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Old 12-04-2023, 04:19 PM
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got to my high perch at 7:30 this morning, at 7:50 I spotted a bear in the nest at 400 yards. This my view on 10X

It never moved till 2:30 PM, then it got up and walked to open timber, so I harvested #15 at 388 yaards with my 6.5 creedmoor AR10. turns out it was a 200# dry sow

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Old 12-05-2023, 03:59 AM
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That's great RR.

After this season I'm more motivated by bear than I am deer.

Already planning for next PA deer season and may look into other state options as well. I'd like to stick one with the bow over bait somewhere.

Great bear! How was recovery? Drop quick?

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Congrats, you have had quite a year. That is a good bear.
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Old 12-05-2023, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
That's great RR.

After this season I'm more motivated by bear than I am deer.

Already planning for next PA deer season and may look into other state options as well. I'd like to stick one with the bow over bait somewhere.

Great bear! How was recovery? Drop quick?

-Jake
Ran downhill about 100 yards and piled up, rolled it 50 yards to the bottom of the hill, then got a buddy to help drag it 50 yards and load on the truck. All in all was one of the easiest retrievals on one I killed while hunting alone, thanks all!
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
Ran downhill about 100 yards and piled up, rolled it 50 yards to the bottom of the hill, then got a buddy to help drag it 50 yards and load on the truck. All in all was one of the easiest retrievals on one I killed while hunting alone, thanks all!

That's why I like to hunt uphill. Any recovery will be down hill! Lol.


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Old 12-05-2023, 01:37 PM
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Jake, this is my perch, anywhere they go is downhill, I just drive around for the retrieval.
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