Sitka Gear
2021 BEAR SUCCESS THREAD
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 13-May-21
spike buck 13-May-21
spike buck 15-May-21
spike buck 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
Bowboy 16-May-21
Bou'bound 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
tkjwonta 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 16-May-21
TEmbry 16-May-21
TEmbry 16-May-21
JL 16-May-21
tkjwonta 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 16-May-21
jmail20 16-May-21
HUNT MAN 16-May-21
TREESTANDWOLF 16-May-21
Slate 16-May-21
TEmbry 16-May-21
carcus 16-May-21
SBH 17-May-21
Dino 17-May-21
Nick Muche 17-May-21
Beav 17-May-21
Bowboy 17-May-21
KB 17-May-21
JL 17-May-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 17-May-21
rattling_junkie 17-May-21
Nick Muche 17-May-21
CFMuley 18-May-21
walleyes 19-May-21
JL 19-May-21
BOWNBIRDHNTR 20-May-21
kota-man 20-May-21
MQQSE 20-May-21
Plum lake 21-May-21
Slate 21-May-21
Bou'bound 23-May-21
t-roy 23-May-21
Nick Muche 26-May-21
JG 26-May-21
carcus 26-May-21
JG 26-May-21
Slate 26-May-21
Nick Muche 26-May-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 26-May-21
KyleSS 26-May-21
carcus 27-May-21
Kurt 27-May-21
BigSkyHntr 27-May-21
rattling_junkie 29-May-21
rattling_junkie 29-May-21
rattling_junkie 29-May-21
carcus 30-May-21
wifishkiller 30-May-21
Jasper 30-May-21
SBH 31-May-21
Dino 31-May-21
Dino 31-May-21
carcus 02-Jun-21
Tater 02-Jun-21
Nick Muche 02-Jun-21
BOHNTR 02-Jun-21
BOHNTR 02-Jun-21
DEMO-Bowhunter 02-Jun-21
Bou'bound 02-Jun-21
Tim Floyd @Hm 02-Jun-21
walleyes 02-Jun-21
walleyes 02-Jun-21
Leo17 03-Jun-21
Leo17 03-Jun-21
Leo17 03-Jun-21
Leo17 03-Jun-21
Bou'bound 03-Jun-21
POWMAK 06-Jun-21
JakeBrake 06-Jun-21
t-roy 06-Jun-21
Dino 06-Jun-21
Bou'bound 06-Jun-21
sitO 06-Jun-21
Kurt 07-Jun-21
BowJangles 07-Jun-21
Shiras42 07-Jun-21
BOWNBIRDHNTR 07-Jun-21
Bou'bound 07-Jun-21
milnrick 07-Jun-21
t-roy 07-Jun-21
Bou'bound 08-Jun-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 08-Jun-21
Ambush 11-Jun-21
t-roy 11-Jun-21
Whocares 11-Jun-21
carcus 11-Jun-21
Slate 12-Jun-21
rattling_junkie 13-Jun-21
Quick Draw 1 14-Jun-21
t-roy 14-Jun-21
carcus 16-Jun-21
Bou'bound 16-Jun-21
Ron Niziolek 18-Jun-21
BOHNTR 18-Jun-21
BOHNTR 18-Jun-21
t-roy 18-Jun-21
iceman 18-Jun-21
rattling_junkie 18-Jun-21
rattling_junkie 18-Jun-21
Slate 18-Jun-21
Slate 18-Jun-21
Bou'bound 20-Jun-21
LWood 26-Jun-21
LWood 26-Jun-21
t-roy 26-Jun-21
drycreek 27-Jun-21
Nick Muche 28-Jun-21
Slate 28-Jun-21
t-roy 28-Jun-21
ca 28-Jun-21
Rgiesey 28-Jun-21
Rgiesey 28-Jun-21
Nick Muche 02-Aug-21
tkjwonta 02-Aug-21
TGbow 02-Aug-21
t-roy 02-Aug-21
Jasper 02-Aug-21
Julius Koenig 02-Aug-21
Julius Koenig 02-Aug-21
bentstick54 02-Aug-21
LWood 02-Aug-21
Ron Niziolek 03-Aug-21
carcus 04-Aug-21
njbuck 04-Aug-21
Jasper 04-Aug-21
FMSullie 07-Aug-21
spike buck 15-Aug-21
spike buck 17-Aug-21
Shiras42 03-Sep-21
t-roy 04-Sep-21
bentstick54 04-Sep-21
kstout 09-Sep-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 09-Sep-21
616Buck 10-Sep-21
Slate 11-Sep-21
Jlayton113 15-Sep-21
Jlayton113 15-Sep-21
Jlayton113 15-Sep-21
Bou'bound 15-Sep-21
bentstick54 16-Sep-21
JTreeman 16-Sep-21
t-roy 16-Sep-21
JTreeman 16-Sep-21
Jasper 16-Sep-21
kota-man 17-Sep-21
spike buck 17-Sep-21
spike buck 17-Sep-21
Elite 1 19-Sep-21
Bou'bound 19-Sep-21
Elite 1 20-Sep-21
Elite 1 20-Sep-21
t-roy 20-Sep-21
Jasper 21-Sep-21
grape 21-Sep-21
Moons222 23-Sep-21
IABowhunter74 23-Sep-21
IABowhunter74 23-Sep-21
wvfarrier 26-Sep-21
ryanrc 27-Sep-21
10Bears 27-Sep-21
10Bears 27-Sep-21
wvfarrier 27-Sep-21
Bou'bound 30-Sep-21
rattling_junkie 02-Oct-21
No Mercy 04-Oct-21
Elite 1 06-Oct-21
Elite 1 06-Oct-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 06-Oct-21
wam 06-Oct-21
t-roy 06-Oct-21
No Mercy 07-Oct-21
txhunter58 10-Oct-21
nogutsnostory 11-Oct-21
Chris S 15-Oct-21
Chris S 19-Oct-21
t-roy 19-Oct-21
Bou'bound 20-Oct-21
Old Reb 20-Oct-21
Chris S 20-Oct-21
Chris S 20-Oct-21
Bou'bound 30-Nov-21
GhostBird 01-Dec-21
From: Bou'bound
13-May-21
It will be tough to break our all time record of 250 set in 2019, but maybe we beat last years 52

