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Title: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on April 18, 2021, 08:47:10 PM
Did someone start this already? I was really hoping to see some success from those that made it out this weekend. Iím headed out for a few days this week so hopefully I can update this with a story and some pics. I got some great intel from one of the very successful predator hunters on here thatís local to the area I drew and I canít wait to get out there.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on April 18, 2021, 08:58:59 PM
Still only one bear on camera a week ago.  Checked another cam today and nothing.    :dunno:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on April 19, 2021, 11:01:55 AM
Pin this please!  Canít wait to see the first kills! Man I wish I had a tag, have to live through a couple buddies that drew. Good luck boys/girls!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 19, 2021, 11:06:17 AM
Hoping to make it to camp this week.  Been prepping for it long enough.  Good luck everyone!!  Ready to see pics and hear some success stories. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: vandeman17 on April 19, 2021, 11:15:05 AM
Buddy and I will most likely buzz up to 49 May 1st weekend just to cruise around and see what is what. Maybe kill a turkey and do some "scouting"
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on April 19, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
Going to make the first trip this weekend in to the Blues!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on April 19, 2021, 03:17:52 PM
Going to make the first trip this weekend in to the Blues!
good luck!!!!   Keep us updated!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: elkrack on April 21, 2021, 07:52:57 PM
Hoping to see this thread full of bears this year :tup:
Good luck to you springers
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on April 21, 2021, 08:36:43 PM
Talked to a guy out in huckleberry today.
Hopefully pics will start coming in.
👌
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on April 25, 2021, 03:10:40 PM
Címon hunters, where are your stories??!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on April 25, 2021, 03:21:58 PM
I know they're out there trying.  Sounds like it's not quite spring in spots.  Me, I'm waiting on the mechanic. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: bugs n bones on April 25, 2021, 03:22:35 PM
Big boy
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on April 25, 2021, 03:24:13 PM
Thatís a gagger right there.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on April 25, 2021, 04:20:24 PM
Just got back from checking cams,  4 different bears which means maybe 25% are out and about around my parts.   Grass is greening up and the weather is looking good.  Couple more weeks from now and it should be getting good. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on April 25, 2021, 04:36:11 PM
Same experience here. Grass is just starting to green. Didnít see any bears. Little bit of access to be had due to snow. Even got a light dusting of snow this morning!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jackelope on May 03, 2021, 02:20:22 PM
Are there any bears being killed? This is weird, right?

Hello!?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on May 03, 2021, 02:25:10 PM
Are there any bears being killed? This is weird, right?

Hello!?

It's because everyone kept piping off that there is absolutely no reason to hunt spring bears before......"X" date.   :chuckle: :chuckle:  Now people won't even hit the woods till late May.......which means they will be fighting with all other spring draw folks.  Bears are out and about....I have pics to prove it.   :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: MHWASH on May 03, 2021, 03:47:48 PM
Idaho spring bears
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on May 03, 2021, 04:31:51 PM
Nice!
Thanks for sharing.  Looks like a big noggin on that 3rd bear. :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 03, 2021, 05:53:32 PM
 :sry:  I'm behind but I got my truck back today, so look for me in the woods by the weekend and might not come out before the 1st or maybe the 15th.  :dunno:  I got some catching up to do.   :cmp1:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 03, 2021, 06:04:13 PM
Good luck!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cougforester on May 03, 2021, 07:11:20 PM
Are there any bears being killed? This is weird, right?

Hello!?

It's because everyone kept piping off that there is absolutely no reason to hunt spring bears before......"X" date.   :chuckle: :chuckle:  Now people won't even hit the woods till late May.......which means they will be fighting with all other spring draw folks.  Bears are out and about....I have pics to prove it.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

I will say we've done over thirty miles of hiking over three days of bear hunting and seen exactly one bear walking through a cut, zero poop and zero tracks. Been trying!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on May 03, 2021, 07:56:22 PM
I gave it hell for a few days as well and didnít see any fresh sign or spot any. Going back over the week of the 10th for 3 or 4 days again so hopefully I have better luck. I left a few trail cams so hopefully they didnít go for a walk and I got some pictures of more than just branches in the wind
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: tvandy45 on May 08, 2021, 07:24:55 PM
Beyond stoked to watch my dad whop his first ever spring bear in Oregon! He's been hunting for 50+ years and he said he's never gotten buck (bear) fever that bad  :chuckle: He was able to calm himself down and make a hell of a shot at 500 yards. I think he's hooked on this whole bear hunting thing
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on May 08, 2021, 07:35:05 PM
Congrats. Glad to see they are out and about. Hopefully our Washington bears cooperate for me this next week
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 08, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
Congrats, very cool!!!   I know of one blues bear killed but the snow this year is bad. Later hunts will be better this year, the later the better.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on May 09, 2021, 09:28:25 AM
Awesome, looking forward to seeing some more bears harvested!!!  Good luck everyone!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 09, 2021, 10:12:28 AM
Great job, nice bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 09, 2021, 10:33:30 AM
Great look in bears :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Doublelunger on May 09, 2021, 01:09:56 PM
Got my Eastern Oregon spring bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 09, 2021, 01:12:47 PM
Nice color.   :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Watimberghost on May 09, 2021, 04:59:10 PM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cougforester on May 10, 2021, 07:26:13 AM
Any WA bears yet? Bears are sleeping in past their alarms this year I guess.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NWHunter20 on May 10, 2021, 08:04:50 AM
Any WA bears yet? Bears are sleeping in past their alarms this year I guess.

I'll get a picture posted tonight. First Spring bear from 117 last Thursday.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on May 10, 2021, 02:07:21 PM
I've been hunting the copalis unit. I've had 7 sightings a couple of which may have been the same bear. I've turned down a couple sows and a couple of smaller boars. Although saturday, while watching this sow I noticed she started to get nervous and started to leave. I couldn't tell why she got nervous. I was only 100 yards away but the wind was perfect. Before she disappeared she stood on her hind legs and started looking over to my left. I stood up from my stump and saw a big boar coming in. I debated whether to wait longer for it to walk into the cut or shoot it while I had a broadside shot but a poor rest. I was standing leaned up against a snag. I chose to shoot and I didn't hear the bullet hit and The bear trotted off the other direction and did not appear wounded whatsoever. I searched the area for a long time to make sure I didn't hit it. No blood or any sign of it being hit. I couldn't find anything. I haven't missed a shot like that since I was a kid. I guess it happens to all of us at some point.  :dunno:   I'll be heading back in there tonight looking for redemption. goodluck to all the spring bear hunters!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 10, 2021, 02:42:57 PM
It looks like You passed up a good bear, tough for people to do.  Keep at it!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on May 10, 2021, 03:03:51 PM
Yea, there was another one I passed up that was just a hair bigger, but it was getting dark and I wasn't 100% sure it was good sized until it started to leave. Hopefully I'm not being too picky. It was still early in the season when I passed up the first good sized one. I guess we will find out soon if I made the right choice.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 10, 2021, 07:46:34 PM
Great shot of the standing bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on May 11, 2021, 12:57:29 AM
I got my redemption this evening. I hiked into a cut near where I last saw the boar. To my surprise he saw or heard me first and took off running before I could see him. I ran to a log and jumped on it just in time to see him running towards the timber about 100 yards away. I took a freehand shot and dropped him instantly.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on May 11, 2021, 01:34:30 AM
I got my redemption this evening. I hiked into a cut near where I last saw the boar. To my surprise he saw or heard me first and took off running before I could see him. I ran to a log and jumped on it just in time to see him running towards the timber about 100 yards away. I took a freehand shot and dropped him instantly.

