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Offline bfranklin81

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My first bear!
« on: August 18, 2019, 02:05:52 PM »
Filled my first bear tag this morning. I picked out a ridge on Onx maps that I wanted to work and hit the mountain just after sunrise. After my first calling setup resulted in nothing, I worked my way further op the mountain and found a nice open area to set up for my second attempt of the day. After checking the wind, I began to get situated. Just as I went to start calling, I looked out into the opening and saw a flash of black fur cruising the ridgeline in front of me. I could see he was headed in my direction so I put the call down and got ready for a shot. As soon as he paused in one of my shooting lanes, I dropped him dead in his tracks with one shot from my 7mm. He's not a huge bear, but I couldn't be happier. What a great start to the year.

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 02:09:53 PM »
Excellent!!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 02:10:38 PM »
Congrats. Good job.

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 02:14:12 PM »
Congrats....looks like he has a decent head on in.  Nice Bear

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
Yippee!  Great job!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 03:03:52 PM »
Right on man, going for number two?  Dont forgrt to post here.  https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,241490.0.html

I think its going to be a bit longer thread this year than usual.

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 03:08:07 PM »
Good for you  :tup: It sounds like you had a really fun hunt!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 03:19:08 PM »
Thanks everyone. I had a great hunt. This one breaks a string of a couple years without filling any tags for me. Hoping it's a sign that the rest of the year is going to be good. I'll be looking for my first elk this year and trying to get it done with a stickbow. Should be fun. I'll probably be focused on helping my buddy get his first bear (first big game animal of any soecies) between now and then but I'll definitely be picking up that 2nd bear tag as well. Crazy things happen in the woods sometimes so I'll be prepared for anything.

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 05:51:44 PM »
Nice bear!  Great job

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 06:52:23 PM »
Awesome, way to go!!
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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2019, 11:38:57 AM »
Cool! Good job!!
That Sword is more important than the Shield!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2019, 12:50:16 PM »
That's a beaut - congrats!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2019, 01:14:41 PM »
Nice!!

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2019, 03:05:16 PM »
Congrats!
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: My first bear!
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2019, 10:50:13 AM »
Beauty!

 


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