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Offline fire*guy

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First Bear down
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:32:19 PM »
    My 2017 bear hunt,   
     After a lot of years trying to harvest a Bear I finally was able to seal the deal. I have hunted for approx. 40 years and have only seen a couple bears during hunting season. I've drawn two earlier spring tags on the westside only to never see a bear, and have the permits go unfilled. I finally decided that I would save my points to apply for the higher harvest areas on the Northeast side of the state. This was my lucky year, and I was drawn for one.
Now that I had the tag, I had very little time to scout and I have never hunted this area before. I called up Dale at Bearpaw outfitters and I booked a semi-guided hunt with him. I set aside a week to hunt and hopefully would be able to harvest my first bear.
     My first morning came early 3:00am to sit down and look at the map with Dale and have him suggest where I should be hunting at. Having never hunted this area Dales' suggestions where priceless. I hunted the areas he pointed out to me and was open to any pointers he gave me. The days where long with hunting hours not ending until approx. 9 pm. Thankfully when I returned each night from the hunt dinner was ready from me at the lodge. I hunter the next 3 days, Finally harvesting my first Bear. The Bear was no monster, but for my first I'm happy to have harvested him.

   

     

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 07:36:58 PM »
Congrats on the first bear. It's a beast!
The patience payed off!! :)
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 07:47:46 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 08:11:13 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 08:32:24 PM »
Excellent  :tup:
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
Great work!

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 08:53:33 PM »
Congrats on your first. My first bear was a "monster" like that too. But, I still love it.
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
Thanks guys  :)  , also great book Saylean.

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 09:06:39 PM »
Fantastic......lots of first this year!! 

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 10:14:40 PM »
congrats...you can't kill your second bear until you kill your first
beer---it's whats for dinner

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 08:14:04 AM »
Glad to see you got it done. Like mine, a trophy to me. Was nice to meet ya.

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 08:23:39 AM »
Good bear! Congrat

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 07:28:46 PM »
Good bear. Great memory.

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2017, 08:11:40 PM »
Congrats :tup:way to getter done!!!
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 12:37:35 AM »
Nice job, congrats. :tup: He will be a fantastic eater. I love bear meat. It's my wife and I's favorite meat.  So are you hooked on bear hunting Now? I spend more time chasing them than anything else.
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 06:54:07 AM »
Way to go, congrats on a fine bear!!
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2017, 08:49:07 AM »
you gotter done  :tup:
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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2017, 10:32:50 AM »
Nice bear staying at Dale's is special.

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 10:48:39 AM »
Congrats!  :tup:

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 07:50:39 PM »
Nice job, congrats. :tup: He will be a fantastic eater. I love bear meat. It's my wife and I's favorite meat.  So are you hooked on bear hunting Now? I spend more time chasing them than anything else.

Ripper,  I really do like hunting this time of the year, it was great to be out there hunting without a bunch of other hunters around you. Also to boot I got to see another wolf they are truly amazing animals, but they really need to be managed in this state.   

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Re: First Bear down
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 08:46:52 PM »
Thanks guys  :)  , also great book Saylean.

Thanks fire guy, glad to year you enjoyed it.
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