps31rfjjtd.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_132141_zps8twqbvah.jpg)
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Post by: bearmanric on June 08, 2016, 05:47:01 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_153857_zpsuxqn8rk5.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_153925_zpsixuegfvs.jpg)
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Post by: brew on June 08, 2016, 05:59:14 PM
way to go rick !
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Post by: bugs n bones on June 08, 2016, 07:11:06 PM
Here's mine.
what a pumpkin head, wow
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Post by: bugs n bones on June 08, 2016, 07:11:43 PM
Got this bear yesterday in the Copalis unit. Called the spot a hour earlier.  Getting good now. Rick

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_130641_zps31rfjjtd.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/bearmanric/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-06/20160607_132141_zps8twqbvah.jpg)
nice job!
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Post by: X-Force on June 09, 2016, 04:35:09 AM
Great year for spring bear!
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Post by: tgomez on June 12, 2016, 10:53:11 AM
Nice work on getting the bear tags filled fellas. Some great bears, good calling, and good videos!
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Post by: Ripper on June 14, 2016, 07:52:17 PM
Here is my contribution. 49 degree N. Very unique color, I've never seen a calico bear before.  :chuckle:
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on June 14, 2016, 08:16:36 PM
Yep that's one I haven't seen before.  :tup:
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Post by: jasnt on June 14, 2016, 09:21:06 PM
Congrats again mark
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Post by: Ripper on June 17, 2016, 10:14:17 AM
Thanks Jasen
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Post by: idaho guy on June 17, 2016, 07:28:52 PM
My son and his buddy teamed up on this last day Idaho bear Wednesday rubbed up a little!
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Post by: Weatherby92 on June 17, 2016, 07:42:20 PM
Got mine on the 14th. 49 degrees unit. Thanks again Ripper, couldn't have done it with out you.
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Post by: Kit Carson on June 19, 2016, 10:39:30 AM
Nice bears!  :tup:
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Post by: Lucky3 on June 19, 2016, 10:56:49 AM
Kapowsin bear
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Post by: bearmanric on June 19, 2016, 12:21:25 PM
Nice bears every one. Rick
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Post by: shanevg on June 20, 2016, 07:56:07 PM
Got mine on the 14th. 49 degrees unit. Thanks again Ripper, couldn't have done it with out you.

Congrats on getting it done at the end of the hunt.  Looks like a beautiful bear!
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Post by: dmoua on June 23, 2016, 03:07:41 PM
Got mine on the last weekend of spring season. GMU 111

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/daniel_moua/13435983_1085479278189831_26085757_n_zpsulydnljk.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/daniel_moua/media/13435983_1085479278189831_26085757_n_zpsulydnljk.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/daniel_moua/13451025_1085479354856490_1254782284_n_zpsyps0zveo.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/daniel_moua/media/13451025_1085479354856490_1254782284_n_zpsyps0zveo.jpg.html)

Full hunt here:
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Post by: Gringo31 on June 23, 2016, 03:16:56 PM
Welcome to the site Dmoua  :tup:
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Post by: dmoua on June 23, 2016, 03:35:41 PM
Welcome to the site Dmoua  :tup:

Thanks Gringo31.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on June 23, 2016, 03:40:23 PM
Nice bear and great Video :tup: Congrats
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Post by: BOWHUNTER45 on June 23, 2016, 08:40:20 PM
Bear with me my story telling isn't that great....
Opening morning we, Duckhunter14 and I, got up and started cruising the roads looking for signs. We found what looked to be fresh peels right off the road and decided to get out and take a listen. Not five minutes goes by and we hear a lot of thrashing in the timber below. Anyone who has been up in this country knows how thick it can be. We couldn't see him but he was making loads and loads of racket. That went on for an hour and a half then it went quiet. We spent the next 24 hours canvassing the area for other sign and we were disappointed. We decided to give this pig another chance to step out so last night we parked at the bottom and hiked up and took a listen. He got restless around 7 and decided to give us one chance. He stepped out at about 25 yards and I let the Remington 700 sing it's song right through both his lungs. He turned around and rolled to the bottom of the grade and took his last gasp.

