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#1 Ruger


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

Yesterday was the last day of bear season and I had the chance to go out. My first hunt was windy and had difficulty with even finding much sign. I decided to regroup and go back to camp, get a bite to eat and check on my girls, (my Australian shepherd "Piper"and my chocolate lab Ember"). I checkcked on the dogs and grabbed a sandwich and decided that I'd hunt a waterhole that was down in a draw out of the wind. I was walking down and spotted the pond, I looked around and saw nothing at the pond. I looked to my left there was a bear 15 yards away eating grass. He spotted me and we had a stare down, while I was looking for signs of cubs. I couldn't see any cubs but I waited til the bear ran and when I saw no cubs following. My 1st shot was through the shoulder and he piled up, he had enough left in him to get up and go again so my second shot broke his neck. Now I have some nice bear steaks and will end up with a nice rug from this big boy.

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#2 hassell


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

Congrats., Hmmmm !! Bear hams are so good.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:27 AM

Wow!  Looks like a bigun!  Sure had to be a thrill on the last day just walking up to a hunting spot thinking one last chance.


Great work, Ruger!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:06 AM

Good look'in bear Wayne. What do ya figure he weighted?















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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:30 AM

Running shots twice, thats a marksman for you!  Great story and great bear! 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

The percentage of sucessful bear hunters is extremely small, you are proof of a good hunter congrats.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

I'm guessing between three and four hundred pounds catcapper

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Wow, what a great experience! I'd love to get a bear some day...the last predator available to hunt in AZ that I haven't taken!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

Nice bear Wayne ! That'll make a nice rug for sure.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

Nice job hopefully I'll get a tag next fall should have enough points next year


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 06:42 AM

Congrats on a nice looking bear, and that spot and shoot is an exciting way to do it, lol

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

well done .congrats on your bear

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 05:57 PM

That's a beauty! Congratulations.
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 07:12 PM

Wow... how did I miss this... sorry Ruger Nice and Nice πŸ‘πŸ˜



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

Wow... how did I miss this... sorry Ruger Nice and Nice



Me Too------ Very Nice Bear ConGrats on your Kill





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