My fall season general black bear hunt in Oregon was rather short this year. It opened up the first of the month and my dad and I finally had a chance to get out this weekend. I am fortunate enough to have taken 4 bears in the last 5 years with 1 being #10 in Oregon for youth. Friday was uneventful. We saw lots of deer, mulies and whitetails both, lots of elk, turkeys, everything but coyotes or bears. Saturday was pretty much the same but we still had the evening which is the best time. My dad and I were glassing a big canyon which usually holds bears. We did not see any. We drove to another canyon about 5 minutes away and within about 2 minutes my dad spotted him. The only problem was he was over 1000 yards away, it was about 15 minutes before dark, so we had to move very fast to get into shooting position. I took along my trusty Winchester 25-06 using 117g SBT's. My dad was using a Winchester .270 WSM with 140g SST's. We took our guns, rangefinder and started running for the knob off the edge of the canyon. I think the bear spotted us running because he was also walking very fast towards the brush. By the time we reached a fence I ranged the brush where he went in at 496 yards. My dad said lets shoot off the posts. I said no way because we were huffing and puffing at 500 I did not feel confident anyways. I suggested crossing the fence getting 100 yards closer and laying down prone and to wait for him to come out in the last 10 minutes of light we had. So we got closer and by the time I stopped on an elk bed that was flat, I laid out the harris bi-pod, layed down and got rock solid where that bear was last seen. I ranged it at 375 yards. I cranked up my Leupold vx2 6-18x to the correct setting. Perfect I thought. We only had 5 minutes or so of light left so my dad shot 3 times into the brush and finally the bear stepped out and I was locked on him. I sent a 117g bullet on its way only to hear a confirmed thunk. The bear however was not going down just yet, he tried going up uphill but I slipped another 117g into the bear. This time he started rolling down the hill. He got caught up in some brush and was still moving a little so I put another into him. I jumped up and started yelling and screaming with excitement. Then the work began. It was a long night to say the least. The bear was a male of average size, around 250-275lbs. He was cinnamin in color again. All the black bears I have shot have been cinnamin. Will try to post pics once I figure out everything and my computer is so slow and viruses.