collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Huckleberry success!  (Read 2014 times)

Offline Boomerboy87

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2019
  • Posts: 11
  • Location: Camano Island Washington
  • Groups: Washington BHA
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.

Offline bobcat

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 35997
  • Location: Rochester
    • robert68
  • Groups: bobcat
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 01:21:30 AM »
Great looking bear! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing your story.

Offline shmacker

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jan 2015
  • Posts: 81
  • Location: Renton
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 05:01:17 AM »
Awesome bear, congrats!

Online colersu22

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: Carnation
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.

Offline boneaddict

  • Site Sponsor
  • Administrator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 44416
  • Location: Selah, Washington
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 06:33:29 AM »
Nice looking bear.   Congrats :tup:

Offline HillHound

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2019
  • Posts: 49
  • Location: Central Washington
  • Groups: NRA, RMEF
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 06:37:23 AM »
Awesome bear. Congrats

Offline elkrack

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 1787
  • Location: bonney lake
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 06:37:40 AM »
Congrats on the success  :tup:
Good looking bear
life's tough its tougher if your stupid (john wayne)

Offline Tracker0721

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 370
  • Location: Malo
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.

Amen

Offline Bango skank

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 2411
  • Location: colville
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 07:21:29 AM »
Stud bear, good job!

Offline CaNINE

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 860
  • Location: Gig Harbor
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 07:23:56 AM »
Very good bear congratulations
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

Offline DeerThug

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 678
  • Location: Yakima
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 07:27:25 AM »
Excellent.  Will be good eating for sure...
Shoot straight Shoot often

Offline X-Force

  • Solo Hunter
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 4541
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2019, 07:37:16 AM »
Nice color
Groupie:                         Podcast:
RMEF                              Gritty
NRA                                Western bowhunter
SCI                                 The Hunt Backcountry
BHA                                MeatEater
SAB                                Hunt Talk Radio

Offline jasnt

  • Predator hunter
  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 5376
  • Location: deer park
  • Out shooting
  • Groups: WSTA
Re: Huckleberry success!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 07:39:25 AM »
Heck of a bear congrats
243Round ct. 624
338rc 718
2019 Rifle rc 465

The commission shall attempt to maximize the public recreational game fishing and hunting opportunities of all citizens, including juvenile, disabled, and senior citizens.
https://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=77.04.012

Offline Tschaefer72

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 187
  • Location: Bothell, WA
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.

Offline Birdgetter

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 329
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?

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

No Kettle Range tag holders? by Ghost Hunter
[Today at 06:35:23 AM]


Mudflow muzzleloader !!!!!!!! by fowl smacker
[Today at 06:21:48 AM]


What cartridge for Tikka build by fowl smacker
[Today at 06:19:42 AM]


Late Deer unit 426 by HuntnFishnFun
[Today at 06:13:57 AM]


TheSkyBuster Spring Bear Season 2019 by Alan K
[Today at 05:57:44 AM]


Anyone draw Quality bull and Bull permits? by First timer
[Today at 02:18:47 AM]


Deep 6'ed a fishing pole by elkchaser54
[Today at 12:38:52 AM]


WTS Model 98 Mauser and Marlin Model 60 by meathunter 4x4
[Today at 12:11:01 AM]


Wolf in camp by Utah
[Yesterday at 11:30:41 PM]


turkey hunting out of a layout blind by erronulvin
[Yesterday at 11:22:59 PM]


Tucannon Rifle elk by dvolmer
[Yesterday at 11:22:13 PM]


Son drew Silver Dollar Ranch! by dvolmer
[Yesterday at 11:13:17 PM]


Youth Any Deer Prescott Unit 149 by dvolmer
[Yesterday at 10:50:41 PM]


Letís see some Montana bucks by buckmaster_wa
[Yesterday at 10:47:08 PM]


Draw Results by dvolmer
[Yesterday at 10:45:16 PM]


Looking for Refrigerator for kegerator by grimace
[Yesterday at 10:21:22 PM]


montana antelope by dune
[Yesterday at 10:04:16 PM]


Group size, shape, factors by h20hunter
[Yesterday at 09:43:25 PM]


Bearpaw's OIL Utah Elk Hunt by Boss .300 winmag
[Yesterday at 09:37:35 PM]


Knife sharpeners by Crunchy
[Yesterday at 09:31:33 PM]