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From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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The last time i posted pics was in Juneau at the air port so i'll pick up there. I then landed in Yakutat and from then on had no cell phone service. I landed in cordova went in to town and got my tag and hotel room.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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The room was at Reluctant Fisherman

From: arctichill
23-Apr-10
I love Yakutat!!

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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All the boats were cool

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23-Apr-10

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Day One: Day one started with a short drive out to the city air strip

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23-Apr-10

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Found our gate

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23-Apr-10

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found our plane

From: midwest
23-Apr-10
"Found our gate" LOL!

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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This is my guide Pete and the pilot Mike tring to fit all are stuff in the plane.

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23-Apr-10

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And wre off. we past the Copper river delta on the way down.

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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Still winter up the copper!

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23-Apr-10

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10 miles makes alot of difference.

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23-Apr-10

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All most there!

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23-Apr-10

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This is Herring spawn right off the island. Those are sea lions and sea gulls eating the fish and spawn.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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We are doing a fly by to check the landing, that is cape St Elias in the distance

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23-Apr-10

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hold on!

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23-Apr-10

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We have to just miss the creek and then set her down fast so we can get stopped in time

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23-Apr-10

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oops that is not even my pic

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23-Apr-10

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now the pilot tells me that this is the first time he has landed here

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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now we have to pack all our stuff over the drift wood and back to some cover

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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From: canyonhntr
23-Apr-10
Forest, Great pics. Can't wait to see the end results of the trip.

Rob, Rocky mountain beetle works

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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Time set up camp befor it rains

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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Now were off to do some scouting before it gets dark

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23-Apr-10

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i feel like i'm being watched

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23-Apr-10

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what is that?

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23-Apr-10

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we found 6 of these in 3 days. They are Japanese glass fishing net floats. From the 40's

From: muskeg
23-Apr-10
and they are worth $'s to the collectors ...

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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I brought my bow along with field points and blunts to make sure i was still on and my sights were ok.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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the stump shooting was awesome!!!!

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23-Apr-10

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we came across 5 of these little guys and i was able to call them in to 5 feet with some lip mouse calls

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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this stump is 3 1\2 miles frome camp and this is were we turned around on day one. Remember this "big stump"

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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Day two: no bears on day one so we decided to climb up the hill be hind camp and glass all day

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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we sat there all day and no bears. I passed the time watching the sea lions on the rock in front of camp.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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Day three: day three was the most exciting day yet. I only left the tent one time to piss and i thought the tent was going to blow away because i was not in it. 60-80 mph gusts and a stiff 40mph wind drove rain at are little tent all day and night.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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Day four: It rained all morning and at the fist sign of it letting up we geared up and walked 4 1\2 miles down the beach like we did on day 1

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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we sat and glassed for the next 6 hours

From: muskeg
23-Apr-10
Did you see any tracks on the beach sands?

Great pics by the way !!!!!

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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if we were to get back to camp before dark we needed to get going. The eagles were nesting above us and the sounds they were making were so cool.

From: Hollywood
23-Apr-10
6 glass floats???? SCORE!!!!!!!

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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Johnny yes there were lots. we started back and stoped at the "big stump" for a water break.As we were sitting there we heard sticks breaking and some thing coming down the hill.

From: muskeg
23-Apr-10
did the higher tides drive up up in the driftwood and rocks for walking?

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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It was a sow and 3 big cubs

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23-Apr-10

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now we have a problem. They are between camp and us,we have to go 3 1\2 miles and it's getting dark. we watched them for 20 min and then decided to try to scare them away so we could get by. Thank God they ran back up the hill when they saw us walk out into the open. Johnny, at this time of night we were using the rocks and driftwood as kind of cover to spot and stalk our way back to camp.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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We walk about 200 yards and Pete, my guide, stops and whispers "bear!". We both get down. Pete examines the bear and starts to range him. Pete says if we can get to that next stump he should be at 25 yards. So we drop our packs, I get an arrow out and knocked, we take about three steps, and Pete gets down and says "here he comes!" At this point I am thinking what do you mean here he comes?! Is he running at us, is he walking towards us, as I have not yet seen the bear. It doesn't take long for him to come into view. My first instinct is to ask Pete how far he is, "44", "39", I ask again, "24", Pete replies " if he gives you a shot, take it". I pull back right before the bear steps up onto a boulder, not 10 yards from me, head on. All I can remember is that my pin is in the middle of his chest just below his neck. His head is swaying back and forth as he makes eye contact with me. He pauses and I can tell he is going to turn and run. So I wait untill he turns to shoot. The arrow hits him very far back and disappears. He was quartering hard away at the time the arrow hit him. To my surprise he didn't make it very far before he lost his whole rear end! I have already knocked another arrow, pulled back, and asked Pete "how far?", as he falls back on his butt and bites at the arrow. "35" no sooner got out of Petes mouth and the second arrow was on the way. Perfect heart shot. Couldn't have placed it any better if I tried. He got his feet under him and went another 10-15 yards before he balled up. Pete started to yell "You got him! You got him! Hes down" as we walked slowly up to him his head was still up so I chose to put another arrow in him at 20 yards or less. That one definatly let the air out of him and his head went down and he was gone within a matter of seconds. Pete went CRAZY. Me being the first bowhunter he has ever gided for Brown Bears.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10

