My youngest Son, Brandon and I went on a bear hunt and he harvested this black bear. We were on top of a mountain, glassing alot of country when we saw him 3 miles away. We marked him on the Galaxy S5 phone, and then drove around, 4 wheelered for a while and then hiked 2.5 miles out this ridge to find him. When we got close to where he was when we spotted him, we could not find him and it took a while to locate him about 500 yards out into this big flat. We got the wind right, and began the stalk. When we got about 300 yards away, we set up for the shot and Brandon made a great shot with a 7 mm WSM 180 gr. Berger VLD. The bear dropped immediately with a high shoulder shot. It did take one more to finish him off, he was a tough one. He measures 6 foot 2 inches long and was in the 300 pound range. We made it back to the truck at 10:30 pm in the dark, then went to camp and BBQ'd Steak and Chicken with pasta to celebrate. We had a great hunt and really enjoyed our time out. He has been holding out for a black bear and when we saw this one, he said - that is the one I want, so we committed to a long hard hike and it paid off.
well done! that is awesome and I love the pics!
Nice bear 7shot, tell you son congrats! There's nothing like your first of an animal.
Good job! Congratulations on a great bear!
Awesome job. Congrats to u both
The smile on his face says it all, congrats!
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Great Bear! What tent is that? It looks like a great size.
It is a 14x12 with short side walls. I gave a friend some hay for his horses as a thank you for packing out my son's elk one year and he then gave me a tent. We just run a center pole with 3 legs then stake down the walls and it is up. It does not have a tag or name on it, so I don't know the maker. It takes about 10 minutes to set up and 5 to take down. It is perfect size for 2 or 3 of us with all our gear, wood stove and even some room to cook dinner. It is also pretty light canvas, so one guy can carry it under one arm easily. We just put a tarp over top if weather comes in.
Congrats to both are you, nice bear!!