...... post photos of those 2021 bears. outfitters are welcome and any weapon is eligible.

in 2011 we had 126

in 2012 we had 158

in 2013 we had 131

in 2014 we had 136

in 2015 we had 204

in 2016 we had 166

In 2017 we had 140

In 2018 we had 238

In 2019 we had 250

In 2020 we had 52 due to COVID impact.

From: spike buck
13-May-21

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Opening Day..... got some Bear meat!!
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Opening Day..... got some Bear meat!!

From: spike buck
15-May-21

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Nephew Trevor left and Great Nephew Zac....
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Nephew Trevor left and Great Nephew Zac....

From: spike buck
16-May-21

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Pine Acres Guide Brady McKay.... 1 more tag to fill!!
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Pine Acres Guide Brady McKay.... 1 more tag to fill!!

From: Slate
16-May-21

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Kodiak Alaska
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Kodiak Alaska
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From: Bowboy
16-May-21
Slate congrats on the brown bear!

From: Bou'bound
16-May-21
Story please

From: Slate
16-May-21
Thanks Craig, I didn’t think many would want to hear it here because it was shot with a rifle but I will give you a short version Grant.

16-May-21
Story please! Who cares if it was rifle. We’re all hunters and it’s our choice to decided if we want to kill with a bow shotgun rifle or muzzleloader!

From: Slate
16-May-21
2021 Kodiak Alaska bear hunt finally happened. I had this trip planned for some time. I left April 18th and started hunting on the 21st. I saw approx 30 bears. On average 4 a day. One day I didn’t see any. The days are spent sitting on the beaches glassing for 12 hours no joke. Waiting for the right bear and right situation. I was blessed with absolutely great weather. On day 7 I spotted a bear on a deer carcass so we decided to head on into the jungle and put a stalk on. 2 hours later we ended up 70 yards from the bear and his deer carcass. We waited 4 hours for him to give us an opportunity. We decided that we needed to make a move and go in after him. I ended up shooting this beautiful bear at 10 yards on a charge. I shot him 3 times chest and both shoulders and he died only feet from me. The most amazing hunt I have ever been on. An absolutely amazing animal. There is nothing in the world I have experienced like hunting Kodiak Island Brown bears. It was an amazing trip all around.

