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Big Game Hunting => Bear Hunting => Topic started by: n_mathews13 on August 19, 2017, 02:19:48 PM

Title: Weekend pics
Post by: n_mathews13 on August 19, 2017, 02:19:48 PM
Me and family took trailer to Blues to drop off trailer for season.
Saw close to 80 dear and 2 bear. This one was average black, other one was a bigger dark chocolate.
5yr old girl got to see her first bear, got to watch it for awhile. Wasp are bad bad this year . Not great pics
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Post by: Northwestwenz on August 19, 2017, 03:13:26 PM
awesome!!
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Post by: n_mathews13 on August 19, 2017, 03:32:05 PM
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Post by: Eli346 on August 19, 2017, 06:14:14 PM
Was the helicopter hauling a water bucket or what?
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Post by: bowhunterforever on August 19, 2017, 06:18:17 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: n_mathews13 on August 19, 2017, 06:39:08 PM
Was the helicopter hauling a water bucket or what?

Yeah
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Post by: Timberstalker on August 19, 2017, 07:09:41 PM
Nice.  :tup:
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Post by: bracer40 on August 19, 2017, 10:25:27 PM
Nice looking headgear on that buck!
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Post by: Machias on August 20, 2017, 09:59:34 AM
Nice photos, thanks for sharing.
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Post by: bighorn1 on August 20, 2017, 11:44:02 AM
Season is coming nice to see animals.
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Post by: saylean on August 20, 2017, 05:23:24 PM
Was the helicopter hauling a water bucket or what?

That's Hirshey on the end of that thing... :tup: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Nice pics man.
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Post by: WAcoyotehunter on August 21, 2017, 01:50:08 PM
Looks like a good weekend!
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Post by: Elkcollector82 on August 21, 2017, 02:38:54 PM
Sounds like a very productive weekend. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: n_mathews13 on August 21, 2017, 04:02:40 PM
Sounds like a very productive weekend. Thanks for sharing.

It was, and fun. Got trail cam set and a trail to our sitn spot cleaned up. I'm at a rough spot right now, as in not sure what deer season I should try to do. Got this dang sciatica thing.
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Post by: Elkcollector82 on August 21, 2017, 05:37:35 PM
Sounds like a very productive weekend. Thanks for sharing.

It was, and fun. Got trail cam set and a trail to our sitn spot cleaned up. I'm at a rough spot right now, as in not sure what deer season I should try to do. Got this dang sciatica thing.

Late season always been good to me. But I've never stepped foot on the east side. But that will change.
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Post by: n_mathews13 on August 22, 2017, 06:27:25 AM
Sounds like a very productive weekend. Thanks for sharing.

It was, and fun. Got trail cam set and a trail to our sitn spot cleaned up. I'm at a rough spot right now, as in not sure what deer season I should try to do. Got this dang sciatica thing.

Late season always been good to me. But I've never stepped foot on the east side. But that will change.




Late hunt is awesome. Best hunting and biggest deer I have ever shot. But has become hard to get land to hunt
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Post by: hirshey on September 02, 2017, 04:43:11 PM
Nice photos! Some good looking deer there!

👍🏼
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 13, 2017, 06:39:57 AM
Been up here since Friday.
Had a few smokeless days, smoke is back this morn.
Have seen a few bears, got one about figured out. He isn't a big bear at all but my daughter is coming up, so it might be cool to fill a tag with her. 
Dad made a sneak on some elk with his bow, didn't work out.
He shot a coon the other night with bow.
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 13, 2017, 06:41:57 AM
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 13, 2017, 06:45:45 AM
Nice! Get that bruin!!
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 13, 2017, 06:46:45 AM
This bear has been digging at this log and others by it the las few evenings
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 13, 2017, 06:49:00 AM
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 13, 2017, 07:51:41 AM
So, did you take the shot?
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Post by: bearmanric on September 13, 2017, 09:04:00 AM
Thank you been tough for me. My sciatic nerve is killing me. sweet bears and bucks. Rick
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 13, 2017, 02:06:23 PM
That pic was taken Sunday, with a week left I felt like I'd hold off.  There are 2 piles of bear crap, bigger and smaller.
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 13, 2017, 02:08:52 PM
That bear in the crosshair picture looks pretty good.  I'd need a bit better look, but he's better than average.
I hope you thump one.  Best of luck. :tup:
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 18, 2017, 06:17:58 AM
Got home last night
No bear meat in cooler
I held out for the big one in the area, but it never showed.
I'll have next weekend. Learned a lot of area, found lots of bear beds and stuff. Trails that looked like only bear use. Trees that are all oily looking were they do some rubbing.
Saw lots of elk. They talked a lot, that was fun to watch
Always got next weekend
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 18, 2017, 07:27:03 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: Machias on September 18, 2017, 08:38:51 AM
Nice photos!  Thanks for sharing,
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Post by: Northwestwenz on September 20, 2017, 05:16:58 PM
Is your rifle scope a sig product?
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 21, 2017, 06:24:02 AM
Leupold
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 22, 2017, 05:29:52 PM
Headn back up
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 22, 2017, 06:43:23 PM
Best of luck.  :tup:
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 25, 2017, 06:14:42 AM
Didn't see a bear. Blues got snow, normally that's a sign of the bear hunting getting slow ( in our area anyway)
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 25, 2017, 08:10:41 AM
It's a weird year up there for sure.  Gonna warm up for a bit now though.  Any more trips planned?
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Post by: Machias on September 25, 2017, 08:11:32 AM
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 25, 2017, 10:25:12 AM
It's a weird year up there for sure.  Gonna warm up for a bit now though.  Any more trips planned?

