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Taking a bear with a bow is not something that comes easy. I hunt with 3 guys regularly and decisions that were made last night make me proud to call them friends.
Around 4:00 a sow with 3 cubs came out into the field, all of us had the opportunity at one point or another to take her or one of them. NONE even drew back.
Around 5:00 I had a 200lb male about 55yds from me, but opted to pass due to length of shot. Found out one of the other guys had a bigger bear about the same distance and also chose to pass.
It makes me proud to know that some of the people around me carry the same ethics as me and it bodes well for their welcome to continue on the farms.
It also makes me wonder.........how many others would have just slung an arrow?

Pick your hunting partners carefully guys and remember, it sometimes only takes one incident to find out who they really are inside. Three guys passed up the opportunity to do what many say can't be done without baiting because their better judgement kicked in. Can you say the same about yourself and your partners?

Be safe out there guys and make good decisions

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:26 AM
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Good post... and good luck to you, 4C.

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Good post... and good luck to you, 4C.

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Thanks Steve, same to you

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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 PM
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Thats what youre supposed to do. 55 yards at a bear is crazy in my opinion. I know nobody I hunt with would have even considered it. There are more ethical sportsmen out there than you think.
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That's awesome, you guys got some ETHICS and should be PROUD
Waaayyy too many people watching tv then go out and start slinging arrows with no regards or ethics at all.
Congrats!

Carve your successes in stone ,
Leave your failures in the sand.
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it sometimes only takes one incident to find out who they really are inside.
I agree with this statement.
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Sounds like you have a fine group of guys around you.
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Well Done to all of you.....
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4c, sounds like you have a great crew! I hunt with a group very similar guys and I've gotta say it's a true blessing. Best of luck to you guys!
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If you continue to do what you're doing, you'll only get what you have gotten.
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