First notch on the stock for the year

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bman73, May 23, 2011.

  1. bman73

    bman73 Well-Known Member

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    Went out on a quick bear hunt this afternoon, and man do I mean quick. Took longer to get into a good shooting position than it did to find him. Not by any means a long shot, ranged at 237yrds, hit him with my .358 Norma 225 grn Game King. Through the near-side leg and into the chest where it took out both heart and lungs. Not much movement after that. Not by any means a monster bear but he'll make awsome cheese smokies and sausages. The pic is with me (on the right) and my hunting partner
     

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  2. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    Great way to start the year. Obviously your round has great penetration. Did you recover the bullet?

    Gordon
     
  3. bman73

    bman73 Well-Known Member

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    Never did find the bullet on this one, I think it came apart in the chest cavity after smashing through the leg bone then ribs
     
  4. BuckSnort

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    Congrat's !
     
  5. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a great looking bear!
     
  6. spdrman

    spdrman Well-Known Member

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    Great lookin bear!! Congrats!!
     
  7. bman73

    bman73 Well-Known Member

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    As a side note and a point of pride (to me anyways) this was the first annimal I have taken with my own handloads. Been loading on and off for a few years now but was never confident enough in my consistancy to try them on anything other than steel and paper, always had a guy from work load up my hunting rounds. I would have to say that in the case of this one I think I got it right:)
     
  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    what part of the country are you in? are spring bear hunts common?
     
  9. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Very nice bear and once again a sierra g.k. does the job.
     
  10. bman73

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    I live in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. In a city called Prince George and yes spring bear hunts are a yearly thing. They open up on April 30th I think, close on june 15 for their mating season then open up again for fall hunting on august 15th till the end of november. There is a spring Grizzly hunt as well but to get that you have to put in a draw for it and I'm not too sure if the dates for it are the same or not
     
  11. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
     
  12. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    You can read and study it to death. But, there's no satisfaction quite like getting out there and doing it yourself.

    Great job!! Congrats!!
     
  13. trebark

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    So you can hunt them in both the spring and the fall. At some point the sows have to have cubs (the spring??) and i would think it wouldn't be a good idea to hunt when there are cubs.
     
  14. BuckSnort

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    They will have the same cubs this fall...... You just have to be certain before pulling the trigger..