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#5890698 - 08/22/15 01:50 PM Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM
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I just got back from my early season bear hunt with Ethan Savitsky (forum member) from Bar X Bar Ranch in Pecos, NM. Ethan put me on a beautiful chocolate/ blond color phase bear. We treed two other bears and a nice Tom lion during our hunt. My dad is headed there in September to fill his tag once the bears really fatten up.
Ethan and his wife were great hosts and it was an awesome hunt - I plan to head back for another bear and bring my wife.

My dad and myself


Cell phone picture of a nice Tom we ran across

Cub and sow tracks at one of the mud puddles.

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#5890764 - 08/22/15 03:05 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Great color mix, looks like lightning strike LOL
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#5890770 - 08/22/15 03:14 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Nice Bear! How much did it weigh? Is it not lion season?

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#5890774 - 08/22/15 03:17 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Congrats!!!!

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#5890790 - 08/22/15 03:40 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: bass101]
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Originally Posted By: bass101
Nice Bear! How much did it weigh? Is it not lion season?


Not real sure what it weighed, we skinned and quartered it in the woods. Mine was a smaller bear but the coloring was too unique to pass up.

I didn't buy a lion tag before the hunt.
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#5890921 - 08/22/15 06:03 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Congrats on the trophy.
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#5890943 - 08/22/15 06:24 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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#5891264 - 08/22/15 10:19 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Awesome pics congrats
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#5892225 - 08/23/15 05:40 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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#5892588 - 08/23/15 09:26 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Nice bear. I have a mt lion hunt with Ethan this year and bear hunt next year.
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#5892753 - 08/24/15 12:50 AM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Registered: 01/02/10
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Grats! That's a beautiful bear. My dream hunt/fish trip is a Alaskan bear hunt and salmon fishing trip

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#5905917 - 08/31/15 02:38 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Registered: 03/22/13
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Brian, thanks for the kind words- we really enjoyed your hunt, and I'm already looking forward to packing out a bear hide for your Dad. Your family is welcome in our camp anytime! Here is a better photo of that big tom lion we caught and released.

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#5908069 - 09/01/15 04:49 PM Re: Early season Bear hunt - Bar X Bar ranch NM [Re: BCJ]
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Nice coloring for sure up
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