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Old 09-07-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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Tomorrow morning I'm heading to Georgia for a Black Bear hunt. With my tag I get 2 bear, 12 deer, and all the hogs I can shoot...Basically if it's brown it's down. Will be hunting the Chattahoochee National Forest, a small property at 1,354 square miles, yes MILES. A buddy of mine who lives in the area will be hosting us and has been scouting so our chances are pretty good.

Thought I'm excited about the hunt the most meaningful part is that I get to do this hunt with my dad. For me that's super meaningful because he really wasn't in my life very much growing up. I resented him for a long time and wanted nothing to do with him but through the grace of GOD I was able to forgiveness, just as God forgave me. We've come a long long way and as it so happens our side of the family tree has a tree stand in it.

If I have internet access at some point I'll try to update you guys.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:53 AM   #3
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Good luck.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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Awesome!!!! I've been wanting to go back to GA for a DIY bear hunt for a long time.

North GA is beautiful, itll be an awesome trip
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:05 AM   #5
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12 deers? That's a lot of coolers needed.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #6
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Yeah that's a lot of meat. We'll only harvest what we can use.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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12 deers? That's a lot of coolers needed.
Deer are like rats in GA...

I really wish I would have gotten in more hunting when I lived there.....
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:46 PM   #8
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Can you bait for bear in Georgia?
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:36 PM   #9
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I'm still in disbelief over how this hunt went down. On the 4th day, after planing, sitting, scouting, putting up stands, blinds, and making natural blinds not only did I shoot my first bear but 20 minutes after, I shot a second bear to tag out.

This was the first bear shot weighed about 150lbs



This bear field dressed at 235lbs and too me and my dad 7 hours to drag out of the creek bottom.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:16 PM   #10
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Congrats. That's awesome
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:19 PM   #11
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Heck ya way to go on the bears. Now a 12 pack of deer to wack.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:20 PM   #12
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Those are some true public land trophys right there!
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:21 PM   #13
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Awesome... Congrats!! Definitely a lot of work dragging out these blobs!!
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:22 PM   #14
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Congrats on the bears
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:23 PM   #15
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Congrats. Those are memories you'll have forever.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:39 PM   #16
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Great job!
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:47 PM   #17
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Oh my goodness! WAYDAGO!
If you ever go on that trip again and need a third wheel look me up.
Congrats on the bears but more over on the renewed relationship with your dad
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Old 09-17-2016, 04:08 PM   #18
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Good times! Cherish them!
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Old 09-17-2016, 04:19 PM   #19
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Congrats on not only the bears and having your Dad with you on the adventure is awesome

We need more pics of you and yours pops and those beautiful bears

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Old 09-22-2016, 10:11 AM   #20
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Congrats on TWO bear! That's awesome. Did y'all get any deer too?
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:17 AM   #21
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Great job!
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:37 AM   #22
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Congrats on TWO bear! That's awesome. Did y'all get any deer too?
x2 Congrats on the bear BTW.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:39 AM   #23
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Congrats on the bears, and the time spent with your dad!

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Old 09-22-2016, 10:54 AM   #24
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Way to go!
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:02 AM   #25
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congrats
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:07 AM   #26
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235lb field dressed is a biggun!!!
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