My Oregon spring bear

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by westcoasthunter, May 24, 2015.

  1. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    I got my Oregon coast spring bear last weekend , I shot it with my Cooper Phoenix 6.5x284 with 140vld, I took the shot at 550 yards bear rolled down the hill about 30yards into the brush. The 6.5 with 140 did a great job the vitals looked the grenade went off. the bears was 400lbs+ The biologist estimated the bear to be*atleast 12+ years old ,
     

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  2. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Well-Known Member

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    Very nice bear. Congrats. What elevation did you find it at? Can't wait to get home and bear hunt myself.
     
  3. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, it was at 1400 ft
     
  4. wby mag

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    Awesome bear!
     
  5. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Good Job! Looks like you had to pack him out of a pretty steep clearcut too.:)
     
  6. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks , and yeah it was pretty steep , the first 100 yards was the worst take one step sink 6" and slide foot back . But it was all worth it
     
  7. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Man, look at the noggin on that fat boy! Nice!
     
  8. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Great bear! What did the skull measure?
     
  9. Santiam338

    Santiam338 Well-Known Member

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    That's a great bear...Congrats
     
  10. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Great job!

    Bear hunting is on my 'bucket list'
     
  11. Rogue Hunter

    Rogue Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Great bear!
    Congrats,

    -Mike
     
  12. DaGrizz

    DaGrizz New Member

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    Very nice!! Another great Oregon bear. My bear was not so big..LOL. Took him early in season to concentrate on getting my son his first bear.
     
  13. westcoasthunter

    westcoasthunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, did your son get his bear?
     
  14. DaGrizz

    DaGrizz New Member

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    No. We have a biggun on the trail cams though just waiting til August now.