Shot this bear yesterday morning around 8:15. I had seen a 400lb+ bear in this spot last year and didn't shoot but decided if I seen it again I would. This bear came through and after I realized it wasn't the big one I put my gun down. He came in at about 30 yards and sure did offer a good shot so I figured I would take it. Shot right behind the shoulder and made it about 40 yards and run out of steam. Shooting Barnes tsx in my 243 this year and it did good. Dime size hole going in and quarter size going out. This bear did not bleed a drop until about 25 yards or so and then it was only a spec or 2. Wish I would have taken a picture of how much blood the hair was soaking up. Packed him out in 1 trip and it was rough. Weighed the head and hide and meat when I got home and it was 95 lb plus whatever my pack weighed. Will definitely make 2 trips next time!
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