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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-03-2019, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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that stinks. I know the feeling. I shot at my first bear this MZ season at 15 yards, head on shot. Bled like a stuck pig for 100 yards, then went to tiny drops. Followed on hands and knees another 3-400 yards before I lost blood. No bear.

Same here we searched from 930 till it got dark
Over and over 100s of yards in every direction
The blood just stopped
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 07:16 AM
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Why did he wait 45 minutes to go tag the bear? Perhaps if he would have headed for the bear he would have seen it get up and shoot it again.
That was my first thought also....not tagging, but going immediately to see that it was indeed down. I would do that with anything, bear, deer, turkey etc. Sorry to hear he got away.
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Well, some lessons are learned the hard way. There’s a story from the camp next to mine, a guy shot a buck one year, and right after he tagged it, it got up and ran off, tag in ear. Luckily for him it didn’t go too far and he recovered it, but he never lived that one down!
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 07:29 AM
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Also had a duck that had been “dead” for hours fly out of the bed of my truck in the parking lot. Moral of the story, make sure your game is really dead.
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Also had a duck that had been “dead” for hours fly out of the bed of my truck in the parking lot. Moral of the story, make sure your game is really dead.
We had a pheasant fly out of the trunk of a car when we stopped to hunt another spot. It sure looked dead when we put it in there. We did get a good laugh out of it.
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7 years ago a guy hit a big bear early in the morning that did cartwheels down the mountain head over heels, blood everywhere. We tracked it until dark and went back the next day and picked up the trail and followed til late afternoon and never got it. Still a decent blood trail and where it would rub against trees it looked like you painted it on with a brush! Across a valley and over the next ridge, some die easy and some don't?
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