Nice job!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: redi on May 11, 2021, 04:10:32 AM
Congrats nice bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: colersu22 on May 11, 2021, 04:51:54 AM
Congrats on the bear, hopefully start seeing more in this thread.  Iíll be heading over to huckleberry Friday. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 11, 2021, 06:22:33 AM
That is so cool, way to get it done!!!!!!   super congrats to ya, nice size bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 11, 2021, 08:14:03 AM
Very nice bear 👌
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on May 11, 2021, 09:00:12 AM
Nice job, congrats!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 11, 2021, 09:25:02 AM
 :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NWHunter20 on May 11, 2021, 09:28:53 AM
Looks like he had a close call with a hunter in the past as well
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HikerHunter on May 11, 2021, 09:30:03 AM
Redemption at its finest, nice job cobra!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NWHunter20 on May 11, 2021, 10:11:35 AM
117. I love that Cedar River Taxidermy is a add that popped up here. I've taken a deer and now this bear to Rick. He's been excellent
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on May 11, 2021, 02:04:52 PM
WA spring bear, over too fast!
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Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: vandeman17 on May 11, 2021, 02:09:03 PM
dang nice bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 11, 2021, 02:38:33 PM
Wolfdog, that is a nice bear!!  Love the color.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 11, 2021, 02:57:30 PM
WA spring bear, over too fast!
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cool looking bear, congrats!!  You with beau by any chance?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on May 11, 2021, 02:59:09 PM
Awesome bear, congrats!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on May 11, 2021, 03:06:20 PM
Nope, not hunting with Beau!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on May 12, 2021, 01:56:21 PM
That is what dreams are made of, Trophyhunt. What an awesome bear.
Edited: my bad  :chuckle: awesome bear Wolfdog!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 12, 2021, 02:04:58 PM
That is what dreams are made of, Trophyhunt. What an awesome bear.
not my bear, but thanks!!   :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on May 13, 2021, 02:57:51 PM
Itís getting good out there. Headed over Monday for my second 4 day trip. I didnít see anything two weeks ago. Tuesday I Had a close call on one in thick brush,Wednesday  passed on a small one, like 80lbs maybe, and that night was able to make a 515 yard shot on this old dry sow. She had just as much fat on her as I have seen on any fall bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: downtownbrown0610 on May 13, 2021, 03:40:32 PM
Awesome bear Hillhound!! Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 13, 2021, 03:45:20 PM
Sweet bear, congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on May 13, 2021, 03:46:41 PM
nice bears  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2021, 09:47:22 PM
Kelly bear.

Pretty excited as this is my first and I have tried for years!

Special thanks to Ghost Hunter for the moral support and help finding us a good camping spot!  Hope you makenit out here today or tomorrow at the latest!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Twispriver on May 14, 2021, 09:58:26 PM
That looks like a dandy  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 14, 2021, 10:06:55 PM
I think that is the 1st Kelly Hill bear on the board.  And a nice one to boot.  Fur looks great.  Way to stick with it.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: greenhead_killer on May 14, 2021, 11:06:08 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: carpsniperg2 on May 14, 2021, 11:07:18 PM
Good job guys! Keep whacking and stacking them :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on May 16, 2021, 08:57:59 AM
Nice looking bears so far, congrats on your first bear Rob. If you werenít hooked before you will be now. We are into the second and better half of the season now so hopefully this thread starts to take off.
If you have a tag and have been waiting around get out there and save some fawns and calves.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 17, 2021, 06:58:01 AM
A second bear photo.  Will post the story (not too dramatic) on a different thread later this week.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on May 17, 2021, 07:34:31 AM
Great bear, Rob!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on May 17, 2021, 09:13:23 AM
Kelly bear.

Pretty excited as this is my first and I have tried for years!

Special thanks to Ghost Hunter for the moral support and help finding us a good camping spot!  Hope you makenit out here today or tomorrow at the latest!

Nice one man thatís a stud
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 17, 2021, 09:19:58 AM
Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on May 17, 2021, 09:59:12 AM
NICE bear Rob!!  I killed my first ever bear in that Unit as well.  Lots of fond memories.  Beautiful bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on May 17, 2021, 10:00:20 AM
Nice bear Hillhound!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: vandeman17 on May 17, 2021, 10:28:36 AM
First bear for me. Not big but pretty coat
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: greenhead_killer on May 17, 2021, 10:32:21 AM
great bear! awesome coat on that one
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: teanawayslayer on May 17, 2021, 10:38:12 AM
great bear! awesome coat on that one
:yeah:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 17, 2021, 12:00:11 PM
First bear for me. Not big but pretty coat

Very nice!  what unit?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: vandeman17 on May 17, 2021, 12:01:15 PM
First bear for me. Not big but pretty coat

Very nice!  what unit?

49DN
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on May 17, 2021, 12:02:59 PM
Great job vandeman, congrats!!!  Happy for ya man.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Stein on May 17, 2021, 12:03:28 PM
Great job vandeman, congrats!!!  Happy for ya man.

 :yeah:

Nice job guys, great looking bears.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunterednate on May 17, 2021, 12:03:48 PM
I got my redemption this evening. I hiked into a cut near where I last saw the boar. To my surprise he saw or heard me first and took off running before I could see him. I ran to a log and jumped on it just in time to see him running towards the timber about 100 yards away. I took a freehand shot and dropped him instantly.

Wow, congrats! Not an easy hunt. Looks like a fighter. Great bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunterednate on May 17, 2021, 12:05:28 PM
Congrats to Rob and Vandeman on great first bears!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on May 17, 2021, 12:07:12 PM
Good job guys keepem coming!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: bearmanric on May 17, 2021, 01:07:18 PM
Nice going every one.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on May 17, 2021, 01:14:03 PM
Nice bear, Vandeman! :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: pashok23 on May 19, 2021, 03:34:23 PM
Montana bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 19, 2021, 06:08:20 PM
Nice chocate!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rem14 on May 20, 2021, 04:16:17 PM
The wife got it done on Thursday the 13th,60 yd shot , 190#,then filled her Turkey tag on Sunday. My brother got his bear on Monday (I'll let him do his own post) I was along for the ride no spring permit for me.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on May 20, 2021, 04:46:09 PM
Awesome job! I was going to try to fill my second turkey tag after getting my bear but it was warming up and I wanted to get the meat home. That and I actually thought a bio would be able to meet me in Spokane. Looking forward to seeing your brothers.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 20, 2021, 06:37:37 PM
Congrats to your wife!  Great looking bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: saylean on May 20, 2021, 07:25:48 PM
Congrats on all the success guys and gals!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on May 21, 2021, 09:34:04 AM
Nice thing about being late to the party most of the roads are dry and dead and windfall has been cleared.  Thanks to early hunters and firewood cutters. 
Hoping to have a success story before the end.  Just making it here is a success at this point.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 21, 2021, 12:22:43 PM
Nice thing about being late to the party most of the roads are dry and dead and windfall has been cleared.  Thanks to early hunters and firewood cutters. 
Hoping to have a success story before the end.  Just making it here is a success at this point.

Nobody deserves it more than you based on what you have been thru!

