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#6304831 - 05/19/16 11:57 PM 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 260
Loc: Southern Iowa
I decided to book a spring black bear hunt in Central Idaho this winter, I went with Ace Outfitters. I ended up a couple hours north of Boise and we headed out to Nez Perce National Forest which was beautiful after all the rain they've received.

The first day I met the guide in a small town and we headed up the mountains, the drop off's were crazy! 500-1000ft drops, it was nerve racking. We got to camp which was a simple style, there were three other hunters in camp.

The first day was wet and I didn't bring my camera out and only saw one bear. A 6+ foot black with a big white patch, he was giant compared to the bear I ended up shooting.

Our guide set the baits an interesting way frying the grease with a small fire. Bear seemed to love it.

The bear I had come in I didn't get a shot because he came in quick and just grabbed a piece of bread and got out of there fast. The guide said this was because more than likely there was a bigger bear in the area than the one there! Even though it was rainy and pretty miserable one guy in camp shot a decent black bear.

This country was just beautiful!

The second day was little more interesting, I had a bear come in an poke around and run away. Still assumming there was going to be a bigger bear, I waited.

I fell asleep in the stand and when I woke up I saw a bear looking right at me about 80 yards away. He circled around me and the bait to about 10 yards and I drew back and he took off. He stood at 30 yards and I shot and hit a limb with my arrow. He went to 45 yards and was quartering away. I shot and drilled him. I called my guide and gave him about 20 minutes. We headed up and found my arrow soaked in blood, then it started raining. I swear we tracked for only 100 yards but my guide said it was more like 400. rolleyes Anyway, we found him and he ran up a tree and I shot him again PERFECT. He fell out of the tree and died on the spot! It was a blast, might have to go again next year smile

I'll post a video later but here's my bear.

Thanks for reading!

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#6304836 - 05/20/16 12:48 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Awesome and congrats. I want to do a bear hunt with my pistol.
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#6304937 - 05/20/16 07:39 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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great pics, thanks for sharing
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6304958 - 05/20/16 08:00 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Great photos and good story, with a bow too!up.

I would bet a bear can smell beans in a can from 50 miles away, they arent stupid by any stretch. Did he snap his teeth? grin I was hunting alone when I shot mine, he was snapping his teeth and growling, it was insane and one hell of a rush... One animal in the woods that would have little trouble taking your lunch money!
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#6304996 - 05/20/16 08:29 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Thanks for sharing. Good story and pics. up

#6305002 - 05/20/16 08:35 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Did the cat go with you?

#6305248 - 05/20/16 10:41 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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#6305539 - 05/20/16 02:52 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1760
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Congratulations nice bear in beautiful country! texas

#6305571 - 05/20/16 03:16 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Great pics and story. Congrats on the bear. up
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#6305600 - 05/20/16 03:53 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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#6305928 - 05/20/16 09:21 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Sound like a great hunt. Congrats.

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#6305988 - 05/20/16 10:07 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 17265
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Great job!!

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#6306103 - 05/21/16 07:03 AM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Congratulations. Looks like a nice adventure.

#6308400 - 05/23/16 01:39 PM Re: 2016 Idaho Spring Black Bear Hunt [Re: TeenageHunter]
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Man that had to be a blast, beautiful country and pics, nice bear congratulations cheers
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