From: tkjwonta
16-May-21
Wow Slate, that's incredible! Just experiencing the country and getting to observe all those bears would be amazing, but getting it done on a great charging bear is over the top.

Do you think there's anything that could come close to helping prepare for that "moment of truth" of the charge? I'd like to think I could pull it off, but I could also very easily end up as a cowering pile of bear food.

From: Slate
16-May-21
I’m not sure Tyler. I never expected it to happen that way but, there was no time to think about it. It felt like an out of body experience when it happened. It was a crazy adrenaline high which I’m still riding weeks later. I also had my guide right next to me as back up to shoot also if needed

16-May-21
Slate that’s quite the adrenaline rush! Holy crap!

From: TEmbry
16-May-21
On the board with my earliest brown bear to date. Now I’m confused what to do with my weekends for the next month!

From: TEmbry
16-May-21

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A picture typically helps after a post like that lol

From: JL
16-May-21
Wow!! Heck of a story there....congrats. What kind of rifle were you using to get off 5 (or 3??) shots on a charge? Kinda surprised the guide let the bear get that close without him firing a defensive shot.

From: tkjwonta
16-May-21
Dandy bear Trevor, way to get it done!

If you are bored, you could always draw a raffle hunt winner...

From: Slate
16-May-21
Funny John others have asked the same 300 ultra Mag. It’s a bolt action.

From: Slate
16-May-21
Yeah beautiful Trevor

16-May-21
Beautiful bear Trevor. That makes the “big black bear” here in Massachusetts im keeping tabs on for the fall look small! Lol

From: jmail20
16-May-21
Congratulations Slate, that's a helluva a bear. Hunting brown bear on Kodiak is my dream hunt. Hopefully will happen in the next few years. I also have a 300 Ultra mag. What were you using for ammo?

From: HUNT MAN
16-May-21
Now that’s a bear!!!! Strong work my friend!!

16-May-21
We may not get the numbers but holy cow Slate and Tembry!

From: Slate
16-May-21
Joe I’m using the Nosler AccuBond it’s 180 grain.

From: TEmbry
16-May-21
Finally cracked the 9’ mark with this one. Bears are notorious for ground shrinkage but this one was the first to shock me in the opposite direction.

From: carcus
16-May-21
Wow that griz is huge, congrats TEmbry

From: SBH
17-May-21
Awesome bears fellas!!

From: Dino
17-May-21
Great pic! Congrats Tembry!

From: Nick Muche
17-May-21
Great Bear Trevor! Wish we could have doubled! Next time :)

From: Beav
17-May-21
Congrats Trevor! He is a beauty!

From: Bowboy
17-May-21
Awesome bear Tembry! You have a story for us?

From: KB
17-May-21
Pretty sweet Trevor!

From: JL
17-May-21
Congrats to all and thanks for posting up the pics so far!! I've been loading up some Nosler Accubonds in a few calibers.

17-May-21
TEmbry a story would be sweet

17-May-21

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First bear for a friend, from one of my baits. Rifle shot, but within bow range. 7 footer and most likely over 20". Manitoba, May 15.

From: Nick Muche
17-May-21
Love it!!! ‘Tis the Season!

From: CFMuley
18-May-21

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6’ 3” Montana bear. Exactly 1” smaller than my bear last year, but he had a bigger head.

From: walleyes
19-May-21

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1 sask bear down and trying for #2 this weekend. Somebody has to make up for all the bears that Americans won’t shoot this year. Grin
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1 sask bear down and trying for #2 this weekend. Somebody has to make up for all the bears that Americans won’t shoot this year. Grin

From: JL
19-May-21
Well done gents!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
20-May-21
Awesome bears guys!

