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Title: Bear down during deer season!
Post by: Stevewazfishing on October 24, 2021, 03:01:29 PM
Was creeping along in this lovely black tail hunting weather hoping to find a buck and out pops a bear in the bottom of the cut. He was only 90yds away and had no idea I was there. I lied prone over the steep hillside for a nice steady shot, after he shook to try n dry himself off somewhat in the pouring rain he stepped out after passing behind a small patch of brush. I made a small noise to stop him and let my 6.5 creedmoor rip. The bear rolled on the shot and then took off running. I tried to get a second shot,  but as soon as I got a glimpse of him through the scope again he disappeared. He was heading right into a little dip in the bottom of the cut right towards the creek bottom drainage. Fortunately he only made it about 15 yards.  Made a perfect shot right through the lungs and top of the heart and got a clean pass through. This was the first time Iíve got a bear during deer season. Had an amazing hide on him. Much better than an august or September bear. No more bear tags left for me this year  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: h20hunter on October 24, 2021, 03:14:42 PM
Nice. Great looking bear.
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Post by: huntnfmly on October 24, 2021, 03:21:21 PM
Congrats looks good
Thanks for sharing
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 24, 2021, 03:41:47 PM
So the 6.5 bullet knocked him down into a sharp stick that took out his lungs!!!  That is bad azz!!! 



😆.  JUST KIDDING!!!  Congrats !!
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Post by: Widgeondeke on October 24, 2021, 03:53:56 PM

  Haha.  :chuckle:  :yeah:

Congrats!  Mind saying what bullet you're shooting?
Title: Re: Bear down during deer season!
Post by: Stevewazfishing on October 24, 2021, 04:57:47 PM

  Haha.  :chuckle:  :yeah:

Congrats!  Mind saying what bullet you're shooting?


I am shooting the 143 gr. Eld-x. Iíve now taken five animals, three deer and two bears with that round and it has performed flawlessly every time. Not one has ran past 15 yds. All shots have been complete pass throughs including two hefty bucks a little over 200 yds that I hit square in the shoulder bone.
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Post by: highside74 on October 24, 2021, 05:24:14 PM
Nice bear.

What series is your rain gear and how did it hold up to today's rain?
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Post by: TVHunts on October 24, 2021, 05:27:58 PM
Congrats on a great Bear!
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Post by: Bob33 on October 24, 2021, 05:40:42 PM
That's a nice looking bear. Congratulations.
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Post by: Stevewazfishing on October 24, 2021, 06:09:19 PM
Nice bear.

What series is your rain gear and how did it hold up to today's rain?


My rain gear is the kuiu Teton line. Unfortunately they donít make it anymore because it was way cheaper than anything they have now. It held up great.
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Post by: Axle on October 24, 2021, 07:47:46 PM
Cool snout on that fella  :tup:
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Post by: Machias on October 25, 2021, 01:44:17 PM
Nice, congrats on a great looking bear!
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Post by: logola512c on October 25, 2021, 02:47:42 PM
Congrats.  Any idea what he was eating on?  Thanks
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Post by: johnbmyersii on October 25, 2021, 03:43:13 PM

  Haha.  :chuckle:  :yeah:

Congrats!  Mind saying what bullet you're shooting?


I am shooting the 143 gr. Eld-x. Iíve now taken five animals, three deer and two bears with that round and it has performed flawlessly every time. Not one has ran past 15 yds. All shots have been complete pass throughs including two hefty bucks a little over 200 yds that I hit square in the shoulder bone.

I've had a very similar experience with those bullets, they are incredibly lethal. My deer this year went through-and-through at 350 yards, even after grenading the heart and passing through the far shoulder. A friend put a golfball sized hole in a Roosevelt cow elk at 200 as well.
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Post by: Blacktail Sniper on October 25, 2021, 06:34:39 PM
Nice bear, congrats!!
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Post by: Stevewazfishing on October 25, 2021, 08:43:08 PM
Congrats.  Any idea what he was eating on?  Thanks

Iím not sure what he was eating on. He was just on the move when I spotted him.
Title: Re: Bear down during deer season!
Post by: fowl smacker on October 25, 2021, 09:15:55 PM

  Haha.  :chuckle:  :yeah:

Congrats!  Mind saying what bullet you're shooting?


I am shooting the 143 gr. Eld-x. Iíve now taken five animals, three deer and two bears with that round and it has performed flawlessly every time. Not one has ran past 15 yds. All shots have been complete pass throughs including two hefty bucks a little over 200 yds that I hit square in the shoulder bone.
Nicely done!  Same bullet I shoot out of my 6.5 creedmoor.   $
Title: Re: Bear down during deer season!
Post by: tgomez on November 15, 2021, 12:46:46 PM
Congratulations
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