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Title: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 05, 2020, 03:09:58 PM
Well the season is open did anyone poke a bear today?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 05, 2020, 03:19:38 PM
Canít believe how full my pack is for a quick 3 day hunt! Lol.  Good luck guys/gals!!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 05, 2020, 03:25:01 PM
Good luck Jerry. Tell Brandon good luck and hopefully he gets his first kill!! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 05, 2020, 04:24:22 PM
Good luck Jerry. Tell Brandon good luck and hopefully he gets his first kill!! :tup:
thanks buddy, Iím hoping!!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Lapua07 on May 05, 2020, 09:47:50 PM
 :chuckle: :chuckle: Let the little chocolate go right out of the gate. Seen a good boar right at dark. Little too far for my liking with my new rifle!and got dark before I could close the gap.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 05, 2020, 10:10:04 PM
Thatís what Iím talking about :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 05, 2020, 10:32:53 PM
Got out today a bit ,spend most of the time chasing turkeys with my son,but glassed a few clearcuts with no luck.seen another bear hunter on a bicycle that made it in before us. :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Shooter4 on May 06, 2020, 06:25:03 AM
Got out today a bit ,spend most of the time chasing turkeys with my son,but glassed a few clearcuts with no luck.seen another bear hunter on a bicycle that made it in before us. :tup:
What unit?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Lapua07 on May 06, 2020, 01:11:32 PM
Well the little brownie I seen yesterday just gave me too good of a shot and the kids were wanting to get a closer look at him. 🤣 So I figured may as well not waste anymore vacation days. Save them for later this year. The new 6.5-300 preformed flawlessly as expected. So two days in and notched a 2020 49 Springer permit. Have seen upwards of 20 bears the last few weeks but nothing really stuck out to me as the One. Kids are happy and I am back at work already.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 06, 2020, 01:35:46 PM
Congrats man, sweet job!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on May 06, 2020, 01:49:52 PM
Way to get it done. Congratulations
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 06, 2020, 01:51:16 PM
Any bear/predator in the dirt is a good thing :tup: Congrats
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: BreezyBear on May 06, 2020, 01:51:30 PM
Great coat and color, congrats!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 06, 2020, 02:08:50 PM
Sweet look in bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 06, 2020, 02:11:29 PM
Aaaaand, you donít have to check that bear in this year due to corona!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 06, 2020, 02:18:42 PM
Got out today a bit ,spend most of the time chasing turkeys with my son,but glassed a few clearcuts with no luck.seen another bear hunter on a bicycle that made it in before us. :tup:
What unit?
@Shooter4
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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Shooter4 on May 06, 2020, 04:17:31 PM
Well the little brownie I seen yesterday just gave me too good of a shot and the kids were wanting to get a closer look at him. 🤣 So I figured may as well not waste anymore vacation days. Save them for later this year. The new 6.5-300 preformed flawlessly as expected. So two days in and notched a 2020 49 Springer permit. Have seen upwards of 20 bears the last few weeks but nothing really stuck out to me as the One. Kids are happy and I am back at work already.
happen to know your elevation?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Watimberghost on May 06, 2020, 04:59:59 PM
Bear on the board! Nice job!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Lapua07 on May 06, 2020, 05:32:56 PM
Well the little brownie I seen yesterday just gave me too good of a shot and the kids were wanting to get a closer look at him. 🤣 So I figured may as well not waste anymore vacation days. Save them for later this year. The new 6.5-300 preformed flawlessly as expected. So two days in and notched a 2020 49 Springer permit. Have seen upwards of 20 bears the last few weeks but nothing really stuck out to me as the One. Kids are happy and I am back at work already.
happen to know your elevation?

2850í-3000í in the ball park. Iíve been watching a few the last couple weeks from about 2000í on up 4700 though. Southern exposure and green grass is the ticket as usual.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Shooter4 on May 06, 2020, 07:11:02 PM
Well the little brownie I seen yesterday just gave me too good of a shot and the kids were wanting to get a closer look at him. 🤣 So I figured may as well not waste anymore vacation days. Save them for later this year. The new 6.5-300 preformed flawlessly as expected. So two days in and notched a 2020 49 Springer permit. Have seen upwards of 20 bears the last few weeks but nothing really stuck out to me as the One. Kids are happy and I am back at work already.
happen to know your elevation?

2850í-3000í in the ball park. Iíve been watching a few the last couple weeks from about 2000í on up 4700 though. Southern exposure and green grass is the ticket as usual.
thanks im heading out to 49 sat and have no clue where to start im just hoping to see one
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: redi on May 06, 2020, 08:21:33 PM
Great memories
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 10, 2020, 06:59:02 AM
Good deal!  Seems a little quiet on the bear board.  Only heard from 2 tag holders for Kelly Hill.  Maybe saving for the fall crowd?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: wheels on May 10, 2020, 03:04:07 PM
nice bear
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 11, 2020, 06:14:01 AM
We saw a few bears this weekend, nothing was close enough to shoot.  Did see picks of a nice brown colored boar killed. Blues unit
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HoytHunter24 on May 11, 2020, 06:22:00 AM
I was out this weekend checking some hillsides. Not a ton of greenery just yet. Saw no bears but found one fresh pile of crap
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: frazierw on May 12, 2020, 08:19:23 AM
Ill be out Thursday through Sunday trying to find a bear down in the blues
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Lapua07 on May 12, 2020, 10:53:54 AM
Iíve been in on 2 more springers down in Douglas and Kelly hill over the weekend. My brother missed one yesterday morning. Has the week off so maybe heíll get lucky enough to scare one to death.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cougforester on May 12, 2020, 11:05:23 AM
Will be out and about in Huckleberry Thursday through Sunday. Should be good.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: andrew_in_idaho on May 15, 2020, 12:50:48 AM
Well, I was headed up for 5 days of hunting today and this guy decided to wander out 100 yds off the road, small boar, but I needed to end my 3 yr bear drought so I took the easy one. Cool color on him anyway(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200515/f66f33c8874f3ede54ab52ba5eb31358.jpg)


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunterednate on May 15, 2020, 10:22:14 AM
Nice work! "A bear in the hand..."
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: frazierw on May 17, 2020, 02:34:46 PM
Filled my tag last night
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: JakeLand on May 17, 2020, 03:17:10 PM
Nice bear frazier !!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: BreezyBear on May 17, 2020, 03:21:07 PM
Sweet congrats!  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on May 17, 2020, 03:38:00 PM
Well, I was headed up for 5 days of hunting today and this guy decided to wander out 100 yds off the road, small boar, but I needed to end my 3 yr bear drought so I took the easy one. Cool color on him anyway(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200515/f66f33c8874f3ede54ab52ba5eb31358.jpg)


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Nicely done Andrew. 👍

Does Idaho have a two bear limit for the year?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on May 17, 2020, 03:38:33 PM
Live the color Frazier.👍
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: jstone on May 17, 2020, 03:39:55 PM
Great Bears great country
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: andrew_in_idaho on May 17, 2020, 03:40:55 PM
Well, I was headed up for 5 days of hunting today and this guy decided to wander out 100 yds off the road, small boar, but I needed to end my 3 yr bear drought so I took the easy one. Cool color on him anyway(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200515/f66f33c8874f3ede54ab52ba5eb31358.jpg)


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Nicely done Andrew. 👍

Does Idaho have a two bear limit for the year?
In some areas, the areas I typically hunt are all 1 bear limit, though Iíve done a little e-scouting for a 2 bear area


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: 87Ford on May 17, 2020, 04:56:51 PM
Thatís a nice picture Frazier, congrats  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 17, 2020, 09:42:43 PM
Great bears guys! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Mr Mykiss on May 19, 2020, 07:53:16 PM
Blew on a bearmanric call for the first time...
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ghosthunter on May 19, 2020, 08:02:12 PM
Great bears

Any chance of a few more details on each bear.
Gun used?
How long a shot.?
Go down right away.?
Run?
How far?
Any death groans?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 19, 2020, 08:06:14 PM
Blew on a bearmanric call for the first time...


