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Contributors to this thread:
Smtn10PT 16-Oct-23
DanaC 16-Oct-23
Zebrakiller 16-Oct-23
Nick Muche 16-Oct-23
molsonarcher 16-Oct-23
Will 16-Oct-23
Supernaut 16-Oct-23
njbuck 16-Oct-23
Bou’bound 16-Oct-23
Ron Niziolek 16-Oct-23
Stoneman 16-Oct-23
OTC_Bowhunter 16-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 16-Oct-23
Alexis Desjardins 16-Oct-23
Rut Nut 16-Oct-23
hdaman 16-Oct-23
Rgiesey 16-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 16-Oct-23
ryanrc 16-Oct-23
VAMtns 16-Oct-23
Squash 16-Oct-23
Ken Taylor 16-Oct-23
Mark Watkins 16-Oct-23
scentman 16-Oct-23
Glunt@work 16-Oct-23
Shug 16-Oct-23
TMac 16-Oct-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 16-Oct-23
rattling_junkie 16-Oct-23
Rut Nut 16-Oct-23
carcus 16-Oct-23
t-roy 16-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 18-Oct-23
Corax_latrans 18-Oct-23
Ken 18-Oct-23
Lewis 18-Oct-23
arlone 18-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 18-Oct-23
Matt 18-Oct-23
CTBobcat 19-Oct-23
ca 19-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 19-Oct-23
HUNT MAN 19-Oct-23
Pyrannah 19-Oct-23
yeager 20-Oct-23
Grunt-N-Gobble 20-Oct-23
pav 20-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 20-Oct-23
From: Smtn10PT
16-Oct-23

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I took this bear Friday evening in NY state. I was set up on the edge of a large cornfield that had quite a bit of sign and had sat there 4 evenings and one morning without a sighting from the stand, but I did see three bears while entering or exiting my setup. I got back in there early friday evening and settled in. About 20-30 minutes before dark I saw the outline of a large bear a few rows back in the corn. He cautiously approached an opening in the field and crossed at about 70 yards. I was hoping he would follow the edge of the field around to me but he ended up reversing course and came back along the opposite side of the opening. He started working down the opposite edge and i was able to get a range on him at 52 yards. I was confident at that distance and took the shot. He made it about 90 yards back into the corn and expired. After getting him out we weighed him on the farmers grain scale and he was 370 field dressed, estimated live weight of 432.

Bowtech Realm SR 6 at 70 pounds VAP SS 250 spine arrows and Grim Reaper Carni-four.

From: DanaC
16-Oct-23
Good one!

From: Zebrakiller
16-Oct-23
wow sweet bear nice going

From: Nick Muche
16-Oct-23
Nice work! Great looking bear too!

From: molsonarcher
16-Oct-23
Thats a good one. Congrats

From: Will
16-Oct-23
Congrats! That thing has quite the noggin!

From: Supernaut
16-Oct-23
Great bear, congrats!

From: njbuck
16-Oct-23
Nice one!

From: Bou’bound
16-Oct-23
Gorgeous

From: Ron Niziolek
16-Oct-23
Congrats. Big bear!

From: Stoneman
16-Oct-23
Big bear! Congrats

16-Oct-23
Congrats! Nothing taste better than a corn fed bear. Enjoy

16-Oct-23
Dang. At that size, I’ll bet the farmer is happy to not have to keep feeding that one!

16-Oct-23
Nice

From: Rut Nut
16-Oct-23
Nice bear- CONGRATS! What part of NY?

From: hdaman
16-Oct-23
That's a great bear!

From: Rgiesey
16-Oct-23
Good looking bear! Cool hunt.

From: Smtn10PT
16-Oct-23
Thanks guys, the farmer was very happy to have him out of his crops!

Rut Nut unit 8Y near Elmira

From: ryanrc
16-Oct-23
What a pumpkin head!

From: VAMtns
16-Oct-23
Really nice bear

16-Oct-23
Great bear. Congrats

From: Squash
16-Oct-23
Great NY bear, your local deer herd thanks you.

From: Ken Taylor
16-Oct-23
Great bear, and I really like the picture - the subject, the setting and background, the lighting, the natural dirt on the bear, etc. All exceptional and memorable... congratulations on all of it!

From: Mark Watkins
16-Oct-23
Damn big bear!

Congrats!!

Mark

From: scentman
16-Oct-23
He's a fat boy for sure... congrats!

From: Glunt@work
16-Oct-23
That's a beauty!

From: Shug
16-Oct-23
Congratulations

From: TMac
16-Oct-23
Great bear congrats!

16-Oct-23
Big ol NY bear!! Congrats man! We have a few good ones on our NY farm… not quite that big tho.

16-Oct-23
Beast!

From: Rut Nut
16-Oct-23
I had a buddy that grew up in Elmira.................

From: carcus
16-Oct-23
Huge bear, congrats, im starting to think those grim reaper bh's are second to none

From: t-roy
16-Oct-23
Congrats on a dandy bear!

From: Smtn10PT
18-Oct-23
Thanks again everyone! Looking forward to seeing what he tapes out at in a few months. I also have to say the NY bear check in process is so much more convenient than PA or NJ. Answer 5 questions online and you are done. No check stations or warden meetings to arrange.

18-Oct-23
That’s pretty low-key, alright… When I looked at the CO regs, I started to wonder how they ‘re selling any tags. Show up within 5 days at one of none-too-many offices, with head & hide and all meat processed for human consumption… It was looking like a pretty significant undertaking just to check in….

A project like that could take a pretty huge bite out of a deer or Elk trip….

From: Ken
18-Oct-23
That's a bigun. Congratulations!

From: Lewis
18-Oct-23
Great looking bear corn fed for sure congrats good job Lewis

From: arlone
18-Oct-23
That is a real nice bear! Do you have to send in a tooth so the Natural Resource people can age it?

From: Smtn10PT
18-Oct-23
The DEC is supposed to send a tooth collection packet, if you remove a tooth and send it in for them to age you get a patch. Sounds like its recommended but not a legal requirement. I havent received anything in the mail yet.

From: Matt
18-Oct-23
Great bear, congratulations.

From: CTBobcat
19-Oct-23
Awesome. Big P&Y dome too!

From: ca
19-Oct-23
Wow.

From: Smtn10PT
19-Oct-23

Smtn10PT's embedded Photo
Smtn10PT's embedded Photo
Backstrap was excellent!

From: HUNT MAN
19-Oct-23
Nice job Kelly!!

From: Pyrannah
19-Oct-23
howd u make the straps?

look like a smoke ring

From: yeager
20-Oct-23
Heck of a bear…………congratulations!

20-Oct-23
Very cool! Congratulations

From: pav
20-Oct-23
That's HUGE! Congrats!!!

From: Smtn10PT
20-Oct-23
Pyrannah, I coated that piece of backstrap with a dry rub and let it sit in a ziplock bag in my fridge for two days. I cooked it on my pellet grill at 350 until the internal temp got to 163.

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