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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #255 on: September 23, 2020, 01:28:27 PM »
pig!

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #256 on: September 23, 2020, 01:35:59 PM »
POW Fall bear 21 5/16

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Holy cow!  That's a monster... :o
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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #257 on: September 23, 2020, 02:41:10 PM »
What a bear! Is he down to one claw on his left front paw?

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #258 on: September 23, 2020, 02:53:40 PM »
Oh wow great job. Beautiful bear!

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #259 on: September 23, 2020, 04:30:06 PM »
He was an old bear. Had claws but wore way down. Hardly any bottom canines. Pic of mine and my uncles 20 11/16

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #260 on: September 23, 2020, 04:32:38 PM »
Wow

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #261 on: September 23, 2020, 05:08:01 PM »
Very impressive.    :tup:

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #262 on: September 23, 2020, 05:13:12 PM »
nice. freaking. bear.  He looks like an old war hero. 

congrats to all the other successful hunters too

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #263 on: September 23, 2020, 05:46:43 PM »
Thank you! It was a really great hunt and experience. 

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #264 on: September 25, 2020, 10:14:27 AM »
He was an old bear. Had claws but wore way down. Hardly any bottom canines. Pic of mine and my uncles 20 11/16

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Mine this fall that I measured at 20 1/2 Canines were almost completely gone.

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #265 on: September 30, 2020, 01:09:07 PM »
Olympic Mountains boar. Got him this month on a solo trip. Was nearly 4000' above my rig, so definitely took plenty of effort to get him packed up, over, and across, and then down to the bottom, about 4 miles away. Definitely left me in good shape for deer & elk season. This is actually my first bear in 33 years of hunting(primarily focusing on other types of game), so wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years with others who are just starting out or still looking for their first bear.
1. If you are serious, learn as much as you can about the habits of bears, what they eat, and where and when they eat it.
2. If you bring someone along to one of your deer hunting areas, they might fill their bear tag. Not necessarily a bad thing at all; just think it through.
3. Know your shooting ability, but also know that you seldom get the perfect shot.
4. If you are shooting at an extreme angle up or down hill, you will need to aim lower. :bash:
5. Always bring your gun with you, even if only pre-season scouting for deer. :bash:
6. Make sure you have cleaned your gun recently, and it will actually fire, even if you know "it's still on from last time". :bash:
This adds up to 5 potential bears that I "might" have gotten. Hope this helps somebody. Now you won't make these same mistakes, so get out there and get one sooner than I did.
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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #266 on: September 30, 2020, 01:11:03 PM »
Olympic Mountains boar. Got him this month on a solo trip. Was nearly 4000' above my rig, so definitely took plenty of effort to get him packed up, over, and across, and then down to the bottom, about 4 miles away. Definitely left me in good shape for deer & elk season. This is actually my first bear in 33 years of hunting(primarily focusing on other types of game), so wanted to share a few things I've learned over the years with others who are just starting out or still looking for their first bear.
1. If you are serious, learn as much as you can about the habits of bears, what they eat, and where and when they eat it.
2. If you bring someone along to one of your deer hunting areas, they might fill their bear tag. Not necessarily a bad thing at all; just think it through.
3. Know your shooting ability, but also know that you seldom get the perfect shot.
4. If you are shooting at an extreme angle up or down hill, you will need to aim lower. :bash:
5. Always bring your gun with you, even if only pre-season scouting for deer. :bash:
6. Make sure you have cleaned your gun recently, and it will actually fire, even if you know "it's still on from last time". :bash:
This adds up to 5 potential bears that I "might" have gotten. Hope this helps somebody. Now you won't make these same mistakes, so get out there and get one sooner than I did.
Nice one! good job! looks like a cool spot too
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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #267 on: September 30, 2020, 01:15:14 PM »
Great looking bear right on  :tup:

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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #268 on: September 30, 2020, 01:21:58 PM »
Wish I knew his weight. No tree to hang the scale. :chuckle: My guess was at least 250-275 range. Maybe this pic helps. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: 2020 bears
« Reply #269 on: October 01, 2020, 12:40:32 PM »
Wish I knew his weight. No tree to hang the scale. :chuckle: My guess was at least 250-275 range. Maybe this pic helps. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Just measure and weigh the rock his head is laying on. :rolleyes:  We can figure it out... :chuckle: :chuckle:
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