That looks like a stud bear! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: MtnMuley on May 19, 2020, 08:39:30 PM
Blew on a bearmanric call for the first time...


That looks like a stud bear! :tup:
:tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HoytHunter24 on May 26, 2020, 06:46:07 AM
Any Memorial Weekend bears?

I got skunked this weekend....
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on May 29, 2020, 12:50:50 PM
Dink of a bear, good thing i still have 3 more bear tags to work on this year.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on May 29, 2020, 01:12:30 PM
Beautiful bear, well done. Congratulations!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on May 29, 2020, 02:44:18 PM
Very nice bear bango!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on May 30, 2020, 06:32:25 PM
Dink of a bear, good thing i still have 3 more bear tags to work on this year.
Nice job. Pretty color and should be a good eater
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: caseygraff333 on May 30, 2020, 09:13:29 PM
7 day trip, seen 43 bears, cousin and i both got drawn tagged out!!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on May 30, 2020, 09:18:11 PM
Looks like a good one.  Ne permit or blues or coastal?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: rjclabs on May 30, 2020, 09:44:11 PM
My cousin and I just filled both our tags for spring bear. After seeing 43 bears we got one the first day and the last one on the last day of a 7 day trip.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: andersonjk4 on May 30, 2020, 09:46:06 PM
Got my first bear yesterday evening. Picture isnít great. I was too worried about getting it skinned and packed out to pose for pictures. It was a crazy warm evening. Nice older boar. His teeth are worn down to almost nothing.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: caseygraff333 on May 31, 2020, 04:55:47 PM
 north east tag
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Mr Mykiss on June 02, 2020, 10:08:46 PM
north east tag
But how long was the trip and did you see a lot of bears?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: teanawayslayer on June 03, 2020, 05:39:32 AM
north east tag
But how long was the trip and did you see a lot of bears?
he said they saw 43 bears and they did a 7 day trip. :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Mr Mykiss on June 06, 2020, 09:13:29 PM
Guess I missed that.
Sometimes you only see one bear...take what you can get I guess.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Firetwin3 on June 07, 2020, 08:13:25 PM
Saw 4 on a quick weekender. Blew on the R&R call and brought a nice chocolate & blonde bear into 300 - where I promptly sent 2 over his back, only then realizing I had moved a lot closer than I thought since the last time I ranged the hill. First big game animal Iíve sent lead at that I havenít put my hands on. Headed back out next week for a few more days and hopefully redemption.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dylanb on June 07, 2020, 10:49:08 PM
Saw 4 on a quick weekender. Blew on the R&R call and brought a nice chocolate & blonde bear into 300 - where I promptly sent 2 over his back, only then realizing I had moved a lot closer than I thought since the last time I ranged the hill. First big game animal Iíve sent lead at that I havenít put my hands on. Headed back out next week for a few more days and hopefully redemption.
I heard your spotter and caller sucks 😂
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheProjEng on June 08, 2020, 08:25:59 AM
My first Washington spring bear down, successful solo 2 day weekend warrior hunt, and second time in the permit area which was my second choice. Spotted this bear this bear at 9 am after a short hike from camp, 330 yards down across the draw, excited + not going to be picky with limited hunting time (family & work), one shot at little over 300 yards, dead on impact with the 220 grain Hornady ELD-X out of my 300 RUM, and one heavy pack out trip back to camp by 12:30. Made it back home late Saturday night and my girlfriend had all the meat cut up Sunday morning. Headed to the taxidermist to rug it so my girlfriends cinnamon bear rug will have a friend and will enjoy the memory of my first spring bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on June 08, 2020, 09:06:28 AM
Congrats! :tup: 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: luvmystang67 on June 08, 2020, 10:33:49 AM
Dink Idaho bear, but tag punched!

6.5 Grendel

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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on June 08, 2020, 01:33:52 PM
Dunk or not itís one less future calf killer :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: mountainman on June 08, 2020, 02:50:29 PM
Good eats there👍
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Johnny Doe on June 09, 2020, 09:48:41 AM
Not big, but beautiful!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: BreezyBear on June 09, 2020, 10:53:55 AM
Good looking bear, congrats!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Platensek-po on June 09, 2020, 01:12:18 PM
That second pic is awesome. Well done!

Dink Idaho bear, but tag punched!

6.5 Grendel

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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Derekjmcc on June 09, 2020, 01:52:59 PM
Huckleberry unit
tracked this old lady all day I was positive this was a boar but a dry 185lb sow is good with me.
300yds 6.5 creed through the lungs and a pice of the heart she went less then 20 feet.
This was a challenging year Iím lucky to fill my tag.
Big Thankyou to the guy who helped me drag her out! You know who you are.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Machias on June 09, 2020, 02:12:47 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cougforester on June 09, 2020, 02:29:07 PM
Nice bear!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on June 09, 2020, 03:45:12 PM
Awesome. Congrats
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: seastrike on June 10, 2020, 06:47:02 PM
May 14 in 105 (Kelly Hill) in about the middle of the unit. Bear was at 2000 ft.
450 yard first shot which resulted in a broken leg....further than I thought.
Second two in the chest. Watched the death moans, which I hadn't done.
Older boar. Zero fat, not much meat with a nice coat.
He died in the thistle, but it was a fairly short pack. This was the 4th bear seen over seven days and the first one I shot at. Regret not shooting a cinnamon early in the hunt!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Derekjmcc on June 11, 2020, 01:13:58 PM
Nice bear and awesome interesting color pattern brown and black.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: carandc on June 13, 2020, 04:20:40 PM
First Spring Bear draw and first bear period. Helluva way to get my feet wet with this big guy. Solo trip last weekend. Shot Sunday 6/7 ~9:00 AM @ ~3600 ft. in Huckleberry.

Got in Friday night, hunted Saturday, saw nothing. New area Sunday morning. I was heading down a draw filled with black stumps. Planning on setting up for some predator calling, stopped to look at my map to see where I should head to get set up. Phone had bad glare so I adjusted my stance and noticed out of my peripheral a black stump that was moving. Turns out it was this boar moseying up the draw toward me about 50 yards out. I was downwind in a good breeze so he couldn't smell me, not moving much so he couldn't hear me or, apparently, see me. Slowly took a knee and shouldered my rifle, hoping for him to turn broadside. Realized the draw was narrow and steep on both sides so he wasn't likely to turn. Didn't see any cubs and didn't want him to get any closer so I took the head-on shot (forehead) at ~45 yards with 12 gauge sabot slug (300 grain Winchester XP3 2&3/4" in Weatherby PA-08 rifled barrel with Nikon Shotgun Scope). Dropped where he stood. Couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Traeger BBQd backstrap was satisfying if not mind-blowing last night and breakfast sausage this morning was delicious.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: High Climber on June 13, 2020, 04:43:21 PM
Nice bear 👌
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: BreezyBear on June 13, 2020, 06:29:13 PM
That's a good one, congrats!!  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on June 13, 2020, 06:30:20 PM
Hell of a first bear  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: luvmystang67 on June 15, 2020, 08:06:43 AM
heck of an any-number bear.   what a dandy..
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 20, 2020, 03:37:46 PM
Second tag bear Idaho this spring
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 20, 2020, 03:50:59 PM
1st bear little smaller  :chuckle but I liked the color
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: n_mathews13 on June 22, 2020, 09:15:20 PM
1st bear little smaller  :chuckle but I liked the color

