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tennesseemike
11-01-2012, 03:35 PM
missed a buck opening weekend of X1. It was a 3x3 but was running and I just shot instead of whistle to try and stop him for a clean shot at 75 yds. I only had about 2 seconds, I still feel sick to my stomach missing a reasonably close shot. ( first buck in CA I have missed).
So I bought a D 3-5 tag due to time restraints. Went to Eldorado Nat'l forest and got surprised by this monster. Took me 3 hours to get him in the back of my truck.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012052.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012051.jpghttp://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012050.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012047.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012048.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012049.jpg

A bunch of does we found lots of.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a45/mfischer/summerfall2012046.jpg

CRABBY
11-01-2012, 03:44 PM
Great post an some sweet pics,bet those suckers won't be missed....Don

tennesseemike
11-01-2012, 03:50 PM
He was full of apples, and had a .22 in the back of his neck. Someone who owns an orchard will be pleased. They wanted him gone.

Bainter1212
11-01-2012, 05:20 PM
Oooh nice bruin my friend. Bet you are glad you picked up that bear tag on a whim! Lol

tennesseemike
11-01-2012, 05:51 PM
it was around 400 lbs. I have seen about 5 or 6 bears in Tahoe and El Dorado Nat'l forest in the last 7 or 8 years now. So I buy a tag when I get my deer tags.

49erbassman
11-01-2012, 05:54 PM
Is that 2nd to last pic show 2 of them yogi's? Nice surprise for ya!


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bretmoua
11-02-2012, 10:16 AM
Nice bear. Congrats!

tennesseemike
11-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Is that 2nd to last pic show 2 of them yogi's? Nice surprise for ya!


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I had to cut it in half at the pelvis to get it in my truck. There is a pic of the head/torso and the back legs is the other half.