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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #165 on: August 26, 2022, 10:24:26 AM »
Well I might give it a try

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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #166 on: August 29, 2022, 07:52:57 AM »
Lots of Great bears.
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #167 on: August 29, 2022, 08:15:34 PM »
Wife started off our season “after I had snuck to 23 yards of a bear with my bow on opening day that winded me before providing a shot”, with her personal best bear on the 3rd. Funny shaped bear. 221# gutted, no fat, big paws, 20” skull and 6.5’. So much for my theory that old bears always have lots of fat.

Dang those flys are thick. Might need to wear a head net next time!
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #168 on: September 02, 2022, 08:00:11 AM »
 :tup: :yeah:
Another bear down. With not being the shooter this season I was able to focus efforts in trying to get my hunting partner/life long best friend his first bear. We saw 2 bears in an area a couple days prior. We went back into the area and spotted another bear in the blackberries feeding hard. Took about an hour before presenting a shot just before leaving sight and he made an amazing shot at 225 yards of the shooting sticks. Bear went about 30 yards and piled up in seconds. Using 300wsm with a 165 grain sierra gameking.  The rollercoaster of emotions on this hunt was amazing with how it played out. Super happy with this season having the group go 3 for 3. It was awesome to have packers from our group on call to help assist when help was needed. They went and pulled an all nighter to drive the distance and hike in to haul out and still went to work the next day. Super tired but shows true family and friendships that I am blessed to call my hunting group. We are always there for each other.

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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2022, 08:41:50 AM »
Another bear down. With not being the shooter this season I was able to focus efforts in trying to get my hunting partner/life long best friend his first bear. We saw 2 bears in an area a couple days prior. We went back into the area and spotted another bear in the blackberries feeding hard. Took about an hour before presenting a shot just before leaving sight and he made an amazing shot at 225 yards of the shooting sticks. Bear went about 30 yards and piled up in seconds. Using 300wsm with a 165 grain sierra gameking.  The rollercoaster of emotions on this hunt was amazing with how it played out. Super happy with this season having the group go 3 for 3. It was awesome to have packers from our group on call to help assist when help was needed. They went and pulled an all nighter to drive the distance and hike in to haul out and still went to work the next day. Super tired but shows true family and friendships that I am blessed to call my hunting group. We are always there for each other.

Way to go!!
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #170 on: September 07, 2022, 07:26:44 AM »
First bear, first Washington harvest, first solo hunt, first backcountry hunt, first quarter, first bone out, first pack out! Face down in huckleberries at 6600 ft (east side) just after the morning sun hit the slope. Shot at 100 yds with 6.5 creedmor Hornady 143 grain ELDX on morning 3 of a 4 day trip. High double lung and I think some shrapnel hit spine because he was lights out on impact. Took me all day to quarter, get back to camp, then bone out because I am inexperienced. 76 lbs boned out without rib meat and with fat trimmed (wish I could have taken, but it was just too heavy). I hiked the 10 miles back to the truck on Labor Day. Hardest thing I've ever done! Going back next weekend to get some gear I had to cache and I'm going to grab the skull.

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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #171 on: September 07, 2022, 07:36:10 AM »
Outstanding job!  You won't forget that one, knob221. :tup:
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #172 on: September 07, 2022, 07:59:41 AM »
XL bear with a cool color.
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #173 on: September 07, 2022, 08:20:29 AM »
AWESOME bear!
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #174 on: September 07, 2022, 08:21:39 AM »
First bear, first Washington harvest, first solo hunt, first backcountry hunt, first quarter, first bone out, first pack out! Face down in huckleberries at 6600 ft (east side) just after the morning sun hit the slope. Shot at 100 yds with 6.5 creedmor Hornady 143 grain ELDX on morning 3 of a 4 day trip. High double lung and I think some shrapnel hit spine because he was lights out on impact. Took me all day to quarter, get back to camp, then bone out because I am inexperienced. 76 lbs boned out without rib meat and with fat trimmed (wish I could have taken, but it was just too heavy). I hiked the 10 miles back to the truck on Labor Day. Hardest thing I've ever done! Going back next weekend to get some gear I had to cache and I'm going to grab the skull.

Great work man, well done!
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #175 on: September 07, 2022, 08:37:18 AM »
Some excellent bears. Good job on your first, knob!  :tup:
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #176 on: September 07, 2022, 08:40:21 AM »
@Jonathan_S, the size of that paw and that head! What an epic bear! Way to go!

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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2022, 09:12:12 AM »
Nice bears, y'all!  Had a big one at 200 this last weekend up in an alpine blueberry basin but couldn't quite get comfortable for the shot in the little opening he presented and then he gave me the slip... they're definitely out but not moving much in the middle of the day in this heat

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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #178 on: September 07, 2022, 10:43:38 AM »
Way to go guys!
Great looking bears!
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Re: 2022 Bears
« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2022, 12:18:01 PM »
Great bear Johnathan, awesome!!  Went out with my son in law this weekend and saw a bear twice, just couldn't get him a good shot on it.  Met a great guy in OUR spot  :chuckle:, we were staying the night and he wasn't, he was very nice and said to set up camp.  Also found out my son in law had never killed one so he said he'd help spot and would let him shoot first!  I love meeting cool azz hunters out in the field.  George, if you are on this site, Thanks again for being awesome.   
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