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This is where he fell. sorry about the picture- I was a little pumped up.

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23-Apr-10

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23-Apr-10

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As you can tell its going to be a long night- being 3 1/2 miles from camp and right at dark

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23-Apr-10

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He squared 9'8".

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23-Apr-10

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And when I checked him in they measured his skull at 24 and some change

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23-Apr-10

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From: Chip T.
23-Apr-10
Congrats on a great bear!!! Thanks for the great pics and the story! Can you tell us what was your archery tackle on the hunt.

From: Forest bows
23-Apr-10
hoyt AM 74# with a 496 grn. arrow shutlle T 100grn heads.

From: muskeg
23-Apr-10
Good job Forrest !!! Just fly in and set up a beach camp and get-r-done.

I like belly pictures !!!

What time did you get back to camp? I bet that hide and head weighed over 100lbs.

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
We skinned him and left everything there and got back at midnight. We went back in the morning and packed him out.

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24-Apr-10

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the guy who was going to film me and then hunt if there was time showed up the next day so i hopped his plane back to Cordova

From: Clutch
24-Apr-10
Congrats on a awesome hunt and bear--Great feeling to have a successful hunt on such a truely great animal taken with a bow

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10

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seals at the mouth of the copper

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24-Apr-10

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landing back at Cordova

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24-Apr-10

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I stayed at the hotel for 2 days and let my hide freze and brought it back with me.home 7 days early.

From: arctichill
24-Apr-10
Congrats! What an awesome experience. Thanks for sharing!!

From: Hollywood
24-Apr-10
Great bear Forest, Congrats Again!

From: Waterfowler
24-Apr-10
Great bear Forest.Thanks for the pics.

From: Bou'bound
24-Apr-10
Great bear and story Forest.Thanks for the details and pics.

From: Hawkeye
24-Apr-10
Amazing hunt and area. Thanks for the pics and congrats again!

From: midwest
24-Apr-10
Thanks for a great recap! Congrats!

24-Apr-10
Great job and pictures! Nice teamwork with the guide. It sure is nice to have them calling out yardages. Which outfitter? I like the tent hunt compared to staying on a boat.

From: Florida Mike
24-Apr-10
Great Bear Forrest! You are SO BLESSED! That was an awesome adventure an great story too. Now I wanna shoot a BROWNIE! Mike

From: BB
24-Apr-10
Good job Forest and thanks for taking the time to post such great photos and taking us along wiith you on such a great adventure. There is just nothing like a good bowhunt and a camera to document the event.

A big congratulations to you Forest. You did well.

I hope you have many more great bowhunts. BB

24-Apr-10
Another Bowsiter helps a great guide to his "first" client Brown Bear with a bow! You did well my friend! Congrats! 2010 will be a year you NEVER forget and it's only April!!! Charlie

From: HuntinHabit
24-Apr-10
Congrats Forest, what an awesome bear!

From: Bowboy
24-Apr-10
Congrats and thanks for posting your pictures and story been waiting since I heard you got your bear.

Have you decided on how you're going to have the taxidermist do the mount?

Again congrats one heck of a trophy!

From: Owl
24-Apr-10
Wonderful story. Love the shot sequence. I bet that was surreal.

From: Genesis
24-Apr-10
Great stuff,will be doing the same fly up with my sons next month.

Thanks for sharing!

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
Any one want to know about the guide p m me. Great guy.

From: Mtfury
24-Apr-10
WOW!!!!!!!! Great Pix and story. Some people think they need to take drugs to get high. Heck, I got a buzz just reading the story, can't imangine what kind of rush you got stickin' an arrow in that thing. GREAT JOB

24-Apr-10
Wow!Thanks for sharing and congrats

From: Quinn @work
24-Apr-10
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience and the scenery along the way. Pretty cool. Great bear.

Would you mind pm'ing me what the budget would be for this type of hunt? It looks incredible.

