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Old 05-29-2010, 05:32 PM
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Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

Here are some Pictures from a bear hunt we did the weekend of may 21st and 22nd
We were north of Idaho City in an area I deer hunted the year before. On the Deer hunt we saw three bear, ten wolves and only two bucks in 7 days of hard hunting. We were able to harvest the deer. But we were more excited to come back and go bear hunting. And Yes I did have a wolf tag last year but the season was not open when we saw the wolves
We were hunting around 7000-8000 feet of elevation. We mostly were on four-wheelers trying to cover as much ground as possible. There are a lot of ATV trails that the bear were using as highways to get from point, A to point B.
We saw two bears in two days. The first was a thirty pound chocolate phase cub all by his lone some.
My bear we found eating dandelions in a small meadow, The shot was not a long shot by any means only 271 yds but on a 52 degree down angle. I ended up holding 1.8 MOA low on the bear and it found its mark.



I was shooting my T3 in 300 WSM Topped with a Konus M30 6.4-24X 44 Scope.
I loaded up some Nosler CT 180 gr with RL 17 68 gr going 3100 fps
They did a great job.
She measured 5í6 and about 300 lbs. When I checked her in with fish and game they figured she was around ten year old most of her teeth were very worn down. I will know for sure in about a month.
We ended up having to leave that night due to getting snowed out.
My dad went back up after the storm and he was into the bears thick he saw 7 in 2 days and with his 308 VTR got a bear at 476 yds. His was alittle bigger than mine. Go figure Canít wait till next year.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:42 PM
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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

Congratulations, nice shooting especially at that angle and great looking bear. Thanks for sharing your story and pics.

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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

Nice! Good for you!
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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

Very nice Idaho spring bear.

Was that a Controlled Hunt unit?
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:59 AM
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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

No it was not unit 39 is a general tag
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:40 PM
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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

Very nice. Congrays to you and your dad. Thats a pretty darn big she-bear! Ive seen a few up in the sawtooths, in country simmilar to the country you described an in your pics. Exelent adventure. Great story. Thanks for ''feeding the fire'' so to speak. I cant wait till August in Oregon!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Idaho Spring Bear Hunt

another nice bear and a sweet rifle! I'm kinda partial to tikka's myself!
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