My chainsaw got quite a workout this year in there!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on May 22, 2021, 09:53:38 AM
Me and my son got Idaho bear Thursday night. Should be really good next couple of weeks
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cbond3318 on May 22, 2021, 05:47:28 PM
Me and my son got Idaho bear Thursday night. Should be really good next couple of weeks

Couple of studs there! Congrats man!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Torrent50 on May 22, 2021, 07:53:46 PM
My first bear.  From 105.  She isn't huge, but I told myself I wasn't going to be too picky since it's my first one.   Super happy with her.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: elkrack on May 22, 2021, 08:47:03 PM
You never forget the first :chuckle: nice bear way to go :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on May 22, 2021, 09:02:14 PM
You said you didnít want to be picky but thatí looks like a pretty good bear  :tup: especially for a sow. Really nice first bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on May 22, 2021, 09:20:36 PM
Looks like  a great pelt
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on May 22, 2021, 10:39:44 PM
Thatís a damn good bear. Congrats.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on May 23, 2021, 12:11:01 AM
Heck Ya nice bear 👌
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: wheels on May 23, 2021, 10:18:03 PM
some good looking bears congrats all
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on June 08, 2021, 11:55:22 AM
Only one more week. Hopefully everyone with tags In their pockets still are  doing everything they can to be out there putting the time in trying to save some fawns and calves. Probably the best seven days of the season left. Looks like itís  going to get warm again towards the weekend but I have killed bears in August when it was upper 90s to low 100s. Just have to move fast once you get them down
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 08, 2021, 12:14:03 PM
I know 2 wenaha tags that are going un-notched and they are done, they didn't see a single bear this year, but only spent one week out there.  I only saw one bear myself, but I didn't have a tag. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: MHWASH on June 08, 2021, 06:07:16 PM
Filled my second Idaho tag over the weekend.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on June 08, 2021, 06:36:53 PM
Good lookin bruin
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2021, 02:11:59 AM
Well, my buddy and I did a hail Mary trip to Kelly Hill in a last ditch effort to fill his tag.  15 hours round trip of driving and we filled the tag after only 5 hours in the field!  We went in on a group draw together so this fills both our tags.  A couple years back we worked our tails off in sherman and were not able to connect.  This was a "first bear" for both of us so we are both really happy!  35 hours doorstep to doorstep so we are also a bit tired!

Huge thanks to polishstunner for his assistance with strategy and location ideas.  He is a class act!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 13, 2021, 05:26:46 AM
Way to get it done. Nice job filling both
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on June 13, 2021, 05:50:18 AM
Awesome.  Glad to see you guys both scored.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Torrent50 on June 13, 2021, 07:43:55 AM
Awesome job.  Congrats to both of you on filling your tags.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on June 13, 2021, 08:47:19 AM
Congrats !!!!!!
👌👌👌👌👌
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 13, 2021, 09:08:30 AM
Love it!  Way to get it done, congrats guys!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 13, 2021, 07:42:41 PM
My Idaho bear last weekend
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2021, 08:05:45 PM
Thanks everyone!

And that is one nice looking ID bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rainier10 on June 13, 2021, 09:00:49 PM
Great bears Rob and IG
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on June 15, 2021, 07:22:31 AM
Thatís awesome you were both able to fill your tags. Looks like some nice Idaho bears hitting the ground too. Hopefully everyone with a Washington spring bear tag is out for one last Hail Mary today. Bears should be out looking for some food and  sunshine this afternoon after the thunderstorms weíve had
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: longrange7mm on June 20, 2021, 08:22:05 AM
my 21 wy spring bear, I gotta say this Big Horn Armory 89 is a hammer 75 yard shot and no tracking required  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on June 20, 2021, 08:37:41 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on June 20, 2021, 08:48:25 AM
Good looking bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 20, 2021, 09:50:22 AM
Dang nice wy bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: BreezyBear on June 20, 2021, 12:52:47 PM
Gorgeous bear, congrats!! 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 20, 2021, 03:10:48 PM
My Idaho bear last weekend
great bear!! I know a place that does good hair on tan hides!!!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: idaho guy on June 20, 2021, 05:20:41 PM
My Idaho bear last weekend
great bear!! I know a place that does good hair on tan hides!!!  :chuckle:
 

 :tup: Itís there right now ha ha.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: CavemantheHunter on June 23, 2021, 10:43:07 AM
Backcountry Frank Church bear from this past weekend. Not a huge sow, but is a beautiful blonde bear. Missed her at 760 yards, but was able to sneak in and get a 15 foot shot on her in the buck brush. Long, hot, steep packout ensued.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on June 23, 2021, 10:57:06 AM
Nice bear, Cave!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 23, 2021, 12:13:37 PM
Hell of a deal, to within 15 feet!!  Great job, congrats.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Limhangerslayer on June 23, 2021, 12:49:20 PM
Congrats on the bear, could be worse!  You could be packing it out this weekend!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: CavemantheHunter on June 23, 2021, 02:07:09 PM
Thanks, everyone! I couldn't be more pumped. I can't figure out how to get the picture to flip, but this pack-out picture gives a little bit better feel for the lovely terrain we hunt over there.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on June 23, 2021, 02:21:50 PM
Perfect bear country!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on June 23, 2021, 02:59:45 PM
Awesome!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: redi on June 23, 2021, 03:03:09 PM
Great looking bear. Congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: huntfor1 on July 18, 2021, 08:51:27 PM
Solo spring hunt in the Aladdin unit, May 2021. Iíve had good success here and the huckleberry five times now.
Great hunt.
Thankful!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on July 18, 2021, 09:44:41 PM
Solo spring hunt in the Aladdin unit, May 2021. Iíve had good success here and the huckleberry five times now.
Great hunt.
Thankful!
Nice job  :tup: 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on July 19, 2021, 05:21:51 AM
Big old bear!! Congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HooknoseHunter on July 19, 2021, 08:11:41 AM
Solo spring hunt in the Aladdin unit, May 2021. Iíve had good success here and the huckleberry five times now.
Great hunt.
Thankful!

Nice bear!!! Iím pretty sure I killed mine adjacent to that exact same clearcut in June 2021.

Update: disregard, that red fir in the top left of your photo means it couldnít be the same area.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NWHunter20 on July 20, 2021, 06:47:12 PM
Got my skull back today.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on August 01, 2021, 01:43:14 PM
First bear. Pretty happy with it!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 01, 2021, 01:44:30 PM
First bear. Pretty happy with it!

Looks like a nice bear, congrats!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: callturner on August 01, 2021, 01:50:23 PM
Looks good, we need a story.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: TheStovePipeKid on August 01, 2021, 01:58:33 PM
Looks good, we need a story.  :chuckle:

Yes, a story! Great job, you never forget a first harvest.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Twispriver on August 01, 2021, 08:34:37 PM
 :tup: and great picture - thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on August 01, 2021, 09:27:37 PM
Not too exciting of a story for this guy! Got out at first light with my buddy, we set up on a unit where we deer hunt a lot, he had seen a bear there a couple weeks earlier and also had one in there last July. At first light we ended up being socked in so we bumped around to some other spots to check for deer and maybe a bear. After a while of that we headed to see if the dog had burned off which it had. We set up and glassed for a couple hours and only turned up deer. We bailed out again to go set some cameras up in a spot that weíd been seeing lots of bucks in for a break from glassing. When we got back after setting the camera we hit the glass again, after scanning for a bit I looked down and shot my wife a text. Just as I set the phone down I looked up and saw a big black blob where there wasnít one before. Hit him with the glass and confirmed it was a bear. Got on the gun and just as he was about to hit a leave strip of timber he paused and I put one in the neck at 400 and rolled him. He rolled out of sight so we gave it a few minutes, reviewed footage and then headed down to look for him. My buddy found him right as we broke down off the ridge and then we got to work! Awesome day! Heís a dandy, very happy with him.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on August 01, 2021, 09:32:46 PM
Congrats!! :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on August 01, 2021, 09:40:03 PM
Pretty coat on him. Thanks all.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: tgomez on August 01, 2021, 09:42:27 PM
Congratulations on your first bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SWHUNTER on August 01, 2021, 09:47:47 PM
Not too exciting of a story for this guy! Got out at first light with my buddy, we set up on a unit where we deer hunt a lot, he had seen a bear there a couple weeks earlier and also had one in there last July. At first light we ended up being socked in so we bumped around to some other spots to check for deer and maybe a bear. After a while of that we headed to see if the dog had burned off which it had. We set up and glassed for a couple hours and only turned up deer. We bailed out again to go set some cameras up in a spot that weíd been seeing lots of bucks in for a break from glassing. When we got back after setting the camera we hit the glass again, after scanning for a bit I looked down and shot my wife a text. Just as I set the phone down I looked up and saw a big black blob where there wasnít one before. Hit him with the glass and confirmed it was a bear. Got on the gun and just as he was about to hit a leave strip of timber he paused and I put one in the neck at 400 and rolled him. He rolled out of sight so we gave it a few minutes, reviewed footage and then headed down to look for him. My buddy found him right as we broke down off the ridge and then we got to work! Awesome day! Heís a dandy, very happy with him.

