Brown Bear Down!

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by c-ne-elk, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. c-ne-elk

    c-ne-elk Well-Known Member

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    One off hand shot at 125 yards from a 338 Win Mag using a 250g Partition, bear went STRAIGHT down, fell off the bank into the creek. Bear was at a slight angle to me, entry was middle of the shoulder exited at the base of the neck on the off side with a one inch exit hole. I will NEVER forget the sound of the bullet hitting this beast! WHACK!! Squared 10'-2" with a 26 3/4" skull.
     

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  2. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    It looks like he wants you to wash his front!

    Awesome bear!
     

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    That is a lot of bear! Good grief those things are big. What a great adventure. Congratulations!
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    WOW! great bear. Great shooting and awesome pics.

    Thanks for sharing and the bullet report.

    Jeff
     
  5. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    Nice bear! That's my next quest!
     
  6. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Lordy have mercy that's a BIG animal. Wow.
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Great bear, like the dark color. Father and son with pub down the road shot 2 bears like that and are full mounted standing up in business,big dudes
     
  8. D.Camilleri

    D.Camilleri Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Bear!
     
  9. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    10 footers are hard to come by! Congratulations! He's a bruiser.
     
  10. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Wow that scares me a little, I have never seen one of them.
     
  11. trebark

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    Holy crap that's a huge bear! How much did he weight?
     
  12. c-ne-elk

    c-ne-elk Well-Known Member

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    I did not have a set of scales on me big enough to weigh him but they say a mature brown bear weighs in at about 1500 lbs. my bear did not have a lot of fat on him so maybe 1300 lbs? He seemed to weigh every bit of that while trying to get him out of the creek.
     
  13. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a terrific brown bear!

    Mighty big skull and also looks like a great hide. You shot well, and it seems that Nosler bullet treated you right.

    Congratulations!

    Guy
     
  14. blackdog

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    Awesome bear. What a thrill!!

    How the hell do you get a 1300lb bear out of a creek like that??? Surely there had to be some equipment involved. Doesn't look like anything stout enough around there to rig up a block and tackle and I don't think a few dudes tugging on him would do it.

    Congrats!!