Right on
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HoytHunter24 on June 30, 2020, 09:02:54 AM
Finally filled my tag Saturday morning at 7am. I was definitely not picky on the size or color but I am in love with the coat this bear has. Shout out to Dylan for help getting him packed out to the trailhead! Bear measured 5.5'. The pictures arent very good since I was solo and only had my cell phone
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 30, 2020, 09:10:53 AM
Spring bear in wa
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: mp.hunter on June 30, 2020, 09:32:37 AM
Spring bear in wa
Beautiful bear Jerry


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on June 30, 2020, 11:56:40 AM
Good one!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Skyvalhunter on June 30, 2020, 12:17:11 PM
That's a nice one
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: longrange7mm on July 01, 2020, 07:07:16 AM
You guys put a hurting on the bears this spring  :tup:

due to COVID I got a few days in as well.. like 27 days a field  :chuckle: It was a great season here in Wy.

Here is my 2020 wy spot & stalk bear passed up 21 black bear before finding the one. It was a fairly mild year on grizzly sightings as well only in the 40s  :chuckle: My bear was 130ish yard shot im running a gunwerks 30 nosler and 215 VLDs

My mother in law also got her first bear. 340 yard shot with my 30 nosler also spot & stalk
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on July 01, 2020, 03:19:39 PM
Nice bears everyone. Only one month and it opens for the rest of us. Iím taking the first 5 days off and my brother is coming for the first couple so hopefully we can get some bears on the ground.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on July 02, 2020, 07:37:03 AM
Thatís a big ole noggin on that bear LR7mm. Stud bear :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: boss24dogara on July 12, 2020, 10:04:21 AM
So when season opens up in August  I planned on hunting gmu 245. Has anyone had anyluck in that area or tips to hunting in that region ?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 01, 2020, 06:40:40 AM
For all you 🍔 bullet hatters out there. All I can say for now is they work.
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cougforester on August 01, 2020, 06:47:27 AM
For all you 🍔 bullet hatters out there. All I can say for now is they work.
 :chuckle:

I was wondering when the first bear was gone get knocked down. I think you won.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ThurstonCokid on August 01, 2020, 07:32:16 AM
Supposedly my buddies have killed 2 this morning.. Iím stuck working in Florida


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 01, 2020, 09:24:39 AM
For all you 🍔 bullet hatters out there. All I can say for now is they work.
 :chuckle:
I sure hope so because I just sent one!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: h20hunter on August 01, 2020, 09:29:10 AM
Smack one did yah....?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: h20hunter on August 01, 2020, 10:34:09 AM
Drock following blood and looking for boo boo!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 01, 2020, 11:06:09 AM
For all you 🍔 bullet hatters out there. All I can say for now is they work.
 :chuckle:
I sure hope so because I just sent one!

Shocker.  :chuckle: can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: h20hunter on August 01, 2020, 04:29:12 PM
Seen it, he's made a recovery.  Waiting for permission to post.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 01, 2020, 04:35:27 PM
 :hello:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: MADMAX on August 01, 2020, 04:40:15 PM
Nice job
Congrats
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: h20hunter on August 01, 2020, 04:41:21 PM
There it is!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: wheels on August 01, 2020, 04:42:15 PM
congrays
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ganghis on August 01, 2020, 04:42:39 PM
By my book, that's the first bear of the fall season.  Down low in a wet area w/ devil's club by the look of it.  Congrats and looking forward to the story!

Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Onewhohikes on August 01, 2020, 07:23:58 PM
Lots of hunters out there today. Saw 6 rigs at one trailhead with a couple more headed up. I am seeing more sign down low than up high.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: JakeLand on August 01, 2020, 07:29:09 PM
Saw one sow with a bucket cub up high
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on August 01, 2020, 07:58:57 PM
Nice work D-rock :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 01, 2020, 08:25:57 PM
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: JakeLand on August 01, 2020, 08:33:48 PM
Great bear Jelly !!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: wheels on August 01, 2020, 08:35:07 PM
very nice
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 01, 2020, 08:38:32 PM
For all you 🍔 bullet hatters out there. All I can say for now is they work.
 :chuckle:

I was wondering when the first bear was gone get knocked down. I think you won.
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.

There it is. :)
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ghosthunter on August 01, 2020, 08:49:12 PM
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.


What caliber is your rifle?

Nice Bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 01, 2020, 08:59:06 PM
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.


What caliber is your rifle?

Nice Bear.

30/06. No manbunitis here. :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: snake on August 01, 2020, 09:57:47 PM
Nice, Glad you didn't say 6.5 manbun.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: acrim on August 02, 2020, 07:38:49 AM
Here's tag #1
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Birdguy on August 02, 2020, 08:47:20 AM
Great bears guys!!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on August 02, 2020, 09:37:10 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 02, 2020, 11:30:42 AM
Well got it done in my fourth stand calling. First two came up with nothing on the third one I found out I was much too close to a sow and two cubs Who went up a tree not 40 yards away from me. This guy snuck in without making a noise
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: BreezyBear on August 02, 2020, 11:39:12 AM
Heck Yeah, nice work!!   :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Platensek-po on August 02, 2020, 11:42:59 AM
Nice job all!!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 02, 2020, 11:54:28 AM
Well done and congrats to the successful hunters.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 02, 2020, 02:05:25 PM
:hello:
That bitch almost ate me!  Carol Baskin of bears!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: MeatMaster on August 02, 2020, 08:30:03 PM
Found this guy at 5:50 am Saturday and my hunting buddy got this sweet girl Sunday morning.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: MADMAX on August 02, 2020, 08:58:01 PM
Nice job boys
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: jstone on August 02, 2020, 09:02:46 PM
Hot where I was in eastern Washington. Saw some tracks but didnít turn up any bears walking. Maybe next time. Good job everyone
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: stew pidasso on August 02, 2020, 09:08:18 PM
Opening day east side
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dmoua on August 03, 2020, 12:00:13 AM
Wife got it done on the second morning.

Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 03, 2020, 06:17:34 AM
Awesome. Lot of fawns being saved
This weekend
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 03, 2020, 07:17:22 AM
Awesome. Lot of fawns being saved
This weekend
I pulled a double on yotes yesterday.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 03, 2020, 07:19:30 AM
Nice :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Gonehuntin01 on August 03, 2020, 10:26:39 AM
Nice job everyone.  Well to knock em down.  Saving calves and fawns.  Some really cool colors this year too.  Congrats.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Green Tree on August 03, 2020, 08:22:37 PM
Good job everyone those are some good looking bears.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Stevewazfishing on August 03, 2020, 08:34:00 PM
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.


Nice bear brother! 👍🏻
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: rgcopk9 on August 03, 2020, 08:34:08 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200804/9c0be721390b23ad5dad746b23323411.jpg)
Dropped him in his tracks this morning! Redemption for not getting a cool color phase bear opening morning.


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: SWHUNTER on August 03, 2020, 09:22:12 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 04, 2020, 06:37:53 AM
Dropped this guy at 6am. My first bear with a chest patch.


