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Vinootz

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Just wrapped up or spring trip, buddy shot the prettiest solid blonde i have ever seen. His bear only had 3 paws, look like lost 4th in a trap but was completely healed and walking on the stump. If you look at top pic of me with his bear, it has a stump for right rear paw. I took a older dark chocolate with teeth worn way down. Both perfect hides and great hunt, buddy had a blast on his first bear.
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Well done.
 

smw110136

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Just wrapped up or spring trip, buddy shot the prettiest solid blonde i have ever seen. His bear only had 3 paws, look like lost 4th in a trap but was completely healed and walking on the stump. If you look at top pic of me with his bear, it has a stump for right rear paw. I took a older dark chocolate with teeth worn way down. Both perfect hides and great hunt, buddy had a blast on his first bear.
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That's a dream bear for me. What a beauty
 

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Just wrapped up or spring trip, buddy shot the prettiest solid blonde i have ever seen. His bear only had 3 paws, look like lost 4th in a trap but was completely healed and walking on the stump. If you look at top pic of me with his bear, it has a stump for right rear paw. I took a older dark chocolate with teeth worn way down. Both perfect hides and great hunt, buddy had a blast on his first bear.
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Congrats! That blonde looks gorgeous. Any more pictures?
 

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Before and after pictures. My girlfriends first bear. She set the bar high!!!

Got off work tonight at 5 and hustled up there for an evening sit. By time we got there and quaded in it was 630 and was walking into the bait when we spotted this guy and his sow on the bait. Snuck in a bit closer found a window and she hammered him. Made it 10-15 yards before piling up
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Before and after pictures. My girlfriends first bear. She set the bar high!!!

Got off work tonight at 5 and hustled up there for an evening sit. By time we got there and quaded in it was 630 and was walking into the bait when we spotted this guy and his sow on the bait. Snuck in a bit closer found a window and she hammered him. Made it 10-15 yards before piling up
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Well done 👍 congrats
 

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Spent 7 days of fantastic backpacking in the Frank Church, unfortunately saw 0 bears. The habitat looked great, SE slopes were covered in balsamroot and other flowers and grasses, but I found barely any sign, despite covering lots of miles from the top of the peaks to the creek bottoms. It was extremely hot the whole trip, and my best guess is they weren't moving much, or that there was so much green up everywhere that they never needed to come out of the timber. I also submit that I have no clue what I'm talking about and I could have just chosen a very low density area. Long days glassing until 10 pm and picking off 30+ ticks per day. Despite all that, it was an awesome start to the summer, and thinking about heading further north to the panhandle next year.
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Spent 7 days of fantastic backpacking in the Frank Church, unfortunately saw 0 bears. The habitat looked great, SE slopes were covered in balsamroot and other flowers and grasses, but I found barely any sign, despite covering lots of miles from the top of the peaks to the creek bottoms. It was extremely hot the whole trip, and my best guess is they weren't moving much, or that there was so much green up everywhere that they never needed to come out of the timber. I also submit that I have no clue what I'm talking about and I could have just chosen a very low density area. Long days glassing until 10 pm and picking off 30+ ticks per day. Despite all that, it was an awesome start to the summer, and thinking about heading further north to the panhandle next year.
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Man that looks like primo country to find a bear in. Beautiful nonetheless.
 
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ccc23454

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Spent 7 days of fantastic backpacking in the Frank Church, unfortunately saw 0 bears. The habitat looked great, SE slopes were covered in balsamroot and other flowers and grasses, but I found barely any sign, despite covering lots of miles from the top of the peaks to the creek bottoms. It was extremely hot the whole trip, and my best guess is they weren't moving much, or that there was so much green up everywhere that they never needed to come out of the timber. I also submit that I have no clue what I'm talking about and I could have just chosen a very low density area. Long days glassing until 10 pm and picking off 30+ ticks per day. Despite all that, it was an awesome start to the summer, and thinking about heading further north to the panhandle next year.
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Dont give up on Frank he can be a grumpy bastard that doesnt give out prizes easily. That place takes amazing amounts of work just to survive for a week let alone shot animals. Most americans have know idea how tuff it can be in there, to walk out a week later and not quit is trophy most will never have! Good work
 

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