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Bears win yesterday

WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,953 Senior Member
I've been on a quest to tag a bear using a handgun.
That quest came so close to ending yesterday it's still a bit frustrating.
The day was perfect a virtual transition overnight from summer to fall.
The fields were getting hammered with a friend seeing several earlier in the week.
Including in his words a bruiser who thinks he owned the place.
His muzzle loader missfired is the only reason he's still walking.
I posted an edge of one field most of the morning without any action.
I then ventured to another nearby and Immediatly hit fresh track.
Being cold and ready to shoot something I followed him into the corn.
He was pigging out. I followed his fresh eaten cobs till I could hear him chowing down and ripping down stalks.They are pretty loud doing this.
He was close real close.I could feel his presence but couldn't see him.
He came within 7 yards of me 3 times I just couldn't see him for the shot.
That's the frustrating part of being in there with them.
He eventually exited the field and judging by the track I'm guessing it was the bruiser who again
made it another day.We ate took our siesta and posted again for the evening.
I posted for a few hours and about 45 minutes before dark I decided to see if he was back where he'd been earlier he wasn't so I wen't back to where I was posting to hear him already in the corn.
He was close again angling right to me.Hammer was back again I just couldn't see him.
They only won by a yard in my pitiful estimation but they won.

That's it game back on !!!!

A girl I hunt with and I are going to try for that season ending injury this evening.

I'm going for them straight up the middle :guns:

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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,039 Senior Member
    That's one of the best posts I've ever read.:worthy:

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,628 Senior Member
    THAT must have gotten your pulse pounding, better luck next year, try Cali's bait and douse everything in maple syrup.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    THAT must have gotten your pulse pounding,

    Oh yeah just like when you first see a deer with the bow.
    The dang things are literally within 15 feet and you just can't see them
    They don't hold still and move back and forth just a rush trying to get that shot

    When your in the corn and they are that close the hair on your neck stands up
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    That's one of the best posts I've ever read.:worthy:

    Mike


    :cool2::worthy:Mike
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Weatherby, that is so cool and you are cool, I loved that post, I felt like I was in that field watching you and that bear.
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Keep at'em! I want this to be the year for you guys. I want results!!!!!! Go get'em, killer!
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Keep at'em! I want this to be the year for you guys. I want results!!!!!! Go get'em, killer!

    I've had my day in the sun this year
    Matt got one last year in this area and he's been the one seeing them a lot.
    Heck he saw the bruiser from the kitchen window,went out and had him cross 30 yards away
    Next year I'd like to have a friend come up and I'll take some vacation time and we'll shoot a few up

    :guns:
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,714 Senior Member
    Too, exciting for me.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    Awesome read Weatherby!!!
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Didn't I send you that bear scent attractor? Mix up a quart or two, drag it around a mile or so and pour out about half of it close to the corn where you can SEE him! He'll come in I promise you!
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Keep at'em! I want this to be the year for you guys. I want results!!!!!! Go get'em, killer!

    We are going for the WIN today
    The game Coverage starts at 4pm Eastern daylight
    The Field coverage will be with the 257 Weatherby.."she shoots it well"
    I plan on rushing the QB
    They have home field advantage and brute strength
    We have the Will
    No not the one from SOG :roll::tooth:
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Keep up posted!!! :up:

    Luis
    Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,628 Senior Member
    Bump, well?

    Get in that corn, get all Tred Barta on that bear.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    My report is not a good one in fact it is a very bothersome and frustrating one for me.
    The short of it is I shot and killed a bear and didn't recover it.
    How we couldn't find it "knowing" the general area he expired is still beyond me.



    I'll try and give the long of it as best I can.
    Three of us.My friend Matt a girl I hunt with and I went to the cornfield I had the bears close in last week.
    We set the girl up in what we thought was going to be the best spot,
    Matt was going to work though the corn.
    I was to be on the other side.
    I got part way down the lower edge and thought I heard one in the corn.
    I liked the spot I was at and had that hunch to stay right there till dark.
    What was in the corn I don't know because nothing came of it.
    About 20 minutes after last hearing something in the corn.He came in.
    I first heard him at the stone wall.I then saw him and cocked the hammer back.
    I'm pretty sure he heard that
    He was close within about 25 yards.His approach was erratic.He knew something was up.
    From the stone wall he bolted up behind a bush ,around 15 yards away, and stopped to check thing out.
    I could see him pretty well.He then bolted up to the edge and stopped.
    I locked on his shoulder
    I was firing as it started lurching forward to bolt into the corn.
    I still felt good about the hit.
    He crashed through the corn full tilt.
    I expected to hear his death moan any second.
    I waited a couple minutes and then started after him.
    He went straight up the field losing blood both sides.
    I knew then I had a through shot and also that I didn't hit his lungs.
    Matt hollered that he heard him exit.
    I continued following him up the field until I was even with Matt then cut over to him.
    When I exited the field I had blood mainly from about my knees to my waist all over my pants.
    I knew I had a fatal hit on the bear.
    What I didn't know then was how badly it was going to turn out.

    We all got together and started blood trailing him down a hill in the woods.
    Just after entering the woods following the blood we heard the death moan.
    Things right then were perfect.
    A death moan and a blood trail.
    Soon after things deteriorated.The blood slowed then all we found was 2 drops/bits
    We were out of light.
    We used flashlights for a several hours trying to extend those last drops to no avail.
    We weren't happy about having to leave it overnight but Fully expected to find him first thing in the AM.
    I mean heck we were within 1-200 yards of where we heard his death moan or at least that's what we thought
    Morning arrived and we were there to great it.
    No more blood was to be found.My opinion was it was a high hit and all that was going to be pumped out had.
    We then took compass readings to where we thought the moans had come from.
    we searched and took readings and searched and took readings.
    We spent about 10 hours not finding him.
    This report has taken all morning and quite a few cigarettes for me to do and I know it gets an F
    I know a lot of guys would have found him....wish you were with me
  • U TU T Member Posts: 423 Member
    Man that's tough to take. I'll give you credit for telling the story, and realize how painful it is. You put in time to scout, hunt, and the time looking for him. I've lost animals before, and hate it. As long as you tried your best, that's what counts! Hang in there.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,628 Senior Member
    Bears are freaking tough animals, you did an excellent job tracking and following up the next day. Any chance the local CO would permit a dog to be used for tracking?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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