After getting him gutted and skinned we took him to the butcher this morning and he was 162lbs hanging. Factor in guts and hide and were thinking he was anywhere from 250 to 275.

Thanks again to all the guys that helped us get my first black bear.

Who's next?
That's a good bear right their now ..  Congrats ... :tup:
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Post by: BOWHUNTER45 on June 23, 2016, 08:42:29 PM
4/26/16 Best bear to date. Smoke'n spring hide.
  NICE !!! :tup:   What happened to the cheers ( beers Incon ) ??    :dunno: :tup:
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Post by: jasnt on June 23, 2016, 08:50:23 PM
Congrats 🍻
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Post by: Eric M on June 24, 2016, 01:35:25 AM
Got mine on the last weekend of spring season. GMU 111

Nice bear Dmoua!


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Post by: squires14 on August 01, 2016, 06:43:30 AM
GOOD LUCK to all this morning!
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on August 01, 2016, 06:50:17 AM
GOOD LUCK to all this morning!

 :yeah: I'll be out tomorrow morning work sucks
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Post by: nbk on August 01, 2016, 06:55:27 AM
My target this fall....taken last weekend
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Post by: trophyhunt on August 01, 2016, 07:35:14 AM
I always love opening day bear season," no bait here, just got lucky on opening day."  :chuckle:
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Post by: kreed93 on August 01, 2016, 08:58:48 AM
Sweet!!!
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Post by: jasnt on August 01, 2016, 05:37:31 PM
September can't get here fast enough!!!!
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Post by: bugs n bones on August 01, 2016, 07:41:29 PM
Wifey connected this morning..It made my season to watch her shoot that bear. Good times
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on August 01, 2016, 07:43:08 PM
Wifey connected this morning..It made my season to watch her shoot that bear. Good times

Nice job that's a nice one!
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Post by: HvyHorn338 on August 01, 2016, 07:47:04 PM
Congrats,  nice bear.   :tup:
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Post by: JakeLand on August 01, 2016, 07:54:52 PM
Way to go ! Story?
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Post by: teanawayslayer on August 01, 2016, 07:56:23 PM
Nice bear Mike! I know a guy who does some scull work if you are looking for someone. :chuckle:
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Post by: bugs n bones on August 01, 2016, 07:59:48 PM
Nice bear Mike! I know a guy who does some scull work if you are looking for someone. :chuckle:
lol...I said the same thing to my wife
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Post by: jasnt on August 01, 2016, 08:07:26 PM
Beautiful bear
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Post by: seth30 on August 01, 2016, 08:26:10 PM
Congrats on the bear :tup:
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Post by: saylean on August 01, 2016, 08:29:45 PM
Congrats bug and bones (wife). Very cool.
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Post by: C-Money on August 01, 2016, 08:30:22 PM
Wow! Very nice bear...Congrats!
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Post by: tgomez on August 01, 2016, 08:55:50 PM
Nice job, way to get er done!
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 02, 2016, 01:13:32 AM
Well D-rock and I got it done tonight!  Bear down!
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Post by: D-Rock425 on August 02, 2016, 07:00:05 AM
That bear would look huge next to say a mountain hobbit like myself istead of a 6'10" monster.
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 02, 2016, 07:01:17 AM
No time wasted there! :tup:
Congratulations on getting it done.  Time for another tag already. :IBCOOL:
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 02, 2016, 08:36:15 AM
Alright story time.  Last night D-rock and I headed to a spot we have never hunted.  It was supposed to be a scouting trip.  We got up to a high clear cut and decided to stay there for the evening.  Exploring I found a nice slope loaded with Huckleberries.  We met back up and I went and showed him where it was.  No bears yet.  It was time to head back for the truck so we were moving slowly and glassing.  Sat in a spot for about 10 minutes and as D-rock was walking off I decided to glass the bottom one last time.  In the trees at the bottom of the cut was a bear staring right at us.  I got a little excited as we set up and D-rock had to calm me down as the bear went out of sight.  We knew it was still there but couldn't see it.  We decided the best plan was for me to sneak up to a landing with him watching for the bear to come back into sight.  I got about half way there when I saw the bear again.  Straight on walking at me.   I couldn't find a good rest so I waited as the bear again walked out of sight.  I could see branches moving below me so I kept moving avout 10 feet trying to get a shot.  Finally at 150 yards she steps out broadside.  Still couldn't find a rest I shot off hand.  Let the rifle bark twice and silence.  Nothing is moving, can't see the bear.  Marked where she was and waited for D-rock.  Pure adrenaline!
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Post by: grundy53 on August 02, 2016, 12:18:19 PM
Nice work! Congratulations!

