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Surprise in the mail today! #7794094
02/08/23 09:06 PM
02/08/23 09:06 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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The Boy and I both drew this year. Only 2 points each. That was a shock for sure, as I figured it'd take 6 years minimum to draw and never thought we'd draw the same year. His momma is a bit nervous since I told her he'd be 16 or 17 before we'd get 'em.

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I've never hunted bear but I'm excited to start the learning process. It's going to be an interesting year with The Boy hope we have a bit of success.


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794102
02/08/23 09:18 PM
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Iowa
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Awesome! Congrats. Take us along through the whole thing on here please. You got the guns yet?

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794103
02/08/23 09:18 PM
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Good deal. How old is "the boy"? Hope to see pics of 2 bears here before long.


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794104
02/08/23 09:19 PM
02/08/23 09:19 PM
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La Crosse, WI
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Congratulations..
My son drew a tag this year too got it in the mail the other day..

Mac


"Never Forget Which Way Is Up"

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794106
02/08/23 09:21 PM
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Congratulations

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794108
02/08/23 09:24 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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He's 12 shoots a 30-30 for deer thinking that'll do for bear. He's taken 3 deer with it and one with a xbow all shot through the heart so I know he can shoot. We'll see how he responds to the adrenaline dump when a bear comes in.


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794110
02/08/23 09:25 PM
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Excellent, congrats to you both


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794112
02/08/23 09:26 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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I will be studying and asking questions about this new adventure. So anyone who has advice, even unsolicited advise is welcome to give it to us. Lol


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794113
02/08/23 09:27 PM
02/08/23 09:27 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Thanks bear tooth hows the season going for you?

That's awesome mac, what zone is he in?


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794115
02/08/23 09:29 PM
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Iowa
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While I don't know much about bear hunting with a 30/30 and I suspect it will be just fine, you got to ask yourself if you really want to pass up any excuse to buy him a new gun? laugh

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794117
02/08/23 09:31 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Well the question I have is can I afford the gun and a 2 bear taxidermy bill lol


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794121
02/08/23 09:32 PM
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Excellent, Congratulations!

Cookie Dough by the 55 gal. Barrel is my fav. Bait


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794123
02/08/23 09:36 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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I have been saving a ton of bait for years, in sealed buckets and plastic drums might need to get some cookie dough as well. Bread jelly cookies pastries and such now I hope it's enough. This two tag thing is daunting.


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794128
02/08/23 09:37 PM
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I might be nearly as excited as you are! I love bear hunting and love the meat. Most of my bear hunting has been with dogs and was some of the most exciting hunting I have ever done. One year my son killed a 419 pounder. It was his first time bear hunting. Got a good story about the time I hunted over bait east of Black River Falls I will share with you sometime.

Happy for you two and am going to need stories and pictures!

Moosetrot

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794136
02/08/23 09:43 PM
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A 30 30 will drop a bear as long as you dont hit bone.
308 or 30 06 is a better choice,especially if you sight a big bear.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794145
02/08/23 09:50 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Well Moosie I am looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting or get together. I love a good hunt tale!

Boco I will think that statement over this year and he may end up carrying my dad's 30-06 or a new to him .308. I do have a good friend, actually the guy who gave The Boy his 30-30, who has some loads for the gun that run pretty hot and pattern very nicely.


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Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794154
02/08/23 10:08 PM
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My wife has killed moose,deer and bear with a 257 Roberts. If your son does his part a 30-30 is more then adequate. Congratulations on the tags.


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But, I Do Nothing Every Day."
Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794261
02/09/23 03:33 AM
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Shot placement is all that counts, there are more people who are over gunned and under experienced than who are under gunned and over experienced quote from my pa.

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794289
02/09/23 07:17 AM
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shot my first bear with a 30-30 good luck get your bear

Re: Surprise in the mail today! [Re: Trap Setter] #7794308
02/09/23 07:51 AM
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A bear can't take a bullet as well as a deer, he will be fine with a 30-30. put it in the vitals and he won't go anywhere. Good luck to you and your son.

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