He was 30 yards tops. I was in my wife walnut tree picking walnuts and my hollars at me and says what's that, I look around and said that's a bear. So got the dogs in the house and grabbed the camera and told the wife to grab my 44 mag just in case and she brings me the 45. I figured that would do in a pinch. At one point I was about 15 yards from him. I watched until he finally laid down. It was fun. Only in Montana, thanks for the welcome. Rob Sr.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ 10-12-2003 21:26: Message edited by: Robert M Boren Sr ]</font>
I bet that was cool. However, that is how people get attacked by black bears and the bears end up having to be put down ect. At my ranch in wyoming i came from around one of our sheds and there was a bear, not 10 steps away. I'd say 20 feet. It stood up on it hind legs and after a three or four second stare down he took off into the trees. Oh man you talk about a adrenaline rush. I have had them walk pretty close to me while hunting before also.
Thanks, the reason I know about the size and age of the bear is my middle son shot his first big game animal this spring, a bear, the the game warden said that he was maybe 4 years old, and this one looks like to me the exact same size if not just a bit bigger. He's definately more fatter than David's bear, but his being in the spring, still had about an inch of fat on him still. I thought that was amazing to have that much left. I have shot several bears in my time, that's why it's so easy to sit and watch. My back door open of course