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bonecollector777
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Sep-01-17, 
00:41 AM (MST)
"Got my first bear yesterday and he's huge!"

Had a heck of a hunt yesterday and killed my first bear! And he's HUGE! This bear has been chased many times in the past and he's so big he just doesn't care the dogs are even there as you can see from the video. He's killed and hurt a few other dogs as well. Somewhat long story short this big guy took the dogs 15 or so miles through some of the nastiest canyons out there, it was super hot, but the dogs never gave up. We first got him in a big canyon sitting down so we waited to see if he'd tree and he never would so we decided to try and sneak in and shoot him. It was so thick I wasn't able to get a shot with my bow so ended up going into thick brush with a .44 mag pistol. He was 15 feet from me but it was so thick I didn't have a shot. He smelled me and busted out of there and didn't stop for 2 miles. He finally got tired again and sat down. Hiked out of the canyon back to the truck found some roads that got us close and hiked down into an even bigger canyon. When we finally got to him he had sat down in a big thicket not giving me a shot with the bow once again. He started getting a little worked up growling and acting like he wanted to get some dogs so we moved quick and once again had to crawl in to get a shot with a pistol. Ended up taking him from about 10 yards with one shot to the head to make sure he didn't charge us or start getting dogs. And that was that. He's one of the biggest bears Hunter has caught with the dogs and a quick measurement nose to tail was 7'4" estimated 400 pounds right now which would put him 450+ in November. Didn't end up killing him til 3 pm and had several hours of packing in and out of a huge canyon so didn't make it back to the truck til after dark. Toughest packout I've ever done. But at the end of the day was all worth it! Love the coloring and the size of this guy. Thanks again Hunter DeWitt! Didn't get the best field pics because we couldn't move him and we had to hurry and get him out. Had a friend edit some of the pics to get rid of some blood. Have some sweet video of him walking and trying to get dogs but don't know how to attach videos






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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Got my fir...  Gator      Sep-01-17   1 
 RE: Got my fir...  Monstermuley      Sep-03-17   2 
 RE: Got my fir...  rmanwill      Sep-05-17   3 
  RE: Got my fir...  dirtygrass      Sep-14-17   4 

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Gator
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Sep-01-17, 
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1. "RE: Got my first bear yesterday and he's huge!"

Great looking Bear.
Hope he was taken north of Payson we saw a big bear you that way a few years ago.
The hunt sounds like it was a tough SOB.
Congrats on a fine bear.

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Monstermuley
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Sep-03-17, 
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2. "RE: Got my first bear yesterday and he's huge!"

Nice bear. He's a beauty.

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rmanwill
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Sep-05-17, 
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3. "RE: Got my first bear yesterday and he's huge!"

Awesome job. He is a pig. I love bear hunting. You did well. Thanks for sharing

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Sep-14-17, 
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4. "RE: Got my first bear yesterday and he's huge!"

I shot my first bear this year. I found bears above timberline, which was a little surprising to me. I never really actively hunted bears before and found it a $hit load of fun. I will do it every year from now on. I am also amazed how good the meat is.

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