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Title: First longbow bear **more pictures added**
Post by: Joeabowhunter on June 11, 2013, 07:23:00 PM
Hello Fella's,
Just returned from Manitoba and scored on my first colour bear which was also my first traditional bear.  This was my 5th bear and I've shot bigger but this was the most special one for me to date.

Resident cub we called "Toughie".  He would growl, snap and woof at every bear that came in then when they looked at him he would run higher up the tree.

   (http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/Joeabowhunter/e955aef6-9b50-4a35-9458-a4b980cddf27_zps19413e0b.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/Joeabowhunter/media/e955aef6-9b50-4a35-9458-a4b980cddf27_zps19413e0b.jpg.html)

My Son Cameron is hidden nicely in the tree next to me.  He was only about 5 yards away.  It was his first time bear hunting and in the first 10 minutes had a young bear in his tree at arms length....  He handled it better than his Dad would have.  The curious bear shimmied down after a few words were said to him.

   (http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/Joeabowhunter/01f70a28-a395-425c-b74c-466f3c039fa9_zpsb05084fb.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/Joeabowhunter/media/01f70a28-a395-425c-b74c-466f3c039fa9_zpsb05084fb.jpg.html)

Just a nice picture of one of the many bears we saw.


   (http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/Joeabowhunter/4eb446d0-0081-4b40-9c5b-4332f3863f0a_zps4e35fcd6.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/Joeabowhunter/media/4eb446d0-0081-4b40-9c5b-4332f3863f0a_zps4e35fcd6.jpg.html)


This is a view from my stand.  My arrow ended up wedged between the barrel and tree.

   (http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/Joeabowhunter/3a186f38-c79d-47fe-ba57-a2a370a133ed_zps41fa3f7f.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/Joeabowhunter/media/3a186f38-c79d-47fe-ba57-a2a370a133ed_zps41fa3f7f.jpg.html)

      (http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/Joeabowhunter/ca276ff4-660a-4eea-ab61-6e160696efcb_zps54d10504.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/Joeabowhunter/media/ca276ff4-660a-4eea-ab61-6e160696efcb_zps54d10504.jpg.html)

 

I took the bear on the left on the third night of our hunt.  With bad weather forcasted and the excitement of watching my Son shoot his first bear ever (the one on the right) I decided to drop the string.  This beautiful cinamon bear walked in from my right.  As soon as I saw that bear everything went into auto-pilot.  I drew back my 55lb Cari-bow S Lynx to a solid anchor, leaned forward on the seat and focused hard on my spot.  My CX Heritage with the 200 gr VPA zipped right through slamming into the tree and barrel behind the bear.  At impact the bear turned to run and I could see massive blood flow immediately.  The bear expired and gave the death moans only 45 yards from the shot.


Joe
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Post by: NIGEL01 on June 11, 2013, 07:26:00 PM
awesome!!
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Post by: Timberking on June 11, 2013, 09:03:00 PM
Great job!!!!
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Post by: TxAg on June 11, 2013, 11:17:00 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: Longbow1953 on June 12, 2013, 04:33:00 PM
Nice   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Sean B on June 12, 2013, 06:01:00 PM
Congrats!!
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Post by: Jayrod on June 12, 2013, 09:37:00 PM
great job!!!
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Post by: Big Ed on June 13, 2013, 07:46:00 AM
Very nice!!!
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Post by: duffer1565 on June 13, 2013, 09:01:00 AM
Congrats!!
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Post by: Bisch on June 13, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
Cool deal! I'm sitting on a plane now, em route to my first bear hunt.

Congrats to both of y'all!

Biach
Title: Re: First longbow bear **more pictures added**
Post by: Joeabowhunter on June 13, 2013, 02:42:00 PM
Thanks to all.

Good luck on your hunt Bisch.
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Post by: Longbowlogan on June 13, 2013, 02:54:00 PM
Congrats on a fine bear!
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Post by: mmgrode on June 13, 2013, 03:52:00 PM
Congrats!  Bear hunting is some of the most fun a guy can have!
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on June 13, 2013, 07:39:00 PM
Congrats, Nice bears and to share it with your son must have been real special.   :clapper:
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Post by: VictoryHunter on June 17, 2013, 02:27:00 PM
Great photos. This is a great story and must have been very special since you were able to share it with your son. Congrats to both of you on great bears!
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Post by: Josh Perdue on June 17, 2013, 03:25:00 PM
awesome, congrats to you both
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Post by: thunder1 on June 17, 2013, 08:55:00 PM
Nice story and and pics
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Post by: bansheewins on July 03, 2013, 01:03:00 PM
Congrats and great photos
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Post by: Anointed Archer on July 05, 2013, 07:51:00 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: oldgoat on July 05, 2013, 08:47:00 AM
Congrats to Both of you. I too got my first trad bear this spring.
Bob
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Post by: Coonbait on July 07, 2013, 02:12:00 PM
Great looking bears to you and your son! Congratulations
Glenn
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Post by: daveycrockett on July 07, 2013, 06:46:00 PM
congrats!   :thumbsup:    :campfire:
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Post by: JB on July 07, 2013, 08:11:00 PM
Nice Job. Nothing better than getting to hunt with your kids. You have good taste in bows to.
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Post by: Joeabowhunter on July 08, 2013, 09:54:00 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

JB...I love that bow.

Joe
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Post by: TJK68 on August 12, 2013, 03:54:00 PM
Awesome story and pics, congrats to you and your son.
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Post by: KentuckyTJ on August 13, 2013, 07:48:00 AM
Fantastic
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Post by: Tater on August 21, 2013, 12:38:00 PM
Congrats...that's a beautiful color phase Bear..!
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Post by: JMSmithy on August 21, 2013, 09:06:00 PM
I've been fortunate enough to get a number of bears, in various places around our great country, over the years.....

My most memorable one??

Spot and stalk in Alaska?

Boat around Prince Edward Sound?

Swamp stalk, northern Manitoba?

Horseback in Colorado?

Nope

The baited stand in Maine sitting/filming my 13 year old son opening night     :clapper:      :archer2:       !!!
Title: Re: First longbow bear **more pictures added**
Post by: Joeabowhunter on August 22, 2013, 02:50:00 PM
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Originally posted by JMSmithy:
I've been fortunate enough to get a number of bears, in various places around our great country, over the years.....

My most memorable one??

Spot and stalk in Alaska?

Boat around Prince Edward Sound?

Swamp stalk, northern Manitoba?

Horseback in Colorado?

Nope

The baited stand in Maine sitting/filming my 13 year old son opening night      :clapper:        :archer2:        !!!
JMSmithy, you've had some fantastic hunts.  Glad you could experience that extra special hunt with your son too!

Joe
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Post by: BRONZ on August 24, 2013, 10:31:00 AM
Fantastic stuff!  Love the pic with your bow in the foreground.  Thx for being a Dad who takes his kids!
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on August 25, 2013, 09:16:00 AM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Great bears!