From: kota-man
20-May-21
Great work guys. I’ve been “pushed” two years in a row on two Canada Bear hunts and once in Ak. I can’t wait to get back in the bear woods. Currently scheduled for Kodiak Spring of ‘22.

From: MQQSE
20-May-21

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I took this one in the last few hours of an 8 day hunt and my son took his first two days earlier.
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I took this one in the last few hours of an 8 day hunt and my son took his first two days earlier.
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From: Plum lake
21-May-21

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With no hunters in camp again this year I took the opportunity to go sit for an evening and hunt for myself. Didn’t have any bear in particular that I was after. More less just wanted to sit and take some pictures. 2nd hour into the sit this bear walked right in like he owned the place. I was sitting in a natural ground blind, grabbed my bow, watched him feed for 5+ minutes at 10 yards. (Got a few cell phone pics). I waited till he was at 14 yards and broadside. Took the shot and watched him fall over. 25 yard recovery. This is the first and only bear we are Hunting this year. Last year we also only killed 1 bear. Next spring is going to be an unreal hunt.

From: Slate
21-May-21
Nice Adam congrats to you guys.

From: Bou'bound
23-May-21
It will be tough to break our all time record of 250 set in 2019, but maybe we beat last years 52

...... post photos of those 2021 bears. outfitters are welcome and any weapon is eligible.

in 2011 we had 126

in 2012 we had 158

in 2013 we had 131

in 2014 we had 136

in 2015 we had 204

in 2016 we had 166

In 2017 we had 140

In 2018 we had 238

In 2019 we had 250

In 2020 we had 52 due to COVID impact.

From: t-roy
23-May-21
Congrats to you and your son, on your bears, MQQSE!

From: Nick Muche
26-May-21

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Right in the middle for this American.

From: JG
26-May-21
Congrats Nick. Well done.

Did you get him over bait? Are they fitting yet?

From: carcus
26-May-21
Congrats Nick, beautiful pic!

From: JG
26-May-21
Congrats Nick. Well done.

Did you get him over bait? Are they fitting yet?

From: Slate
26-May-21
Beautiful Nick congrats

From: Nick Muche
26-May-21
Fitting real well, yeah, into game bags and freezer.

26-May-21
Awesome bear nick!!!

From: KyleSS
26-May-21

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Absolute crazy week last week up here in Northern Alberta. 5 bears were taken, 4 are over 20" and the last is 19 12/16. All green scores but we are confident that the 4 will dry out over 20"

From: carcus
27-May-21
Great bears Kyle, 4 over 20"s is crazy, congrats

From: Kurt
27-May-21
Some fabulous bears taken...Kyle, MQQSE, Nick and many more!!! Way to go!

I did get a dandy spot and stalk 2 days ago. Half done with the meat cutting right now. Hunted him 12 days....had beer can sized scat, biggest I'd seen on a black bear. Finally arrowed him at 3:00 PM after a stretch of 33 straight hours of rain and being holed up. The bear and I both were ready for some action.

From: BigSkyHntr
27-May-21
Great job guys! Some brutes hitting the dirt!

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From: carcus
30-May-21
Perfect!

From: wifishkiller
30-May-21

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I can't find a black bear to save my life, once my 365 is up I'll be ready though. 6 different adults in 8 days.

From: Jasper
30-May-21
Congratulations Nick and everyone!!!

From: SBH
31-May-21
KyleSS- Thats incredible man! BIG BEARS

From: Dino
31-May-21

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Pack out
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Pack out
I am 19 years old and I started hunting last fall. I went to Lethbridge Alberta in March to meet up with Dean Degner to shoot the bow at the there local range, and to trap some beavers to use as bear bait. We have a beautiful cabin up at East Trout in Northern Saskatchewan. Me, my grandpa, and my dad started baiting April 15th in a spot we have never baited at before. After a slow start with about a month of no bears on the trail camera, I was starting to get anxious. We were starting to see some bears on the cam May 26th. On May 30th 2021 I was given the opportunity to harvest a nice brown bear at the site. A memory I’ll never forget...

From: Dino
31-May-21
Awesome work Connor! Great shot and great perseverance! Not sure how u posted under my user name/handle...but dang nice work and what a great experience to have your dad and Papa along!

