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Well, I got my first black bear this past Saturday!

Man was it something! My brother and I were south of Mt. Adams (WA State). It was a lovely morning sun, blue sky, a real nice day.

We had been out behind our camp for about an hour when we hooked back up and sat in the shade at the upper edge af a bare clearing. We had come out of the timber and crossed this clearing (about 75 yds across) and had just taken off our gear, when my brother says "Bear, big bear!" I looked, and by golly, there was this bear standing there looking in our direction.

Not more than 30' from where we had come into the open stood this bear. He was looking right at us from about 75 yards upwind. He stood there looking and sniffing for an eternity (60 seconds). There was a little bit of tall grass in front of us and there was a forked tree that I was looking through. We were pretty well hidden as long as we didn't move.

I eased off the log, shouldered my Marlin 336 in .35 Remington (1951 mfg.) and waited for him to give me a quartering away shot. He did just that. He turned slightly to his left took 2 steps and I fired!

He rolled head over heels, jumped off and took off like a bat outta hell!

We headed down to check for blood and couldn't find a drop. We split up and the brother went down the trail we had just come up and I went behind the bear.

Man! Was my heart pounding. Every story that I had read in Alaska Bear Tales was flashing through my mind!!

I oozed down the trail the bear had headed down and there he was! 25 yds away, down and dead! That 200 grain Remington Corelokt (and excellent bullet placement) had done the job!

The bullet went through the right shoulder, took the top of his heart off, pierced some lung and blew up the other lung and exited the left shoulder.

I don't have a weight on him, but it was all we could could do to lift him onto our game cart.

I took this bear not 20 yards away from where I got my 1st deer and less than 100 yards from where I got my 1st elk!

Well....that's my story. Thanks for listening.



Jerry

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Jerry - Congrats on the bear. Sounds like a great day and hunt. Got my first black bear a few years ago. Only a couple hundred pounds but he looked like a giant just before dusk. Regards,
 

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Awesome ,, hope you got some pics. of it.. :D
 

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the avatar matches my personality :D
 

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Hog King,

I sounds like you have a real Honey Hole there. Congratulations.

Dave :)
 

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Congratulations Hog King--Are you going to have a rug made or a full mount? We want pictures :D
 

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Congrats on a memorable hunt Jerry! Sure does look like you have found the right place! NOw if you start taking other species from it, you REALLY might be on to somethin'!

Chef
 
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