Headed out with a buddy to his and his Uncles bear hunting spots Friday night. It's always been something I've wanted to do, especially with my bow, so I had to take them up with their offer to allow me hunt there. The game plan was to have me in one tree and my buddy in the next tree over videoing. I've never hunted bears before so I had asked him to give me a thumbs up to let me know if it was a shooter( I'm not too concerned about getting the worlds biggest bear I just wanted something decent). He saw a lone bear coming in before I saw it, then it came into both of our views. I looked over and he gave me a thumbs up, so knowing it was an average size bear I grabbed my bow and nocked the arrow. He came to the barrel but when I drew back he looked at me and turned. He was walking away and with my deer hunting mentality I had a small opening between 2 trees before he was behind cover so as he stepped into the opening I let him have it. We gave him some time and got down with some light to do the tracking, we followed a massive blood trail for quite a ways and then heard him get up so instead of pushing him we went back this morning. Found him close to where we left off, the shot was a little low. It was a great experience, I learned some stuff, conquered a little fear I have of bears, and had a blast. He has a nice brown undertone that doesnt show up that great in the pictures.
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