Hunting & Fishing Montana Black Bear!!

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Just got back home from a really fun bear hunt in Western Montana. On the second evening, from one glassing spot I saw big horn sheep, mountain goats, elk, mule deer, 3 grizzly bears and this black bear that I shot at 450 meters with my GAP .308. Thats a red letter day I wont soon forget!!

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Next morning was spent skinning and packing..

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3 grizz....pic taken through a Zeiss spotter at 1700 meters.

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Nice bear, been out once this spring no luck. Just tons and tons of moose.
 

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Nice bear! Where about in Western Montana? My wife and I just bought a retirement home just outside Whitehall, looking foward to doing some hunting myself.
 

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Nice bear, Pat! What pack did you use and how did it work out for you?
 

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Nice bear and nice shooting PGS! Nice rifle and pack set up also. Congratulations!
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: coldboremiracle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice Bear indeed! was that a 155 scenar? </div></div>

Thats what I used....it worked to perfection leaving a 1" exit hole.

Cinch, That pack is an Eberlystock X1.

Notellum Ridge.....one of my favorite black bear spots......grin!
 

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Nice bear. Friend of mine heads out monday for Boise to go after his first bear.
 

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    Wish I could get on the Mtn. over 3 feet of new snow and 6 to 8 foot tall drifts.... gonna slow it down for a while. Rifle season just opened the 15th
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    psinclair

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    The best is yet to come....I'll bet that giant you saw last fall is roaming around there somewhere close by...
     

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    Really nice Pat, looks like a great hunt. Did you just hold the camera up to the lens on your spotting scope to get that picture?
     

    psinclair

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    Greg, With a little practice its not too difficult to get a through the scope pic. I would have tried to take one of the black bear first but I didnt really have enough time and didnt want to risk losing my shot..
     

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    I'll have to try it. Actually was looking at a Nikon spotting scope with a camera attachment.

    I know what you mean on losing the shot....
     

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    Hey Pat great bear! What is the black ring on the barrel, by the forend of the stock? Kinda looks like electricians tape.
     

    psinclair

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    Thats what it is....I use it to cover the muzzle keeping rain, snow and dirt out. My muzzle was taped when I shot the bear..nice to have a little spare tape to recover it..
     

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: oam</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice bear man, by the way thanks for the invite... </div></div>

    Owen,

    Set aside 4 or 5 days next May and we'll go hunt one for you....spring black bear is one of my favorite hunts.
     

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    Nice pics Pat. Sounds like a fun time.

    There are no sheep in MT...grin!
     

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    Nice bear PGS!! I see there are a few members on the hide that live on the hi-line! Get any of those monster whitetail from your area?