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Big Game Hunting => Bear Hunting => Topic started by: Wanttohuntmore on August 27, 2017, 10:45:01 AM

Title: Boys 2nd bear
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 27, 2017, 10:45:01 AM
Well,  pressed for time to write up a proper story,  but here goes.   My 12 yr old son took his 2nd bear this week,  after 2 hours sleep and a 1 mile hike up 800 feet in the dark.   He lost a bear when he was 10, got his first at 11, missed one cleanly last week,  then took it this week ( quite possibly the same bear). 

Met grandpa at 2 am, drove 3 hours,  then hiked in.   Grandpa has 7 month old new knees so this was good therapy for him,  and a learning experience for my son.  We split up from grandpa on the way up the ridge,  and when we crested immediately saw the bear at 150 yds,  between where grandpa was going to crest.   So we backtracked behind the ridge to be quiet and keep sound and scent down,  and popped out above the boar.  Son had a hard time last week getting a solid rest off the pack in a similar situation.   We practiced with the 22 since then,  perfecting some field positions to use,  where the bipod is either too high to use or in the way.

So we set up,  the boar must have smelled us and seemed concerned.   Son aims and fires at the quartering toward us bear.  It flips upside down and rolled 10yds out of sight.   By then grandpa shows up and I direct them to the spot last seen,  then join them.    Birds were making a racket to the right side hill from where i last saw the bear so i sent grandpa that direction,  about 15 yds.  I looked,  found blood,  followed it downhill 15 yds to a dead 230 lb boar (estimate).  He hit it in the neck with a shoulder exit,  doa bear.

My son has been spoiled with his trips,  either he brings good luck or daddy and grandpa know what they are doing :)

Anyways, this concluded 2017 bear for us as archery starts way too soon!
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on August 27, 2017, 11:58:26 AM
That is an adventure he will never forget!  Glad he got to share it with you both.
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Post by: Ripper on August 27, 2017, 12:55:38 PM
Well done fellas :tup:     memories for all for a lifetime. Priceless
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 27, 2017, 01:12:38 PM
Congrats to him :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Mark Brenckle on August 27, 2017, 01:19:19 PM
Well done! Hope the rest of the season goes as well as that!
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Post by: Dan-o on August 27, 2017, 02:33:14 PM
Great share!
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Post by: huntnfmly on August 27, 2017, 03:42:19 PM
Congrats
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Post by: bearpaw on August 27, 2017, 03:43:26 PM
perfect  :tup:
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Post by: Machias on August 28, 2017, 08:12:49 AM
Awesome!!!!
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Post by: hntrspud on August 28, 2017, 09:40:19 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: fillthefreezer on August 28, 2017, 12:06:17 PM
thats a good bear. congrats. great to see the whole fam
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Post by: washingtonmuley on August 28, 2017, 12:13:27 PM
Congrats!!
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 28, 2017, 03:40:48 PM
I love everything about this.  Thank you for sharing.
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 28, 2017, 06:55:30 PM
Thanks everyone.  Now he just needs an elk......   :)
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Post by: snake on August 28, 2017, 07:11:43 PM
nice job! were there berries nearby?
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Post by: tgomez on August 28, 2017, 07:58:03 PM
Good job young buck, SWEET!
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Post by: ghosthunter on August 28, 2017, 08:01:59 PM
Nice

What's his gun setup?
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 28, 2017, 08:24:23 PM
A few berries but the least I've seen.   Tikka 270, a tack driver.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on August 28, 2017, 11:30:45 PM
Way to go :tup:
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Post by: saylean on August 29, 2017, 08:53:08 AM
That's awesome! Congrats to all involved.
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Post by: hunter399 on August 29, 2017, 09:06:02 AM
Awesome sause,congrats  :tup:
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Post by: idaho guy on August 29, 2017, 09:13:24 AM
great post thanks for sharing it!