Oregon spring bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by jmad_81, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. jmad_81

    jmad_81 Member

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    Took this fella at 596 yards with a 338 edge and a 225 AB double lung. Squared 6'5", and skull measured 19 5/8".

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    That is my 280 AI in the pic, it weighs a lot less and we were in some really steep country so I took after the first shot with the edge.
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Nice bear.
     

  3. jrw1976

    jrw1976 Well-Known Member

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    Really nice bear by the look of your soaked jeans you really had to work for it as well.

    Great Job, Jason
     
  4. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Nice big cinnamon right there! Nice job! It's hard to beat a good bear hunt.
     
  5. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! That's some nice shooting. Convenient to be able to use 600 yard dope!
     
  6. moombaskier

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    Great job on a real nice Oregon bear! Where did you get him at?
     
  7. jmad_81

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    Thanks guys. I found him in the west blues unit. We had a bit of work to get him for sure. Dragging him back across the creek was interesting.

    Guy, Yeah the 600 yard dope was nice. I had been practicing that range for months. I need to keep working on my range so I can work out farther a bit.
     
  8. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Have to admit - 600 yards more or less is my self-imposed limit for hunting, as it's the farthest I can regularly practice. Sometimes I can get out to 800 or beyond, but I can count on being able to shoot 600 yards regularly.

    And... I'm pretty comfortable there, reading the wind, etc... Will likely never be one of those guys who pops critters out at 1,000 - 1,500 or beyond. I've shot that far, just not comfortable with it for hunting.

    Regards, Guy