A plan came together, Bear down at 855 yards!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Bob L., May 30, 2011.

  1. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

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    Last night was an interesting hunting adventure! I was setup as an airstrike cordinator from a good vantage point where I could see lots of country and my friends were in a location to capitalize on a sighting.
    Shortly after glassing I spotted a good bear below my friends position. They made a stalk and an attempt at engaging the bear. From my position the bear had moved behind some trees so I could not see exactly where the bear had gone. They could not locate the bear from their spot either. We were not sure if the bear was still there or had winded us. Since no bear sighting by them or me, they headed back to their truck. I continued to glass and soon spotted another bear in a different area. They rushed over and got into a shooting position but from their location had trouble seeing the bear in the spot that I could see it from. While we were all glassing in hopes of them being able to see the bear from where they were, I checked back a few times for the first bear to make another appearance.
    As luck would have it the first bear appeared again! Once I told them he was out, I was told later it was total chaos as they threw all their gear and bodies in the truck and raced back for the first bear. I was freaking out because the 1st bear I had just seen started to move around and went back behind trees and thought our chance may be gone. The good news is that when they arrived to get in position at the first bear he was out in the wide open. They pulled out the "Reaper" and dialed the gun up for 855 yards. The conditions were perfect and once the bear turned broadside the "Reaper" sent a 300 SMK and dropped the bear in his tracks! Congrats Jeremy on a great shot and bear. That was a lot of fun, even from far away! It is nice when a plan comes together.

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  2. trebark

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    Great story - congrats on a great hunt.

    Can you repost the pic? I can't seem to 'see' it.
     

  3. Bob L.

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    Hopefully the pic is on there now.
    Thanks
    Bob
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Pic is there.

    That's a big bruin. How much did he weight?
     
  5. HARPERC

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    Congratulations! Good story good bear. What state?
     
  6. Bob L.

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    This hunt took place in southern Oregon.
     
  7. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    Pics of the "reaper" :D
     
  8. NONYA

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    Your allowed to use electronic communication to relay game locations in OR?just wondering cuz its illegal as hell here in MT.
     
  9. Bob L.

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    Who said anything about electronic communication in my story? To answer your question, you can use radios in Oregon to locate game provided the communication is not done from an aircraft.
     
  10. el si

    el si Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot and a nice bear. Good job!

    I was hoping you would post that story here. I saw it on that other site after it got locked. Too bad as it was a good story. Now let's see some pics of the Reaper.
     
  11. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    "Reaper" pics???

    With a name like that, it's gotta be seen! gun)