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 Post subject: ... and my first bear
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 6:22 am 
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Finally got my first bear. I made the decision 25 years ago if i ever shot a bear it would be with the bow. I have taken pictures of them over the years and sat beside my friend take one with the rifle, but i stuck to my bow over the years.
He finally showed up. I watched him come down from 80 yards away and sauntered into range. Making no mistake i placed the arrow right where it needed to go. I watched as he took off through the prickly ash and then heard nothing.
I went back to the house and got the tracks on the argo and headed back. The trail started right at the arrow where it was a complete passthrough. 40 yards later he was laying there.
I drove the argo through the prickly ash (tracks work great for that) and winched him out into an opening and up into the back for the ride home.
I have fought through shoulder injuries and surgeries the last few years but this hunt has kept me driving on to use my bow. I set up the target in my hayloft and been strengthening and practicing for that moment.
It was all worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 4:21 am 
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Adventure,

Congratulations!

Thank you for the great story. Definitely an example of perseverance and working hard to accomplish what you planned to do 25 years ago.


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