From: Deacon Dave
24-Apr-10
Congratulations on your awesome trophy and adventure. Thanks for sharing. Great job!

From: JEG
24-Apr-10
Good Job!! Thanks for the replay.

From: ole thumper
24-Apr-10
Forest, Thank you for sharing your hunt with us!

I could hardly "Bear" it, felt like I was with you on that beach, Great Story!

Ole Thumper

24-Apr-10
That was a real treat to see and read. Thanks for sharing your fantastic story with us and Congrats!!!!

From: Gator
24-Apr-10
Fantastic Forest. You'll relive every detail for a long time. That's a great bear and thanks for the the way you put your story together with the pictures. Super job!

From: sticksender
24-Apr-10
Thanks I truly enjoyed this account of your hunt.

Well Done!!!

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From: Pat Lefemine
24-Apr-10
Simply Awesome. Nice job and thanks for posting it here!

Pat

From: bigpizzaman
24-Apr-10
NICE!!! Congrats again Forest!!

From: hntnfool
24-Apr-10
Way to go forest!!! Love the story and pics.

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
Pat, this is the only place i post.

From: ole thumper
24-Apr-10
Forest on a scale of 1to10, what was your Pucker Factor? How worried were you about leaving your bear, overnight?

I wouldn't have been able too sleep, because of fear another bear would claim your bear!

Congratulations again!

Ole Thumper

From: canyonhntr
24-Apr-10
Congrats, Great bear, love the story and pics. You have to love the shuttle T's have seen some great things from these heads.

From: HUNT MAN
24-Apr-10
Way to go. Thanks for sharing.HUNT

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
We put the hide up away from the carcass but with that sow and cubs there I thought the would be on it. The eagles sure were on it

From: Zbone
24-Apr-10
Wow, way cool, many CONGRADS!!!

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
Thomas, it happend so fast that i had no time to pucker. I was just real zoned in on what i had to do.

From: Griz34
24-Apr-10
Wow, great hunt....thanks for sharing. Did you get to take the net floats home?

From: 300 Win Mag
24-Apr-10
Absolutely Cool! Congrats!

24-Apr-10
Awesome pics and awesome bear. Thanks for sharing

From: bullelk
24-Apr-10
Forest, that is one of the greatest hunting stories I have heard in years. Thanks for taking the time to provide it to us.

From: Acoupstick
24-Apr-10
Fantastic pictures and story. Thanks so much for sharing.

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
Jacob, i did get to bring 3 home. the one i took a pic of and 2 smaller ones

From: Ibow
24-Apr-10
That is just incredible ... what a beautiful place, great picts and great bear. Congrats on your success. Amazing. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

From: jdbbro
24-Apr-10
Congrats and "Thanks" for sharing your hunt. As you were downloading your pictures last nite, I sat there refreshing the screen waiting for the next picture and step in your adventure.

From: Forest bows
24-Apr-10
Jim were do you live? I got that hunt at the CBA auction last year.

From: jdbbro
24-Apr-10
Sorry for the double post. I'm in Loveland. CBA's a good group.

From: T Mac
25-Apr-10
Congrats Forest! I read the story to my 5 year old son who was sitting on my lap as though we were there with suspense and all in my voice and when i got done he said "Dad can you read that story again." Thanks for sharing it was awesome!

25-Apr-10
Very nice!! Awesome accomplishment.

From: Matt
25-Apr-10
Great job.

From: KJC
25-Apr-10
Congrats forest! Great story too!

From: Forest bows
25-Apr-10
Tom, send me a PM with your address and i'll send your son a pic. for his room. Forest

From: Jaeger63
25-Apr-10
Thanks for sharing your hunt with us Forest! An outstanding trophy and awesome pics! What is the greenish stuff on the bottom of his pads? Is that what there pads look like after leaving the den or is it just sea weed or lichen?

From: cassman
25-Apr-10
Great hunt Forest and very exciting. Thank you for posting it on Bosite.

From: Forest bows
25-Apr-10
Tony. i think that green was coming off the rocks. Sea weed or moss.

From: Forest bows
25-Apr-10
dose any one know were this bear will land in the book? say he comes out at 24" even

From: Tom inPA
26-Apr-10
Great job! Awsome bear.

From: Am125
26-Apr-10
Forest, Awesome bear Congrats,I have been following this thread from when you first started it in early April. I was very interested to see how you made out on your hunt, since I am headed to Alaska myself for brown bear in August. Where ever it lands in the book its still a great bear.

