CANADA: Bear Hunting In British Columbia

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Well I just got back into town from my bear hunt with dogs in British Columbia. I was a bit torn about using dogs, but overall it was a great hunt. The dogs are very effective and with them we never set out on anything unless it was a big boar. I highly recommend the trip if you are looking for a shot at a big bear. We took 6 bears in 5 days including two nice colored bears.
My bear was almost 7 foot and weighed in at 350#.

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Nice bear.
Never thought of chasing bears with dogs.
 

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Handsome bear. That big boy has some claws on him.
 

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He looks great James. (y) Congrats.

How long up and down mountains did it take?
 

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Congratulations on your big bear James! I still don't get the boar verbiage...

Jerome boar is simply what the male bear is called. The female is called a sow. Just as the male deer is a Buck and the female is a doe.
 

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By the way nice bear James
 

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Jerome boar is simply what the male bear is called. The female is called a sow. Just as the male deer is a Buck and the female is a doe.
I know but it just does not compute nor make sense to me. Just do an image search on google under boar and sow and you will see what I mean or think of… just no association to Bears for me. I guess I just did not grow up hunting Bears!
 

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that's a cool ,cool bear james....
bit of size in the foot of that big fella...
it would be a fast hunt , off the hounds wouldn't it ?

im hearing ya, on the boar , sow thing Jerome
I can only imagine them as bears...........
 

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Sorry for the slow reply's came back from Canada with the flu as a nice souvenir from the trip.

The dog hunts go pretty quick, usually only a couple hours from the time we set the dogs out. The thing I really liked about it was it allowed us to be selective. Once the dogs hit scent we were able to look at tracks and make a call on the size based on the prints then release the dogs if we saw fit. The only time the dogs were on a small bear was when two bears crossed and the dogs got mixed up. So we took some pics and pulled the dogs off and set off after more. It is a very effective means of hunting them.
 

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Nice bear James(y) Congratulations:D Beers:
 

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Congrats James, nice bear!
 

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Hey James, very nice bear. Congratulations!
 

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Congrats on that bear, what a brute! I just got back from my first bear hunt ever, here in my home state of Washington, but I think your bear would have ate my bear if they crossed paths.
 

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(y) strong bear-Waidmannsheil
A few month before ,he was going into his wintercamp with over 450 pounds............

Would you show us more pics,especially from the dogs ?
Greetings from the sunny Munic
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