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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2017, 07:23:15 AM »
Super awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2017, 07:43:15 AM »
Nice bear!  What an experience.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2017, 07:44:44 AM »
So cool. Thanks for sharing your hunt with us.
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2017, 07:51:15 AM »
What a great trip. Congratulations.
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2017, 08:03:21 AM »
Great write up, thank you for sharing. Congratulations.  :tup:
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2017, 08:50:36 AM »
Congrats on your bear :IBCOOL:
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2017, 08:58:04 AM »
totally awesome  :tup:
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2017, 09:05:02 AM »
That is awesome, thanks so much for sharing the story beginning to end.  The pictures really add to the whole thing.

How was the skinning, packing and boat ride out?
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »
Casino money well spent. Congrats man! I play the same slot on occasion at the Tulalip, I've had pretty good luck with it too.

Looks like a great time. Definitely one of my Must do hunts. So awesome.
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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2017, 11:17:09 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2017, 02:55:39 PM »
thats some good luck and awesome story hunt and bear

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2017, 05:00:54 PM »
great story can I borrow your lucky rabbit foot?
I'm guessing he would probably give it to you at this point. All the luck has been used up lol.

Nice story and beautiful bear. Definitely a "bucket list" hunt if there ever was one


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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2017, 08:26:08 PM »
great story can I borrow your lucky rabbit foot?
I'm guessing he would probably give it to you at this point. All the luck has been used up lol.

Nice story and beautiful bear. Definitely a "bucket list" hunt if there ever was one

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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2017, 08:28:30 PM »
I'm sure it will run out some time if it hasn't already

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2017, 08:42:44 PM »
Congrats and thanks for the write up, that is all so awesome, that is a definite dream hunt! Congrats what a beautiful bear!

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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2017, 09:15:19 PM »
@ Rainier
The skinning took about three hours with both of us. And a storm set in. It rained something serious. We were able to take a canoe to with in maybe 200 yards of the bear. Then we packed everything to the canoe. We made it back to camp about midnight. Then we had 8 foot seas and could not get out for a day and a half. So we just hung out and I took pictures and videos of some other smaller bears. When we went back it was 4 foot seas. Even at that in a small boat you really need to pay attention or it could be your last day. In the lower 48 I feel like we are in charge. Up here it is so raw and rugged. Mother Nature rules. Not us, it comes very clear quickly.

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« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2017, 09:23:28 PM »
How long was he?
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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2017, 10:43:03 PM »
 :tup:
Thanks sounds like a long day/night
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2017, 11:27:01 PM »
Nice story and congrats.

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« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2017, 06:25:20 AM »
One thing I did not bring was gun oil. I would highly recommend it. I had cleaned my gun the week before the trip with a nice coat of oil the. Wiped it clean. Went to the range put three rounds thru it to get any thing out of the bore and left. I think we were only out five days total. The rust sets in fast. I will completely take the gun apart and clean and oil it.

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« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2017, 06:42:28 AM »
 :tup: congrats to you sir. I'd buy a lot to ticket if I were you! :chuckle:  Thank you for sharing your epic awesome adventure. Did you eat any of this Bear? Just curious if they are any good.  I've heard that the interior grizzlies are good, about like black bears, but I don't know anyone who has eaten a coastal brown.
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« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2017, 12:16:36 PM »
I have not tryed any before. I'm actually flying back to Washington today. With memory's of a life time.

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« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2017, 07:06:21 PM »
We blew a tire :'(
Then went to the fish and game to seal the hide and the sckull. They take a hair, tooth, and tissue samples. Then the measure the sckull.

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« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2017, 08:34:59 PM »
Awesome :tup:
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« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2017, 09:33:26 PM »
Incredible experience!! Thank you for sharing it! Congrats on a hunt of a lifetime :tup: