2018 Bear Kill thread

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Post'em up boys and tell us about it. Good luck.
 

Rabun

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Nice pic Rabun! Is that a Red Oak?
Thanks. Yes red oak. There's another bear below which I believe to be momma...chomped her teeth at me a few times. I must have bumped them. Don't think they were feeding in that tree just taking refuge. I have a short video I'll try posting.
 
And thanks to the guys who went out of their way to let me know I have some good guys to team up with and get it done. I hunt alone because my friends are wusses and scared of the bears. Given I had one huffing and chompin at me while walkin in this morning. Couldn't see it, it was dark still and it wasn't to far away. I did feel a little sketchy but that's part of it that makes the hunt even better. Already been a good year.
 
Glad to see some hitting the ground. I wish they would do away with the 75 lb minimum for 1 season to see what happens. My guess is a Lot of 90 and 100 pounders would be taken. Usually a 75lb bear or smaller will be with momma. With all the folks in the bear woods this year, how many deer or how much deer sign are you seeing?
 
Glad to see some hitting the ground. I wish they would do away with the 75 lb minimum for 1 season to see what happens. My guess is a Lot of 90 and 100 pounders would be taken. Usually a 75lb bear or smaller will be with momma. With all the folks in the bear woods this year, how many deer or how much deer sign are you seeing?
I’ve seen maybe TWO bears in all my years hunting the mountains that were under 75 pounds and alone. Lots of 70ish pounders with momma.
Lots of bear activity low. Both bears I’ve seen were under 2500 ft.
Acorns more prevalent low. Not a lot of deer sign yet, but I’ve seen a lot of movement.
 
I hunted Hooch saturday. Heard one shot late saturday afternoon. found piles of acorn caps and hulls and scat but no bears. gonna try again next weekend..
congrats to the killers!
 
Glad to see some hitting the ground. I wish they would do away with the 75 lb minimum for 1 season to see what happens. My guess is a Lot of 90 and 100 pounders would be taken. Usually a 75lb bear or smaller will be with
Glad to see some hitting the ground. I wish they would do away with the 75 lb minimum for 1 season to see what happens. My guess is a Lot of 90 and 100 pounders would be taken. Usually a 75lb bear or smaller will be with momma. With all the folks in the bear woods this year, how many deer or how much deer sign are you seeing?
No deer, no deer sign, havnt seen a deer or a track hunting hooch In 5 yrs now, only get to come up a weekend or two a year though. See them at unicoi from time to time while camping
 
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No deer, no deer sign, havnt seen a deer or a track hunting hooch In 5 yrs now, only get to come up a weekend or two a year though. See them at unicoi from time to time while camping
I've seen deer almost everytime hunting there. Saw a little 4 or 6 pointer that had gotten spooked and ran by me last December. Lately its been hogs more than anything
 

GTHunter

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I got my first bear this weekend on one of the early rifle hunts. She was 125 pounds field dressed and about killed me packing it down the mountain. I strapped her onto my climber and hiked out not realizing how heavy she was. I also shot a nice boar hog the day before. I will do a full write up of the hunt story later today or tomorrow.

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