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    Oregon Coast Spring Bear 2013

    I was able to fill my spring bear tag a few days ago so I figured I should post a few pics....

    I was getting a little anxious due to only seeing one bear so far in 6 weeks of hunting but I still hunted within 50 yards of this guy the other evening and he filled the bill nicely. Not the biggest boar I've killed by any means but probably the oldest judging by tooth wear....and how tough the stew meat is.

    Beautiful jet black hide.....


    And I was happy to kill another one with the old Winchester.


    Good luck to anybody still after a spring bear!

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    Nice job Joe!
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

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    Great bear

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    Nice bear Joe. It goes to show that persistence pays off.

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    Congrats!! Nice bear!

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    Really nice. Spring bear hunting is on my list of "to do's". Unfortunately Colorado doesn't have a spring season! Maybe next year???

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    I saw your thread on ifish Joe. I sure like your style, you are a rare breed my friend. AKA Timber Hunter.

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    That is a really nice bear Joe, congrats.

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    Thanks guys! It was fun but I'm dying for something to hunt now.....wife and I are about to head out and try and photograph a bear or two.

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    Great job Joe!

 

 

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