Let a really good bear go today..............

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Catahoula, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Spotted a really good bear this morning at 8 AM. Stalked within 87 yards & watched him for about 10 minutes. Beautiful reddish-brown color. He was all of 6 feet and probably more. Let him go because I know there are bigger bears in the area and I have a freezer full of bear steaks from my Idaho bear & my cousins Idaho bear that I helped backpack out. Don't get no better than that on a Sunday morning in the mountains.
    Kirk
     
  2. royinidaho

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    Kirk,

    We otta get together one of these days.

    How does one prepare a bear steak? I'm thinkin' gumbo or some such.:)

    Yep you had a great Idaho morning.
     

  3. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    You'll never get a giant if you're not willing to pass on "dinks". Not that a 6 footer is a dink, but it sounds like there are bigger out there.

    Good job. I would have a hard time passing a 6' cinnamon too.
     
  4. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Roy in Idaho,
    My e-mail is ksjcoyote@msn.com. Would really like to sit down & talk hunting with you. Need to find out who the best liar is! Just kidding.
    Let me know, Kirk
     
  5. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey brentc,
    Thank you for the reply. I love bear hunting more than anything. There is so much more to the hunt than the kill. When you can sit & watch a bear that is not on a bait or in a tree with dogs it is so fascinating. You are in their world. I need to get a good camera for the ones I let go.
    Thanks, Kirk
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Man I wish I live in country were you could observe bear like that!! I may see two a year even with significant time in bear sign it hard to put it all together if you can't sit and watch them. Found a sow and three cubs last weekend and felt dang good, there is at least sign of one bear without cubs so maybe fall season I guess.
     
  7. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey bigngreen,
    Where are you located?
    Kirk
     
  8. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Dillon Mt.
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I passed on 5 bears this spring,BECAUSE I was after a cinnamon.Have a few minutes of a nice black,stand up in the vid.After I passed the nice black, I heard from a guy that a cinnamon was taken in that area day earlier,bummmer:rolleyes:
     
  10. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bigngreen,
    My daughter lives in Bozeman & I spend alot of time in MT. I have seen 4 bears in 1 day hunting with her. There are ALOT of bears not to far from you. Every year I get the nonresident fishing permit to go with the grandkids & I know some good bear spots.
    Kirk