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Post by: seth30 on August 02, 2016, 12:25:10 PM
Congrats, my son is super excited you got a bear!
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 02, 2016, 03:41:34 PM
Congrats, my son is super excited you got a bear!
your turn when you get home!
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Post by: seth30 on August 02, 2016, 04:38:52 PM
Congrats, my son is super excited you got a bear!
your turn when you get home!
Cant wait  :tup:
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Post by: Watimberghost on August 02, 2016, 06:29:54 PM
Nice work bugs and hunting addict! Wasting no time :tup:
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 02, 2016, 09:59:04 PM
Nice work bugs and hunting addict! Wasting no time :tup:
Get two tags why hold back? Lol
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Post by: Bango skank on August 03, 2016, 02:20:03 AM
Nice work bugs and hunting addict! Wasting no time :tup:
Get two tags why hold back? Lol

Not over here  :'(
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 03, 2016, 08:06:30 AM
You can always hunt west side for your first one...
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Post by: syoungs on August 03, 2016, 08:11:19 AM
I am more excited for sept 1 to get here, then I am for my wedding on the 20th  :yike:

keep the pics coming!
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Post by: Whitenuckles on August 03, 2016, 12:12:32 PM
Great story.  :tup: I hope to get it done tomorrow evening.
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Post by: Machias on August 03, 2016, 12:25:15 PM
Nice job to both of you!!
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 03, 2016, 12:37:22 PM
I am more excited for sept 1 to get here, then I am for my wedding on the 20th  :yike:

keep the pics coming!


 :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Post by: HvyHorn338 on August 03, 2016, 01:27:28 PM
 :tup: Congrats
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Post by: videorc on August 03, 2016, 05:41:05 PM
Huckleberry Spring Black Bear 30yd shot Winchester 30-06 wish I would of had my bow. Second Bear but first DIY. This one tastes a little different than the coastal one. Both are excellent.
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Post by: syoungs on August 03, 2016, 05:47:27 PM
Nice bear!
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Post by: JakeLand on August 03, 2016, 05:47:39 PM
Good looking hide congrats  :tup:
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Post by: cougforester on August 03, 2016, 06:03:52 PM
I am more excited for sept 1 to get here, then I am for my wedding on the 20th  :yike:

keep the pics coming!

shhhhhhhh..........
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Post by: trophyhunt on August 03, 2016, 06:47:09 PM
Nice bear!  I treated a few friends with my last spring bear last weekend and it was amazing!  Congrats
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Post by: syoungs on August 03, 2016, 07:27:10 PM
I am more excited for sept 1 to get here, then I am for my wedding on the 20th  :yike:

keep the pics coming!

shhhhhhhh..........

Lol, she knows I'm just kidding, she was also cool enough to postpone our honeymoon till after hunting season gets over. Gonna wedge it between the last day of waterfowl. And turkey opener, just not sure when
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Post by: nbk on August 05, 2016, 11:05:13 AM
I always love opening day bear season," no bait here, just got lucky on opening day."  :chuckle:

