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Old 07-22-2014, 09:03 AM
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3rd Bear Hunt, First Bear

Just thought I would share a few pictures of a Chocolate Black Bear I shot in SASK on May 4th. This was my 3rd trip up there in the last 16 years and I didn't see anything big enough the first 2 trips. This bear was taken the first evening I hunted within the 2 hours of being in the stand. (SO close to passing on him, as I didn't think he was this big). He is 77" from nose to tail and weighed roughly 405lbs. His skull was rough green scored at 22 8/16 and will be officially scored in August when I get it back from Dakota Skulls.







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Old 07-22-2014, 09:23 AM
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Great looking bear and rifle. That bear has a nice sized mellon
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:53 AM
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I'm extremely happy I shot him, now. He just never looked huge coming in, I'm positive if he had not been color phase I would have passed on him. I knew his head looked good sized but had no idea he was Boone. The rifle is a TS Customs 7WSM, shot him with a 162 Amax, pencil sized entrance (even though wound looks big in first pic) and no exit. He made it 10 yards...
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
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Re: 3rd Bear Hunt, First Bear

WOW. What was the distance on the shot?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:49 AM
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Was hunting over a bait, shot was under 100 yards - didn't ever range him.
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Very nice bear!
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Nice bear. Gotta love a big color phase bruin
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