My Wife's Coastal Black Bear

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by brentc, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I was finally able to get my wife out of the house for a hunting trip this year. We spent a weekend on Alaska's Prince William sound chasing black bears. it was a great time and we saw a lot of great black bears and a couple of monstrous Brownies.

    My wife ended up scoring on the third day on a fine boar with a white "V" flashing on his chest. She made the shot at around 80 yards with my .270 Win, shooting handloaded 140 gr Accubonds.


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  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to your wife!
    That looks like a bruiser.
    I was able to chase a few around myself up there last month. TOO much fun.
    Any idea on the skull or hide size?
     

  3. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Bear hunting the coast is an absolute blast! The quality of the bears is incredible.

    I don't have final measurements of the skull yet, I had the taxidermist remove it from the hide for AK Fish and Game sealing.

    My rough measurement of the hide was right around 7 1/2 feet nose to tail. My bear's hide from this year was a 7'2" and the skull measured 19 6/8, so I'm hoping Holly's breaks 20".

    I was not expecting the first bear to be this big. I normally have to pass a few dinks to see a good boar like this.
     
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  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!
    That's a great bear. Congrats once again.
     
  5. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Congrates on an awesome bear! I've been up in that country and the scenery makes the trip too.
     
  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures of a very nice bear. Thanks for sharing them with us.
     
  7. BCinKS

    BCinKS Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, that is one heck of a bear!! Did you go self guided or did you use a outfitter? My wife and i would love to do that for our anniversery net year , but were wondering about the cost on something like that.
     
  8. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    That's a really nice bear!!! Looks like his coat was in prime condition, should make a beautiful mount or rug. Great photos by the way.
     
  9. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    It was all DIY. I'm just lucky enough to have access to the equipment resources. When splitting up the costs 4 ways it ended up costing us all $213.00 to go.
     
  10. Tikkatactical308

    Tikkatactical308 Active Member

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    HOLY crap

    I'm glad I didn’t shoot the one I saw yesterday I'd be embarrassed
    Nice Job.

    :cool::)gun)
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Hey Brent, congrats to you and your wife! How cool is that! Great pics and story, thanks for sharing :)

    -MR
     
  12. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's a great one!
     
  13. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    If she can skin it out and help with the packing I'd say she's a keeper.


    BTW - Nice bear.

    Southpaw