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    • StixStix
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      I would like to send all my brothers and sisters of the bow wishes for a Joyous, Healthy, Prosperous, and. Adventurous 2021. God’s blessings to you all and your families.

       

      (2020 Longbow Bear)

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    • richard roop
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      Awesome !!!!

      Details ?????

    • StixStix
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      Hunted in a natural blind about 20 yards from a spring. Rifle/archery bear season overlap, hence the hunter orange.

      One bright spot in a very mind-numbing 2020

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Stix

      Very nice bear – well done!  Great way to start the New Year off….What weight longbow, arrow and Bhead? What state?

      Scout aka Ray

       

    • StixStix
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      Colorado, 50# Black Hunter longbow, Gold Tip Hunter Carbons 500 spine arrows, 145 grain Bear Paw German Jaeger 2 blade broadhead.

      I took the bear out whole after field dressing on game cart. 273 lbs. Estimated live weight 310 lbs.

      Bear meat is unbelievably delicious when done right. Season with salt/pepper. Sear roast in frying pan with olive oil, then into crockpot with balsamic vinegar (or balsamic vinaigrette dressing), beef stock, minced garlic, sliced onion.

      Serve on a bed of white rice.

      By far my favorite big game animal for table fair to hunt.

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    • ethan
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      Great bear!!  Happy New Year!

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Stix

      I agree bear meat is great. I always render the fat into bear grease for my leather gear. Although if you use it on your boots , you will get some interesting reactions from your friends dogs — haha.

      Which game cart did you use? Or did you make your own.

      Scout aka Ray

    • StixStix
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      I’ve had the game cart for 25 years. Got it from either bass pro or cabelas. So I’m not sure of brand. It’s all steel, dual 12″ hard wheels. I think it has a 350# weight limit.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Styx

      Obviously a good cart, lasting this long. They probably don’t make as sturdy these days.

      I have thought about trying to build one,  but never seem to get around to it…got to be easier ( in some terrain) than hauling parts in the back pack.

      Congrats again, great way to start the year….

      Scout aka Ray

    • redz
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      Congratulations on the bear! Happy New Year everybody!

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