Have my daughters birthday this weekend , so I'll have grandparents in town.  But every weekend till it closes probably. I'll hunt deer in same area this year.
It is going to warm up, unfortunately I won't be up there.  38*degrees at trailer yesterday morn
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Post by: n_mathews13 on September 25, 2017, 10:34:30 AM
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!

No baits for fall, id like to and maybe some day. When season close in your unit? Do you wait to bait till natural food source is running low?
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Post by: Machias on September 25, 2017, 10:51:28 AM
You running any fall baits this year?  I put my first one out Saturday.  So far no visitors.  Good luck!

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

Closes Oct 31st.  I waited till it cooled down.  I put it out Saturday afternoon.  No visitors yet.  I only run one bait in the fall.  I will spend time glassing and calling in the mornings and middle of the day and then sit on the stand once they hit the bait.
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Post by: n_mathews13 on October 08, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
Well, made it out this weekend. Had a bear at 246 yards. Pulled trigger and it rolled down out of sight. 20 min later he shows up in clearing and just beds down. I shoot again and miss ( judgeing by reaction to shot)
Runs up into trees and disappeared, comes out next clearing and can't make it a few steps without stopping.
At 345 yards I can't get the right hold to feel comfortable to shoot. I let him pass due to wind, and the fact I feel with another miss may push him farther.
Next morn dad comes up and look for it. Wind blowing and some hail, hard to look in moveing grass. We looked till 5:pm. Followed blood till it ran dry. Hate , Hate to loose a animal,But that's how it goes.  From this experience,I will practice more and teach my kids to practice so the odds of them being in this position will be less.  So, tag void . Bear season over.
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Post by: Machias on October 09, 2017, 07:35:55 AM
Bummer, you had a great season.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 09, 2017, 07:41:27 AM
That's tough n_mathews.

You hunted hard this year, and saw a ton of game.  Best of luck on the remaining hunts. :tup:
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Post by: n_mathews13 on October 09, 2017, 10:31:45 AM
I screwed up a bear that guys would pay $ for. Eats at me if I dwell on it. BUT, I am glade it bothers me. The day a guy looses that anger and frustration on him self for causing that scenario, is the day he looses respect and a drive to better his skills for that animal
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Post by: PastorJoel on October 09, 2017, 10:58:46 AM
Sorry to hear.  That's not fun at all.
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Post by: Machias on October 10, 2017, 08:12:06 AM
I screwed up a bear that guys would pay $ for. Eats at me if I dwell on it. BUT, I am glade it bothers me. The day a guy looses that anger and frustration on him self for causing that scenario, is the day he looses respect and a drive to better his skills for that animal

 :tup: :tup:
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Post by: n_mathews13 on October 15, 2017, 09:43:18 PM
Well, went deer hunting this weekend. Dad made it up early enough to go glass for bear before sat opener. He sat same canyon that I sat last weekend when I messed up that bear shot. At 5:40pm Dad spotted a dark chocolate bear that wasn't using his right front leg. That would have been the leg I would  have hit. So, I guess there is hope that he can power through it and heal up.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 16, 2017, 12:31:24 PM
Positive news!  If he made it a week, he may make it.
 :tup: