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2017 Bear hunt in Alberta...Eh Pic Heavy #6783175 06/04/17 04:15 AM
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Hi all, it's been awhile since I posted anything, but I recently returned from a black bear hunt in Alberta. For anyone interested, I hunted with Sherwood Outfitters and I can't say enough about them. Meals were fantastic, hunting was awesome and the even the fishing was good. It was actually a vacation! The first evening I hunted, I shot this boar. I was in my climber about 30 yards from the bait and I rocked him with a 257 Weatherby and a 100gr TTSX. He ran about 60 yards and piled up. The next day the skinner squared him at 6'9". I had bear hunted twice before, but never had an opportunity. I came out here and shot a decent bear with great hair the first night! I ended up seeing 3 the first night


The second night I saw 8 bears. Two beautiful sows with a bunch of cubs. Now, I don't get excited about much, but when the 2 year old cubs starting climbing up my tree and momma bear came to investigate, I was beginning to ponder my life decisions. She was grunting and blowing and doing a great job at making me nervous. She come to the base of my tree and let me take a pic.


And the other sow...


The third day I had another nice boar come in that was clearly injured. I knew he was a good bear and the humanitarian in me decided it was time for him to go. It turns out he only had 3 paws! I guess it's not uncommon for the bears up there to get them caught in snares. It's too bad, but he was a warrior. He was all cut up from other bears across his face and his shoulders. I'm proud of that dude and he was bigger than my first. He squared at 6-10. Tagged him with a 270 WSM and he only ran maybe 20 yards before expiring.


After I filled my tags, I sat in camp for 3 days and snuck out to do a little fishing. Ended up catching a few good ones.


All in all, a great trip. I'm already saving for the next trip. Thanks for looking!


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Re: 2017 Bear hunt in Alberta...Eh Pic Heavy [Re: Scooterb] #6783181 06/04/17 04:30 AM
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Well done Sir, cool pics! cheers

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Looks like you had a great time and hunt in some beautiful country, congratulations cheers


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Re: 2017 Bear hunt in Alberta...Eh Pic Heavy [Re: Scooterb] #6783218 06/04/17 11:56 AM
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That's awesome!! Congrats too you and thanks for posting this!!


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Outstanding adventure. Congratulations on your success. Are you going to make them into rugs or mount them?

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Thank you for the comments. I'll make a rug out of the first one. I'm still up in the air in the second one. He had a white patch on his chest, so I may do a shoulder mount.


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Looks like a great hunt and lifetime of memories.



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cheers great pics...congrats






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Looks like a great trip. up


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Thanks for sharing what looked like a great trip! coolpics

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Looks like you had a great time and hunt in some beautiful country, congratulations cheers

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Congrats on two nice bears. Looks like the fishing is awesome too.

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