This has been one heck of a season for Bears! Brent, Tony, Bob, CT, Pasco, Bull (Idaho), Lewy, Cory ... Am I forgetting anyone?
Bob just got his yesterday on his way out to his Deer stand. It looked like he might of had a mind to do some camp raiding - headed straight for camp - and Bob put an arrow right where it goes. Didn't go 20 feet before expiring. Big fella too. Hopefully I'll have some pictures soon.
Tony anchored his too with his 300 Win Mag. The problem was he was alone and the bear was downhill. By his account it was vertical... My guess is he's exaggerating but that country is plenty steep - especially dragging a critter with no handles on him. The story gets even better though... He was on his bike so he loads the bear head over handlebars, front feet tied together ahead of the headset and ended up using pillow cases he had to secure the rear feet behind the saddle... Then saddled up on the bear and ROAD HIM HOME!!!
Cory took his with a bow too. After 9 hours in his stand he had given up and was on his way back to the truck when he hears a grunt on the trail ahead of him. He stops, knocks an arrow and a cinnamon colored black Bear appears twenty yards in front of him and he delivers the arrow right through the boiler room.
CT shot one near a campground and when they gutted him he was full of hotdogs and Kraft singles...
Pasco was calling (rabbit call) trying to get another Bear into range when another came in behind him. Had just enough time to knock an arrow and put a good shot in him.
I've never called Bears before but I've heard or a number of guys having success with it this year. Just remember to watch your six!
Looking forward to lots of sausage this year!