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September 28, 2009, 03:31 AM
Took this 450 # Bear on September 19 at 7:30 pm at 70 yards with a 45/70 using a 405 gr. Rem. Core lock.The first shot was true to its mark but jest rolled off. I could not believe he jest hunch up and went about his business so I jacked round two this round hit high on the back putting it down.


September 28, 2009, 11:03 AM
Congratulations on a fine bear. Good things do happen for good people. Way to go partner!

September 28, 2009, 01:39 PM
Congratulations, nice bear. I wish more people would post a picture of there game with a short story.

September 28, 2009, 01:45 PM
Awesome trophy! What area were you hunting?

September 28, 2009, 09:35 PM
Got a big black bear above the house here, attacking my deer feeder. Set the trail cam up yesterday to try and get some photos.

September 28, 2009, 09:54 PM
Congrats on the trophy! Some day I will hunt me one of those big beasts! Possibly up in ontario next year...Nice bear!

September 29, 2009, 06:01 AM
Thanks all I am hunting the red oak Bmu. We had a great bear season at camp this year. Mine was the largest of the five bears taken every tag was filled. We seen a total of eighteen bear in five days of hunting. I will post pictures of the rest as they come in from the other hunters. I know I was hunting a good bear When I fond this sign post he left see new picture.


September 29, 2009, 07:29 PM
Thats one magnificent bear! But tell me how where the bugs, I've only been on one Mich bear hunt and the mosquitoes and flies where just horrendous! I came to the conclusion that me shooting a bear or the bear getting me would be judged a mercy killing.

Old Grump
September 29, 2009, 10:20 PM
You roasting or BBQ'ing.

September 30, 2009, 12:49 PM
kitgun mosquitoes and flies where bad the first two weeks of baiting then we had a hard frost knocked them to nothing

Old grump roasting & BBQ'ing don’t forget the cast iron with taters & gravy

Jest got back from the taxidermist I went with a full mount standing making the scratch in the cedar the picture above.


September 30, 2009, 03:12 PM
The bear that I took last year went 232# and I thought that it was a good sized bear, not a giant, but good for a Michigan blackie. Yours is a true monster! If I had it to do over I would have got a full mount also when after the fact I found that the cost wasn't much more than the rug that I had done. If you don't mind telling, who is the taxidermist that you are using. Again, congratulations on a great bear.:)

James R. Burke
October 3, 2009, 03:34 PM
Congradulations!!! Very nice Bear.

October 8, 2009, 06:24 PM
Sportdog I have used the same taxidermist on all our bear. Jan is very good
with bear a little on the high end but well worth it. Sorry it took so long been at camp



October 9, 2009, 08:51 AM
Great bear! Where abouts did you get him? That is if you dont mind me asking.

October 9, 2009, 02:02 PM
Roscommon Co.