Bait?
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Post by: csaaphill on August 06, 2016, 12:03:38 AM
Huckleberry Spring Black Bear 30yd shot Winchester 30-06 wish I would of had my bow. Second Bear but first DIY. This one tastes a little different than the coastal one. Both are excellent.
Nice
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Post by: bearpaw on August 06, 2016, 12:20:22 AM
Great to see more success photos, congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 06, 2016, 03:05:13 PM
Up hunting today and somebody put down a bear.  Don't know who it was but maybe we will see it on here.
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Post by: Turner89 on August 07, 2016, 09:27:13 AM
We went out for an evening hunt.....errett ended up getting this guy.
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Post by: trophyhunt on August 07, 2016, 09:29:13 AM
And it's just that easy !!  :chuckle:  nice job on a great bear, one less fawn killer!
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Post by: huntingaddiction on August 07, 2016, 09:44:09 AM
Nice bear congrats!
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Post by: redi on August 07, 2016, 09:48:27 AM
Nice looking bears. Congrats. Good Job Errett.
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Post by: bugs n bones on August 07, 2016, 10:55:49 AM
Nice job
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Post by: JakeLand on August 07, 2016, 11:05:24 AM
Hey I  Know that area good job!
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 07, 2016, 01:28:13 PM
Dandy bear!  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: HvyHorn338 on August 07, 2016, 02:16:46 PM
That is a dandy bear Errett,  congrats.   :tup:
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Post by: Soundbite on August 07, 2016, 08:06:10 PM
Here is the luckiest women ever! Her 1st hunting trip with a tag in her pack and a gun in hand.
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Post by: Turner89 on August 07, 2016, 08:44:45 PM
That's a nice bear :tup:
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Post by: jasnt on August 08, 2016, 12:13:13 PM
That's a nice bear :tup:
:yeah:
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Post by: 7mmfan on August 08, 2016, 12:41:03 PM
Here is the luckiest women ever! Her 1st hunting trip with a tag in her pack and a gun in hand.

I was hoping I'd see this on here. Great job! Hardly a luckier pair of hunters out there, and willing to put the work in to make their luck   :tup:
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Post by: fisheral87 on August 08, 2016, 01:45:55 PM
 :yeah:

Nice work!

Al
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Post by: Kit Carson on August 12, 2016, 12:10:51 AM
Nice bears!  :tup:
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Post by: kodiak 907 on August 14, 2016, 10:28:35 AM
Not a big boar but should be tasty.
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Post by: WAnoob on August 14, 2016, 10:35:29 AM
Not a big boar but should be tasty.

Nice! Would you say their pretty well fed on blueberries now?
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Post by: kodiak 907 on August 14, 2016, 10:42:10 AM
I'd say so. He was full of cherries and blueberries.
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Post by: WAnoob on August 14, 2016, 12:34:44 PM
I'd say so. He was full of cherries and blueberries.

That being the case I may have to make time for a hunt this week. Thanks for the update Kodiak
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Post by: BGLEMIN on August 14, 2016, 03:55:13 PM
Not a big boar but should be tasty.
Well done! Does look tasty!
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Post by: JakeLand on August 15, 2016, 05:18:40 PM
 :tup: good job!
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Post by: MuzzyHunter28 on August 17, 2016, 12:34:45 PM
Aug. 15th 9:20 am. Greenwater.
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Post by: jasnt on August 17, 2016, 12:36:36 PM
Congrats.
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Post by: saylean on August 17, 2016, 04:32:32 PM
Here is the luckiest women ever! Her 1st hunting trip with a tag in her pack and a gun in hand.

Its just that easy boys. ;)

Congrats to all the successful bear hunters so far!
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Post by: Soundbite on August 17, 2016, 08:19:22 PM
Saylean, we could not have gotten it done with(out)  ;) the book. We spent a few hours calling at some spots earlier in the am and where on our way to a spot with lots of sign and why do you know all the sudden a bear . GREAt book No Bait Just Bears! We did call in a curious doe and heard alot of racket in the bushes just outside the clear cut can't wait to get back out and call. Thanks
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Post by: h20hunter on August 17, 2016, 08:24:38 PM
Well done soundbite.   I did a quick edit there fir ya! :tup:
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Post by: saylean on August 17, 2016, 08:27:47 PM
Saylean, we could not have gotten it done with(out)  ;) the book. We spent a few hours calling at some spots earlier in the am and where on our way to a spot with lots of sign and why do you know all the sudden a bear . GREAt book No Bait Just Bears! We did call in a curious doe and heard alot of racket in the bushes just outside the clear cut can't wait to get back out and call. Thanks
that makes me smile. I'm happy for your success and am glad to have helped.
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Post by: csaaphill on August 17, 2016, 09:24:59 PM
man nice bears so far.  :tup:
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Post by: lewy on August 17, 2016, 09:32:05 PM
Start em' young:)..........6 1/2 footer. Story- Tuesday was our anniversary, the wife wanted to grab a bite to eat and go bear hunting, fine by me😊 We grabbed an early supper and up we went. I headed to a new area I had seen some good bear potential in last year while deer hunting and upon arrival found it absolutely loaded with berries, what a great huck year btw. We weren't glassing for 5 min and the ol lady spots a bear, we were able to watch it shortly and size him up before he took off after a deer fawn he kicked up while feeding down the hill! We decided to sit on the spot until dark to see if he would work his way back out, two or so hours later he did just that and was headed quickly across a sparse hillside towards a thicker exposure holding lots of hucks. I was able to stop him with a howl and drop him in his last tracks with the 300wsm @ 585yds.