From: Bou'bound
26-Apr-10
"does any one know were this bear will land in the book? say he comes out at 24" even"

I say the cover would be good starting place for it to land

26-Apr-10
Forest: From the 6th Edition Record Book, 2005 and subsequent 2, two year recording periods 25th, 2007 & 26th, 2009 it would be around top 30%! Number 1 is 29 3/16 and there are only about 130 total entries. Nice job!Charlie

From: Forest bows
26-Apr-10
Cool thanks charlie

From: BR Stinger
26-Apr-10
Congrats Forest and thanks for the story. Awesome!

26-Apr-10
congragulations on awesome animal

From: Jaeger63
26-Apr-10
Forest, Where in Colorado do you live? I live in Colorado Springs and assuming your not too far away I'd love to come and see your bear when its mounted. Are you doing a full size body mount?

From: ORARCHER
26-Apr-10
WOW !!!! Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Ron Niziolek
26-Apr-10
Great job. Great story and pics.

From: MaBow
26-Apr-10
Great job and thanks for sharing it with us.

From: Forest bows
26-Apr-10
Jaeger I live on the west slope by glenwood springs.I am going to full mount it. I'll have it at the cba banquet for sure next march

From: Bowfreak
26-Apr-10
Really cool adventure and awesome story. Congrats on a trophy of a lifetime.

From: Jaeger63
26-Apr-10
Forest,I've been seriously considering joining the CBA. Maybe I'll see ya there next March. Congrats again!

26-Apr-10
Jaeger63: Go to the CBA home page and check out the link on the right side of the Home Page! CBA is a very strong Club, did an awesome job hosting the P&Y Club Convention last year in Denver and a great supporter of Bowsite! Charlie

From: Ki-Ke
26-Apr-10
I was waiting for the part where your guide would say, "RUN FOREST, RUN!!" as that beast was closing...Great job, GREAT story!

Many congrats!

From: Forest bows
26-Apr-10
I dont run i shoot ;}

From: city hunter
26-Apr-10
charlie those bears skulls of 29 inches dont look real ,, looks like a cave bear from many years ago, thats one giant bruin,,,,

From: Forest bows
26-Apr-10
Tony, pm me if you want. Forest

From: Forest bows
28-Apr-10
Quinn@work i cant get you pm to work. pm me your email add. and i'll hook you up. Forest

From: Bigdan
29-Apr-10
Forest good job congrats great photos.

From: Forest bows
03-May-10

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From: Rackmastr
03-May-10
Wow.....that is an amazing story!!! Great pics!!!

From: dosplumas
03-May-10
You are now my new hero. WOW, what an awesome story and pics. Thanks for taking the time and making me feel less of a man............lol. Great job.

03-May-10
Congratulations! Awesome bear!

Thanks for sharing your adventure.

From: Forest bows
03-May-10
Alen i saw a pig that big at your ranch ;}

From: Booner
03-May-10
Forest, Big Congradulations ! Those rocks and driftwood look like the perfect place to put the smack down on a big bear. Way to get it done ! Booner

From: Bowbender38
04-May-10
Simply Awesome! Thank you for taking me along with you, the story and pics took me there with you.. great job, congrats..

This has always been a dream hunt for me and one day I will live it.............

From: Scoot
04-May-10
Wonderful story and pics! I can only dream of such a hunt... Congrats!!!

From: Gaur
31-May-10
Great story. Thanks for taking all the pictures for us too.

From: Shug
31-May-10
Great Job.... congrats...

From: Forest bows
21-Apr-11
i am going to bring this up and put mount pics on it.

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21-Apr-11

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21-Apr-11

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21-Apr-11

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From: Forest bows
21-Apr-11
those pics just did not turn out very well. I will try to take some better ones.

From: Bou'bound
21-Apr-11
nice mount.........looks like he's "bellyin' up to the bar and asking for a second round. what a brute.

From: Hawkeye
21-Apr-11
LOL Bou'!!!

But honestly Forest I LOVE that mount. One of the best I have seen from the front and looks VERY intimidating.

Nicely done and what an accoomplishment. Hats off to you!

From: Forest bows
21-Apr-11
Looks like he's hump'in that rock.

From: city hunter
21-Apr-11
congras forest whats next for you

From: Forest bows
21-Apr-11
A turkey with my recurve! LOL

21-Apr-11
An awesome mount of an awesome bear! And seeing the pics with your story again is as exciting as it was last year. Thanks for sharing an unforgettable hunt!

From: Florida Mike
22-Apr-11
Congrats Forrest! Awesome bear but we gotta work on your picture taking skills, maybe BB will give you some pointers, lol. Mike

From: JTreeman
22-Apr-11
Great hunt and great pics. Thanks Forrest.

---jim

From: loopmtz
23-Apr-11
All I can say is, WOW!

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