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Unseen bear trail. #6634025
10/06/19 12:14 PM
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Many here remember the Giant bear Osky shot 2 years ago.
We tracked it for about 4 miles before he killed it.
Last week, I seen BIG fresh bear tracks crossing the road within 50 yards of where his did.
Couple days ago, I seen a real good track doing the same.
This is in a WIDE open again field. Not a tree or even a bush for 1/2 mile.
No terrain difference. Flat field!.
This morning at sunup, I was at that spot and seen a bear in the bean field coming right at me.
I could not legally shoot as I was on the road.
Bear got to about 40 yards when it seen me.
It wheeled around and ran away.
Called the landowener and he gave me the green light to go for it.
I lost track of it but suspected it was heading for an old homestead woodlot.
Pulled in there and was glassing the beans when I seen a black head pop up.
He was coming right towards me.
Grabbed my shooting sticks, walked about 100 yards and waited.
He kept coming.
He got to about 15 yards and I said " hey". He looked up and shot him in the neck and dumped him in his tracks.
He literally died on the only piece of dry ground for along ways.
Was able to drive within 15 yards.
Hooked up a couple straps, drug him out to the trail with the truck and loaded him up.
Been around bear for many years and cannot figure out why bear( always bigger ones) cross the road in this spot.
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He wasn't going Hungary shocked


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634030
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I want some bear fat. Good for cooking and want to make soap.

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634032
10/06/19 12:21 PM
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That's a great hunting story!!! I don't know anything about bears but very interesting.


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634063
10/06/19 12:57 PM
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Congrats Dave,the end of the bear track crossing that road till another Pig uses next season.

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634096
10/06/19 02:31 PM
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Rick, no doute in my mind there WILL be tracks same spot next year.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634098
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Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634106
10/06/19 02:53 PM
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If that bear was going to Hungary he was going to need all that fat reserve. Nice we fall we are having here.

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634121
10/06/19 03:20 PM
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Beauty Bucks.... looking at the thick legs and gut picture certainly looks like he tickles up near 400. If a guy is patient and sits in that stretch these last three weeks of season you will clobber a big one each year. Something else comes to mind we’ll talk about that next time I see you.
Hope you have another 2-300 pictures to make some here happy.

Osky


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Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634126
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Osky, I don't think he would make 400 but close.
49 er, love it when someone critiques my Grammer and screws up their own post laugh grin
All in good fun. smile


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634131
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears
Osky, I don't think he would make 400 but close.
49 er, love it when someone critiques my Grammer and screws up their own post laugh grin
All in good fun. smile


I said “tickles up near”. I did not say over 400.

Osky


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Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634136
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Cool story. Is it good eating?

I've never shot a bear. One of these years, maybe in the spring, I'm going to go pursue one.

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Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: James] #6634145
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Way to go! Make sure you remove every bit of that fat, AND I MEAN EVERY BIT.

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: Osky] #6634149
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Originally Posted by Osky
Originally Posted by bucksnbears
Osky, I don't think he would make 400 but close.
49 er, love it when someone critiques my Grammer and screws up their own post laugh grin
All in good fun. smile


I said “tickles up near”. I did not say over 400.

Osky

laugh

Our fall bear are FANTASTIC James!
They eat corn,suflowers,soybeans, and a large variety of natural nuts/ fruits.
You pay over nite shipping and I'll send you a roast?


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
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Originally Posted by 7887mm08
Way to go! Make sure you remove every bit of that fat, AND I MEAN EVERY BIT.

You bet I will!


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634153
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears
Osky, I don't think he would make 400 but close.
49 er, love it when someone critiques my Grammer and screws up their own post laugh grin
All in good fun. smile


Is it grammer or grammar?


Note to self- Engage brain before opening mouth (or hitting the ENTER key/SUBMIT button).

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Dang, blush


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: bucksnbears] #6634185
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If the fat is coveted for cooking why does it not make the meat taste better?


Help yourself.



Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: Osky] #6634187
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Originally Posted by Osky
Originally Posted by bucksnbears
Osky, I don't think he would make 400 but close.
49 er, love it when someone critiques my Grammer and screws up their own post laugh grin
All in good fun. smile


I said “tickles up near”. I did not say over 400.

Osky


Good thing nobody said over 400! grin

Way to go bucksandbears.


Eh...wot?

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: Lugnut] #6634215
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Nice bear , congratulations
I'd like to get some bear fat to render down and make patch lube for my muzzle loader ... smirk

Re: Unseen bear trail. [Re: Born] #6634223
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Originally Posted by Born
If the fat is coveted for cooking why does it not make the meat taste better?



It is excellent meat. Like all wild meat never over cook. Med rare at most. It makes terrific jerky as well.

Bear fat up here is coveted by those who make their own pie crusts and pastry.

Osky


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