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Unread 07-16-2011, 11:17 AM
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My Recent Panda Hunt

I know that there are a lot of do-gooders stateside who might object to such a trophy, but I've never seen a mount and thought it'd make for a unique hunt/trophy. I wondered what cartridge one should choose? They look harmless and cute, but won't they gnaw your arm off like a twig of bamboo if you wound one?

Here are the three cartridges I considered candidates. The 6-250 w/ a 75 gr HP in a very accurate rifle for head shots, the 30-06 loaded with a 147 gr FMJ for penetration, or the 257 Roy with a 117 gr Interlock for a "middle of the road" approach and for longer shots.

Which would you choose?

When I reached the hunting grounds, I found the prey to be ellusive but self-assured. I guess that a black belt & recieving int'l protection as endangered can lead to that. Talk about unintended consequences for the do-gooders:

Even so, it took a while before I was able to catch the massive bear in a vulnerable spot, cocky as ever even with a 6mm hole through his abdomen:

We carefully chose our shots, documenting the whole ordeal even in spite of the peril we knew we faced if anyone found out we were chasing such a majestic and mysterious creature. Shot opportunities were few and far between, but carefully placed:

Even after several hits, he remained defiant. I obviously chose the wrong rifle for this; in the legendary words of Jewells Winfield, "we need shotguns for this...":

Finally, after an extended search for a wounded animal we knew had the cunning to watch his backtrail and karate chop us at any moment, my opponent lay vanquished:

Anyone have insight into ways around do-gooder importation rules? I'd like a full body mount to be the central point of interest in my trophy room!
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    Unread 07-16-2011, 07:20 PM
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    Re: My Recent Panda Hunt

    Good story and pictures to boot. What is the Taxidermist going to charge for a full mount?
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    Unread 07-16-2011, 07:29 PM
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    Holy cow you shot Po, I can't let my daughter see this it may ruin her for ever. Skedoosh
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 10:00 AM
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    Man, you're having way too much fun.

    That was good ... thanks for sharing.


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    Unread 07-22-2011, 11:54 PM
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    Very entertaining!

    That is such a great ideas my kids would have blast doing this.
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    Unread 07-23-2011, 10:28 AM
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    Oh heck yeah the kids love it... grown-up kids as well as smaller ones ;) !!

    My 8 yo and I did a mastadon hunt a year or so ago:

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    Unread 07-23-2011, 11:34 AM
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    Re: My Recent Panda Hunt

    That is hilarious. Rug or life size mount?
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