Nice bear brother! 👍🏻

Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on August 04, 2020, 06:53:22 AM
Great start to the season, congrats all, nicely done!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ganghis on August 04, 2020, 08:37:37 AM
Nice bears all - congrats!

Stew, when did you start your daughter with her rifle?  My girls have shot bb guns but I'm thinking I need to up their game!

Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: stew pidasso on August 04, 2020, 08:47:56 PM

Stew, when did you start your daughter with her rifle?  My girls have shot bb guns but I'm thinking I need to up their game!

Hey ganghis, I started both my girls at 5 with a savage rascal 22. Then my oldest at 7 with a 10-22. Then recently over the last few months with a savage axis .243. She's only 64 pounds, so it hits her pretty good. I would only shoot about 5 shots with the 243 and quit because I could see her start to anticipate the bang. I ordered that 6.5 creedmoor on July 5th and wasn't able to pick it up until last Thursday night. So I sighted it in and set it all up Fri night before the hunt. Sat mornings shots at that boar were her first time shooting it. It is much better for her to shoot than that axis. I very happy with the purchase.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: mountainman on August 04, 2020, 09:08:48 PM
Wife got it done on the second morning.


Good job on a nice looking bear for her! Is video forthcoming?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dmoua on August 05, 2020, 10:18:32 AM
Wife got it done on the second morning.


Good job on a nice looking bear for her! Is video forthcoming?

Thank you. It was rendering when I left for work this morning. If all goes well it will be live tonight.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ganghis on August 05, 2020, 10:29:27 AM

Stew, when did you start your daughter with her rifle?  My girls have shot bb guns but I'm thinking I need to up their game!

Hey ganghis, I started both my girls at 5 with a savage rascal 22. Then my oldest at 7 with a 10-22. Then recently over the last few months with a savage axis .243. She's only 64 pounds, so it hits her pretty good. I would only shoot about 5 shots with the 243 and quit because I could see her start to anticipate the bang. I ordered that 6.5 creedmoor on July 5th and wasn't able to pick it up until last Thursday night. So I sighted it in and set it all up Fri night before the hunt. Sat mornings shots at that boar were her first time shooting it. It is much better for her to shoot than that axis. I very happy with the purchase.


Cool, thanks man! 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Machias on August 05, 2020, 11:36:50 AM
Nice job everyone!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ridgefire on August 05, 2020, 02:10:40 PM
My son shot his first bear the night before last. 25 yards with the .243 did the trick. It won't let me post a picture for some reason.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hawks33 on August 05, 2020, 03:36:06 PM
Congrats to all so far. Some great looking bears!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Watimberghost on August 05, 2020, 04:51:11 PM
Congrats to all so far. Some great looking bears!
:yeah:
Nice job all!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkoholic1 on August 05, 2020, 05:05:08 PM
 
     Got'er done third day of season, plan was to have the wife shoot that night if we seen one well when we spotted this gal haul a$$ across a clear cut guess I forgot what the plan was...  :dunno:    dumped her on a dead run range finder said she fell 220 yards from we where standing..  can a mod please adjust pic cant get pic to rotate???
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: rjclabs on August 05, 2020, 09:06:35 PM
August 2 tagged out on bears due to filling my spring tag as well.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: WildW00d on August 05, 2020, 10:16:17 PM
Any bear is a good bear! Congrats everyone!

P.S ridgefire my first bear was with a .243 at about the same distance and it sure does gets the job done.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: kellama2001 on August 06, 2020, 07:11:01 AM
Congrats to all the successful hunters! Some nice bears down and some really cool colors and markings this year  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: saylean on August 06, 2020, 08:06:37 AM
Good lookin bears guys/gals. Congrats to all so far! We're just getting started.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: csaaphill on August 07, 2020, 06:33:16 PM
Grats but are some of those posted now Oregon bears or...? Seems to me Washingtons bear season won't start Until Sept? Or are they late spring posts?
Anyways nice!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 07, 2020, 06:49:12 PM
Opened August 1st
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: csaaphill on August 07, 2020, 06:57:27 PM
Opened August 1st
Washington?
I know Oregon's did as well so wondering.
And OH... Ok looked it up yeah Washington backed it up a month Nice!
When I still lived in Washington it was always Sept 1st or so when Bear season started.
So good! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: wheels on August 08, 2020, 04:22:32 PM
congrats to all some awesome looking bears
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 08, 2020, 08:49:25 PM
Well hopefully others had more luck today than me. Didnít see anything but some deer.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Shaqdiesel on August 09, 2020, 09:07:19 PM
Got my first bear today, 154 yards with .270wsm.  Hunted this wilderness area quite a few times and finally connected.  He went about 50 yards and that was it.   Happy to start off the year on a good note.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Shaqdiesel on August 09, 2020, 09:12:12 PM
Pic of his noggin
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: lewy on August 10, 2020, 08:29:59 AM
Atta boy Luke
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 10, 2020, 03:57:46 PM
Little Pathfinder with his first bear.  Opening day 2020.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 10, 2020, 04:08:06 PM
Congrats little pathfinder. Awesome bear
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 10, 2020, 05:02:43 PM
Congrats little pathfinder. Awesome bear

Thanks Hillhound.  Gonna make a cool rug  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on August 10, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
I got this guy last tuesday. Not a big one but it's my first one. Last year was my first year bear hunting because I saw a monster bear cross the road twice in the same spot. So I posted up every day after work and some weekends and I would watch that stretch of road waiting for him to cross. I caught him one more time but couldn't get a clear shot. Although I did have a real small bear come within 10 feet of me twice that was way too small to shoot. So this year I posted up from sunrise to dark saturday. I tried calling mid day but only had a coyote come in. Sunday I hunted elsewhere. Monday after work I went back and watched until dark and nothing showed up. Tuesday, I posted up and at about 7:30 PM this guy came wandering up the road and I got to watch it for a good 2 minutes before shooting. I'm pretty certain it's the same small one from last year, just grew up a little. So I bought my second tag and I've been out almost every night still waiting for the big guy to show up. If you want to practice your patience, this is the way to do it.
 
BTW the pic is an optical illusion. It only weighed 150lbs
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: csaaphill on August 10, 2020, 05:25:59 PM
 :tup: grats to all the posters on here!
Good Job all!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: CaNINE on August 10, 2020, 06:08:01 PM
I like to see freezers full of bear meat  great stuff.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: CJ1962 on August 10, 2020, 08:06:05 PM
Got my first bear.  I thought it was bigger, but I was by myself and It gave me the shot that I told myself to wait for, so I'm happy with it. 

It came out of a wooded draw at about 300 yds at 8pm friday evening.  I didn't want to take a shot that far and so close to thick timber late in the evening.  So I watched and waited as it worked it's way further into the clear cut.  When it was about 250 yds away I took the shot and it took off for the cover of timber.  I took a 2nd shot on the run and must of hit in front of it, because it turned 180 degrees and back towards where it was on the first shot.  It didn't make it too far before it expired.  1st shot took out it's heart and 2nd shot was a clean miss.  2 pack trips later and I was back in camp and in bed by midnight.  I definitely need to get better at skinning.  After several mistakes in the dark I finally gave up and just concentrated on getting the meat out.  We put one of the sirloins on the traeger yesterday and it tasted great. 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Dan-o on August 10, 2020, 08:09:05 PM
Nice!!!!

Way to get it done, Carl. 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on August 10, 2020, 08:59:00 PM
I have a tag from my combo license but I don't like sausage so I'm not sure what I would do with the meat. It's holding me back.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: jrebel on August 10, 2020, 09:09:03 PM
I have a tag from my combo license but I don't like sausage so I'm not sure what I would do with the meat. It's holding me back.

