First Bear with the bow

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First Bear with the bow

Postby Bloke » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:40 am

I just got a call from my taxidermist that the skull for my bear was finished. Being that it has been 3 years since I shot it, I had almost forgotten about it. There was a pretty cool story behind it and figured I would post it here as I managed to get the pictures as well. I live in lenoir county NC where we just got a bear season 5 years ago. There is a pretty substantial catch to our season. When this bear was shot the season was only a week long, and you are not allowed to bait at all which makes taking a bear without dogs next to impossible. So I was actually deer hunting on the edge of a field. It was getting late and this bear popped out about 80 yards from me and laid down in the field. It was the first time I had one that wasn't passing through, I knew there would be no deer around, so I decided to mess with it. It took out my grunt call which has different areas you can pinch and change to tone, and started bellowing like an injured fawn. Everytime I would make a call she would sit up like a dog and look but never move. Finally about the 5th time she got up and started going back the way she came. Well the field takes a hard right and comes to a point, which is where I was sitting. She got to the wood line and followed the edge of the field to 17 yards, where I put a shaft right in her neck, after which she made the most God aweful sound I have ever heard. She went about 120 yards and piled up. Any way, I am currently waiting on a half mount to be finished. I figured how often would it be that you call in a black bear and shoot it with archery equipment in a place where you can't bait and there is only a 1 week season. A trophy in my boo
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Re: First Bear with the bow

Postby OGblackcloud » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:49 pm

Cool story and a nice bear :thumbsup:
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Re: First Bear with the bow

Postby woodduck31 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:08 pm

nice bear and great story. I've always wanted to try to call a bear in with a predator call, but never have had the stars line up yet. We are fortunate to be able to bait and have a two month season in the spring and two months in the fall. I've only seen a half dozen bears in the wild in 23 years in Idaho that weren't on a bait, so sightings are rare and like you said, I don't know how you'd hunt them without a lot of luck involved. In an area where we rarely see tracks or any bear sign we had 34 different bears on four baits within a 2 mile radius.
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Re: First Bear with the bow

Postby KRB » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:01 am

Very cool how you got that bear. Gotta feel good. :bow:
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