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    Thanks Andy....

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    The details....

    A quick bit of info,
    There was seven total hunters and a guide/hunter.

    The guide/hunter took me and another to our stands
    each night. He worked for the outfitter for 15 years previous and
    now lives in FL. He came up to help out and meat hunt
    a bear. Ralph showed me a lot about bear hunting and made
    the hunt a great one.

    The heat was record breaking, one hunter left after Tuesday
    (He had enough of the heat) and a camp staff member ended
    up in the hospital with early signs of heat stroke.

    Monday a bear came in after dark to the bait as I was waiting
    for my guide to pick me up. There is something about being
    40 yards away from a feeding bruin and not being able to
    see him..... He took off once my guide reached my stand
    which is what you want, If I scared him off he would know my
    tree stand location.


    Tuesday and Wednesday were hot, long days in the stand. You
    go into the stand at 3:30-4:00 and leave around 8:30. Trying to
    stay motionless and not drinking anything for that period makes
    it challenging.

    Thursday on my way to the stand I forgot my phone and commented
    to Ralph my guide I would probably shoot one tonight because I don't
    have my phone
    At 6:55 I had chalked up another day of nothing when I noticed that
    there was black in front of the bait. He went to the right which I couldn't
    see him then walked to the left. I noticed he had a donut in his mouth
    and was walking away, at that point I knew he wouldn't be back until
    dark so I aimed and took a shot at him while he was walking away.

    When the rifle went off he took off and I heard him heading towards me.
    I racked another round and waited for him to show but the noise
    stopped. I looked around and nothing, no noises, no death moan, just
    pure silence. I also noticed that the bullet hit a branch on the way to him
    so at this point I didn't know if I hit him. What a long wait for Ralph to
    show up. I couldn't leave the stand, in case he was just wounded and would
    run off. We found blood and Ralph found him in a hole 20 yards from
    my stand. A great ending to one of the more challenging hunts I have
    been on.

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    What did you shoot him with?
    Shoot a Coyote save a Fawn

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    I used a Ruger Hawkeye in .338 winchester magnum

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    The Tree stand




    The hole




    another one of the hole




    This pic is at the hole looking at the tree stand




    Me and Ralph(the guide)

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    Looks like you had a great time,Congratulations on taking the bear.
    You are right with the weather, it's to hot and most animals will come
    out latter after it cools down.

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    AHHHHH one of these days............nice bear!

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    Well done, congrats!!!

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    Thanks

    congratulations and thanks for the detailed report.

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    Congrats!!! Great looking bear...

    "Go afield with a good attitude,with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person." FRED BEAR

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