On Monday, Shawn and Hayden went bear hunting up north a couple of hours away. They took along a friend that knew the area and said there were lots of bears around. They left about 4 pm and got home about 11:30 pm. They actually got something this time. They drove up in the mountains and then got on the Rhino and 4 wheelers and drove the roads stopping and glassing the hillsides as they went. Hayden spotted this bear across the canyon laying in the shade kinda on top of a rock. They were about 400 yards away. They knew the bear was not aware they were there, so they snuck down the hill and tried to get a closer shot.
When they were about 300 yards away they set up for the shot. Shawn was looking through the spotting scope as Hayden was shooting. His first shot hit the rock underneath the bear. The bear was looking around trying to figure out what was going on. Shawn told Hayden to get another shot off when it was right. Hayden popped off another shot and the bear dropped like a rock. It was an awesome shot!!
I think he is still grinning and its almost been a week. The bear was about 5 ft, and had a white blaze on its chest. The left front paw had been chewed off from where he had it caught in a trap or something. They had lots of fun and are now wanting to go to Alaska for the big ones.