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Old 05-30-2021, 12:02 AM   #1
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Well we finally put a good one down last night. Didn’t go the way we had planned at all. My hunting partner had work issues, so we had a really late meet up time… we decided we would just add bait
and check the trail camera then go drink beer on the boat. Well as we got close to the barrel I see him throw his gun up and I see a big fuzz ball running away. His .338 lapua goes off and the bear is quartering away at 25 yards… He tries to put another round in and It jams. I’m behind and can’t get a shot. It disappears. I don’t hear an impact so we decide to give It 5 minutes. While my buddy checked the trail cam I got a little curious and went on point… went 20 yards from where I’d last seen him and the bear was done. This is a coastal brown bear. Not as big as a Kodiak bear but bigger than interior grizzlies. Squared out at 9’ and looks like the skull might make the minimum for B&C. We have 4 other brownies hitting the bait. Tomorrow is my turn! This bear has been trapped before. We found out who the biologist is that trapped him. Also while skinning him out, I found another bullet under his skin. It wasn’t ours lol.



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Old 05-30-2021, 12:06 AM   #2
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That’s awesome!


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Old 05-30-2021, 12:09 AM   #3
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heck yea!!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:13 AM   #4
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That’s freakin cool! Guessing it’s a peninsula bear?
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:18 AM   #5
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That bear looks huge ! Wow!

I’d be interested to know why your buddies gun Got jammed! What rife was it ! CRF ?

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Old 05-30-2021, 12:36 AM   #6
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:47 AM   #7
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That bear looks huge ! Wow!

I’d be interested to know why your buddies gun Got jammed! What rife was it ! CRF ?
The .338 was a custom built gun from a guide friend of ours…They were new hand loads from another friend involved… Barnes triple shock, 225’s…. Learning lesson. Lol
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:36 AM   #8
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Dream hunt with a bow....congrats on the Brown!
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:44 AM   #9
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That’s Awesome!
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:02 AM   #10
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Very nice. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:14 AM   #11
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Fantastic bear! And what beautiful country!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:14 AM   #12
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:29 AM   #13
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Waydago!
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:38 AM   #14
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:53 AM   #15
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Awesome bear & even better tattoo
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:55 AM   #16
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Wowzers! Congrats!
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Old 05-30-2021, 06:55 AM   #17
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:01 AM   #18
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Wow! Congrats!
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:19 AM   #19
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Congrats to him and good luck on yours.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:20 AM   #20
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:40 AM   #21
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That’s awesome
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:58 AM   #22
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That’s some good stuff, good luck on your hunt today!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:03 AM   #23
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Congrats, and following!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:04 AM   #24
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That’s great! Good luck to you, get you one!!!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:05 AM   #25
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That’s all? 9’ squared out? What an awesome beast! And that’s more than large enough to ruin your day! Congrats on the hunt of a lifetime!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:08 AM   #26
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Fantastic job

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Old 05-30-2021, 08:09 AM   #27
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Congrats on #1 and good luck to you.
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:10 AM   #28
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:19 AM   #29
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Very cool! Congrats!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:22 AM   #30
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That’s awesome and congrats to your friend. Good luck on your hunt
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:26 AM   #31
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That's great congrats!
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:26 AM   #32
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Serious Hunting right there..... congrats
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:11 AM   #33
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Dang it man! Wow!
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:26 AM   #34
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How'd you like to be the guy who traps and tattoos bears???



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Old 05-30-2021, 09:33 AM   #35
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Awesome beast. Congrats to your buddy on a fine bear. Good luck killing on your hunt MrBlackfoot.
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:43 AM   #36
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Congrats on a great bear and good luck on your hunt
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:06 AM   #37
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Great bear ! Good luck on your hunt and may your rifle NEVER jam on anything bigger than a prairie dog !
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:09 AM   #38
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I dont know anything about bears but that looks like a big one to me. Congrats to him and good luck on your hunt.
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:11 AM   #39
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:12 AM   #40
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Thanks for sharing. Very nice right up and good luck on another. Very nice bear.
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:15 AM   #41
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Congratulations to your buddy and good luck to you on filling your tag.
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:19 AM   #42
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:21 AM   #43
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Very nice bear good luck on your hunt. What are you shooting?
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:27 AM   #44
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congrats, what could you tell about the other bullet? shot location? any damage to any part of the bear?
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:31 AM   #45
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Nice to see a big one harvested. Jeeping the meat????
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Old 05-30-2021, 10:32 AM   #46
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Very cool. Good luck on your turn.
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Old 05-30-2021, 11:11 AM   #47
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Old 05-30-2021, 11:14 AM   #48
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Old 05-30-2021, 11:17 AM   #49
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Old 05-30-2021, 12:20 PM   #50
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Nice to see a big one harvested. Jeeping the meat????

We typically don’t keep brown bear meat.

The state doesn’t require it, and it can be loaded with worms and other parasites. Some guys do, but I’ve got enough other sources of meat that risk from eating brown bear meat just doesn’t pencil out.


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