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Bear wins #181145 05/30/2017 2:36 AM
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Spot and stalked a nice blackie today. It was hanging out on the beach. So I get as tight as I can to the tree line and make my way towards it. A little rock out cropping so I had to try to sneak in front of it. Mr. (or Mrs.) bear spots me and starts to run. Well my lead wasn't on and Mr./Mrs. bear lives for another day.
But.....I now know where it likes to visit. Bear crap all over the place and the ground is all torn up from it digging for bugs and such....
Stay tuned....


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Re: Bear wins [Re: AK hgunner1] #181150 05/30/2017 12:09 PM
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Good luck...

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Sounds like time is short on earth for this bear...Go get em!


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Re: Bear wins [Re: Ernie] #181155 05/30/2017 4:26 PM
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Keep at it!

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Charlie, Know the feeling....give`em helll.....


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Re: Bear wins [Re: jamesfromjersey] #181158 05/30/2017 9:43 PM
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Thanks everyone.....

This one is a big blackie and most likely an old wise one. It knows where it is (was) safe. Close to the village.

Just a matter of time until we meet again.....


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Re: Bear wins [Re: AK hgunner1] #181159 05/30/2017 10:49 PM
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 Originally Posted By: AK hgunner1
Thanks everyone.....

This one is a big blackie and most likely an old wise one. It knows where it is (was) safe. Close to the village.

Just a matter of time until we meet again.....



Just make sure you meet on [your] terms!Good luck.


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Well that's a bummer. Better luck next time.


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You'll get him. Waiting for the pics!


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......for now.


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It will happen.

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One of the locals here in Idaho shot one yesterday with his sixgun, then he got down & walked over to the bait while the bear ran off. Him & a friend started tracking it & it attacked him & worked him over pretty good, he finally got it killed but they had to life flight him out of there to the hospital in Boise. According to the paper it was quite a boxing match!

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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
One of the locals here in Idaho shot one yesterday with his sixgun, then he got down & walked over to the bait while the bear ran off. Him & a friend started tracking it & it attacked him & worked him over pretty good, he finally got it killed but they had to life flight him out of there to the hospital in Boise. According to the paper it was quite a boxing match!

Dick

Yikes....

I have been around blackies and a lot more brownies ( I lived on Admiralty Island for almost 7 years) and I will take an encounter with a brownie over a blackie. Of course I use to spank many a brownie in the rump with rubber slugs but they are not as predatory as the blackies are when it comes to humans.


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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
One of the locals here in Idaho shot one yesterday with his sixgun, then he got down & walked over to the bait while the bear ran off. Him & a friend started tracking it & it attacked him & worked him over pretty good, he finally got it killed but they had to life flight him out of there to the hospital in Boise. According to the paper it was quite a boxing match!

Dick


Just googled up the Statesman's article. Sounds like it was a helluva boxing match!

Guess it's true, they can never be too dead.

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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
One of the locals here in Idaho shot one yesterday with his sixgun, then he got down & walked over to the bait while the bear ran off. Him & a friend started tracking it & it attacked him & worked him over pretty good, he finally got it killed but they had to life flight him out of there to the hospital in Boise. According to the paper it was quite a boxing match!
Dick


Wow, I bet that was entertaining, glad he made it.


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Re: Bear wins [Re: cottonstalk] #181231 06/03/2017 2:07 AM
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I guess the moral is, shoot twice just to be sure.

Good luck, Charlie! Wish I had that opportunity.


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Re: Bear wins [Re: Handgun400] #181234 06/03/2017 3:37 AM
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keep at em!


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Re: Bear wins [Re: Chance Weldon] #181236 06/03/2017 4:54 AM
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 Originally Posted By: TN Lone Wolf
I guess the moral is, shoot twice just to be sure.

Good luck, Charlie! Wish I had that opportunity.


Thanks....... Been hitting the bear hunting hard.You know.... These nice long Alaskan days...Woke up this morning at 6:30 and thought I over slept...Getting skunked right now though . No sign or sightings since the last encounter. But the salmon are starting to come in so it will just be a matter of time until one shows back up.

As for the opportunity. Seek and you shall find my friend. Life is short. Where there is a desire there is a way. . My 7 cents worth I think(I lost count ).


I did seal (tag) one today that scored 19 8/16th. But it was taken a few miles away and across the water.

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Well I went out this evening and no luck as to seeing a bear but I did run across a huge and I mean huge track. Brownies have not made it down this far so we are told from ADF&G. So if this is not a brownie track it is surely a huge blackie.

E mailing the pictures to Gary and see if he can post them on here. Having trouble posting them......


Charlie

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Way to stay with it!
Congrats on one down.
I have never hunted bear yet.


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Re: Bear wins [Re: Ernie] #181259 06/06/2017 2:14 AM
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Congratulations! I've always wanted to take a bear, just never had the chance.

I look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Good job! Keep at it, and you'll get that big one.


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So Charlie , how goes the continuing saga of the bear hunt? You hang in there and watch your six and all will come out well. And if he's still moving, keep shooting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!

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Re: Bear wins [Re: junebug] #181364 06/10/2017 10:46 PM
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
So Charlie , how goes the continuing saga of the bear hunt? You hang in there and watch your six and all will come out well. And if he's still moving, keep shooting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!


Right now it is going slow....Everything is greening up so they are having a good time munching on the greens. But....Sockeye run in in full swing so they should be making their way to the streams so hopefully the odds will be in my favor soon...
No worries about watching my six. Comes natural to a law man.


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Are you hunting with your 30 30 contender?


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Re: Bear wins [Re: REDHAWK1954] #181368 06/11/2017 2:02 AM
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 Originally Posted By: REDHAWK1954
Are you hunting with your 30 30 contender?


No I am not....Try .357 Maggie with 180 hard cast.....
Most of our blackies are in the 150 pound range. They don't get to grow old around here.
But if this one bear is as big as his tracks I am going to have to go to a bigger boomer.


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