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    Bear Stories? Photo's Nice

    Anybody have a bear story they would share? I've finally retired & want to hunt bear, lots of deer & small game, but never blessed with the opportunity for a bear. I've put together 2 358's & Tom @ Accurate molds cut me a diamond 254 grain mold. Gett'n excited with anticipation, Wanna hear your story, pics are nice too. These northern spring hunts have got the desire pumped! Jim

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    That is one angry looking bear.

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    Bear season here starts on August 1st. The wife and I were sitting in the dining room eating breakfast and drinking coffee one Saturday in mid July when a very, very large black bear walked up our driveway toward the house. We had seen this bear several times on trail cams around our property so I was already excited about the upcoming season. He was about 40 feet from the house when I walked out on the porch with coffee cup in hand and politely told him that if he did that again in three weeks, the roasts were going to be delicious. We never saw him in the neighborhood again. I think he knew he was about to drop a notch on the food chain as he slowly ambled back down our driveway.

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    Nice bear
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    Here is my bear story,....When gutting a bear and field dressing....they have a smell I just can't describe!!!
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    We have a neighborhood bear who visits occasionally. He plays with the neighbor lady's Jack Russell terrier and terrorized the pit bull at the end of the road. We don't feed the birds or our pets outdoors, and keep our garbage can locked in a shed attached to the kitchen, so he gives us no trouble unless cooking and the kitchen exhaust fan is on.

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    Bear story? ok , but I don't have pic's. Two weeks ago I was driving Rt17 in southern part of NY about 9PM local and BooBoo the bear came running across the road, I hit the brakes hard but had nowhere to go I tried to miss him but caught him on the right hip with the right corner of my(plastic) bumper. I went back looking and didn't see him or any blood but there was bear pee down the side of my truck, hope I scared it out of him instead of knocking it out!
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    Lots of inexpensive guided bear hunts here in north central Saskatchewan, both black and cinnamon colored bears, hunting over bait for some big ones.

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    Last year, I was in Yakutat on a job, and had a BIG!!!!! male grizz come in to the salmon carcasses while I was landing the barge. Got stopped, grabbed the rifle, and up on the barge. Mate sez 'it went into the alders across the parking lot'. Down the ramp, into the parking lot, looking. Hear branches breaking, a bear sounding off, bear coming out of the alders, 30 yards away across barren ground. I'm here to tell ya, EVERY bear you see at 30 yards through a scope is BIG!!!! I had no one to grab me and say "that ain't the big one - don't shoot" I dumped her. She squared at 6.5. The male I wanted was probably 9 ft. Can't figger out how to upload photos...
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    Sister and BIL live in NE Wisconsin. The other night, while having dinner, this single parent family strolled
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    So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

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    GREAT STORIES & PICS!!! Keep them comin!!! Got so cranked up again look'n at posts I lubed, sized, & checked 55, 360-254 Boolits. Thanks again Jim

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    In Marines when we flew to Japan we stopped in Anchorage. I was looking out at the sunset and backed up to see better when I felt fur. I looked up to see I was under a huge polar bear that had claws at least 6-8 inches long; with fangs another 4-6, and paws at least a foot across. Looked to be close to 15 feet tall. Sure glad he was stuffed!


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    Yuma coin and gun had a stuffed cinnamon bear maybe 4 1/2-5 ft tall. Asked him if they hunted it with a K-Bar. Owner laughed at me and said that it could break an elks neck with one swat!


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    This youngster came strolling through the back yard while we were having breakfast this morning

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    I thunk I shared this picture before.. my neighbors house had this guy snoozing on it

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    Brown Bear pix..

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    These bears were .. ummm.. errrrr.. yea that.. I photo’ed them on the copper river delta. I got about as close as I dared and used my Nikon to get the shots, but I must tell you, I never would have gotten the 200 yards I did if I wasn’t on my 4-Wheeler. These guys can flat out run. The blonder one, was the female, and was a big bear, but the male was a monster. the muscle definition made him Arnold swartchabear.. the pictures were taken in May before there was any real weight gain. there is no gun you can carry when walking with these guys that makes you feel safe. The hair on the back of your neck just stands at attention.. I watched these guys for almost 30 min or more. They were very preoccupied in .. well.. yea that.. pretty amazing really..
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    Then there was this guy...

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    while guiding fisherman on the same copper river delta. We were drifting down with the current in our jet boat with the motor off, came around a narrow bend in the river near where it connects with the copper river, and this guy was in the middle of the river just standing there. I had one hand on my 44 and the other was quickly trying to get the motor back tilted down so I could start the boat, and one of my customers snapped this pic with his iPhone 2 as we floated by.. it’s the only pic that wasn’t blurry, but the customer sent me this pic later.. as a memento of the trip... the bear did not make a move, but he obviously was not happy about us drifting through his fishing hole... in all the time I guided in that area, I never had to even fire a warning shot, and only pulled my pistol once, just cuz I was a chicken. That doesn’t mean that others weren’t killed or mauled. Just means that I was lucky.
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    I killed one with a van in state college pa. dodge van going 40 mph. I'm sure someone could calculate the energy. i feel it was way more effective than the 10mm.

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