Congrats!!
Keep at it and shoot some more. Plenty to be had!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SpicyTacos on August 01, 2021, 09:51:59 PM
Great job! Congrats.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: fly-by on August 01, 2021, 10:12:45 PM
Leisurely start today. First calling set at 9:30. No action but got to watch the wildfire smoke roll in.  Went to the next drainage over and started the second set. 20 minutes in got bored and started glassing a big cut about 1.5 miles away.  Saw a black dot, left my caller where it lay and rushed over. Stopped about a half mile short and walked the road above to the slash pile he was closest to when I spotted him. Peeked around the pile and he hadn't moved. Easy 70 yarder.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SpicyTacos on August 02, 2021, 11:17:01 AM
Nice one :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 02, 2021, 11:22:48 AM
fly-by....that looks like a great bear too.  Congrats.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 02, 2021, 11:57:53 AM
Great job guys. Glad to see some people filling tags. I think I made a big mistake by not heading to the Westside to hunt since there must be no fire danger over there at all and no need to close DNR or restrict camping, Which by the way I seem to be the only one following the restrictions in my spots. Good luck to the rest of you with tags to fill still. I filled one with my spring tag so Iíll try not to be too negative  about being held out of spots  that I know I can get a bear if I put the time in.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: FreeSkier85 on August 03, 2021, 07:20:24 PM
Had my chance to notch first bear on Sunday morning. Posted up above some blueberries and patiently waited 1.5 hours. Heard rustling and snapping of twigs that kept my attention. Slowly worked my way down into the thickets to get a better look when a black blur came running out about 60 yards away. I steadied my rifle on him and realized he was a bit smaller than I was looking to take a life on. Figured with it being opening day there was no need to pull the trigger if I wasn't fully sold on the size. He winded me and took off running as I sat there smiling about how close I had come. Spent a fair amount of time scouting this summer and glad to see my instincts were correct.

Looking to go back up in there on Saturday and see if I can track down a bigger bear to pull the trigger on. Pretty excited though, only a matter of time now!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on August 03, 2021, 08:59:03 PM
Not too exciting of a story for this guy! Got out at first light with my buddy, we set up on a unit where we deer hunt a lot, he had seen a bear there a couple weeks earlier and also had one in there last July. At first light we ended up being socked in so we bumped around to some other spots to check for deer and maybe a bear. After a while of that we headed to see if the dog had burned off which it had. We set up and glassed for a couple hours and only turned up deer. We bailed out again to go set some cameras up in a spot that weíd been seeing lots of bucks in for a break from glassing. When we got back after setting the camera we hit the glass again, after scanning for a bit I looked down and shot my wife a text. Just as I set the phone down I looked up and saw a big black blob where there wasnít one before. Hit him with the glass and confirmed it was a bear. Got on the gun and just as he was about to hit a leave strip of timber he paused and I put one in the neck at 400 and rolled him. He rolled out of sight so we gave it a few minutes, reviewed footage and then headed down to look for him. My buddy found him right as we broke down off the ridge and then we got to work! Awesome day! Heís a dandy, very happy with him.
 :tup:  nice bear buck rub.   Sounds like you guys use bear hunting to scout for deer also.  Nice job.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: elkoholic1 on August 03, 2021, 11:02:59 PM
  OPENING EVENING SUCCESS.....  :tup:

   Thank goodness for friends with winches.....
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on August 04, 2021, 06:16:59 AM
Congrats on the success, unfortunately some of are still locked out c of the areas we scouted all summer
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: logola512c on August 04, 2021, 01:37:27 PM
Leisurely start today. First calling set at 9:30. No action but got to watch the wildfire smoke roll in.  Went to the next drainage over and started the second set. 20 minutes in got bored and started glassing a big cut about 1.5 miles away.  Saw a black dot, left my caller where it lay and rushed over. Stopped about a half mile short and walked the road above to the slash pile he was closest to when I spotted him. Peeked around the pile and he hadn't moved. Easy 70 yarder.

Nice bear!  Could you tell what he was eating in that clearcut?  That looks like a lot of the cleacuts I was in all day and I didn't see any berries that looked like bear food.  Congrats again.   
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Maybach Outdoors on August 04, 2021, 01:56:22 PM
Leisurely start today. First calling set at 9:30. No action but got to watch the wildfire smoke roll in.  Went to the next drainage over and started the second set. 20 minutes in got bored and started glassing a big cut about 1.5 miles away.  Saw a black dot, left my caller where it lay and rushed over. Stopped about a half mile short and walked the road above to the slash pile he was closest to when I spotted him. Peeked around the pile and he hadn't moved. Easy 70 yarder.

Nice bear!  Could you tell what he was eating in that clearcut?  That looks like a lot of the cleacuts I was in all day and I didn't see any berries that looked like bear food.  Congrats again.

I'm also intersted in this question... why hunt them in the clearcuts? I'm assuming this is just to see them better especially on the wetside... Apprecite the insight!

M
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: freezerfull on August 04, 2021, 04:35:12 PM
Also had some opening evening success! Old, old sow. Had a long night getting her out and much too early of a Monday at work.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: fly-by on August 04, 2021, 04:45:16 PM
Leisurely start today. First calling set at 9:30. No action but got to watch the wildfire smoke roll in.  Went to the next drainage over and started the second set. 20 minutes in got bored and started glassing a big cut about 1.5 miles away.  Saw a black dot, left my caller where it lay and rushed over. Stopped about a half mile short and walked the road above to the slash pile he was closest to when I spotted him. Peeked around the pile and he hadn't moved. Easy 70 yarder.

Nice bear!  Could you tell what he was eating in that clearcut?  That looks like a lot of the cleacuts I was in all day and I didn't see any berries that looked like bear food.  Congrats again.

I'm also intersted in this question... why hunt them in the clearcuts? I'm assuming this is just to see them better especially on the wetside... Apprecite the insight!

M

He was eating Trailing Blackberries at 3250ft on a south facing slope.  They are the smaller native variety that grow finer more sparse bushes compared to the invasive Himalayans. Maybe thigh high and spaced about 10 feet apart.  Roughly half the berries on any given plant were ripe.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 04, 2021, 04:48:32 PM
Congrats on a great bear! Way to save those fawns. An old guy I knew used to call the old ones that had rubbed the hair off their faces monkey face bears. Not sure if that is common terminology.  Definitely looks like the west side Bears are going to be blowing this thread up for a while. You guys better get out and shoot your bears you have leads on before All us east siders start coming your way since everywhere we scouted is closed
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 04, 2021, 06:47:38 PM
Congrats on a great bear! Way to save those fawns. An old guy I knew used to call the old ones that had rubbed the hair off their faces monkey face bears. Not sure if that is common terminology.  Definitely looks like the west side Bears are going to be blowing this thread up for a while. You guys better get out and shoot your bears you have leads on before All us east siders start coming your way since everywhere we scouted is closed

Just think back to when you eastsiders  used to have to wait for September opener. Maybe that will make you not feel as left out yet.  :chuckle:

Easy to say when your first tags already filled.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Stevewazfishing on August 08, 2021, 03:45:35 PM
After a long sit and laying eyes on this girl twice and not getting a shot opportunity she finally popped back out a third time at 60yds and presented me with a shot. Made a perfect shot and rolled her on the spot. As she was rolling around put a second shot in her for good measure so she didnít get down in the nasty stuff. Special thanks to my brother for being out there to help pack it out. Couldnít ask for better hunting partners than my two bros!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 08, 2021, 03:55:42 PM
After a long sit and laying eyes on this girl twice and not getting a shot opportunity she finally popped back out a third time at 60yds and presented me with a shot. Made a perfect shot and rolled her on the spot. As she was rolling around put a second shot in her for good measure so she didnít get down in the nasty stuff. Special thanks to my brother for being out there to help pack it out. Couldnít ask for better hunting partners than my two bros!

