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Old 10-05-2021, 07:06 AM
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Went out with a veterans organization to SE Oklahoma and was lucky enough to arrow this bear this past Sunday. Not big for most states but average for here. Bear season hasn't been a thing here for very long and up until recently there was a quota of 20 a season statewide. The game warden that checked it in estimated to be just over the 200 lb mark.

7 vets where hunting this 2.5 day hunt and we were able to put a tag on 2 bear. Pretty dang good success and we got to make several new friends to boot. Any Vets that are on Huntingnet I highly recommend looking up some veteran organizations in your state and getting involved. You will be surprised and what a difference it can make in yours and others lives.
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Old 10-05-2021, 07:50 AM
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Old 10-05-2021, 08:09 AM
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congrats to you
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Old 10-05-2021, 11:33 AM
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That's a beautiful looking bear!

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Old 10-05-2021, 01:46 PM
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Just checked the wildlife department website for here and there were only 72 bears taken last season state wide!
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Old 10-05-2021, 03:09 PM
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Way to go Kelly! Nice looking bear.
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Old 10-05-2021, 04:48 PM
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Congrats. In 2 weeks I will be in CO trying to fill a bear tag. If I am successful it will be my 3rd bear and probably my last. What you have there is exactly what I am looking for. A good eating sized bear with a good skin I can have soft tanned and use as a throw over the back of the couch since I already have 2 made into rugs with an open mouth.
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Old 10-05-2021, 06:28 PM
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I remember my first bear, good memories.
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Old 10-05-2021, 06:29 PM
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Well done Kelly. I hope to secure my 4th bear tag in 2022
The other 3, well family first.
love nothing.more than whack a bear with my sharps black powder.

Well done sir. And thank you for your service.
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:01 AM
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Congratulations Kelly on getting your bear! This year up here a majority of bears are getting tagged in the 200 to 250 range as well as a few bruins coming around the 500 mark..
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