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I want to start off by saying thank you to Phil, Eugene and the
whole Arnold family.
This is the most exciting hunt I have ever been on.
My buddy Tony Ooten and I headed out Sat. Morning for Tenn.
to hunt Black Bears. We met up with our buddy Phil Arnold at the camp
ground that we would call home for the next few days.
On Sunday afternoon we headed for the woods, climbed our tree
and the wait was on.( Now just so every one knows, you are not allowed
to bait bears in Tenn. so we were set up at the bottom of the mountian
20 yards from a corn field. ) It did not take long for the action to start,
within a half hour we saw our first bear.
The bears were walking a ridge about 80 yards up the mountian waiting
for it to get a bit darker before they would start the decent down to the
corn field. After about 45 min. we had seen 3 more bear, and one of them
looked like a black VW bug standing on the side of the mountian,(HUGE)
Another 20 min. went by when from the right I catch movement. I tell
Tony that we have two Bears coming. I get the video camera going and
the bear has closed the gap to 30 yards.
The bear is heading for a spot where the fence is down and thanks to
Phil, we are only 11 or 12 yards from this spot. The bear steps into
the hole and Tony let his Rytera Alien eat. The arrow passed through that
bear like a hot knife through butter.
The bear only went 28 yards before he piled up at the edge of the corn.

The next day it was my turn to close the deal. We headed into the woods
and went to the same tree. The wind was unreal, blowing straight up
the mountian, but we tuffed it out. Phil had told us, if this wind stops
these bear will come out of the wood work. About a hour before dark
the wind stopped and it was on.
A mama and her cub came by at about 30 yards headed for the corn.
We watched them walk into the corn and I turned back and sat down on
my seat. Just then Tony tap's me on the head (hard) and said monster
bear headed right at us. I couldn't see the bear yet, he was behind a
a patch of tree's. When I cought sight of the bear he was at 18 yards
and coming fast. I drew my Martin Warthog and set my pin right in the
same spot in the fence that Tony's bear had crossed. The bear hit the
the fence line and I let my arrow fly.
I smoked him, he took off headed for the corn and hit it like a Mack truck
taking rows of it with him. 40 yards from where I shot him he dropped.
I had my bear!!
Tony's bear should make P&Y and Mine should make B&C. Here are a few
pics.
The first pic is Tony and his bear.
Second pic is me with my bear.
Third pic is Phil,myself and Tony, with my bear.
 

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Congradulations!!! Thats a very big bear. What did he weigh?

I've never really cared much forit myself but here latley i've got an itch to try and take one with my bow. I just leased a 7000Ac. club that has alot of bears on it but i don't care much for the meat so i doubt i go after any. Just deer hunt on it
 

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You dont like bear meat?! My buddy and I have taken one each in the past two year and one of my favorite recipes is my bear kebobs.

Try this out.

chuck the meat into some decent sized cubes and marinade overnight in a marinade of:

2 parts soy sauce 1 part beer 1 part water
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
at least 3 or 4 cloves fresh garlic (mashed into pulp)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp curry powder

Put the bear meat onto a skewer with some red peppers, onions, mushrooms, or whatever vegetables you like. throw on the barbecue until the meat is pink inside, let sit until eatable (the meat will continue to cook after it is off of the grill, best to pull when it is still pink how you would eat a steak). Serve with some rice, or my favorite penne pasta with (olive oil and fresh garlic simmer on the stove until garlic is a little browned) and lots of parmesan cheese. Corn on de cob is good with it too. One of the finest game meals youve ever had.
 

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Never tried it that way. All the old timers here that cook it take and cut up the meat, fry it, then put it in a big pot of gravy. Meat still had a mush taste like a big boar hog. Thats been my experience with it and everytime it wasn't that great. If i ever get the itch to try and get one i'll try this recipe. What do you do with all the meat that isn't cooked right away? Cut and freeze? Sorry for jacking the thread, haha

Thanks,
Brandon
 

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Never tried it that way. All the old timers here that cook it take and cut up the meat, fry it, then put it in a big pot of gravy. Meat still had a mush taste like a big boar hog. Thats been my experience with it and everytime it wasn't that great. If i ever get the itch to try and get one i'll try this recipe. What do you do with all the meat that isn't cooked right away? Cut and freeze? Sorry for jacking the thread, haha

Thanks,
Brandon
I still have a bit of mine from 2 seasons ago in the freezer. I vacuum seal them with my food saver, then with bear meat (its precious to me, better than beef when cooked up nice) I may or may not wrap it in butcher paper around the vacuum bag. They're actually fairly simple to butcher, much like a deer. The only thing is it's GREASY when you take it out of the cooler to cut it up. DEEEEElicious I promise.
 

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I have to make a request. i need you to promise me youll try my recipe. I swear to god after the first bite at least a quarter of that bear will be cooked that way, and all your buddies will love you. Tell them its your recipe, theyll think youre god. I cooked 10 pounds of it that way once on a small portable grill while ice fishing and none of the burgers we brought even got touched.
 

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Wow! Congratulations man! Sounds like you had quite an experience! I wish we had some bears around here.
 

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wow..

Good job man...That warthog is a killer!!! :darkbeer::darkbeer:
 

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Good shootin' Shawn! Bear sticks, yummy!
 

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WOW:eek:both are terrific bears and a great story.Thanks for sharing
 

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WOW......congrats on those beautiful bears......the experience hunting them must have been Amazing!!!.........congrats again
 

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Great job!! Sounds like a blast!!!
 
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