Burger is a winner in my family.  You can't go wrong with bear burger.  Makes great tacos, meat loafs, hamburgers, hot dishes.....you name it.  When in doubt....BURGER OUT!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkoholic1 on August 10, 2020, 10:35:07 PM
I have a tag from my combo license but I don't like sausage so I'm not sure what I would do with the meat. It's holding me back.


   My family doesn't care for bear meat as well so we make it all into pepperoni and salami we have TNT meats out on camo island make it for us, I butcher the animal and just take him the clean meat...  can not go wrong it has a very good shelf life in the freezer and it absolutely delicious.....  :twocents:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: bearpaw on August 10, 2020, 11:48:29 PM
One of my favorite ways to eat bear is bear roast. Cook it for about 4 to 6 hours in beef broth with lots of season salt on top, add taters, onions, and carrots the last 30-60 minutes of cooking, very tender and tasty!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on August 11, 2020, 05:20:00 AM
That sounds so delicious!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 11, 2020, 12:04:13 PM
One of my favorite ways to eat bear is bear roast. Cook it for about 4 to 6 hours in beef broth with lots of season salt on top, add taters, onions, and carrots the last 30-60 minutes of cooking, very tender and tasty!
Moist heat all the way for whole muscle cuts of bear!  My son's favorite game to eat and way to eat it.  Even ground meat (chili, meat sauce, tacos) benefits from a few hours simmering in my opinion.  Our favorite is pretty similar but bear stew, brown chunks of flour coated meat in oil, then into a crock pot for several hours with stock and red wine, then add cubed taters, onions and carrots, when the carrots are tender it's done.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 12, 2020, 07:58:12 PM
My absolute favorite meat ever. Mt. View meats smoked bear hams. Eat it cold or cooked. Absolutely amazing. I've had many people try to tell me they have eaten bear and try to tell me it was bad. Then they try my stuff. They are always begging for more. But sorry I can't give all of it away. Its my favorite.  :chuckle:
I do like burger, roasts, smoked pepperoni, summer sausage, marinated steaks,and kielbasa. Proper game care on bears and your in for a good meal.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on August 12, 2020, 08:11:34 PM
Sounds like I need to stoke the Instant Pot and hit the woods. Only 87+ miles behind on my scouting.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 12, 2020, 09:16:14 PM
 After having success opening weekend Iíve had lots of unsuccessful Calling stands and glassing sessions over my last 5 trips out.  Thereís been lots of pressure and it seems to be keeping them in bed more during the day.  Not just bear hunters either lots of people out camping riding hiking. Every time I go out in the middle of the week thinking Iím going to have a place to myself I am still running into people in places I usually never see them.  But the berries are starting to ripen up nicely where Iím hunting so hopefully that gets the bears  greedy and wanting to be out of a little bit longer
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on August 13, 2020, 09:18:28 AM
My absolute favorite meat ever. Mt. View meats smoked bear hams. Eat it cold or cooked. Absolutely amazing. I've had many people try to tell me they have eaten bear and try to tell me it was bad. Then they try my stuff. They are always begging for more. But sorry I can't give all of it away. Its my favorite.  :chuckle:
I do like burger, roasts, smoked pepperoni, summer sausage, marinated steaks,and kielbasa. Proper game care on bears and your in for a good meal.
   

X2 on smoked bear ham although we have been doing all German sausages last few years the smoked ham is one of the best. Do you use mt view meats in north Idaho or is there a different Mt view in Washington?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 13, 2020, 09:54:16 AM
My absolute favorite meat ever. Mt. View meats smoked bear hams. Eat it cold or cooked. Absolutely amazing. I've had many people try to tell me they have eaten bear and try to tell me it was bad. Then they try my stuff. They are always begging for more. But sorry I can't give all of it away. Its my favorite.  :chuckle:
I do like burger, roasts, smoked pepperoni, summer sausage, marinated steaks,and kielbasa. Proper game care on bears and your in for a good meal.
   

X2 on smoked bear ham although we have been doing all German sausages last few years the smoked ham is one of the best. Do you use mt view meats in north Idaho or is there a different Mt view in Washington?
Mt. View meats in western washington
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 14, 2020, 12:38:41 PM
So many small bears this year.  I think we have passed on 4 or 5 now.  I just want a 200 pounder to step out. 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: callturner on August 14, 2020, 12:54:54 PM
My absolute favorite meat ever. Mt. View meats smoked bear hams. Eat it cold or cooked. Absolutely amazing. I've had many people try to tell me they have eaten bear and try to tell me it was bad. Then they try my stuff. They are always begging for more. But sorry I can't give all of it away. Its my favorite.  :chuckle:
I do like burger, roasts, smoked pepperoni, summer sausage, marinated steaks,and kielbasa. Proper game care on bears and your in for a good meal.
   

X2 on smoked bear ham although we have been doing all German sausages last few years the smoked ham is one of the best. Do you use mt view meats in north Idaho or is there a different Mt view in Washington?
I use the one on Idaho, there awesome!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 14, 2020, 02:11:26 PM
So many small bears this year.  I think we have passed on 4 or 5 now.  I just want a 200 pounder to step out.

2 150lbers equal 300lbs. Thats bigger than the 200lb tag soup.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 14, 2020, 03:25:41 PM
 Thatís why you get two tags. Shoot one of those Small ones to break the ice. I always just shoot the first Bear without cubs and then plan on trying to get a bigger one. This year it happened to be the big one I shot first but I still think Iím probably dumping a small one with my second tag  if one gives me an opportunity in an easy place to get it out. The deer and elk will thank you
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hawks33 on August 14, 2020, 04:59:18 PM
So many small bears this year.  I think we have passed on 4 or 5 now.  I just want a 200 pounder to step out.

I agree. Seen a lot of small bears, shot one a couple days ago with my first tag. Only seen a couple big ones, no chance, and a lot of sows and cubs
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on August 14, 2020, 11:06:21 PM
My absolute favorite meat ever. Mt. View meats smoked bear hams. Eat it cold or cooked. Absolutely amazing. I've had many people try to tell me they have eaten bear and try to tell me it was bad. Then they try my stuff. They are always begging for more. But sorry I can't give all of it away. Its my favorite.  :chuckle:
I do like burger, roasts, smoked pepperoni, summer sausage, marinated steaks,and kielbasa. Proper game care on bears and your in for a good meal.
   

X2 on smoked bear ham although we have been doing all German sausages last few years the smoked ham is one of the best. Do you use mt view meats in north Idaho or is there a different Mt view in Washington?
I use the one on Idaho, there awesome!
 

👍 they used to do all our 4 h pigs and a few beef. Only used them for one of our bear but yes theyíre a great shop
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dmoua on August 15, 2020, 01:47:29 AM
So many small bears this year.  I think we have passed on 4 or 5 now.  I just want a 200 pounder to step out.

Iíve passed on a few small ones already. Seen a few toads but they seem to be on the move all the time. Could have tagged out on a wolf if we had tags for em suckers.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 17, 2020, 07:06:13 AM
I know a 12 year old girl who got a pretty nice one Saturday morning.  Got the call to go help pack.  Probably be on here at some point.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 17, 2020, 09:34:05 AM
Nice
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: stew pidasso on August 18, 2020, 04:21:55 AM
Wife got it done on the second morning.