Congrats on a beautiful color phase.....another fawn killer down.   :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on August 08, 2021, 04:34:36 PM
After a long sit and laying eyes on this girl twice and not getting a shot opportunity she finally popped back out a third time at 60yds and presented me with a shot. Made a perfect shot and rolled her on the spot. As she was rolling around put a second shot in her for good measure so she didnít get down in the nasty stuff. Special thanks to my brother for being out there to help pack it out. Couldnít ask for better hunting partners than my two bros!

Nice one!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: dmoua on August 08, 2021, 09:17:26 PM
Filled the first tag with a tasty one. Called into 15 yards and gave it a few chances to run off but it stuck around too long so I fed him some 185 Bergerís.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: elkrack on August 08, 2021, 09:58:05 PM
Nice job dmoua  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HoytHunter24 on August 10, 2021, 05:43:16 AM
Was able to fill my first tag this weekend. We saw 4 bears and I botched two other easy shots at 150 yards. I am very happy with this little chocolate bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on August 10, 2021, 06:43:04 AM
Congrats man!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on August 10, 2021, 06:45:59 AM
Congrats on filling the tag with a nice looking bruin
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Fatherof5 on August 10, 2021, 07:44:48 AM
Dmoua,

Cant wait till its on YT! nice going  :tup:

Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 10, 2021, 10:31:54 AM
 :yeah:
Great job guys.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 10, 2021, 10:35:15 AM
Lots of bears hitting the ground....super cool guys.  I really need to get out and get it done.  Looking at your pics is a great motivator. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 11, 2021, 09:01:53 AM
Called in a nice boar yesterday. Came in slow and quiet to 40yds. 3 for 3 in our group! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: downtownbrown0610 on August 11, 2021, 10:04:22 AM
Congrats on the awesome bear Jellymon!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Stevewazfishing on August 11, 2021, 04:32:57 PM
Nice bear jelly!  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: redi on August 11, 2021, 06:27:18 PM
Great bears guys congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on August 11, 2021, 06:29:53 PM
Great bear jelly!! 3 for 3!!  What are you guys using for bait??   :chuckle:   


Just kidding guys!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: forkyshooter on August 11, 2021, 08:00:04 PM
nice bears
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Sutherland on August 11, 2021, 08:43:28 PM
Congrats all !
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jellymon on August 11, 2021, 08:59:49 PM
Great bear jelly!! 3 for 3!!  What are you guys using for bait??   :chuckle:   


Just kidding guys!

Weíre fans of tillamook jerky. Maybe thatís the secret.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on August 12, 2021, 05:14:30 AM
Congrats everybody!!!!!
Great work getting it done.
Dmoua will be check YT for your vid.
👌👌👌
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Brewkid on August 12, 2021, 09:03:30 PM
High mountain, west side bear. Chock full of blueberries.  Definitely the bully of the bunch. Shot on the 3rd day of hunting on a 9 day backcountry trip. Sow and cub day one, small bore day two. Three other bears on the hill the day we took this one. Long days packing this guy out.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on August 12, 2021, 09:16:29 PM
 :tup: :tup:
High mountain, west side bear. Chock full of blueberries.  Definitely the bully of the bunch. Shot on the 3rd day of hunting on a 9 day backcountry trip. Sow and cub day one, small bore day two. Three other bears on the hill the day we took this one. Long days packing this guy out.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: I8URCAT on August 13, 2021, 12:58:08 PM
High mountain, west side bear. Chock full of blueberries.  Definitely the bully of the bunch. Shot on the 3rd day of hunting on a 9 day backcountry trip. Sow and cub day one, small bore day two. Three other bears on the hill the day we took this one. Long days packing this guy out.

That's a bruiser! Congrats!
Title: Re3: 2021 Bearsxnz
Post by: Brewkid on August 13, 2021, 02:55:18 PM
Thanks guys. Funny thing is my wife was spending too much time contemplating if she was going to shoot the smaller bear in the snow field below, but he started to walk away out of her range. We started focusing on another bear on the hill as a possibility, still keeping tabs on the snow field bear. As the snow field bear reached the trail into the woods, he immediately turned around and hauled butt out of there. What followed was the block head bully. Didn't take long to decide he was the one!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: logola512c on August 13, 2021, 03:21:15 PM
Called in a nice boar yesterday. Came in slow and quiet to 40yds. 3 for 3 in our group! :IBCOOL:
Nice bear!  I recently added a Bakcou folding deer trailer to my bike setup and it worked pretty well and was fairly stable on logging roads, even some of the older ones.  Rode it about 6 miles past the locked gates on opening day.  Didn't see any bears but the bike setup worked great, and even allowed me to take a small cooler with ice cold drinks...
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: downtownbrown0610 on August 13, 2021, 03:54:58 PM
High mountain, west side bear. Chock full of blueberries.  Definitely the bully of the bunch. Shot on the 3rd day of hunting on a 9 day backcountry trip. Sow and cub day one, small bore day two. Three other bears on the hill the day we took this one. Long days packing this guy out.

Looks like a Monster! Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SpicyTacos on August 14, 2021, 11:03:58 AM
Nice job.

You said long days of pack out. Wow. That must have been a doozy of a hike. Sounds like a great hunt.



High mountain, west side bear. Chock full of blueberries.  Definitely the bully of the bunch. Shot on the 3rd day of hunting on a 9 day backcountry trip. Sow and cub day one, small bore day two. Three other bears on the hill the day we took this one. Long days packing this guy out.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: JimmieD on August 14, 2021, 06:33:47 PM
Not the biggest, but the Lord blessed me with this beautiful phased bear that will not only make a great wall hanger but also 2 descent hams and a nice 40lbs of summer sausage.

Aug 4, Sherman 101, called in with fawn distress, 70yd shot, went 10 yds and the rest is me sharing with you good folks.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 14, 2021, 06:36:19 PM
Congrats on the bear.  Cool color.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 14, 2021, 07:29:08 PM
Congrats. I like the color. Looks like a tasty one. I bet even that old scarred up Berry patch one will be pretty good since heís been marinating himself in blueberries.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Brewkid on August 14, 2021, 08:38:55 PM
JimmieD, nice bear! If you have a good summer sausage recipe as well, I'm all ears!

Spicy Tacos,
Quote
You said long days of pack out. Wow. That must have been a doozy of a hike. Sounds like a great hunt.

We started work on the bear @ about 5:30pm. Stashed the hide in the stream, loaded all the meat on my pack and all of our gear on my wifes for the pack out to low camp by 8:00pm. Got into low camp @ 1230 am. Next morning @ 9:00 am we hike the last 5 miles out to the car and dropped the meat at a friends house to cool. I hiked back in to low camp that afternoon, minus the wife since her feet got destroyed on the pack out. Got up the next morning and hiked in to get the hide, dropped it off in the ice chest in the rig and hike back to camp(15.15 miles for that day alone). Packed out camp the next morning. 

