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sheepguide

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My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« on: May 25, 2012, 02:29:29 PM »
Well got out for a tour with Duckyhunter  (WHOME I DEFFINATLY OWE NOW!!!) today and into some awesome country in a none baiting zone. We checked a bunch of old logging blocks and roads and got lucky and harvested a three or four year old boar. Not a monster by any means but I'm happy with it! Won't find a better coat on a bear that's for sure. Its my first foothills bear and its always cool to get one with out baiting.
Would have been a great bear for my boy but he was in school. Maybe this week end he will get his oppertunity!


SG
« Last Edit: May 25, 2012, 02:45:53 PM by sheepguide »
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 02:46:49 PM »
Thats Awsome Darcy, congratts....But you must have lost my cell number??? :P
Now its gonna have to be you and I up on that willmore trip, I had to grab a couple more tickets for myself today....

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 02:51:32 PM »
Havent lost the number just havent been out much. If this weather ever straightens up im planning on going out lots over the next couple weeks. Lost of fresh snow in the west country over the last day or two. Pretty white up top this morning. Whats your schedual like next week?
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 02:54:20 PM »
Right on SG
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 05:22:03 PM »
Looks good nice bear! what rifle did you use? 

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 05:34:46 PM »
Used my .280ai. High shoulder dropped him and one to stop any movement.
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 08:27:52 PM »
Good stuff.  I didn't think Ducky knew how to hunt :o 8)lol
Glad you had some fun

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 11:27:07 PM »
 
Good stuff.  I didn't think Ducky knew how to hunt :o 8)lol
Glad you had some fun

From the text I got tonight there should be another story coming up on this site in the near future as well! ;)
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2012, 11:30:28 PM »
You scared of that little bear. lol. Had to shoot a second time. 


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Nope not scared at all. I personaly keep shooting until that animal is dead. And moving around or such gets another bullet. Even if it is not going any where and is done for I still feel I owe it to finish it completely!
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 12:43:24 PM »
I hear you sheepguide.  That is a pretty nice bear she shot especially at a young age.  I think he has it figured out pretty good!  He's not too bad at killing a goose or 2 either ;)

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2012, 01:58:33 PM »
I hear you sheepguide.  That is a pretty nice bear she shot especially at a young age.  I think he has it figured out pretty good!  He's not too bad at killing a goose or 2 either ;)
Yep pretty awesome moment for a father for sure!!! And sounds like he is on another big one for tonight.
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012, 03:18:13 PM »
I just got the pics earlier today.  I think that sow he has on that bait is a hot mama!!! ;D  i guess I should have told the kids to suck it up last week with a bait like that and stayed longer :o

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2012, 05:34:10 PM »
it is hot bait     but only a little guy last night  but on the way home today when I toped it up  it was destroyed again   might need to sneek out mid week for a night. we saw a nice bear  on a cut block today    but sheep can tell the story   

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2012, 08:02:26 PM »
Yep had another good day in the field. Went out in the AM with Duckyhunter and did some spot and stalk hunting. Seen a bear early but the stalk was blown by the wind. So we went and toured some country for a few hours and when we were on our way back the same bear was out again. My boy and I stalkled him to 77yrds but he was content to lay right behind a small pine tree. We had to wait a while and when he got up he walked to our left and the boy took a shot. The bear ran into the bush where the boy got one more shot off but wasnt a quality shot. Ducky and I searched for the bear but saw no signs of him or any blood. We then dropped Ducky off so he could venture back to the city and we went and toured around for the afternoon seeing one more bear around 5' that was gone before we could get a stalk on it and then saw two of this years cubs run up a tree then climb down and tear off into the woods. Mom must have been inside the tree line. No harvest today but my boy got his first dose of buck fever and they both commented that its just nice to be out and see bears so that made me feel pretty good.
Once we got home we tried the boys gun and at 100yrds it was shooting 4" to the left. Not sure its enough for a miss but probably didnt help. We dialed it in again and he says he is ready for tomorrow night.
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2012, 08:21:04 PM »
I have found out it is way more fun and exciting to take a kid hunting.  I get buck fevor in my boots for them. lol           

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2012, 08:26:34 PM »
A couple pics from our bear hunting travels,

The big boy we have been trying to catch up to at Nordegg

The Butt of my .280ai


2 of my .280ai shells


My new hunter,


Fresh snow on Ram Mountain,


Some elk,




Gap Lake Wildy,


New born Moose calf. Hope you can see it,
« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 08:32:10 PM by sheepguide »
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear. w/ updated trip pics.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2012, 08:28:34 PM »
I have found out it is way more fun and exciting to take a kid hunting.  I get buck fevor in my boots for them. lol         
Yep im sure I had the shakes more than my boy did LOL Probably was me shaking his gun from 2 feet behind him that caused the miss..
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 09:26:06 AM by sheepguide »
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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2012, 10:52:41 PM »
Awesome guys!!  Good luck next time

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2012, 08:42:09 AM »
Good luck to you guys, the seasons drawing down so you had better get it done!!!

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Re: My 2012 Foothills Black Bear.
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2012, 04:27:25 PM »
Congrats and great pictures!