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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

I posted this in the outfitters section but had to throw it up here for you guys too!

After 3 years in Maine with the flinter and seeing bears but not getting a shot the "God of Flinters" blessed me with a 25yd shot and score!

From 6:45pm unitl I shot at 7:30pm 3 bears came in and were either at the bait or looking at me from the bottom of the ladder stand. One was a cub and the other 2 were in the 100lb to 150 lb class. I got 20 minutes of video as the 2 larger bears visited the bait barrel. During that time you can here the hammer click and see the bear react to the sound. Even with his head in the barrel he heard it and ran off. I pulled the set trigger and she did not seem to hear that and waited for the shot.


My Lyman GPR, modified hunter barrel for lefty, 90gr. 2F 777, 5 gr 3f BP, 4f BP in pan and Lyman peeps put the 245gr aerotip PB home behind the front right shoulder, through the heart and lodging in the breast bone. The bear was standing on it's hind legs holding the bait barrel when I shot. It went about 50 yds before expiring. She weighed 120lbs before dressing and about 4.5 feet tall standing on hind legs.
I know it's "blasphemy" using 777 and PB's but it's working for me and has been a proven combination for does, a trophy buck, fallow deer and a 200lb hog.

A huge thanks to Katahdin Valley Outfitters http://www.katahdinvalley-outfitters.com Steve Nissley and his family for a first class experience from arrival to departure!!


Here are the pics:


View of bait from stand


at recovery site. A happy Hunter!!


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on the skinning table
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 03:17 PM
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Re: Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

Great job! Congratulations on a beautiful bear and a trophy hunt you'll never forget. Thank you for sharing, that is one beautiful bear. Don't worry about the 777, I saw use what works best for you.
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Congratulations on a fine trophy taken with a flintlock!

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 12:26 PM
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Re: Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

congrats
you need to show that gun off with the prize
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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I was so excited I did not get 1 pic with my gun. Very disappointed about that. Will have to wait now till it comes home from taxidermist.
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Re: Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

NICE!

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Congrats !!!

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Congrats Jester!
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Re: Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

no pics?

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 12:23 PM
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Re: Flinter Maine Black Bear 2011

PK nice work man, and great pic's. What are you going to shoot next?? Did I shoot the same gun??

We still on in oct??

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