Babies don't sleep as well as I did when I got home!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on August 15, 2021, 08:15:01 AM
That's working it!  Nice bear, and great effort.  Good job.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cbond3318 on August 15, 2021, 08:50:52 AM
The boys and I found success in Wa this weekend. After sitting over a prime spot for a couple hours I let the boys take turns on the call for 45 mins and this Boar decided to come take a look. Had to grind  to get him out but it worked out  and the boys worked their butts off right along side me. Dream come true.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cbond3318 on August 15, 2021, 08:51:25 AM
One moreÖ
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: emac on August 15, 2021, 09:04:56 AM
Now that's cool. Congrats

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Brewkid on August 15, 2021, 10:16:10 AM
Sweet! I'm sure those young bucks won't soon forget that hunt!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jason stevens on August 15, 2021, 10:44:14 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on August 15, 2021, 12:28:33 PM
Post of the year, Bond!!!
So cool.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: JimmieD on August 17, 2021, 02:54:24 PM
Thanks all...

What awesome memories yall are creatin' cbond!!! 

Brewkid - this year I am trying out Sausage Maker.com - North Country Summer - Summer Sausage seasoning.  I really like their seasonings and thisll be a first time for this one.  Usually use the basic Summer Sausage seasoning which my family enjoys, but am stretching out a bit this year and giving this one a try.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: redi on August 17, 2021, 03:57:49 PM
Nice memories congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HAGEMANIAC on August 18, 2021, 07:05:38 AM
Filled the first tag with a tasty one. Called into 15 yards and gave it a few chances to run off but it stuck around too long so I fed him some 185 Bergerís.

The impact of that bullet in the video was insane! Great hunt man!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: X-Force on August 18, 2021, 10:44:17 PM
Saw this guy cross the road on my way out. Enough time for a shot but not enough time to check for Cubs. I wait 5 minutes after he crosses, no Cubs. When he crossed he went straight into the thick stuff, I work around the stand he was in, get the wind right, about 30 min had lapsed with no movement, get on a ledge next to a stump, start calling and he comes right in, probably 5 mins of calling until he pops out at 9 yards. Cool weather, middle of the day and only a mile from the gate.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: slowhand on August 18, 2021, 11:11:34 PM
Nice job, love the close encounter. Good looking bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: downtownbrown0610 on August 19, 2021, 08:39:21 AM
Thanks for sharing the pictures and story X-force. Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Sutherland on August 19, 2021, 09:46:32 AM
Nice bear, right on!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on August 19, 2021, 10:08:50 AM
Yup look in good guys👏💪👍
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on August 19, 2021, 10:48:15 AM
What was your heartrate when you took that second photo, X-Force?  LOL

Freaking awesome capture.  Nice bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: dawn2dusk on August 19, 2021, 10:53:19 AM
dang! love the close encounter pic xforce. this weekend cant come soon enough!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on August 19, 2021, 06:16:02 PM
Saw this guy cross the road on my way out. Enough time for a shot but not enough time to check for Cubs. I wait 5 minutes after he crosses, no Cubs. When he crossed he went straight into the thick stuff, I work around the stand he was in, get the wind right, about 30 min had lapsed with no movement, get on a ledge next to a stump, start calling and he comes right in, probably 5 mins of calling until he pops out at 9 yards. Cool weather, middle of the day and only a mile from the gate.

Good for you for waiting man! Thatís tough to wait but saves you from a bad experience
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 22, 2021, 06:29:20 AM
Finally filled my second bear tag. There have been lots of bumps in the road with the closure of state land, working more than I would like, and rolling my four wheeler with my gun on my back coming down a hill climb all set me back this year.
Made it back up where I had got into lots of fresh sign last week. Saw one moving away up and over a hill. Circled around to the other side to see if I could call it down the other side. No luck with that one but I  had this dry sow come in from below me. Watched her moving up hill making sure nothing was in tow and looking for a perfect shot. Shot when I had an opening at 40 yards with my sons 243, double lung catching the offside shoulder  and dropped in its tracks. First time Iíve shot a bear with a small caliber so I was impressed. I was using it cause I still havnt shot my 300wsm  after taking it for a trip down the hill with my four wheeler.
Good luck to all of those with tags still. Hopefully this cool weather helps. Sure was nice not being 100 degrees when trying to deal with a bear on the ground
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: dmoua on August 22, 2021, 10:47:03 AM
My brother and nephew stuck it out in the off and on rain all day yesterday and it paid off. Two bears in one day. My nephews first big game ever. What a hunt it was.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on August 22, 2021, 11:32:10 AM
Now that is awesome!!  Congratulations.  Trying to get back to my woods for #2.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 22, 2021, 06:41:10 PM
Awesome. Thatís a good day. Glad to see you got your nephew hooked now too
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on August 22, 2021, 06:50:04 PM
Nice job guys! Lots of calling success, very cool
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on August 22, 2021, 07:51:15 PM
Nice job guys  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: dmoua on August 22, 2021, 09:05:33 PM
Awesome. Thatís a good day. Glad to see you got your nephew hooked now too

Thank you. Congrats on that big sow up there.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: johnbmyersii on August 23, 2021, 06:35:07 AM
Got my first bear over the weekend. A 6'-3" Boar with a 19.5" skull. Guessing he was a little over 250 pounds. Couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on August 23, 2021, 06:38:13 AM
Smoker black bear!
Nice work, John!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on August 23, 2021, 09:40:19 AM
I filled my first tag in the spring season. August was a slow start for me. I went out every chance I could get (5-6 days a week) I stayed home just enough to avoid a divorce  :chuckle: I wasn't seeing anything. I found some sign but nothing significant. I ended up messing my left foot up pretty bad on thursday, so I decided I need to take it easy saturday. I have a road I hunt that always seems to produce animals. So I decided to lay in the road and watch all morning. There is almost no visibility on the sides so it makes it real easy to stay put. I waited from 6am-10:30am when I got bored and cocky. I tried to walk in another area but my foot told me no. So I drove back to my spot and walked in there and laid back down in the road. ten minutes in and I could hear some branches breaking. I expected to see an elk just because I haven't had much action this year. After a couple minutes I see the top of a 15ft tall cascara tree topple over about 75 yards away. I knew it was a bear at that point. I knew he wasn't going to cross the road for a while if at all. So I double checked the wind and walked up the road slowly and as quiet as possible. pretty soon I could see the tree moving but not the bear. I walked a little further and I got a good look at 20-25 yards. needless to say, he dropped where he stood. I shot at 1:25pm. I had him skinned, quartered and loaded up in the fridge by 4:30. Help showed up just in time to help me get it in bags and to the pickup. He's no giant, but my taxidermist believes he's 15-18 years old. I can't complain one bit. I would've been happy with a small young bear.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: 7t9cobra on August 23, 2021, 09:40:58 AM
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Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on August 23, 2021, 09:56:05 AM
That is an old fighter of a bear!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 24, 2021, 05:42:34 PM
Son's bear from yesterday.  He / We hunted hard for 5 days with just a few sightings and near misses.  We hiked and covered some serious ground.  We sat for very long hours of boredom.....   He was a trooper and just kept keeping on.  Last night was our last night before having to head home today because school starts tomorrow.  It was about an hour before quitting time and it was clear he was dejected.  We were sitting on an old logging road we have seen bear on before.  He was distracted and dejected.....then a bear ran down the road 10 feet from us.  He wasn't ready and that bear just kept running  :chuckle: :chuckle:!!  It was super cool but he couldn't believe he just missed an opportunity because he was down and out.  I told him to sit still and be ready, figured the small bear had ran buy because there was another in the area.  Low and behold, 6 minutes later his bear stepped out on the road 30 yards away from us.  It stood broadside and offered a perfect shot.  He hammered it with his sisters rifle (Savage Ultralite 6.5 creed).  We were using her rifle so we could test the new bullets (hammer Hunter 124 gr) and they performed perfect.  Bear was dead on its feet and only covered 15 yards before piling up.   153 lbs live weight. 

