Guided Hunt - A Great Value
Now, with two bears down
, it was time to go to work. Jim suggested we loadthe first bear before we went to look for the second.
That made sense to meas neither of us knew if we had a wounded bear waiting for us.
However, wewere reasonably confident of a good result as we had heard the moans.
Goodness, but bears are dense! Grabbing an ear or a paw and pulling, onewould think bears have bricks in their pockets.
Although the first bear wasnot as large as some taken in that region he was a handful for the two ofus.
Guided Hunt - Loading The Bear
God didn't provide any convenient handles on bears. Thankfully wewere able to bring the truck nearby.
If we had taken the bears on a slopeor across a clear cut we would have either had to use Jim's four- wheelerfor retrieval or skinned the bear in the field.
Now that we had the first bear loaded we proceeded down the road to wherethe next bear had been shot.
The second bear lay only a few feet beyond theditch, probably not 20' from where he was shot. My hunt was over.
Twobears within 10 minutes of each other! Battle scars on the boar's massivehead and a graying muzzle suggested the second bear was an older animal.
Later, when dropping off the hides and skulls with a local taxidermist whowould ship them for me, it was estimated the second bear was at least 10years old. The hide measured a strong 6'.
Both bears were well furred,coal black, and had long, shiny coats.
Finally, I have my bears! After three hunts in one decade my bears are inthe salt.
Although I have seldom had a guided hunt I know it often makessense to engage someone who has the experience and can provide logistics.
My successful bear hunt was no more cost than what I had spent on my twoprevious unsuccessful DIY bear hunts. The hunt was a great value.
I willconsider coming back to Nanika Guiding for a moose or maybe a grizzly.
would really love to shoot a mountain goat but I think it is well past timefor this old man to scale the mountain for a white goat. Of course,another black bear or two would certainly be fun!
Nanika Guiding Ltd.
R.R. #2, Site 21 Comp #1
Burns Lake, B.C.
250 695 6351 tel.
Website: Nanika Guiding
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