From: carcus
02-Jun-21

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4th time i saw this bear, every time he circled the bait, got down wind and bolted, he tried to do the same the other daybut gave me a 30 yard shot through a small opening, normally i would've waited but knowing this bear i let fly, perfect hit he ran 30 yards. 65lb PSE evo nxt, fmj, snyper bh. Squared 7 foot 4 inches, skull measured 20 8/16"s

From: Tater
02-Jun-21
Congrats on a monster. Awesome bear. Awesome bow. Awesome camo.

From: Nick Muche
02-Jun-21
Another giant Jason! Very nice!! Congrats, way to make it happen.

From: BOHNTR
02-Jun-21

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My wife’s first bear!

From: BOHNTR
02-Jun-21
My wife’s first bear!

02-Jun-21

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My AK Blackie

From: Bou'bound
02-Jun-21
If I was forced to bet $100 on which was least likely to happen ......:::the sun coming up tomorrow or carcus not killing a monster ............ I would put my money on the sun not coming up

I’m not saying I would win I’m just saying my chances would be better that the sun wouldn’t come up

02-Jun-21
I know alot of folks want a color phase bear and they are unique ... However, there is something simply majestic about a giant pure black bear with a really deep coat ... Awesome pics fellas! Congrats to all who have been successful this spring!

From: walleyes
02-Jun-21

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After seeing lots of bears this year including 8 colour phase ones, when my daughter who was on her first bear hunt said daddy shoot that bear on my last day to hunt… 2nd sask tag filled.
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After seeing lots of bears this year including 8 colour phase ones, when my daughter who was on her first bear hunt said daddy shoot that bear on my last day to hunt… 2nd sask tag filled.

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02-Jun-21

From: Leo17
03-Jun-21

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Alaska Black bear 1

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03-Jun-21

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Black bear 2

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03-Jun-21

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My first brown bear

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03-Jun-21

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From: Bou'bound
03-Jun-21
If I was forced to bet $100 on which was least likely to happen ......:::the sun coming up tomorrow or carcus not killing a monster ............ I would put my money on the sun not coming up

I’m not saying I would win I’m just saying my chances would be better that the sun wouldn’t come up

From: POWMAK
06-Jun-21

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My SE ALASKA brown bear. DIY , spot and stalk, 20 yard shot, 30 yard recovery.
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My SE ALASKA brown bear. DIY , spot and stalk, 20 yard shot, 30 yard recovery.

From: JakeBrake
06-Jun-21

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Idaho bear My first…been wanting one for a long time now and it finally happened

From: t-roy
06-Jun-21

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Alaska spot-n-stalk interior grizzly at 20yds. Pretty intense hunt!

From: Dino
06-Jun-21
Some great pics and stories here! Congratulations and please keep them coming. The grizz pics are so intense. What a great hunt that must be…

From: Bou'bound
06-Jun-21
28 so far but what quality with the browns and grizzly falling. Good spring.

From: sitO
06-Jun-21
Nice T-Roy...NICE!

From: Kurt
07-Jun-21
Way to go T-Roy!! Good Grizzly!

From: BowJangles
07-Jun-21
Those Browns are gorgeous! Congrats fellas!

From: Shiras42
07-Jun-21
Congrats all! No luck on my solo DIY ID bear, but still had a great trip. Thanks to Mark for the assist on getting the baiting permits to me!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
07-Jun-21
Congrats again Troy. Looking at the pics you texted me on my phone don't do him justice. Looking forward to the full story!!

From: Bou'bound
07-Jun-21
Troy can you share the highlights of that hunt. Awesome.

From: milnrick
07-Jun-21
T-Roy

Congratulations on an incredible bear.

Looking forward to reading about the hunt.

From: t-roy
07-Jun-21
Thanks guys. I’m planning on doing a thread on my hunt, as soon as I get caught up a little bit with my workload.

From: Bou'bound
08-Jun-21
work? work?..........what the heck?............... there is a grizzly story to be told. work will be there tomorrow.