I was proud of how he stuck out the 15 hour days and stayed positive.  This was a lesson learned that hard work pays off....and a little bit of luck.   Also helps that this road leads to the promise land of wild plum trees. 

Proud dad moment. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Dan-o on August 24, 2021, 06:32:26 PM
Nice!!!!!!

Can't imagine eating that many plums.....
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on August 24, 2021, 06:57:07 PM
Way to stick it out. Thatís going to be a tasty one.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: quackkiller on August 24, 2021, 07:15:19 PM
Nice work!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rem14 on August 25, 2021, 09:09:26 AM
It's sister's time to fill her tag with the Blonde one.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on August 25, 2021, 04:05:26 PM
My little apprentices got to be apart of another bear kill. Iíll be curious to see how this one ages out, not much for teeth left
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on August 25, 2021, 04:26:45 PM
My little apprentices got to be apart of another bear kill. Iíll be curious to see how this one ages out, not much for teeth left
Awesome man!!  You didn't get him in my special area did you??   :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: redi on August 25, 2021, 04:54:27 PM
Great job Lewy. Look like princesses to me.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on August 25, 2021, 05:45:19 PM
My little apprentices got to be apart of another bear kill. Iíll be curious to see how this one ages out, not much for teeth left
Awesome man!!  You didn't get him in my special area did you??   :chuckle:

Well txt me your special area and I can answer that question more accurately 😂
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on August 25, 2021, 05:45:54 PM
Great job Lewy. Look like princesses to me.


That they are
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on August 25, 2021, 06:14:36 PM
Nice bears jrebel and Lewy!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: cbond3318 on August 25, 2021, 07:31:31 PM
Dang nice bears going down this year! Love seeing the first timers and little ones in on the hunts!  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Muleyhunter509 on August 25, 2021, 09:55:24 PM
1st bear this year 8/22!! Super excited to have gotten it done already! Just bought my second tag today!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: slowhand on August 25, 2021, 10:16:54 PM
Good looking chocolate  :tup:
Well done
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on August 26, 2021, 06:42:24 AM
Nice looking bear congrats
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on August 26, 2021, 08:03:15 AM
Dang nice bears going down this year! Love seeing the first timers and little ones in on the hunts!  :tup: :tup:
Yup some nice ones dropping .
Always like seeing the little ones tagging along or hunting themselves.
Great job everybody!!!!!
Drop 'em and Grill 'em.
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Limhangerslayer on August 29, 2021, 03:21:48 PM
My bear from yesterday morning.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on August 29, 2021, 03:24:49 PM
That bear has a big noggin.  Nice one :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Blacktail_Obsessed_19 on September 02, 2021, 03:15:38 PM
I am a little late, but this is my 2021 montana spring bear already back from the taxidermy
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HikerHunter on September 02, 2021, 03:35:50 PM
I am a little late, but this is my 2021 montana spring bear already back from the taxidermy

I have the same pose with a similar color phase with white chevron chest patch. I love it!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on September 02, 2021, 09:35:14 PM
Donít forget to render that fat down fellas!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: trophyhunt on September 03, 2021, 06:41:54 AM
Donít forget to render that fat down fellas!
How much for one of those little jars? Never tried it before.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 03, 2021, 07:50:34 AM
Donít forget to render that fat down fellas!
How much for one of those little jars? Never tried it before.

I fried some fat up off the last bear I got. It was great
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: lewy on September 03, 2021, 08:59:35 PM
Donít forget to render that fat down fellas!
How much for one of those little jars? Never tried it before.

Swing by for a beer and Iíll hook ya up
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Dan-o on September 03, 2021, 10:13:01 PM
I am a little late, but this is my 2021 montana spring bear already back from the taxidermy

That looks amazing!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rainier10 on September 05, 2021, 05:41:40 AM
Slow evening hunt on my raffle elk tag so my buddy says letís go look for a bear. Ok. We get to the spot, see two deer, ďwell there obviously no bears here with those deer being so calm.Ē

15 seconds later two more deer coming running out of the brush, right behind them is a jet black bear. I grab the brand new RBros 300 win mag, range the bear at 341 yards, know the drop is ten inches and squeeze one off. Bear jumps and runs straight downhill. Pauses for a second and I touch off round number two. Bear starts tumbling.

30 minutes until it starts getting dark so the race is on. Not much blood but we find the bear not far from where I saw him rolling. First shot hit lung and was probably good enough but Iím a keep shooting until they are done guy.

First bear in Washington for me, I got one in Alaska years ago. Alaska was a spring bear. I canít believe how much fat is on this guy and how nice the hide is.

Only got one photo. It was a late night.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on September 05, 2021, 05:57:58 AM
Nice job Ranier 👍
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: raydog on September 06, 2021, 04:34:20 PM
Got my very first bear yesterday. He wasnít a monster but still very thankful.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NorseNW on September 06, 2021, 08:14:53 PM
Congrats raydog.  Nice work!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hard hunter on September 06, 2021, 10:09:49 PM
Both are nice bears....Congrats :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on September 07, 2021, 06:38:59 AM
Nice bears everyone....Love those chocolate color phase bears. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: tgomez on September 12, 2021, 06:27:47 AM
 Chocolate colored black bear down, 370 yard lung shot.
2-2 and tagged out on bear in Washington. GLORY TO GOD
🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻🍫🐻
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Fatherof5 on September 12, 2021, 07:58:13 AM
Way to go tgomez!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on September 12, 2021, 09:08:35 AM
Awesome. Great looking bear. Love all these chocolate  bears people are getting this year
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Machias on September 13, 2021, 09:44:13 AM
Nice bear tgomez!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: niffers_adventures on September 15, 2021, 06:59:24 PM
We got our first black bear back on August 30th at about 7am while he was eating breakfast.  He's all black except a white patch on his chest and a big ol'pumpkin head too.  Such an awesome first bear to have gotten, might be a personal best for us for a while.  We took almost the whole bear with us too, we were fortunate enough to be fairly close to our car and didn't mind taking trips. I'm still rendering down the fat and grinding up some meat its just awesome to have a deep freezer full of delicious meat!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: brew on September 15, 2021, 07:01:36 PM
Great first post and awesome bear
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NorseNW on September 15, 2021, 07:53:51 PM
Dang niffers - set the bar high much!  Well done - congratulations on a beautiful harvest.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on September 15, 2021, 08:12:48 PM
Beautiful bear.  Will be great eating too....congrats. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on September 15, 2021, 08:25:10 PM
Best bear of the year!  Nice work.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: niffers_adventures on September 16, 2021, 03:26:37 PM
Thanks you guys!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on September 16, 2021, 04:13:18 PM
How long was he Niffers?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: OutHouse on September 16, 2021, 05:20:41 PM
Pumpkin head is right! Nice bear Sir
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: buckfvr on September 16, 2021, 05:25:02 PM
Ya thats the one !
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: niffers_adventures on September 17, 2021, 03:21:10 PM
How long was he Niffers?