Beautiful blond, love the dark elbows down. Missed a boar just like this last year. Chased another for 3 days back in 2013.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 18, 2020, 08:23:38 AM
Daughters first bear from Saturday.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: JakeLand on August 18, 2020, 08:27:04 AM
Congrats D-rock and little one ! Hopefully a rug for her room ?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 18, 2020, 08:46:39 AM
Congrats D-rock and little one ! Hopefully a rug for her room ?
she wanted a mount more than a rug and this is what she chose.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: JakeLand on August 18, 2020, 09:04:15 AM
Right on ! That will look great !( better  then a rug )
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: 87Ford on August 18, 2020, 10:16:18 AM
she wanted a mount more than a rug and this is what she chose.
Good choice, I have the same mount in my house :tup: Congrats to your daughter.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Limhangerslayer on August 18, 2020, 10:45:10 AM
Congrats D-rock and little one ! Hopefully a rug for her room ?
she wanted a mount more than a rug and this is what she chose.
that's how I had mine done.  My taxidermist couldn't find a form big enough for my bear to he got one with a different position on the leg and ended up cutting the form up to move it around.  Turned out great!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on August 20, 2020, 11:29:26 AM
Got my personal best bear recently. Weighed on digital scale gutted 390#. Hide 7.5í. Havenít cleaned the skull yet.

Total of about 40 pints of rendered down bear fat.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on August 20, 2020, 11:51:58 AM
Got my personal best bear recently. Weighed on digital scale gutted 390#. Hide 7.5í. Havenít cleaned the skull yet.

Total of about 40 pints of rendered down bear fat.

That thing is a tank, congrats! Do you have any more pictures?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on August 20, 2020, 12:17:09 PM
Got my personal best bear recently. Weighed on digital scale gutted 390#. Hide 7.5í. Havenít cleaned the skull yet.

Total of about 40 pints of rendered down bear fat.

That thing is a tank, congrats! Do you have any more pictures?

Not many without me in them.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on August 20, 2020, 12:48:59 PM
One more
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 20, 2020, 01:10:09 PM
Nice. 400+ pound bear is a tank. Mine was probably just over 300 with the guts in and mine was hard to maneuver by myself so I am sure that was impossible to move with one guy
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on August 20, 2020, 01:35:27 PM
Nice. 400+ pound bear is a tank. Mine was probably just over 300 with the guts in and mine was hard to maneuver by myself so I am sure that was impossible to move with one guy

It took me an hour Just to wrestle it onto a cart and had to call for help to get it into my truck. But I really wanted to get it home to weigh it. I killed a big one in 2016 that was 5í 6Ē that was probably 300-325 and I though that was hard to get moved..
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on August 20, 2020, 01:46:21 PM
Nice bear !
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hawks33 on August 20, 2020, 02:07:01 PM
That's a monster! Congrats. One hell of a layer of fat
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 20, 2020, 02:12:12 PM
Got my personal best bear recently. Weighed on digital scale gutted 390#. Hide 7.5í. Havenít cleaned the skull yet.

Total of about 40 pints of rendered down bear fat.
Congrats!  What a toad!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on August 20, 2020, 02:19:43 PM
Your gonna have to go to PA to beat that personal best! What a bruiser! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Limhangerslayer on August 20, 2020, 02:53:35 PM
Awesome bear congrats!!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on August 20, 2020, 07:37:44 PM
Neighbor just came by and saw a black bear two nights ago just across the street from me. Would be sweet to drop one 5 minutes from home.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 21, 2020, 05:13:42 AM
Tag # 2 filled
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 21, 2020, 06:37:37 AM
Tag # 2 filled
"Easiest bear ever" my ass!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on August 21, 2020, 06:39:37 AM
Nice work D-rock! :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: trophyhunt on August 21, 2020, 06:43:07 AM
Nice job Drock, whats with the black out area?  Looks like a curtain.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 21, 2020, 06:56:42 AM
Nice job Drock, whats with the black out area?  Looks like a curtain.

Shadows being made from head lamp...
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 21, 2020, 07:27:22 AM
Tag # 2 filled
"Easiest bear ever" my ass!
it was got there super late walked maybe 10 minutes and killed it :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 21, 2020, 07:52:24 AM
Tag # 2 filled
"Easiest bear ever" my ass!
it was got there super late walked maybe 10 minutes and killed it :chuckle:
LOL yea then rolled off a cliff.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 21, 2020, 08:04:46 AM
Tag # 2 filled
"Easiest bear ever" my ass!
it was got there super late walked maybe 10 minutes and killed it :chuckle:
LOL yea then rolled off a cliff.
still one of the easiest ive done.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: huntingaddiction on August 21, 2020, 09:43:16 AM
I think my first, was my easiest and I would argue that sow I shot a few years back was easier than this one.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 21, 2020, 12:36:52 PM
 :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: duckmen1 on August 21, 2020, 03:58:05 PM
:dunno:

No more D Rock. Your banned. Lol
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on August 22, 2020, 04:03:35 PM
Roughly measured my skull after trimming off as much meat as I could. I came up with 20 1/2.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: elkrack on August 22, 2020, 06:25:24 PM
Roughly measured my skull after trimming off as much meat as I could. I came up with 20 1/2.

It will be interesting how old that bear was! Beast!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: csaaphill on August 24, 2020, 09:03:57 PM
Easiest bear and only bear I shot was while I and my friend stopped to take a whiz and he says there's a bear up the road. I say no way but stopped at this little brush pocket just up from where we'd went. Sure enough, a bear was treed right there. waited until it was daylight enough and shot it. 
I almost passed it up for we had our backpacks and I wanted to go deep into the woods but I figured if we passed this guy up we'd not see another one so I took it.
Was down low in farmland and when I skinned it and defatted it some to get as much grease off of him before processing I found a .22 shell lodged in it so he must have been pushed out of his area and was harassing the farmers around. Turned out to be 9n years old. Gl all and grats to all the lucky ones so far. :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on August 24, 2020, 09:58:30 PM
Easiest bear and only bear I shot was while I and my friend stopped to take a whiz and he says there's a bear up the road. I say no way but stopped at this little brush pocket just up from where we'd went. Sure enough, a bear was treed right there. waited until it was daylight enough and shot it. 
I almost passed it up for we had our backpacks and I wanted to go deep into the woods but I figured if we passed this guy up we'd not see another one so I took it.
Was down low in farmland and when I skinned it and defatted it some to get as much grease off of him before processing I found a .22 shell lodged in it so he must have been pushed out of his area and was harassing the farmers around. Turned out to be 9n years old. Gl all and grats to all the lucky ones so far. :tup:
 

Wow now that is an easy bear  :tup: were  you able to pull the truck up to the tree so he fell in the back  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ridgefire on August 24, 2020, 11:20:48 PM
I shot one tonight. Shot took out both shoulders and it dropped in its tracks. Small guy but should be good eating.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on August 28, 2020, 06:18:29 PM
Day 3 of my fall season.  Decided to change up my normal routine and pulled out a brand new rabbit distress call made from springbok horn that came in the mail last night.  Called in a big timber cedary creek bottom, not my usual type of location.  Took probably 5 minutes, maybe a little longer, before this young boar showed up.  He came straight on and lifted his head to try to wind me and i put one where his neck meets his chest with the .444 marlin.  Dropped like he was struck by lightning.  First time ever blowing on that call.  Paced it off at 37 steps.  Last pic is just a view of what i was looking at from my calling spot.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on August 28, 2020, 06:27:08 PM
Awesome. Good job making up for lost time
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: idaho guy on August 28, 2020, 09:57:10 PM
 :tup: I was expecting to see a bear post from you pretty soon
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: 7mmfan on August 29, 2020, 02:11:59 AM
Going to try some calling myself today.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on August 29, 2020, 09:42:05 AM
Right on! Way to go!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: D-Rock425 on August 29, 2020, 05:16:05 PM
Had the opportunity to take Mrs RadSav out bear hunting this weekend and she laid down a good bear this morning.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: h20hunter on August 29, 2020, 05:17:03 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: MHWASH on August 29, 2020, 05:38:18 PM
Good job Dean!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: NitRally on August 29, 2020, 05:41:37 PM
Beautiful bear. Nice meeting you guys out there.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HikerHunter on August 31, 2020, 04:28:19 PM
Quick trip in the high country this weekend and filled my tag! Thanks to @hunterednate for help on the pack out!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dmoua on September 01, 2020, 08:29:15 AM
Had to fill one tag before archery elk.

Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Tikka Bird Dog on September 02, 2020, 01:36:58 PM
Got a good one over the weekend. All credit goes to a good friend of mine! He spotted it, ranged it, and I still gave this beautiful bear a warning shot before smacking him through both shoulders. Enjoy a couple cool pics
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on September 03, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
Doubt ill try to fill my 2nd idaho tag, so this is probably my final submission to the thread this year.  Nice chocolate sow i got in ferry county this morning at about 20 yards.  Was just about to start calling when i heard some noise, so i just sat tight and here she comes, fed right up to me.  Sometimes the hunting gods decide to give you a freebie.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on September 03, 2020, 02:07:05 PM
Doubt ill try to fill my 2nd idaho tag, so this is probably my final submission to the thread this year.  Nice chocolate sow i got this morning at about 20 yards.  Was just about to start calling when i heard some noise, so i just sat tight and here she comes, fed right up to me.  Sometimes the hunting gods decide to give you a freebie.

Bango, If we didn't already know that you were a bear-killin'-machine, that gun would give it away.  If bears watched horror movies, that's what Freddy Kruger would be carrying... :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on September 03, 2020, 02:09:54 PM
the gun will be getting a makeover soon.  I have a laminate stock for it, harrassing a guy to make a suppressor for it, and going to have dreadi give it some love with the cerakote.  This .444 is *censored*.  First year hunting with it, its got 3 bears now and zero tracking required.  Just flat out bang flop, every time.

Edit to add pic.  Put the laminate stock set on.  Much sexier.  Need dreadi to work his magic on it now.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunterednate on September 03, 2020, 02:58:28 PM
Quick trip in the high country this weekend and filled my tag! Thanks to @hunterednate for help on the pack out!

A "quick trip" that felt like a month!! Next time, I'm asking you to shoot one closer to the truck...
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on September 03, 2020, 03:08:34 PM
Great job everyone. I need to quit slacking and get out there and put some more effort into my second tag.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on September 03, 2020, 03:32:08 PM
Great job everyone. I need to quit slacking and get out there and put some more effort into my second tag.

I still have to get my first tag filled. I'd like to drop the one milling around my neighborhood, but I might have to actually get out and hunt.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: mountainman on September 03, 2020, 08:28:03 PM
All nice bears everyone! And Bango, love that 444!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cb1989 on September 09, 2020, 09:09:13 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Uk7nk7I.jpg?1)
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on September 09, 2020, 09:31:15 AM
Greats bears everyone, thanks for sharing. Gets us all excited I'm sure.

 :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cantstump on September 10, 2020, 10:05:19 PM
Wow, really cool seeing all of these. Good work!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Tiger1358 on September 11, 2020, 09:39:43 PM
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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: tgomez on September 13, 2020, 07:30:41 PM
Had to fill one tag before archery elk.

Congratulations Daniel!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: greenhead_killer on September 13, 2020, 09:20:05 PM
Last Sunday. First bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: bearhunter99 on September 14, 2020, 12:45:59 PM
A lot of good looking bears!    I need to get out more....


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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hunter399 on September 17, 2020, 05:43:58 AM
 :tup:
To everybody great job!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: castie2504 on September 19, 2020, 08:40:39 PM
Good work everyone. One of these years I will get out there and bag me one of those! Awesome animals!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: mdbuck5x5 on September 19, 2020, 10:30:02 PM
#2 back to back weekends
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: hawks33 on September 20, 2020, 06:06:01 AM
Nice work! Congrats to all!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Tracker0721 on September 21, 2020, 07:37:43 AM
My kids my lucky charm when he wants to come hunting!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: wheels on September 22, 2020, 10:59:22 AM
wow aome good bears congrats all
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: yakimanoob on September 23, 2020, 10:02:27 AM
My buddy got this beautiful, FAT sow with a perfect 380yd shot.  Helluva pack out, but we couldn't be happier. 
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cantstump on September 23, 2020, 12:08:54 PM
Awesome, love the color too!

My buddy got this beautiful, FAT sow with a perfect 380yd shot.  Helluva pack out, but we couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Ieatelk on September 23, 2020, 01:27:01 PM
POW Fall bear 21 5/16

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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on September 23, 2020, 01:28:27 PM
pig!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on September 23, 2020, 01:35:59 PM
POW Fall bear 21 5/16

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Holy cow!  That's a monster... :o
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HikerHunter on September 23, 2020, 02:41:10 PM
What a bear! Is he down to one claw on his left front paw?
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on September 23, 2020, 02:53:40 PM
Oh wow great job. Beautiful bear!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Ieatelk on September 23, 2020, 04:30:06 PM
He was an old bear. Had claws but wore way down. Hardly any bottom canines. Pic of mine and my uncles 20 11/16 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200923/37288a530fd228dd9562bfe10768f556.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200923/c85ab9a6730673884fa38a0db3532e7a.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on September 23, 2020, 04:32:38 PM
Wow
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: buckfvr on September 23, 2020, 05:08:01 PM
Very impressive.    :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: ganghis on September 23, 2020, 05:13:12 PM
nice. freaking. bear.  He looks like an old war hero. 

congrats to all the other successful hunters too
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Ieatelk on September 23, 2020, 05:46:43 PM
Thank you! It was a really great hunt and experience. 

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Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: dilleytech on September 25, 2020, 10:14:27 AM
He was an old bear. Had claws but wore way down. Hardly any bottom canines. Pic of mine and my uncles 20 11/16 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200923/37288a530fd228dd9562bfe10768f556.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200923/c85ab9a6730673884fa38a0db3532e7a.jpg)