08-Jun-21
Haha bou. Let the man work a bit and gather his thoughts. He killed an apex predator at 20 yards with a bow. His hearts still recovering from the adrenaline rush. Lol

From: Ambush
11-Jun-21
Not many trees to climb in that pic , Troy!!! This should be a great story!

Should be several good stories, looking at some of the success! Congrats to all and especially the Long Claw killers!!

From: t-roy
11-Jun-21
Not many to hide behind, either, Rod!

From: Whocares
11-Jun-21
Congrats t-roy! Very impressive! I'm looking forward to the story too.

From: carcus
11-Jun-21
Grizzlies are at a totally different level! Congrats guys

From: Slate
12-Jun-21
Beautiful bears everyone. Bear hunting is so much fun

13-Jun-21
Man, sure would like to go after a grizzly one day!

From: Quick Draw 1
14-Jun-21

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This was without a doubt, the most thrilling, heart pounding, emotional roller coaster of a hunt I've ever done. It all started with a 5 yard "less than ideal" shot on this big boar that almost walked in my lap. I wish I could say that it went as perfect as t-roy..... but I was happy to get the bear in the end after a 2 1/2 mile chase.

From: t-roy
14-Jun-21
Congrats on your bear, Alan!

From: carcus
16-Jun-21
Another shit year for numbers on this thread thanks to Covid

From: Bou'bound
16-Jun-21
Yeah but we’re making up for it in quality

From: Ron Niziolek
18-Jun-21

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Love seeing all the success, especially on the griz and brown bears. Congrats! Here is a Wyoming bear taken on June 11. Had to use a buddy's lefthanded kids bow due to shoulder surgery.

From: BOHNTR
18-Jun-21
Right on, Ron!

From: BOHNTR
18-Jun-21
Right on, Ron!

From: t-roy
18-Jun-21
Shooting em left handed ain’t no big deal, Ron! Heck, I shot my grizzly left handed, and even had one eye closed!

Seriously, congrats on still getting it done, even WITH a bum shoulder!

From: iceman
18-Jun-21
lol t-roy

Congrats, Alan and Ron!

18-Jun-21

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Qian is completing her PhD here in Winnipeg. She took up fishing last year, and found some success. Her friends, non-hunters, thought she should try hunting. She contacted me and we arranged a 1-day hunt. She would use my crossbow, and try and get herself a bear. We couldn't be picky, but sows and extremely small boars would be off-limits. It took a little while for her to get comfortable with the crossbow, but they are very easy to use and she was drilling bulls-eyes very shortly after shooting. She had studied shot placement on YouTube before the hunt and was confident. Well, she made a good shot, and the bear ran only 30 yards before death moaning. Her reaction is pretty cool on video!

18-Jun-21

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after a 13 hour sit
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after a 13 hour sit

From: Slate
18-Jun-21
Great bears

From: Slate
18-Jun-21
Great bears

From: Bou'bound
20-Jun-21
Troy can you share the highlights of that hunt. Awesome.

From: LWood
26-Jun-21

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26-Jun-21

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From: t-roy
26-Jun-21
Congrats, Lenny!

From: drycreek
27-Jun-21
Congrats to all of the bear hunters on this thread !

From: Nick Muche
28-Jun-21

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From: Slate
28-Jun-21
Big boy nice

From: t-roy
28-Jun-21
Nice bear, Nick, and with the recurve to boot!

From: ca
28-Jun-21
@ Nick Muche Congrats very nice.

From: Rgiesey
28-Jun-21

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Rgiesey's embedded Photo
My sons girlfriend Adrianne killed her first with her bow. Spot and stalk in Juneau

From: Rgiesey
28-Jun-21

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Rgiesey's embedded Photo
My sons girlfriend Adrianne killed her first with her bow. Spot and stalk in Juneau

From: Nick Muche
02-Aug-21

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Nick Muche's embedded Photo
July Brooks Range grizzly, fun times!

From: tkjwonta
02-Aug-21
Nice work Nick, as always!

From: TGbow
02-Aug-21
Congrats to all

From: t-roy
02-Aug-21
Congrats again, on the grizzly, Nick!

