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Old 05-29-2020, 07:35 PM
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Default Young Manís First Black Bear

I was pleased to share my bear stand and bait with a young man Iíve known for a few years now.
He helped get the bait up and running, packing in loads of bait, and asking all the right questions. You know, how do you know how big a bear is? Where should I shoot a bear? How hard are like bears to kill? Which gun should I use? Can I use one of your rifles?

We had a quick range session with my BLR in .358Win, and the 200gr. Hornady Spire Points were shooting right where they should.

I sent him loads of anatomical information on where bears vitals are.

The bait was set.


And the first couple nights he sat with the Pit Boss because I was tied up with work, and of course nothing....... despite good trail cam pics.

Then I went and sat with him.

And again nothing!(who wants to get a bear on their first few sits anyways?)

So we went again.

And true to form....... NOTHING! (Now I gotta wonder)

Then it rained and snowed, and access pretty much sucked, so we waited.
Then I had to work outta town for a week.

Then there was last night.


And long about 9PM it happened.



One and done, at 42 yds, he missed the shoulder but the bear went maybe 60 yds.

The rest they say are nothing but great memories.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:44 PM
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Good times
Great mentorIng bro.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:47 PM
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Great mentorIng bro.

Yes agreed-that young fella will never forget this great experience.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:53 PM
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Congrats to the both of you! Beautiful Bruin looks like a great hide.

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Old 05-29-2020, 08:32 PM
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Congrats on the bear! This is what itís about..... teaching, learning, and sharing the great outdoors. Memories that will last a lifetime....thanks for passing on some knowledge and experience to the next generation.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:48 PM
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And that's what it's all about! Great job gentlemen and congratulations on a fine bear!
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Nicely done gents!
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:03 PM
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Awesome hunt and awesome mentoring! Well done!


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Old 05-29-2020, 10:04 PM
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Umm that playoff beard must be Oilers fan, makes the kid look really young. Lol.

Seriously good on you for showing a new hunter the ropes! Congrats to you both!!
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:51 PM
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The alphabet don't express how cool that is. What a smile. Great job buddy!
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great to see this type of hunt take place.
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:49 AM
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He looks happy so itís a success
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:42 AM
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Umm that playoff beard must be Oilers fan, makes the kid look really young. Lol.

Seriously good on you for showing a new hunter the ropes! Congrats to you both!!
Play off beard

I donít have to be clean shaven for work, so why waste money on razors or blades?
Itís also bad luck to shave while into the hunt. You should see my version of no shave November.

Listen at 2:27 to this clip, it pretty much explains the scruff.
https://youtu.be/2WgKmYeujTA
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:21 AM
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Congratulations to you both.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:01 AM
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Well done sir! Nice pic of the young hunter and his prize.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:23 AM
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That is a great job there!!!

Congrats to the young hunter and great job mentoring another person for our sport.

Now if ya got an extra tag..... there’s this cinnamon playing around my yard these days....


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Old 05-31-2020, 09:01 AM
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Congratulations! Well done and thanks for taking the time to mentor the young fellow,
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:54 PM
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Fantastic! Congrats to you both.
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