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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #105 on: February 23, 2019, 09:59:55 AM »
Great thread, the story is made for a book.  I’m curious, is Wyoming over the counter for spring bear? Did you see any grizzlies or were you in an area that had a low population of them? 
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #106 on: February 23, 2019, 10:01:01 AM »
Beautiful mount and great bear!

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #107 on: February 23, 2019, 10:15:15 AM »
Awesome bear!

Might have missed it somewhere, but did you ever get the exact age on him?

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #108 on: February 23, 2019, 12:46:12 PM »
How did I miss this thread?!?! Definitely gets the itch going for draw results :tup:

What a bruiser! Awesome full body mount does he look as big as when you first laid eyes on him?
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2019, 06:46:03 AM »
thanks folks I really appreciate the comments.  A year and half later I still think of this hunt at least once or twice a week.  Just an incredible experience.  Can't wait to get back to Wyoming this fall to chase elk!

87ford:  Tooth aging results put him at 15 years old.  He was an old bruiser.  I have a pic of his skull somewhere up in the taxidermy forum.  Not sure how he survived but there was a massive injury to his left upper jaw at some point in life that had healed over.  I'll take some pics of that and post them up here.  It's pretty amazing.  He has battle scars all over his body.  The dark spot on his side in the mount pic above is where the taxi tried to patch a large wound and scar tissue.  He's not done with that and is using some better color matched hide to fix that before I pick it up.

trophyhunt:  Wyoming is OTC for spring bear!  I think my NR tag was around $400 and picked it up at the local gas station on my way through star valley.  Not an area with high grizzly densities.  They are there but pretty low numbers from what I understand.  I had to give this bear a good look to make sure he wasn't a grizzly before I pulled the trigger.  Fortunately I had a lot of time to evaluate him as he roamed across a ridge stopping to rub his back on trees and mark territory.  I have a short video clip of him taken through the phone skope.  Not sure how to post something like that on here if someone knows how send me a PM.

elkrack:  Honestly, I think he gets bigger every time I see him!

The taxidermist says he's in no hurry for me to pick this dude up....I think he wants to keep it in his shop as long as possible.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2019, 06:51:56 AM by CaNINE »
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2019, 03:48:19 PM »
He’s a great show piece to have in a taxidermist shop :tup:
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2019, 04:12:18 PM »
Thank you!  The area I hunted for elk had little back bear, more grizz.  Your hunt sounds amazing!
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2019, 07:15:21 AM »
Unreal.   Still just an amazing bear.

The jaw injury still gets to me.   Would love to know how long ago he picked that up.

But seriously, I can't imagine trying to sneak that thing into my house!
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #113 on: November 17, 2019, 04:58:26 AM »
I finally had the chance to install double French doors on the house so we could fit this dude in. My Dad and some buddies came over yesterday and we managed to get him moved in without incident. So stoked to have him home and inside to enjoy!
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2019, 05:01:12 AM »
More pics
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #115 on: November 17, 2019, 05:04:41 AM »
Sorry these pics are upside down. Maybe one of the mods can fix for me please?
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #116 on: November 17, 2019, 09:16:34 AM »
Truly Impressive!!!

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #117 on: November 17, 2019, 11:53:00 AM »
Incredible mounts!
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