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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by tahoe2, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Member

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    Black Bear opens Aug 1st here in western Wa. Can't wait !! My son(15) passed his hunter safety course last wknd. He will be packin his Spanish mauser in 7x57 mauser w/160 grn Partitions and I, my Marlin 375 with 200grn Sierra Pro Hunter. Both rifles are open sighted for western Wa woods.
    that firs pic; the targets are 25yds, 50yds, & 100yds and my boy practicing, believe it or not its raining in those pics. but that's western Wa.
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  2. Feanor

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    Go get em, and good luck.
     

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  3. Gunnerboy

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    I cant wait either, took a 11 day vacation just to hunt bear..lol
     
  4. T.R.

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    A few years ago, I hunted black bear in Maine with my Marlin levergun in 35 Remington. Had a great hunt and took a blacky weighing approx 275 lbs or so.

    Good hunting to you.

    TR
     
  5. Alaskan

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    That is one thing I really love about Alaska. Four Black Bear a year and NO CLOSED SEASON. This one was taken on the Russian River in the Sanctuary area last spring.

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  6. kd7nqb

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    As a fellow Western WA shooter where what area are you hunting in? Black bear is something I have never hunted but always wanted to.
     
  7. tahoe2

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    kd7

    we are hunting on the Coyle/Dabob Bay penninsula a few miles west of the Hood Canal bridge in Jefferson County. It's been really hot, 80's & 90's,
    last couple of wknds, so no sightings, but we saw some scat, probably a week old, but no tracks or beds. It's usually best early morn, overcast & slightly foggy.
     
  8. maxfirm

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    How does the 7x57 Mouser stack up or compare to say maybe a 30-30 or a 45/75 Government? Whats good for Grizzly?
     
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    I love bear threads. :D I really do! :D
     
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