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Old 10-14-2017, 06:09 PM
Yotes2Call Yotes2Call is offline
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Location: Buffalo, Wyoming
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Default My Wyoming 2016 Fall Black Bear

I had 5 years of history with this color phase, notched ear boar…
This bear showed up to my bait area the first time in October of 2012 after I’d taken another mature boar in September.
He was already bigger then my 55 gal bait barrel !

For the next few years, I only ever got 2 daytime pics of him right before dark settled in. He was a smart old boar and very keen to the baiting game I think.
I believe he knew things weren’t quite natural and only visited during the cover of darkness from 2012 to early 2016.
I have 10’s of thousands of pictures and countless hours of trail cam video from that time frame.

During the first part of the 2016 Fall season here in Wyoming, he showed again and I got my first morning pictures of him days before season started.
This got me very excited that I might get a chance at him. Over the next couple months, we played cat and mouse with each other. I started thinking that I needed to try to call him with my FOXPRO CS24-C in the evenings.
We are very lucky here in Wyoming and can use our FOXPRO’s to call everything but waterfowl. He had showed a few nights within about 30 minutes of sunset making me realize he had to be hanging close by and maybe the call would get him in before shooting light faded.

I got to my stand early, set out my CS24-C close to the base of a tree about 43 yards away from my stand and let things quit down for about an hour.
I started off with a few cub distress and then did some jaw snaps/huffs. After a few times doing this, I looked at my watch and knew I had about 20 to 25 minutes left before dark.
I caught a movement from the corner of my eye and there he was !! 8 to 10 yards away from the base of my tree. He was standing there looking around for the other bears that were making the sounds. He crossed right in front of me and circled the caller down below. Finally, he moved to the left and I got a good shot at him. He didn’t go 20 yards after the shot. The FOXPRO did it …. After five years of waiting, watching and hoping.

He measured 7'3" long and 476 lbs his skull is 20" plus. Will be back shortly and will be measured dried.


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Old 10-16-2017, 02:58 AM
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Congrats Nice Bear
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