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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post


    Here is a bear my dad treed that a friend took the photo and put it on canvas. When I find the original I will scan it.

    The original is way better. I have a ton of ca bear photos I just need to scan em.
    The way the reflection of the window blinds falls on the picture, looks like a brick wall merging into a tree trunk. Some times, I am sure the hounds feel like it is a brick wall. Very cool, although unintended, visual effect. Great picture.
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    I killed this bear in 2005 in Trinity County. My fellow hunters (houndsmen) were thoroughly "ticked" off at me, as I turned down 5 bears over three days before shooting this one. Green score was 20 3/16", but after drying (and boiling!!) by taxidermist, the final measurement was 19 15/16". At that time, this was the SCI #10 Inland Black Bear taken with a handgun. We had to carry him out in pieces, which always seems to be the rule for me, as I never find the one that trees "right next to the road". At any rate, the estimated live weight was 550-600 lbs. He was a bear of "good taste".
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    Good looking bear sawfish, I like them black ones, they make good looking rugs.

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    Very nice bear sawfish, I hope to take one with a handgun some day too
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Good looking bear sawfish, I like them black ones, they make good looking rugs.
    They sure do! I have two that have been rugged, and this bear was done as a full mount. Have a nice blonde bear (Shasta County)hide in the freezer (tanned) that I will do something with in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muleys 24/7 View Post
    Very nice bear sawfish, I hope to take one with a handgun some day too
    I will tell you the 100% truth. If you carry a rifle (along with your handgun) when you are hunting, and hope to get a shot with your handgun, it is probably not going to happen. I did that for years on various hunts. I wore my old Super Blackhawk almost shiny, but never fired a shot through the pistol. Dealing with a rifle when game is spotted, while trying to access your handgun, is just too cumbersome. I never killed anything with a handgun (other than small game) when I had my rifle. Lack of confidence in handgun shooting skills, as well as the comfortable crutch of the rifle, prey on human frailties. I left my rifle at home fifteen years ago, and have hunted exclusively with my handguns ever since.

    Although it no longer matters (in this state), my one exception would be when hunting bear with hounds. I grew up hunting deer with my Uncles in the Louisiana swamps. Most of them were houndsmen, so I understand the value and importance of a good hunting dog. At the option of the houndsman, I would use a rifle to ensure the bear was dead when it hit the ground, in order to avoid injury to the dogs. Thankfully, the guys that I hunted with when I killed this bear were confident in my handgunning skills, and I did not let them down.
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    Know thats a Bear..... Nice BEAR......

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    Those be some biggin's for sure !

 

 

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