Young lad scores his first bear

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Young lad scores his first bear

Post by Species8472 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:08 pm

My youngest son and I headed back up to the cottage on Friday night so he could try his hand at bear hunting. I went over shot placement on bear with him as the vitals are just different enough from a deer to cause problems if you are not careful.

We set out at 510 am in the canoe and were in place by 6 am for the 620 am start of legal. We hunted the canoe in bait until about 10am and than headed back for a late brunch. Brunch was followed by a nap and than back out at in the canoe at 300 pm. At 520 pm a small boar came in and presented a perfect broadside opportunity. I had previously told my son that in the fall all bears are legal and if he wants it to take it. My son looked at me, nodded and put his eyes back on the scope. Boom and the bear takes off running westward but only made it 6 yards before he piled up - textbook double lung shot from about 35 yards. We waited 15 minutes and tagged a nice young healthy boar - his first ever. Estimated weight is 100lbs - not big but sure made him happy

All loaded in the canoe and about to head back to the cottage:

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The young hunter happy as a pig in sh__t:

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Re: Young lad scores his first bear

Post by robertyb » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:14 pm

Nice bear and Congrats to your son. I know he is a happy man. :)
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Post by xcaliber » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:33 pm

Awesome, big Congrats to both of you.
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Post by vixenmaster » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Congrats that is as good as it gets, they may get bigger but this one was the one fine yogi fer sure
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Post by flightattendant100 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:44 pm

Congrats! Joe, is that Thomas? If it is he is sure growing up.

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Post by Species8472 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:14 pm

flightattendant100 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Congrats! Joe, is that Thomas? If it is he is sure growing up.
Yep that's him.
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Post by mr meat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:11 pm

Congrats to him!
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Post by Big John » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Great Bear! Big Congrats from me! 😎
Glad to see another fine young Bear Hunter coming into the fold! That will be one fine eatin Bear!!!

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Post by ThackMan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:07 pm

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Post by amythntr » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 am

.....congrats all around for sure...sounds like you have the perfect hunting and summer enjoyment spot!

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Re: Young lad scores his first bear

Post by wabi » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:50 am

Congratulations to him!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Normous » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:25 am

That bear will eat well, congrats.
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Post by Hester0305 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm

Congrats to your son
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Post by SEW » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:02 pm

:D Happy for both of you!

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Re: Young lad scores his first bear

Post by Boo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:56 pm

Congratulations to both of you! It's always cool to be present at a young hunter's first anything. The makings of memories! Couldn't be better!
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