3rd Bear Hunt, First Bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by BWB, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. BWB

    BWB Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Great looking bear and rifle. That bear has a nice sized mellon
     

  3. BWB

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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...
     
  4. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    WOW. What was the distance on the shot?
     
  5. BWB

    BWB Well-Known Member

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    Was hunting over a bait, shot was under 100 yards - didn't ever range him.
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice bear!
     
  7. KLL87

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    Nice bear. Gotta love a big color phase bruin
     
  8. DKennedy951

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    Beautiful bear! Congrats
     
  9. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful Bear! Congratulations!

    Great looking gun BTW, any idea your remember your color pattern on the stock?
     
  10. Rick Richard

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    Very nice bear.
     
  11. BWB

    BWB Well-Known Member

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    50% Black 30% Light Gray 20% Medium Tan


    Thank you for all the kind words! I'm guessing he's a bear of a lifetime for me, not living in bear country.
     
  12. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    What a brute! Congratulations!!!
     
  13. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    That skull is probably once in a lifetime for sure. That's a tough trophy.
     
  14. BWB

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    I've gathered that and consider myself very fortunate. I can't wait to get the skull back and get the official B&C score.