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Post by: Turner89 on August 17, 2016, 09:41:48 PM
 :tup: cool
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 17, 2016, 09:46:35 PM
Damn, that's a smoker Lewy. Care to share a story?
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Post by: csaaphill on August 17, 2016, 09:51:12 PM
Start em young😀..........6 1/2 footer
dang that's gota be one old bear big fella for sure.  :tup:
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Post by: beaslayer6 on August 20, 2016, 07:02:44 PM
Thursday night two bears in one night. Wife's first bear. Had a blast. Good luck to all.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on August 20, 2016, 07:27:54 PM
Nice work :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on August 20, 2016, 10:28:36 PM
cool
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Post by: Kit Carson on August 20, 2016, 10:39:22 PM
Nice  :tup:
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Post by: Natures Way on August 20, 2016, 11:27:42 PM
nice bears!
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Post by: swift on August 21, 2016, 01:53:19 PM
High Country Bear pic does not show the golden color much but has a great coat
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Post by: JakeLand on August 21, 2016, 03:41:00 PM
Nice bear Swift !!!
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Post by: Eli346 on August 21, 2016, 06:04:00 PM
Lewy,
 That bear has a hell of a skull on him. He might be in the books. Great job with the 300WSM.
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Post by: csaaphill on August 21, 2016, 11:24:05 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: tgomez on August 22, 2016, 02:02:26 PM
Nice coat swift! Ol frosted tips!
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Post by: jessie88 on August 22, 2016, 08:49:08 PM
Arrowed this female yesterday evening
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Post by: HuntinCrazy on August 22, 2016, 08:55:15 PM
Outstanding bruin and pics. Congrats
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Post by: Turner89 on August 22, 2016, 09:54:44 PM
Nice job jesse88 :tup: were you hunting out of a tree stand?  We need some kind of a story.....Even if you have to make one up :chuckle:
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Post by: jessie88 on August 22, 2016, 10:16:18 PM
kind of haha. i have a location up on a huge old growth cedar stump next to criss crossing game trails. drawn back on two coyotes (no chance at a shot  :bash: ) and seen 3 bucks too in 14 days of this month of hanging out up there until finally this bear walked by :).  hopefully come September i can find a buck.  this bear came out of super thick stuff caught wind of me, stopped, turned away and started to leave and i stuck her while she was walking.
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Post by: Turner89 on August 23, 2016, 08:24:52 PM
Right on, sounds like a good spot. Good luck with a buck :tup:
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Post by: tgomez on August 23, 2016, 10:55:51 PM
Right on Jessie88, two years in a row man sweet! I'm going on a 5 day trip the 1st-6th. Congrats bro!!!!
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Post by: jessie88 on August 23, 2016, 11:10:16 PM
haha gomez i was wondering if you were going to see that!  :hello: good luck on your trip brother  :)
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Post by: saylean on August 24, 2016, 09:48:27 AM
Tossin this one on the pile...
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Post by: Pete112288 on August 25, 2016, 01:15:12 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: bolsen on August 25, 2016, 03:16:58 PM
Got this one last night, my first bear!
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Post by: saylean on August 25, 2016, 03:58:55 PM
Nice bear bolsen! Big boy. Congrats on your first!
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Post by: redi on August 25, 2016, 04:32:55 PM
Nice bears.
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 25, 2016, 04:36:31 PM
Dandy bear Bolsen!

