Lucked out and killed a 6.5 foot bear..

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Lucked out and killed a 6.5 foot bear..

Post by AntlersOutWest » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:37 pm

After months of hiking in some of the most ruggest country ive ever been in I finally filled my tag.
I was almost given up hope.. Day after day we would turn dogs loose and come back bear-less...

It has been snowing up here the last couple days, a friend found a huge fresh track up the canyon yesterday morning and told us we better check it out before it gets old. We loaded up and headed up about 9:30. We turned dogs loose at 10 and the chase was on. We hiked in 3 miles winding our way straight up hill, through rock slides, thick down timber with about a foot of snow.
It was snowing the majority of the time, the hounds had a hard time picking up scent with all the snow but finally caught up to the boar.
We had him treed at noon and then the work began. It took us 3 hours to pack him out.. I can bearly move today im so sore...
What a awesome experience! Im thrilled with my bear and cant thank Gary enough for helping me.
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Re: Lucked out and killed a 6 foot bear..

Post by MULEY7MM » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:47 pm

Nice bear what area did you get it?
Glad to be back...

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Post by sneekeepete » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:53 pm

awesome!!!! Congrats on the bear and such a great hunt! :thumb
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Post by basingater » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:59 pm

Congrats way to go!!!!

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Re: Lucked out and killed a 6 foot bear..

Post by AGCHAWK » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:29 pm

AWESOME! Glad to see that you finally filled that tag!

Great lookin' boar too! CONGRATS
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Post by Buckmaster » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:07 pm

AWESOME story and a great animal....l congrats!!!! 10sign:
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Post by AntlersOutWest » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:46 am

Thanks for the comments! Im pretty happy with him, well worth it for sure..
I got him in Kamas unit.

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Re: Lucked out and killed a 6.5 foot bear..

Post by 9er » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 am

whos dogs did you use???

congrats on the success!!!!

you gonna mount him or do a rug?

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Re: Lucked out and killed a 6.5 foot bear..

Post by AntlersOutWest » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:23 am

Gary Sidoway from Kamas took me.
Hope he doesnt mind if I state his name..

I want to do a full body mount, This is probably a once in a life time bear so I might as well do it right..
Now I just have to decide on how I want to do it..

Any suggestions or picts??

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Re: Lucked out and killed a 6.5 foot bear..

Post by MuleyMadness » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:18 pm

WOW!! I must say I'm impressed with your persistence and hard work. That is one pretty bear, congrats on a job well done by all. I love the photos, looks like a lot of work for sure but a blast in the snow.

Love the pic in the tree before you took him. 10sign:

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