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Offline GHETTO GUIDE

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2017 Spring Boar.
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:38:41 PM »
After a total of 2 trip and 6 days hunting and 7 ish multiple blown stalks ( for one reason or another)   I finally tagged up. 

Spotted quite a few bears in that time.  Sows w cubs.  Larger cubs flying solo at 60 yds( let him walk). And a platinum blond bear I named Jenny McCarthy. Im sure it had to be a female.  I did shoot at her but had my scope set a way longer range and shot over her.  She stood there at 70 ish yds and then busted out. 

I got to see a bear I named "waddles".  Waddles lived in the bottom of a big ass canyon and only came out one night right at dark.  He was so big he couldnt walk right and only could waddle... hence "waddles.  I was going to introduce my self the next am but he must not have got the memo.

First kill with my custom built 6.5x284.  The action was taken off one of my old hunting partners rifles who is handicapped now and unable to hunt.


I stalked this bear 2 other times before I could get a shot..  3rd times a charm. I
Closed the distance from over 450yds and poor openings, to a comfortable 300 ish.  Stayed low, Exo pack for a rest,  and bear down. 

Im not a good judge on bear weight.  But I do know he was old and grey.  He only had one of his posterior canine teeth left (the one you mail in to the state). The other was worn out gums. This was my second bear.  Im proud and blessed to have harvested such an old warrior.

First 2 are "waddles.

Then a blown stalk bear. 

Then old grey face.

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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 11:40:06 PM »
Nice job.  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 12:32:20 AM »
Nice bear :tup: Congrats
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 12:37:16 AM »
Very nice! :tup:
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 05:30:48 AM »
Awesome bear. And a great write up. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 06:51:34 AM »
Nicely done!

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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 06:52:25 AM »
Congrats on your old warrior bear. :tup:
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 10:02:52 AM »
Man that looks like an old bear! What a trophy. Way to stick with it.  :tup:

Be sure to post the age when you get the results. Be interesting to see how old he was.
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 08:11:55 PM »
Right on man. Good work!
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 08:13:51 PM »
Congrats.  Nice work on the bear.
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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 08:20:45 PM »
Does that bear have a long tail or is that just an optical illusion?

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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 09:03:27 PM »
Does that bear have a long tail or is that just an optical illusion?
I'm thinking it's the right rear leg laid back ????

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Re: 2017 Spring Boar.
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 11:08:06 PM »
Nice :tup:
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