My '10 Bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by roadhunter, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I managed to shoot a nice western Oregon black bear this week. Had about an 80 yard off hand shot. Unfortunately it was facing me and lightly uphill. I was hoping to hit it the left side of the chest and shoulder but the bullet struck just under the left eye...........needless to say no tracking necessary. She was a dried up sow and measured 5" 6" nose to tail and I estimated weight at 275-300 lbs. Has a very cool white patch on the chest. My buddy got the same bear on trail camera a week before.

    I shot her with a Remington model 7 in 7mm SAUM with a 160 Accubond at 2900 fps. This is the second animal I've taken with the handy little rifle and it's a thumper!

    Later,

    RH

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  2. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    So what are you going to do with it, mount it or make a rug/bed spred Oh" by the way you baged a nice bear
     

  3. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I already have nice rug from a cinnamon bear I killed four years ago in eastern Oregon, so I am thinking about a half life mount that will show off that white patch. Maybe coming out of the wall paws up showing some teeth, or maybe climbing up something......I don't yet. I need to search some sites to get some ideas.
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Ill admit when I read it was a sow I wasnt thinking "this is gonna be a nice bear", then I finished reading the post, and got to the pic, and all I have to say is WOW!
    Thats a very nice trophy. Body confirmation is good as well. Should make for a great full size, 3/4 size or even a shoulder mount. Very nice bear. Congrats
     
  5. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! I could not believe how fat she was. This is my first fall bear so I'm not sure if this normal, but there was literally 3-4 inches of fat on the low back and hams.
     
  6. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Nice kill and nice bear. Blackies are among my favorites to hunt.
     
  7. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! That's a good looking bear.
     
  8. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Nice bear, this is my kids spring bear, we where out very early for high country. 350 YRD. 325 wsm,#3 he loves bear hunting[​IMG]
     
  9. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    Right on! I love to see kids that are into huntin. My son shot his first bear and first deer two years ago. A great experience to see your son or daughter be succesfull!

    RH
     
  10. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Roadhunter,
    very nice bear. They are my favorite critter to hunt. I have taken 6 now but only one with the white on the chest. That bear is the only thing I have ever killed with a bow. I was sitting on a waterhole with my wife. He came into about 35 yards and I thumped him. Killed 4 in the spring and 2 in the fall. Can't wait for April.
    Good job, Kirk