My Sister-In-Law's first Black Bear/Biggame animal


May 7, 2012, 01:15 PM
I guided my sister in law for bears this spring.
This was the first bear she has ever seen in the wild. We stalked to within 150 yards(from425). One shot from the ruger M77 in 7.62x39 (150 gr. Sierras), and the job was done!

Congrats to my little lady, and may there be
Many more to come!

Deer, look out here she comes! Lol!

I will try to post a picture, but cant do it from photobucket at the moment.y I-phone wont allow me to copy the link.
Maybe later with the computer.

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May 8, 2012, 03:00 AM
Is she new to hunting? Congrats to her!

May 8, 2012, 09:24 AM

Thankyou for the post, seems like no one else is interested.

Yes she just started hunting last fall for ducks and geese.
She really likes it. Her excitement and entusiasm is wonderful!

Straight shootin and keep it fun guys

May 8, 2012, 11:47 AM
Congrats on the successful hunt :)

May 8, 2012, 12:46 PM
That's pretty awesome

How big was the bear?

May 8, 2012, 01:14 PM
Nice bear. Where r u located

May 8, 2012, 02:37 PM
The bear was estimated at 350 lbs. +-
6 foot long hide.
A good healthy boar nearing his prime.

We are located in northern Alberta, Canada.
The bears are starting to move around looking for the green grass.

May 8, 2012, 02:54 PM
Sorry guy, double post

Sergei Mosin
May 8, 2012, 09:39 PM
Nice paw!

I do feel compelled to observe that you guys appear to be on a railroad right of way, and it looks like there's some gear between the rails. Trains take a long time to stop - for your own safety, please don't trespass on the railroad.

May 9, 2012, 09:27 AM
Thankyou for your concern. Seriously.

But, were I am located, and these tracks, we certainly are in NO danger.

And tresspassing on a railroad is not an issue here.
This is where the bear was dragged to to get him out of the bush. Just so we are CLEAR.
If a person uses even the smallest amount of common sense, they will never have an issue.

May 10, 2012, 01:03 AM

Thankyou for the post, seems like no one else is interested.

It was just late when we started. :)

May 10, 2012, 01:04 AM
Where is this anyways? You don't have to give me the street address, but what state?

May 10, 2012, 03:12 AM
We are located in northern Alberta, Canada.

There ya go BBQ

May 10, 2012, 03:33 AM
Nice picture! Nice Bear! And Nice Shooting! I just started deer hunting this past fall but have yet to harvest an animal. I greatly look forward to my first successful hunt.

Side note on the iPhone I have had similar trouble; what I do now is use the photobucket app to upload my picture(s) and then goto the website, click the photo to view it and I am able to copy the bottom row [IMG] code on the right side of the page. Hope this helps!
Again congrats to you and your Sis-in-law!

May 11, 2012, 10:41 PM
There ya go BBQ

Thanks, I'm a dummy.

May 11, 2012, 11:00 PM
Great job guiding and introducing a new hunter to the sport ! Only problem I see is now she might think it is always easy ! :) Kevin

May 11, 2012, 11:13 PM
she's cute

May 11, 2012, 11:24 PM
Wondered when that post would appear.

It's awesome to see new hunters having success early on in our traditions. I doubt anything turns non-hunters off faster than unsuccessful hunts. Congrats and keep up the good work and keep the fire going.

May 12, 2012, 06:20 PM
Nice bear! I'd still be grinning too!

May 12, 2012, 08:43 PM
Dhunter, Hope to see more photos of the bear. Are you able to set up bait stations in Alberta? If so did you use bait? Do you recommend cover scents? I am hoping to go black bear hunting for my first time this fall. Asking questions and reading lots.


May 12, 2012, 08:48 PM
Looks like an awesome hunt! Congrats! Good lookin' girl, too! My kind'a girl, too! Love me them huntin' types lol.

May 12, 2012, 11:23 PM
Very nice! Beautiful black bear, and a great way to get her started on big-game hunting.

May 12, 2012, 11:40 PM
Congrats......Cool photo composition!

May 12, 2012, 11:50 PM
good job on the Big Blackie ! :O and as for deer ? ,,,, you better show that girl an elk or a moose !

ps; I live west of GP Alta on the BC -Alberta border,,, howwwdy neighbor !

May 16, 2012, 05:23 PM
The bears are really moving up here.
We saw 5 or more each evening.

Just a matter of time before a big boy walks out.

May 16, 2012, 10:49 PM
Very nice harvest, based on that front paw, it appears to be a well developed animal.

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