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My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

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My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

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As soon as the big boar turned slightly to his right the 180 grain Berger bullet was on its way along the 574 yard arcing route across the steep canyon. Hit hard, the bear buckled, spun, and then sprinted downhill about 50 yards toward us and then to its left, finally collapsing on the ground. Through my 25 power Nightforce ATACR rifle scope I watched his head move ever so slightly waiting to see if he'd need a second shot. Soon there was no movement and it was time for high fives. I had just taken a beautiful six and a half foot black bear at 8,000 feet in the Wyoming mountains! Read More...
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    re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

    Very nice bear Len. Good shot, and good bear hunting story - with great photos too. Thanks for sharing.
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    re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

    Thanks, Paul! We all had such a great time.

    P.S. - I just added a few more pix.
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    Re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

    Very nice!
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    Re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

    What an amazing hunt, thanks for the writeup! Beautiful country and bear.

    That 7mm Dakota with the lighter fluted barrel sure looks nice. How much does it weigh with the ATACR on top? I have that same scope on my 300 win mag and love it.
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    Re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear, By Len Backus. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
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    I'm curious about the specs/details for your 7mm Dakota. Will you share them with us?

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    Re: My 8,000 Foot Wyoming Black Bear - By Len Backus

    Nice story and detail of hunt. I am lucky to have been doing this for many years as I grew up in MT.Brought my son up doing the same, he is a bear nut. Very good bear.
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