10-24-2006, 08:47 PM
My sone took this 80# black bear on the opening day of rifle deer season. He shot it at 25 yards with a Marlin 30-30 win. He made the perfect heart/lung shot and the bear only went 30 yards. Like I said, it is not a bow kill but his first none the less and I am very proud of him. He also got his first grouse durring the week. In all it was a great trip and we did see alot of deer. Unfortunatly we could not get the job done on one. We did have a whitetail at about 60 yards but I could not tell if it had bone on his head. Cody showed perfect restrant when it came to making sure the animal was leagle.