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Big Game Hunting => Bear Hunting => Topic started by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 10:21:37 AM

Title: 16th day....
Post by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 10:21:37 AM
BEAR DOWN!!!!!!! Pictures will follow soon
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Post by: boneaddict on September 25, 2017, 10:42:03 AM
looking forward to it.  Congrats
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Post by: Machias on September 25, 2017, 10:48:13 AM
Awesome!!!
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Post by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 05:48:07 PM
I should freeze the hide while I decide whether or not to have a rug made, right?
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 25, 2017, 05:52:03 PM
Congrats! Yeah, freezing the hide is a good idea if youre unsure.
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Post by: brew on September 25, 2017, 06:56:33 PM
congrats on finally connecting...i was rooting for you during the spring season...looking forward to the story/pics
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Post by: JakeLand on September 25, 2017, 07:51:11 PM
If you freeze the hide make sure you fold it so it's even
And fold it as big as you can so it freezes quick 
Where's the pics ????
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Post by: O. hemionus on September 25, 2017, 09:26:22 PM
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pictures of what a filled tag looks like!
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 25, 2017, 09:30:03 PM
Tag! Congrats! I need some hope!
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Post by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 10:33:40 PM
 :)
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Post by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 10:35:13 PM
 :IBCOOL:
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Post by: bowhunterforever on September 25, 2017, 10:36:09 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: PastorJoel on September 25, 2017, 10:44:15 PM
As some remember, I shot one on the 7th day of my spring hunting but I was unable to locate it.

Come fall, I had gone out again and again, but with no luck.  This is a Kitsap County bear, only 40 minutes from my house.  I was planning on a short morning hunt and didn't really expect to find anything.  I got to the end of where I was going to hunt and started to head back to the truck.  Then, I saw a black stump that moved. :)  But then, it was gone.  I looked all over on this big hillside and saw it again, but then it disappeared again.  Eventually, I got a good lock on its location and watched it for several minutes to make sure there were no cubs.  Never saw any cubs, made a 300-350 yard shot and hit it in the spine in the neck.  It dropped like a rock.  I was hunting by myself so the pack out was a lot of fun.  :o

This hillside was COVERED in berry bushes and had LOTS of sign.  Now I know where to go next time.  :)
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Post by: JakeLand on September 26, 2017, 04:56:54 AM
Great job ! Good looking bear
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 26, 2017, 05:17:30 AM
Nice job!  Great bear! :tup:
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Post by: Machias on September 26, 2017, 09:52:47 AM
Congrats!!!!
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Post by: PastorJoel on September 26, 2017, 10:34:05 AM
Thanks, everyone!  After so much hard work, this bear feels extra special.  I am thankful that it took me so long because I was able to enjoy a lot of time in the woods.  I typically spend my time out there praying for people in my church and thinking about God's goodness.  Bear or no bear, God is good!
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Post by: O. hemionus on September 26, 2017, 09:07:22 PM
Great way to pass the time while enjoying God's creation!  :tup:
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Post by: Turner89 on September 26, 2017, 09:37:00 PM
Great looking bear :tup:
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Post by: saylean on September 27, 2017, 08:03:22 AM
That's awesome! Good work man, congrats! Thanks for posting up the pics.
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 28, 2017, 04:35:53 AM
Way to go!
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Post by: Ripper on September 29, 2017, 06:39:37 AM
Nicer job brother, congrats. I love the pic with your son. Priceless! 1 :tup:
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Post by: PastorJoel on October 25, 2017, 10:15:15 PM
Well, I got a buck and need to make some freezer room.

(assuming that I can do this legally)  Does anyone want the hide for free? (I live in Bremerton)

I only want to keep the skull.

I had considered having it made into a rug or tanned, but not anymore.

This offer will only stand for a week or two and then I will discard it.
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Post by: Machias on October 26, 2017, 11:18:44 AM
Call some of your local taxidermist, some of them will buy them from you, which is perfectly legal.  You can get $75 to $100 for a good hide.