Well we were a bit too excited to get a nose to tail measurement.  The skull measures 11.25 by 7 scoring an 18.25 on the Boone and Crockett. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: ganghis on September 17, 2021, 04:59:14 PM
That is a stud bear!  If you're looking for recipes I think Hank Shaw's chorizo recipe works well w/ bear meat (you can reduce the pork fat by a lot and salt by a little).  So does breakfast sausage.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: steelehead13 on September 18, 2021, 07:05:32 PM
Great solo hunt! Second bear one hell of a pack out. I was about to leave my last sit and Check   another road. He came crashing down a spur road. 50 yard shot went 20 yards. Greatfull! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on September 18, 2021, 07:31:22 PM
Great solo hunt! Second bear one hell of a pack out. I was about to leave my last sit and Check   another road. He came crashing down a spur road. 50 yard shot went 20 yards. Greatfull! :IBCOOL:
Nice bear 👍
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Moccasin_Mountain on September 18, 2021, 07:33:01 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on September 18, 2021, 08:23:22 PM
Not the biggest bear but I'm happy with the color and with taken with archery
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: johnbmyersii on September 18, 2021, 08:25:07 PM
Nice work! Always love rusty bears
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Angry Perch on September 18, 2021, 08:46:13 PM
Not the biggest bear but I'm happy with the color and with taken with archery

Beautiful. Nice job with the bow!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Fatherof5 on September 18, 2021, 09:16:31 PM
Good going Jingles!!!!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: NorseNW on September 19, 2021, 05:51:37 AM
Jingles - congratulations!  Very nice color.  I still haven't even seen one that color.  Also great work on the archery success - impressive!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 19, 2021, 06:07:44 AM
Not the biggest bear but I'm happy with the color and with taken with archery

Nice work man
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: jrebel on September 19, 2021, 08:07:28 AM
A bow kill bear....that's on my bucket list.  Great job on a beautiful bear!!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on September 19, 2021, 08:19:53 AM
Thank you all for the good comments. Now just need to find a new taxi as the one I have used in the past has quit due to health problems. Recommendations/suggestions?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: buckfvr on September 19, 2021, 08:24:32 AM
Looks like an old bear, please let us know how old once you get the results back.    :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 19, 2021, 09:39:14 AM
Nice bear jingles, really light colored.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Turner89 on September 19, 2021, 09:50:18 AM
Nice job Jingles  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: hunter399 on September 19, 2021, 10:13:34 AM
Get'in it done jingles💪.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 19, 2021, 01:23:41 PM
Nice bear, Jingles. Well done. I saw a beautiful brown with a blond streak on his chest at about 50 yards standing up. Didn't give me a clean broadside, though. How would you skin a bear to take advantage of that chest marking, slice down the back?  :dunno:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on September 19, 2021, 01:35:20 PM
Consult with a taxi. I do know they can do some sewing . Plus with what you describe how would you even be able to rug it? Almost have to do a live mount.
Git this one all cleaned up and even though I am biased he is even prettier than I hoped for, causing some "discussion" between wife and I about rugging him and the cost and need for a second bear rug.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: johnbmyersii on September 19, 2021, 01:54:05 PM
Thank you all for the good comments. Now just need to find a new taxi as the one I have used in the past has quit due to health problems. Recommendations/suggestions?

Counce Taxidermy in ellensburg specializes in bear rugs and he does his own tanning in house. Not the cheapest but a very good finished product and you won't have to wait years for a tannery to get to your hide
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 19, 2021, 03:28:19 PM
Consult with a taxi. I do know they can do some sewing . Plus with what you describe how would you even be able to rug it? Almost have to do a live mount.
Git this one all cleaned up and even though I am biased he is even prettier than I hoped for, causing some "discussion" between wife and I about rugging him and the cost and need for a second bear rug.

It could be rugged with the blond strip on each side, probably. Maybe a headless rug cut up the back, dying cockroach style. Or a full mount, but then I would be single again for the fourth time.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Timberstalker on September 20, 2021, 06:59:13 AM
Awesome bear, Jingles.  Congratulations! :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: mountainman on September 20, 2021, 08:05:15 PM
Thank you all for the good comments. Now just need to find a new taxi as the one I have used in the past has quit due to health problems. Recommendations/suggestions?
Blaine still up there?
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on September 20, 2021, 09:06:16 PM
Don't know of a Blaine that does or did Taxi work  the one I used was Butch S.  If the is another one be glad to have the info to contact him.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: MADMAX on September 20, 2021, 09:37:19 PM
Don't know of a Blaine that does or did Taxi work  the one I used was Butch S.  If the is another one be glad to have the info to contact him.

He sells honey at the twisp farmers market I recall
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: mountainman on September 20, 2021, 10:00:15 PM
Don't know of a Blaine that does or did Taxi work  the one I used was Butch S.  If the is another one be glad to have the info to contact him.

He sells honey at the twisp farmers market I recall
He's done half dozen or so bears for me in the past. Does great eork
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Jingles on September 21, 2021, 04:45:48 AM
Thanks for the lead will check it out this wkend
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 21, 2021, 05:34:51 AM
Don't know of a Blaine that does or did Taxi work  the one I used was Butch S.  If the is another one be glad to have the info to contact him.

He sells honey at the twisp farmers market I recall
He's done half dozen or so bears for me in the past. Does great eork
Blane is a good friend of mine and is pretty much done doing taxidermy work. He pretty much strictly is into his bees and selling honey.
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on September 26, 2021, 08:41:04 AM
Another bear to add (filled my WA spring bear this year). This one was with my bow while elk hunting in Idaho.
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Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: bornhunter on September 26, 2021, 08:44:59 AM
Another bear to add (filled my WA spring bear this year). This one was with my bow while elk hunting in Idaho.
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Good job and great photo!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 30, 2021, 03:26:56 PM
700 yard shot on this chocolate male
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on September 30, 2021, 03:32:16 PM
700 yard shot on this chocolate male

That is cool. Would love the story!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 30, 2021, 03:34:36 PM
Some great looking bears, you fawn killer killers.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 30, 2021, 03:37:30 PM
First bear of the year, shot two days before the other one. I passed up a few in this spot too. Finally found a good bear hunting area I think
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 30, 2021, 03:38:54 PM
700 yard shot on this chocolate male

That is cool. Would love the story!

Thanks man. It was crazy. Thankful I have a bad ass brother whoís an animal. He tracked it all day and found it and waited for me to find him after I guided him in. Itís a long story Iíll have to do a write up about the trip
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Ghost Hunter on September 30, 2021, 03:52:18 PM
700 yard shot on this chocolate male

That's one way to cool the meat down.  :o  Nice job. :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Platensek-po on September 30, 2021, 04:13:04 PM
700 yard shot on this chocolate male

That is cool. Would love the story!

Thanks man. It was crazy. Thankful I have a bad ass brother whoís an animal. He tracked it all day and found it and waited for me to find him after I guided him in. Itís a long story Iíll have to do a write up about the trip

Awesome Iíll be looking out for it! Any trip where the pack out includes dragging the animal across a river is 100% worth hearing. Love that dedication. Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SpicyTacos on October 04, 2021, 04:18:31 PM
Here's my 2021 bear. 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: phildobaggins on October 04, 2021, 04:40:52 PM
Here's my 2021 bear.

Handsome boi  ;)
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: niffers_adventures on October 06, 2021, 04:50:10 PM
Had an awesome Saturday got my first black bear!! A beautiful young sow color phase with a thick winter coat already grown in. I ended up shooting her a 100 yards below me, 45 degree angle at 5pm.  She's about 3.5 feet long and so cute! Her mouth was so blue from all the berries she had been munching on and her whole gut cavity was smelling like them too.  We got her processed in about 2 hours much faster the our first bear and were back to our car before 11pm. I will post a picture of her skull when I'm done whitening it, the back of her skull twists a bit to the left and not symmetrical, very cool find.
 
 
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: Rob on October 06, 2021, 06:01:47 PM
You two are having a great year!  Congrats!
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: SpicyTacos on October 09, 2021, 05:47:28 PM
Berries still around at '5000 wetside
Title: Re: 2021 Bears
Post by: HillHound on October 09, 2021, 05:59:07 PM
Congrats. Cool color especially for a west side bear
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