From: Jasper
02-Aug-21
WTG Nick! Congratulations

02-Aug-21
Heck ya Nick!

02-Aug-21
Heck ya Nick!

02-Aug-21
Another nice one Nick.

From: LWood
02-Aug-21
Congrats, Nick!!

From: Ron Niziolek
03-Aug-21
Heck yeah! Congrats Nick!

From: carcus
04-Aug-21
Congrats Nick, great way to start off the season!

From: njbuck
04-Aug-21
Way to go Nick!

From: Jasper
04-Aug-21
Let’s hear the story Nick

From: FMSullie
07-Aug-21

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FMSullie's embedded Photo
Grandsons first trip to AK. 7'1" black bear. Best trip ever!

From: spike buck
15-Aug-21

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Brian Linstedt... Pine Acres
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Brian Linstedt... Pine Acres

From: spike buck
17-Aug-21

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Jake Harms.... Pine Acres.
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Jake Harms.... Pine Acres.

From: Shiras42
03-Sep-21

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Shiras42's embedded Photo
Hunts From the Heart in Manitoba. First class operation and even better people.

From: t-roy
04-Sep-21
Wow! That’s a toad, Matt! Congrats!

04-Sep-21
Super nice looking bear Matt. Congrats

From: kstout
09-Sep-21

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Shot the one 8/23/2021 at Whitefish Lodge, Wawa Ontario. Using my Black Widow longbow, 47#@28”. I saw 16 bears in two days. I hit my he bear broadside, arrow went all the way through, and the bear went about 40 yards.

09-Sep-21
Awesome bear Kerry!

From: 616Buck
10-Sep-21

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I was so happy to be able to get back into Canada and kill my 5th bear at Pine Acres Camp in Ontario.
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I was so happy to be able to get back into Canada and kill my 5th bear at Pine Acres Camp in Ontario.

From: Slate
11-Sep-21
Very nice

15-Sep-21

15-Sep-21

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Sugarloaf outfitting Manitoba 405#
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Sugarloaf outfitting Manitoba 405#
Sugarloaf outfitters

15-Sep-21

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Jlayton113 's embedded Photo

From: Bou'bound
15-Sep-21
45 so far

16-Sep-21
Some great looking bears. Congrats to all.

From: JTreeman
16-Sep-21

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JTreeman's embedded Photo
Wyoming first week of September. Not the big canada bears, but a nice mountain boar.

—Jim

From: t-roy
16-Sep-21
Congrats on the bear, Jim! Looks like you’ve got an Ed Fanchin “starter kit” going on with that beard ;-)

From: JTreeman
16-Sep-21
Wyoming first week of September. Not the big canada bears, but a nice mountain boar.

—Jim

From: Jasper
16-Sep-21
WTG Nick! Congratulations

From: kota-man
17-Sep-21

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kota-man's embedded Photo
Manitoba tonight!

From: spike buck
17-Sep-21

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3 More Bears... Pine Acres.
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3 More Bears... Pine Acres.

From: spike buck
17-Sep-21

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And another 6 Bears... Pine Acres
spike buck's embedded Photo
And another 6 Bears... Pine Acres

From: Elite 1
19-Sep-21
Minnesota beat the acorns

From: Bou'bound
19-Sep-21
Good job Cory. All the pre hunt test drama was worth it

From: Elite 1
20-Sep-21

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Minnesota

From: Elite 1
20-Sep-21
Can’t get image to rotate not sure what’s going on.

From: t-roy
20-Sep-21
Congrats on your Mn bear, Keith!

From: Jasper
21-Sep-21
WTG Nick! Congratulations

From: grape
21-Sep-21

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Manitoba

From: Moons222
23-Sep-21

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Moons222's embedded Photo
NH bear

23-Sep-21
Sleeve Lake Outfitters Manitoba Canada 19 1/8' green scored

23-Sep-21

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From: wvfarrier
26-Sep-21

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Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury I had to take a rifle out. Winchester 92 in 357 mag. 158 grain JSP pushed by a max load of Lil Gun powder. I shot him at the base of the neck while he was standing on his hind legs raking a tree with his claws. Although not a big bear (official was 256#) he was incredibly aggressive. He couldnt figure out where I was so he would blindly charge an area and grunt then claw the trees. He chased out the other 2 bear I was watching which sealed his fate. He was DRT btw. I couldnt believe how much damage that round did to him, it looked like I hit him with a 308.