Any story to go along with this guy?
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Post by: badnewskruse on August 26, 2016, 02:51:30 PM
Dandy bear Bolsen!

Any story to go along with this guy?

 :yeah:
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Post by: bolsen on August 27, 2016, 02:45:52 PM
Thanks guys!  Pretty pumped! It was 6 foot nose to tail and 7 foot wingspan on the front paws. I knew the bear was in the area,  a few friends had seen it before season. Went up there Wednesday and he was in the bottom of the draw and took off towards the thick stuff as soon as I saw him. And for some reason he stopped at around 250 to wrestle an alder before he went into the reprod and I hammered him!  Never took a step with the 257 wby mag. Quartered him and skinned him and back home by 1 am!
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Post by: Bow tech hunter on August 27, 2016, 02:58:23 PM
Thanks guys!  Pretty pumped! It was 6 foot nose to tail and 7 foot wingspan on the front paws. I knew the bear was in the area,  a few friends had seen it before season. Went up there Wednesday and he was in the bottom of the draw and took off towards the thick stuff as soon as I saw him. And for some reason he stopped at around 250 to wrestle an alder before he went into the reprod and I hammered him!  Never took a step with the 257 wby mag. Quartered him and skinned him and back home by 1 am!

Dandy bear there bolsen
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 27, 2016, 09:20:21 PM
My 11 yr old boys first bear a couple weeks ago.  Been having trouble loading pics so hope this works.   185 yd shot with the 270, one shot! 
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Post by: csaaphill on August 28, 2016, 12:56:10 AM
good jump on bears this year it seems more are dropping this year than past? Nice bears.
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Post by: tgomez on August 30, 2016, 04:32:59 PM
Congrats to the young man with his first bear. 11 years old, that's too cool!!!!
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Post by: saylean on August 30, 2016, 07:10:30 PM
Wanttohuntmore, tell the boy congrats on his first! Wish I would have bagged one at 11. Awesome work.
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Post by: Killmore on August 30, 2016, 07:41:32 PM
Congrats, and a lefty too :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on August 31, 2016, 12:41:17 AM
 :bumpin:
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 31, 2016, 04:36:00 AM
Will do.  Need to write up a story on his deer last oct and this bear.  Elk next!
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Post by: steeleywhopper on August 31, 2016, 02:21:39 PM
Walked out onto a landing Monday evening about 7:30pm and heard this guy right below us eating berries. Couple minutes later he stepped out and gave me a 75 yard shot. Quick clean kill, quartered and packed out to the truck at 1:50am. He's a nice boar and I couldn't have been more happy with him. This pack out could not have been done without my good buddy who went through sticker bush hell with me to get him out.
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Post by: 7mmfan on August 31, 2016, 02:28:05 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: tgomez on August 31, 2016, 06:00:49 PM
Nice bear!
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Post by: jasnt on August 31, 2016, 09:13:16 PM
Looking forward to this weekend. Good luck every one
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Post by: csaaphill on September 01, 2016, 02:10:05 AM
 :tup: cool bear/s
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Post by: idaho guy on September 01, 2016, 07:03:55 AM
nice bears everyone looks like a good season in Washington special shout out to the 11 yr old love seeing the young guys getting it done :tup:
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Post by: Kit Carson on September 01, 2016, 11:06:28 AM
Nice job!  :tup:
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Post by: crowinghen on September 01, 2016, 04:18:03 PM
My Hubby Justyhnter got it done today!First day out hunting for bear
Third bear we saw in 3 hours, first one to give us a shot opportunity-
 Nice shot- all you could see was his head-- Zero meat wasted! :tup:
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Post by: saylean on September 01, 2016, 04:46:37 PM
nice!!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 01, 2016, 07:08:19 PM
 :tup: nice bear.
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Post by: Rainier10 on September 02, 2016, 02:19:10 PM
Please re-post photos in the new VC photo album thread.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,200786.0.html#new
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Post by: csaaphill on September 03, 2016, 01:04:34 AM
 8)
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Post by: Guy on September 04, 2016, 12:13:26 PM
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k129/GuyMiner/hunting%20photos/P1011423_zpsarv8zwhk.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/GuyMiner/media/hunting%20photos/P1011423_zpsarv8zwhk.jpg.html)

