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Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Tikkamike, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally made it happen last night. I sat on my bait about 2 and a half hours and I caught a glimpse of him back in the trees behind my bait then 45 minutes later he showed himself again, So I got behind the 375 Ultra and sent a 270 grain Barnes TSX his way. He hit the ground instantly then got up and ran about 5 yards and piled up again. He was facing me slightly quartering so I stuck it in his shoulder and it came out in front of he opposite hind quarter. He measures 6'7" with the skull still in, I dont know if thats how you measure them or if its done with the skull out, if its done with no skull itll gain a couple inches. Game and Fish Aged him at over 20 years old.

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  2. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice bear Mike, congrats.
     

  3. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    You always have to make me look bad, don't you?
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    No sir! Nothing can make that gaint you shot look bad.
     
  5. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Good RUG.
    Is that a black or a brown?gun)
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Black bear that is brown
     
  7. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I know you don't mean to, it just happens :)

    But seriously, congrats! That's a GIANT bear. Your name will be in the books now.
     
  8. danj

    danj Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a truely trophy bear!! 20 yr old boar should score well .
     
  9. winmag

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    Didn't even need to read the whole title of the post to know you scored Mike! NICEEEE BEAR!!! I'm jealous :D
     
  10. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    What a beast. Congratulations!
     
  11. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Great bear!
     
  12. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    A real trophy no matter what he ends up scoring! Congrats.
     
  13. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures of a great bear! No neck, ears out to the side softball size muzzle it doesn't get better. Amazing animals! What's it take to get back up after a hit like that? Please have that skull measured, he looks wide, maybe wider than long, if you get a chance throw a tape across the front paws. Congratulations!
    PS: Mostly skull out, at least that's how the taxidermist will charge you. LOL
     
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  14. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Dropped the bear off at the taxidermist today. After skinning he is 6'10" nose to tail and pre drying the skull measures 22.5" 9 wide 13.5 long. He is getting a full body mount planted on all 4 with head up and looking slightly right just like he was when i shot him. Should be pretty cool.