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Post by appalachianassassin » November 25th, 2019, 6:43 pm

On Saturday I was hunting on a farm I take care of. On this farm I have 2 food plots that are out of sight from each other. I wasn't seeing **** at the plot I was watching so I decided to go check the other right at dark. There is a road that tees into the center of the plot. Left of the road is thick and impossible to see through. I get 30 feet from the edge of the plot and hear something running from the left corner of the plot toward the road. I immediately think buck running a doe and shoulder my gun incase it is something big. Round the corner comes this large bear squealing as if being shocked by a cattle prod and charging me at mach speed. He was on me in a fraction of a second. I leaned into my gun and when all I could see off the end of my barrel was black I pulled the trigger and turned and ran like hell. Got about 50 feet away and heard him grunting back where I shot him so I knew I had at least slowed him down. I stopped, chambered another round and smoked him again. 2nd shot killed him instantly. When I shot him the first time he was 20 inches off the end of my gun.
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Post by appalachianassassin » November 25th, 2019, 6:45 pm

From top of nose to base of the tail he was 74 inches long.
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Post by Hognutz » November 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Holy crap! Good instinctive shooting! What were you shooting?
You rarely hear of black bear doing that but it does happen. Good thing you were armed and calm and collected enough to think and shoot straight!
Ooh-Rah!! Well done, Sir!!
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Post by appalachianassassin » November 25th, 2019, 7:00 pm

300 win mag
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Post by Hognutz » November 25th, 2019, 7:15 pm

That’ll do it!! Nicely done!
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Post by appalachianassassin » November 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Scared me to death
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Re: Charged

Post by appalachianassassin » November 25th, 2019, 7:20 pm

I've never had an issue with a bear before I guided salmon fishing in Southwest Alaska for 7 years never a problem until Saturday
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Re: Charged

Post by CamoMan4025 » November 25th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Holy cow, I would have chit my pants! Good going!
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Re: Charged

Post by hoobilly » November 25th, 2019, 7:28 pm

appalachianassassin wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Scared me to death
years ago I was hunting with a buddy not too far away from Muddy Pond (Clarksville area) and shot a sow at 30 yards with HW15 7's and hit it in the side. all i did was nock the dust off it.


glad your alright

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Post by guesswho » November 25th, 2019, 7:36 pm

They are surprisingly quick, I know from experience. Glad it ended 1-0 in your favor. Congrats!
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Re: Charged

Post by Bigvet » November 25th, 2019, 9:03 pm

Excellent bear Dude. Awesome head. Well done!

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Re: Charged

Post by Bigvet » November 25th, 2019, 9:08 pm

All my bear hunting has been with hounds in NM, WI and ME. Way different game when they are up a tree or bayed with dogs. My hat is off to you.

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Re: Charged

Post by spider316 » November 26th, 2019, 6:05 am

Bears are an unbelievable animal, solid muscle with nothing in life to do but survive. Glad it had a positive outcome for you. They are a major pain on the ass here in Western Mass.

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Re: Charged

Post by GLS » November 26th, 2019, 6:36 am

Chilling account. Good that you were ready for it...

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Re: Charged

Post by soiltester » November 26th, 2019, 7:15 am

appalachianassassin wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 7:00 pm
300 win mag
Congrats on a brute an steady thinkin' :thumbup:

That's what I used on my 91" (7' 7") in Manitoba .. git's da' job done!!
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Re: Charged

Post by crow » November 26th, 2019, 7:56 am

Great shooting, good job holding it together on a nice bear.

I guess the old question of "does a bear poop in the woods" would still be unanswered as any poop in the area could of came from unnamed
sources.

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Re: Charged

Post by Southern Sportsman » November 26th, 2019, 9:34 am

I take back all the things I’ve ever said about using a 300 win mag for deer. At least for those hunting deer in bear country. Glad it worked out like it did.
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Re: Charged

Post by kythunter » November 26th, 2019, 11:26 am

Wow that is a crazy story!
My goodness things could have turned out bad glad you're okay.
Good shooting on a big ole bear.

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Re: Charged

Post by Hognutz » November 26th, 2019, 11:29 am

I gotta ask.. Did you have a bear license?
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Re: Charged

Post by appalachianassassin » November 26th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Hognutz wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 11:29 am
I gotta ask.. Did you have a bear license?
Lol... yes, and bear season is open. But, I wouldn't have killed him if he hadn't made me.
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Re: Charged

Post by ICDEDTURKES » November 26th, 2019, 12:45 pm

appalachianassassin wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Hognutz wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 11:29 am
I gotta ask.. Did you have a bear license?
Lol... yes, and bear season is open. But, I wouldn't have killed him if he hadn't made me.
Bwahaha I was gonna ask the same. Not that I'd judge if you didn't even a CO if you didn't have a tag called and explained wouldn't write you up, probably let you have it. You gotta do something wth that bear, rug, shoulder mount. Imagine if you ever have grandkids telling that story.

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P.s you were smart aiming down barrel most be dead fumbling get him in scope

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Re: Charged

Post by appalachianassassin » November 27th, 2019, 5:06 pm

Gonna do a shoulder mount. Hell yeah love bear meat
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Re: Charged

Post by Tail Feathers » November 30th, 2019, 10:16 pm

Scared?

Yeh, that seems to be the appropriate emotion. :lol: Glad that ended well!

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Re: Charged

Post by timbrhuntr » December 1st, 2019, 10:16 am

Lucky indeed !!

You can do a shoulder mount of a snarling bear and for a change it would be a true depiction lol

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Re: Charged

Post by firedup » December 2nd, 2019, 11:01 am

Dang! That's a tale to tell! That's a good size bear as well.

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