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2010 Maine Black Bear Hunt

Category: SST®

Product: 30-06 Springfield 180 gr SST® Superformance®

Shooter: Bob M.

Posted: Jan 18, 2011

Went on my very first black bear hunt up in Ashland, Maine. It was the first week in September. Replenished the bait barrel on Sunday for the opening day on Monday. Did I mention it was over 90 degrees. Very unusual for that time of year. I went to the stand in the afternoon. I climbed into my stand and the sun was directly on me. I opted to go down and hunt from the natural ground blind. A nice shady spot 45 yards from the bait. At 5:30 PM this bear comes walking out of the woods. He was standing there sniffing the air. The guide stated if you have a head shot take it. I took the shot and the bear dropped on it's tracks. Never moved again. The bear had a beautiful coat and weighed 220#'s. Cannot wait to get my rug back.