Shot this bear on the last hour of the last day with La Griffe d'Ours. His left front leg was missing, he had a nice white V on his chest and he was standing right in front of my three video cameras. Not my biggest bear but a really fun camera hunt. Filming bear hunts by yourself is great fun. Hope you enjoy! C
After 34 years of shooting fixed broadheads this bear was my first killed with a Grim Reaper mechanical. My shot was a tad low as I was very close (8 yards) and pretty high in the tree. This guy bled out in 60 yards.
If you look at the very last slo-mo you can see the blood come flying out of the entrance as the bear turns to run. I was very impressed.
Congrats on your bear and enjoyed the video. Two years ago my daughter also shot a beautiful 3 legged bear and I was troubled by some of the negative comments she received such as "How could you shoot that poor 3 legged bear?" Several people mentioned it must have lost the leg to a trap. Modern trapping is very misunderstood.I see this is a debate free forum so please take this as constructive advice. I have long admired your views and successes and know how well respected you are on this site. However I don't like seeing any group of sportsman portrayed in a poor light whether they be bow hunters, gun hunters, trappers, fishermen, hounds men etc.. Trappers, hounds men and bow hunters (small groups)are constantly under attack by PETA types and don't need help from within our ranks. There are dozens of ways for a bear in the wild to lose a leg, guns, bows, cars, fights, freak accidents, birth defects cannibalism the list goes on and on. Being a trapper from way back I feel a leg lost from a trap would come way down the list of possibilities. I was surprised no one mentioned this point before myself. Again Congrats, Chuck