From: ryanrc
27-Sep-21

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ryanrc's embedded Photo
Small sow. Not a bowkill.

From: 10Bears
27-Sep-21

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10Bears's embedded Photo
Manitoba bear from Sept 3rd. Hunted with Evan Proctor, great guide, he really worked hard to get me on a good bear, great trip!

From: 10Bears
27-Sep-21

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Here's a still taken from my video of the lighted nock just before it goes through.

From: wvfarrier
27-Sep-21
Thats a cool pic. Good timing!

From: Bou'bound
30-Sep-21
Good job Cory. All the pre hunt test drama was worth it

02-Oct-21

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rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
My 12 year old nephew wanted to try hunting. I told him if he took his hunter safety and practiced with the crossbow I'd take him. Actually the crossbow is very easy to use. I'm sure if it was legal my 6 year old could use it. Well the nephew made a great shot. The 6'4 boar didn't make it past 30 yards. He used a 3 blade VPA.

I had a client the other day and he shot a very nice bear, probably 6'9 squared and it looked like a perfect hit. We could not find the bear. He was using a Sevr 1.5. I have not been happy with their customer service and now their performance. I have since sold my 9 Sevr broadheads.

Anyways a big congratulations to Elijah on his first big game animal!

From: No Mercy
04-Oct-21

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No Mercy's embedded Photo
Big MN sow. Had both bow and gun with me as yesterday was my last day to hunt. She wouldn’t come in and give me a shot with bow. Getting dark so I grabbed the rifle.

From: Elite 1
06-Oct-21
Beautiful bear Jason did you get a chance to weigh her because that’s one big mama. Congratulations

From: Elite 1
06-Oct-21
Beautiful bear Jason did you get a chance to weigh her because that’s one big mama. Congratulations

06-Oct-21
Elite x2!!! Big ol mama

From: wam
06-Oct-21

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10/4/2021 Alaska Peninsula
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10/4/2021 Alaska Peninsula

From: t-roy
06-Oct-21
Awesome job, Will!!….I was just wondering how things went for you! Congrats on a great bear, but we need more details on the hunt!

From: No Mercy
07-Oct-21
My bear was 325

From: txhunter58
10-Oct-21
Good thread

11-Oct-21

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My first Minnesota Black Bear.10-9-21

From: Chris S
15-Oct-21
North West Wisconsin zone D 330lb

From: Chris S
19-Oct-21

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Chris S's embedded Photo

From: t-roy
19-Oct-21
Congrats, Chris! Love the “V” on the chest.

From: Bou'bound
20-Oct-21
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From: Old Reb
20-Oct-21
Congratulations Chris S. Nice bear and some nice looking Plott hounds. Did he go up the tree or did the hounds have him at bay?

From: Chris S
20-Oct-21

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Chris S's embedded Photo
First time I ever hunted behind dogs. It was no cakewalk the bear treated after two hours closest we could get was 1.2 miles through a knee-deep mucky swamp. He treed about 25 feet up on an island. Took just short of four hours to drag him out.It was really cool to watch the dogs work. Wish I got a better picture of the white patch it’s in the shape of a butterfly it looks awesome now I have to do a half mount of some sort to show it off.

From: Chris S
20-Oct-21

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Chris S's embedded Photo
First time I ever hunted behind dogs. It was no cakewalk the bear treated after two hours closest we could get was 1.2 miles through a knee-deep mucky swamp. He treed about 25 feet up on an island. Took just short of four hours to drag him out.It was really cool to watch the dogs work. Wish I got a better picture of the white patch it’s in the shape of a butterfly it looks awesome now I have to do a half mount of some sort to show it off.

From: Bou'bound
30-Nov-21
any other last minute adds before they go to sleep for a few months.

From: GhostBird
01-Dec-21

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North Carolina rifle kill a couple of weeks ago.

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