325 yards, one-shot with the good ol' .30-06 cartridge. Hunting with Shane!
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 04, 2016, 05:43:49 PM
Good looking bruin Guy!!!
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Post by: jkthomps on September 04, 2016, 06:16:30 PM
Please re-post photos in the new VC photo album thread.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,200786.0.html#new
Why the redundant postings?

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Post by: jasnt on September 04, 2016, 06:52:42 PM
Got it done sat morning
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,200906.0.html
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 04, 2016, 06:54:25 PM
Nice work!!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 05, 2016, 01:49:12 AM
Nice one .
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Post by: Kit Carson on September 05, 2016, 08:21:34 AM
Congrats Jasen!! Nice bear  :tup:
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Post by: jkthomps on September 05, 2016, 05:27:34 PM
Sweet!!!

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Post by: Star882 on September 09, 2016, 01:51:33 PM
1st Bear down!!
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Post by: jasnt on September 09, 2016, 02:12:11 PM
Congrats star886
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on September 09, 2016, 02:34:08 PM
jasnt that looks like a miserable place to pack a bear off of. Beautiful place to hunt though
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Post by: jasnt on September 09, 2016, 07:31:35 PM
jasnt that looks like a miserable place to pack a bear off of. Beautiful place to hunt though
4 hours with that pack on my back......slept like a baby that night
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Post by: csaaphill on September 10, 2016, 05:34:18 PM
1st Bear down!!
holy cow, er I mean bear  :chuckle: Nice one grats. :tup:
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Post by: erk444 on September 12, 2016, 06:38:36 PM
Got my first this year! Man, they sure look a lot bigger from 230 yards away :chuckle:
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Post by: JakeLand on September 12, 2016, 06:43:02 PM
Nice bear !! What are you shooting?
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Post by: jasnt on September 12, 2016, 07:02:15 PM
Congrats erk
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Post by: erk444 on September 12, 2016, 07:26:42 PM
Thanks! I got her with a .338 win mag. Dropped her in her tracks.
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Post by: JakeLand on September 12, 2016, 07:44:27 PM
I would imagine so  :chuckle:
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Post by: Kit Carson on September 12, 2016, 09:04:31 PM
Nice job erk  :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on September 12, 2016, 11:29:05 PM
Nice bear Grats.
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Post by: Casey on September 14, 2016, 06:43:36 PM
My dads friends bear from today. They were on elk and he heard a noise behind him he turned around and this guy was walking to him. He shot the bear at 20 yards

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160915/5c5ff875f011b8b3f08cc8763ace91fa.jpg)

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Post by: csaaphill on September 14, 2016, 11:33:44 PM
Can't beat 20 yeards :) nice bear.
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Post by: tgomez on September 15, 2016, 09:15:48 PM
Got my first this year! Man, they sure look a lot bigger from 230 yards away :chuckle:

Congratulations on your first bear 🐻. Bear are one of the hardest animals to field judge for size. Usualy BIG ears means small bear. You bear is great and should taste wonderfull. Once again congrats!👍😁
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Post by: derrickbouwman on September 16, 2016, 10:32:09 PM
First ever bear. Shot her at 315 yards one shot. Was by myself so couldn't get a real good picture unfortunately. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/b73af68de07d8eac68d5dac93931ef16.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/e29ac93e1e17faa0defb63ada9ebc401.jpg)


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Post by: csaaphill on September 16, 2016, 11:12:16 PM
Nice.
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Post by: jasnt on September 17, 2016, 07:29:16 AM
First ever bear. Shot her at 315 yards one shot. Was by myself so couldn't get a real good picture unfortunately. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/b73af68de07d8eac68d5dac93931ef16.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/e29ac93e1e17faa0defb63ada9ebc401.jpg)


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congrats. That area looks very familiar
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Post by: Hectocotylus on September 17, 2016, 07:45:42 AM
First ever bear. Shot her at 315 yards one shot. Was by myself so couldn't get a real good picture unfortunately. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/b73af68de07d8eac68d5dac93931ef16.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/e29ac93e1e17faa0defb63ada9ebc401.jpg)


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congrats. That area looks very familiar
Lol doesn't every bear in a berry patch look familiar.