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Mine this fall that I measured at 20 1/2 Canines were almost completely gone.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pacific Ghost on September 30, 2020, 01:09:07 PM
Olympic Mountains boar. Got him this month on a solo trip. Was nearly 4000' above my rig, so definitely took plenty of effort to get him packed up, over, and across, and then down to the bottom, about 4 miles away. Definitely left me in good shape for deer & elk season. This is actually my first bear in 33 years of hunting(primarily focusing on other types of game), so wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years with others who are just starting out or still looking for their first bear.
1. If you are serious, learn as much as you can about the habits of bears, what they eat, and where and when they eat it.
2. If you bring someone along to one of your deer hunting areas, they might fill their bear tag. Not necessarily a bad thing at all; just think it through.
3. Know your shooting ability, but also know that you seldom get the perfect shot.
4. If you are shooting at an extreme angle up or down hill, you will need to aim lower. :bash:
5. Always bring your gun with you, even if only pre-season scouting for deer. :bash:
6. Make sure you have cleaned your gun recently, and it will actually fire, even if you know "it's still on from last time". :bash:
This adds up to 5 potential bears that I "might" have gotten. Hope this helps somebody. Now you won't make these same mistakes, so get out there and get one sooner than I did.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Platensek-po on September 30, 2020, 01:11:03 PM
Olympic Mountains boar. Got him this month on a solo trip. Was nearly 4000' above my rig, so definitely took plenty of effort to get him packed up, over, and across, and then down to the bottom, about 4 miles away. Definitely left me in good shape for deer & elk season. This is actually my first bear in 33 years of hunting(primarily focusing on other types of game), so wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years with others who are just starting out or still looking for their first bear.
1. If you are serious, learn as much as you can about the habits of bears, what they eat, and where and when they eat it.
2. If you bring someone along to one of your deer hunting areas, they might fill their bear tag. Not necessarily a bad thing at all; just think it through.
3. Know your shooting ability, but also know that you seldom get the perfect shot.
4. If you are shooting at an extreme angle up or down hill, you will need to aim lower. :bash:
5. Always bring your gun with you, even if only pre-season scouting for deer. :bash:
6. Make sure you have cleaned your gun recently, and it will actually fire, even if you know "it's still on from last time". :bash:
This adds up to 5 potential bears that I "might" have gotten. Hope this helps somebody. Now you won't make these same mistakes, so get out there and get one sooner than I did.
Nice one! good job! looks like a cool spot too
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Sutherland on September 30, 2020, 01:15:14 PM
Great looking bear right on  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pacific Ghost on September 30, 2020, 01:21:58 PM
Wish I knew his weight. No tree to hang the scale. :chuckle: My guess was at least 250-275 range. Maybe this pic helps. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on October 01, 2020, 12:40:32 PM
Wish I knew his weight. No tree to hang the scale. :chuckle: My guess was at least 250-275 range. Maybe this pic helps. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Just measure and weigh the rock his head is laying on. :rolleyes:  We can figure it out... :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pacific Ghost on October 05, 2020, 12:05:17 PM
I'm sure that question has been asked a thousand times. To me, he looks smaller in the pictures, but there was no way I would have been able to pick him up or even drag him, and I can manage a lot.  :dunno: I will measure the skull as well, but not sure that is going to tell me much more.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: HillHound on October 05, 2020, 12:29:51 PM
I got one of  my biggest bears out whole. He weighed just over 300lbs had a 19 7/8ths skull and was 11 years old. I couldnít move him on my own so Yours was probably close to that. Bears are really the hardest things to judge in person while hunting and even more so in pictures.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pacific Ghost on October 05, 2020, 12:40:39 PM
Ya, I was just about to tell Path that I figured it out. He was bigger than me, so say 185, then add 15 gallons of crushed blueberries for another 75; he had to take a leak pretty bad because he didn't want to leave the patch so that's worth a few pounds. Also was still a little Smokey up there that day and he had his hat and shovel complete with blue jeans and buckle for another 8 pounds. I'd say altogether about 270 pounds. 300 hmmm, I like that too.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: cantstump on October 05, 2020, 12:52:28 PM
Thanks for the tips!
Olympic Mountains boar. Got him this month on a solo trip. Was nearly 4000' above my rig, so definitely took plenty of effort to get him packed up, over, and across, and then down to the bottom, about 4 miles away. Definitely left me in good shape for deer & elk season. This is actually my first bear in 33 years of hunting(primarily focusing on other types of game), so wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years with others who are just starting out or still looking for their first bear.
1. If you are serious, learn as much as you can about the habits of bears, what they eat, and where and when they eat it.
2. If you bring someone along to one of your deer hunting areas, they might fill their bear tag. Not necessarily a bad thing at all; just think it through.
3. Know your shooting ability, but also know that you seldom get the perfect shot.
4. If you are shooting at an extreme angle up or down hill, you will need to aim lower. :bash:
5. Always bring your gun with you, even if only pre-season scouting for deer. :bash:
6. Make sure you have cleaned your gun recently, and it will actually fire, even if you know "it's still on from last time". :bash:
This adds up to 5 potential bears that I "might" have gotten. Hope this helps somebody. Now you won't make these same mistakes, so get out there and get one sooner than I did.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pacific Ghost on October 05, 2020, 01:56:11 PM
I actually have a pic of the one I missed in 2013 due to #4 above. Not a small bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Timberstalker on October 05, 2020, 02:16:42 PM
That one you missed is a dandy.
Congrats on the one you took.
Nice work!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Pathfinder101 on October 06, 2020, 01:19:42 PM
Ya, I was just about to tell Path that I figured it out. He was bigger than me, so say 185, then add 15 gallons of crushed blueberries for another 75; he had to take a leak pretty bad because he didn't want to leave the patch so that's worth a few pounds. Also was still a little Smokey up there that day and he had his hat and shovel complete with blue jeans and buckle for another 8 pounds. I'd say altogether about 270 pounds. 300 hmmm, I like that too.

BTM + (CBBx15=75) + PEEx5 + SBHSBJ8 = Live Weight

Nice work.  That's the equation I use too...  :P
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on October 08, 2020, 06:29:53 PM
Out scouting blacktail today. I've got a bear and cougar tag so I toted the rifle. No shots but found a nice fresh track.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: snake on October 08, 2020, 08:29:25 PM
Out scouting blacktail today. I've got a bear and cougar tag so I toted the rifle. No shots but found a nice fresh track.
Thats a grizz, run for your life.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on October 08, 2020, 10:33:39 PM
I hope youre joking.  Looks like a dinky black bear track in soft mud to me.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Skyvalhunter on October 09, 2020, 06:00:19 AM
That would be a bear to pass on for sure
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheArmoredShop on October 09, 2020, 11:48:29 AM
Your gonna have to go to PA to beat that personal best! What a bruiser! :tup:

Old neighbor in Wisconsin shot a 600+ pounder two years ago. Stood well over 6+ feet. Biggest black bear I ever saw and apparently not long after someone locally shot a 700+ pounder
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on October 09, 2020, 02:31:16 PM
That would be a bear to pass on for sure

It's actually perfect for a first time bear for me. I wouldn't want to end up with 100lbs of meat if I don't like bear.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: greenhead_killer on October 09, 2020, 03:17:31 PM
bear meat is awesome! go whack it and save some fawns in the process!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: RockChuck on October 09, 2020, 04:02:50 PM
Ok, opinions on this ones size? Iíve yet to shoot a bear and watched it walk to about 20 yards of me and turn broadside but it didnít look very big and it was opening day of the high hunt..
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: RockChuck on October 09, 2020, 04:05:42 PM
Here is a pic of the bear, the trees by him look bigger in the pic to me then they are
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: snake on October 10, 2020, 06:48:53 AM
Ok, opinions on this ones size? Iíve yet to shoot a bear and watched it walk to about 20 yards of me and turn broadside but it didnít look very big and it was opening day of the high hunt..
Not a giant, but not a cub. The only person who's opinion matters is your own. It didn't look big enough to you so you didn't shoot. I think you made the right choice.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Bango skank on October 10, 2020, 09:43:47 PM
Picked up my 2020 fall bear skulls today.  Love bringing these things home.  Hope to have 100 of them before im too old to hunt.
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Alchase on October 10, 2020, 09:45:45 PM
Nice, love the claws!
Title: Re: 2020 bears
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 11, 2020, 06:56:02 AM
Picked up my 2020 fall bear skulls today.  Love bringing these things home.  Hope to have 100 of them before im too old to hunt.

Whatís your count as of now?