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Offline Boomerboy87

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Huckleberry success!
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:51:58 AM »
My buddy Frank Hasiak and I left Snohomish county Friday after work around 5 and headed to Huckleberry Unit for the Spring Bear tag I drew. We arrived about midnight and set up camp. We woke up around 4:30am and started our hike to a vantage point only to see no more than 100 yard due to fog. We piddled around under a tarp for a short time and decided to hit a lower elevation in hopes of better visibility and wound up on a 40 min drive North of where we started. With no signs of the fog letting up, Frank and I took a short nap in the truck while parked at a State property gate at 3,600 feet and woke up at 1:00pm. We through on our packs and slow walked about 40 minutes only to find fresh bear scat on the edge of a clear cut, so we found the nearest vantage and sat. After patiently waiting until 7:00 pm, Frank wide eyed with enthusiasm says "Bear, Bear". Of course I say "where, where". From my spotters angle, he could see a Bear traveling up the drainage from the road we were sitting above. I immediately turned my camera and hit record. Then realized I needed to lay prone exactly where the tripod and camera were setting. I basically threw the camera out of the way and lined up a shot. Frank whispered 235, I was zeroed for 200 with my 30-06. The boar was slightly quartering away with his front right shoulder forward uphill. It was perfect. Needless to say I pulled a good shot off and killed this Bruin.

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 01:21:30 AM »
Great looking bear! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your story.

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 05:01:17 AM »
Awesome bear, congrats!

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 05:19:43 AM »
Congrats on the nice bear, Iím hoping I can be chasing them up there next year.

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 06:33:29 AM »
Nice looking bear.   Congrats :tup:

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 06:37:23 AM »
Awesome bear. Congrats

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 06:37:40 AM »
Congrats on the success  :tup:
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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 07:10:09 AM »
Congrats on the bear and thatís a dandy!
May my presence go unnoticed, may my shot be true, may the blood trail be short.

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 07:21:29 AM »
Stud bear, good job!

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 07:23:56 AM »
Very good bear congratulations
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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 07:27:25 AM »
Excellent.  Will be good eating for sure...
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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2019, 07:37:16 AM »
Nice color
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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 07:39:25 AM »
Heck of a bear congrats
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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2019, 07:44:59 AM »
Such a cool looking bear! Congrats and thanks for sharing the story.

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Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2019, 07:46:29 AM »
Huge bear! Glad you were able to fill your tag! Do you plan on getting a rug made?

 


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