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#203161 - 11/04/19 05:10 PM Bear happy *****
cmnash
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This morning I headed to a favorite spot on public land, hoping favorable weather would bring me some luck. And did it...

I was fortunate enough to take this bear at first light when we crossed paths on a ridge top


I used my Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 with Federal Fusion factory loads on a hasty shot at about 20 yards. The bear reacted immediately and made a short run into the laurels. I heard him moan, but waited for the sky to brighten a couple of minutes before I followed the trail. There was no reason to worry. The 240 grain bonded hollow point was well placed, and had absolutely hammered him, leaving a copious blood trail.

Possibly the best part of the morning was that he was only a half mile from the truck, and even better, the drag was downhill.

I enjoy bear meat, and I am confident this guy will be good eating.


It has been a goal of mine to take a bear off of public land with my revolver for a while now. It feels good stalking these mountain ridges with just a sixgun on my hip, and my daypack.

This mornings hunt has left me genuinely happy.

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#203163 - 11/04/19 05:41 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: cmnash]
Randy M
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Way to go buddy. A good hunt most certainly doesn't have to be a long painful one.
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#203164 - 11/04/19 05:53 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: Randy M]
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Love it when things work out. Congratulations on a nice bear.

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#203165 - 11/04/19 05:56 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: wheelguns]
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Very well done - Congrats!

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#203168 - 11/04/19 06:22 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Great hunt, Matt! To get it with an iron sighted six shooter makes it even better - congrats!

I?m ready to go on another bear hunt, it just gets in your blood.
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#203170 - 11/04/19 06:53 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: KRal]
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Awesome hunt, and thanks for sharing.
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#203187 - 11/04/19 09:17 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: BRASF0311]
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This is so cool Matthew! I wish that we had a huntable population of bears in my county. Obviously, the Fusion bullets work well
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#203188 - 11/04/19 09:23 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: Franchise]
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Wat to go Matty? The Fusion bullet did its job....
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#203189 - 11/04/19 09:27 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: Franchise]
Okie Hunter
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Congrats. Black bear is on my bucket list.
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#203190 - 11/04/19 09:34 PM Re: Bear happy [Re: Okie Hunter]
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Nicely done Matt!
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