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Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: idaho guy on September 18, 2016, 08:16:01 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: Kit Carson on September 19, 2016, 09:20:09 AM
Congrats!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 20, 2016, 11:38:31 PM
seems like bears are dropping better this year than last? :dunno:
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Post by: Rainier10 on September 21, 2016, 09:08:14 AM
seems like bears are dropping better this year than last? :dunno:
I was thinking the same thing, lots of bear success this year.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 21, 2016, 10:06:50 PM
 :yeah:
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Post by: djgianukakis on October 07, 2016, 03:33:37 PM
My Buddy Cody from the west side and I with our Eastern WA bears.  The chocolate was around 300, the black was around 250.
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Post by: csaaphill on October 09, 2016, 02:15:27 AM
 :yike: nice two bears at once. grats :tup:
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Post by: pashok23 on October 10, 2016, 06:15:02 PM
Pretty cool,congrats to both of you :tup:
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Post by: Hunterski on October 26, 2016, 07:32:38 PM
here is my very first black bear. clean kill, DL.
taken in king county.
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: KM1986 on October 27, 2016, 09:38:50 PM
Nice bear. Congrats
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Post by: Rainier10 on October 28, 2016, 09:08:11 AM
Great bears so far.  Only a few more weeks left.

Please repost your success photos in the Virtual Campfire photo album so we can have a one stop shop for all of the Huntwa success pics this year.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,200786.0.html
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: whiskeydrinker on October 29, 2016, 06:46:24 AM
Got this good size (not huge) boar back in sept on an evening drive after work with my wife! Figure he was in the 220 ish range on the pad.
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Post by: whiskeydrinker on October 29, 2016, 06:50:32 AM
Another pic
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Post by: csaaphill on November 01, 2016, 04:13:16 PM
Cool was worried for awhile no one was to post any more here  :chuckle:
grats to all the people getting bears.
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Post by: Hunterski on November 01, 2016, 05:31:27 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Moose22 on November 02, 2016, 10:26:00 PM
My first!
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Post by: Hunterski on November 03, 2016, 07:12:57 AM
👍👍👍
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Post by: csaaphill on November 03, 2016, 04:24:39 PM
cool more dropping got till the 15th right?
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Post by: tgomez on November 08, 2016, 04:26:36 PM
Congradulations to the hunters with their first black bear! 🐻
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Post by: csaaphill on November 13, 2016, 03:13:00 AM
Thinking there's a couple of more days left grats to all that have gotten bear though.
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: bankwalker on November 13, 2016, 11:14:46 AM
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb172/mikey6900/Mobile%20Uploads/20161111_071445_001-1.jpg) (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/mikey6900/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161111_071445_001-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: csaaphill on November 17, 2016, 07:04:38 PM
nice bear.
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Post by: tgomez on November 18, 2016, 04:45:11 PM
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb172/mikey6900/Mobile%20Uploads/20161111_071445_001-1.jpg) (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/mikey6900/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161111_071445_001-1.jpg.html)

A gorgeous bear!
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Post by: csaaphill on November 23, 2016, 08:23:06 PM
yeah really nice bear.
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: bankwalker on November 27, 2016, 02:29:35 PM
Thank you. This is my second bear. I didn't think I would top my first bear from 2 years ago. Now I know I'll never top this bears size.
Title: Re: 2016 Bears, post them Here!
Post by: saylean on January 23, 2017, 08:26:34 PM
Lots of first timer bear hunters on here with success. A little late, but congrats!
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Post by: acrim on August 23, 2017, 08:04:41 PM
Here he is , 2016 first bear , back from the taxi and on the wall.