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Isaac
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Flintlock Bear Reply with quote

First of all, let me apologize for my odd mix of clothing (modern and historical items) after 10 years of applying for a WI tag and only having 3 days to hunt, I really was more focused on succesfully shooting a bear with the fusil.

That stated, I sat for 9 hours on Fri. and only saw this one. I passed it up knowing there were bigger bears around (at this point they are getting pushed more and more nocturnal). Nothing else came that day. Second day of my 3 days of hunting came, I sat all day and was seeing nothing. I was feeling like I very well may not get a bear. At around 5:30 pm on Sat. this one came in again. This time I did not hesitate. 9yd shot with the fusil de chasse... double lung, she went 20 yds and fell dead. I was thinking she was a bit small but she tipped the scale at 204 pounds. As a sow, that was definately an adult but not the monster boars we had been seeing. In spite of that, she was a beautiful bear (even has a nice white V on the chest, brown muzzle and brown "eyebrows"), and was my first bear.



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Location: South of the Falls of the Ohio on Otter Creek
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is outstanding! Great kill! I've never been around bears (and they haven't been around me because I've never been in an area where I could hunt them), but I would love to be able to do it someday. Nine yards? And with a flintlock? What could be cooler? Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrads to you!Looks like a nice bear.I`ll be taking my flintlock out for bear this year instead of my 30-30.I hope I do as well as you did.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice!! Thank you for the pictures... I just love to take my flinter out, makes it feel like hunting should.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bear. Nice fusil.

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