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    I made it out to the west coast again this year to hunt black bear in northern BC. 5 of us, including my Dad, 2 brothers and my brothers BIL made the drive north to Fort St James where we jumped in on a logging road and drove another 3 hours to where we planned to camp.

    When we first arrived it appeared that we were still early, with some ice on the lake and no greenery coming up yet, which made us nervous because the area which was covered in bear sign 2 years ago wasn’t showing any.

    After a day and and a half of exploring some newly logged areas I put eyes on a beauty chocolate bear and the 308 put it down with one shot at 150 yards.

    Around the same time that day my brothers BIL also shot a great chocolate measuring about 6’6” nose to tail.

    Now my brother was getting a little antsy and was waiting for a good bear. The next evening we rolled past a beauty on the logging road and we’re able to drive past and sneak back to it, where he hammered his biggest bear to date. A monster jet black, a little short of 7’ with a skull the taxidermist say will likely make the BC record book.

    After a little fishing and lounging we decided to head home early to meet the wives and hang out for a few days. On the way out we spotted another 6.5”er and my brother decided to tag out with this one. Another truly big bear with a skull that was short of book by 1/8”.

    All in all it was a great trip with lots of success and some great Bull and Rainbow trout fishing mixed in.









    Last edited by kdp89; May 28th, 2019 at 07:31 PM.
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    Sounds like a great trip.
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    You mean Dolly Varden not Bull trout right?

    They are not even closely related, one is related to an Asian Char and the other Arctic Char.

    Well you can tell the pure strains of the two apart, they also interbreed naturally and make hybrids.

    Good thing you only have to count fish and not tell them apart.

    Don't know where you were fishing but I know lots of places want you to release these char, because they grow very slowly.
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    It’s funny you mention that. I was calling them dolly’s Butbwas corrected by a guy at the fishing shop out there. What was told is that the easiest way to be sure of the difference is that the Dolly’s are sea run and the bulls are land locked. We weren’t anywhere close to the ocean so that’s what I went with. Either way, a fantastic fighting fish!
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    You mean Dolly Varden not Bull trout right?

    They are not even closely related, one is related to an Asian Char and the other Arctic Char.

    Well you can tell the pure strains of the two apart, they also interbreed naturally and make hybrids.

    Good thing you only have to count fish and not tell them apart.

    Don't know where you were fishing but I know lots of places want you to release these char, because they grow very slowly.
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    Excellent!

    My spring bear season starts this Sunday near Temagami. Our bears are not that big though... lol

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    Sounds like a great time, congrats on the bears and you gotta love the 308.

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    Sounds like a great trip. Congrats. Can’t open attachments.
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    Sorry guys, not sure why pics aren’t showing? If someone wants to tell me how to get them up I’ll post ASAP! Half the story is in the pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdp89 View Post
    Sorry guys, not sure why pics aren’t showing? If someone wants to tell me how to get them up I’ll post ASAP! Half the story is in the pictures!
    Join imgur, upload pics there. Click on pic and a window like this will show up. Click on copy bbcode and paste here in your post/


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    Got it. Enjoy
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