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I decided to do an afternoon hunt today. I went to a piece of public land that I scouted Saturday.
I got all settled in at 4:00PM. 2 minutes later I saw movement in front of me at 75 yards. I watched a nice Bear walk over a ridge a dissapear.
At 5:02 a good Doe came by and I hit her good at 20 yards. She ran the direction that I saw the bear go. At 5:30 I started following a good blood trail. I found an area where the deer had been dragged and thought someone took her. Then I saw the Bear at 30 yards having a feast. I made some noise to see if he would leave her but he won. I backed off and went home.
On my way home I'm dring Route 15 South and I see a car in the right lane with its flashers on. As I p [no swearing please] I see a very nice 8 point had been hit and was still alive. He was trying to get to the woods but his back legs didn't work and blood was dripping from his mouth.
He made it to the shoulder and died in about 5 minutes.
The Jefferson PD arrived and I asked if they issued transportation tags cause I would take it home and butcher it. Well they do. I had to drive to the Police station and get the transportation tag.
I will post pictures shortly. I have pix of him still alive in the right lane of Rt 15 South.
What can I expect when I skin him tomorrow. Will most of the Meat still be good??
 

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You should be ok with the buck's meat. Too bad about your doe--that was quick work for the bear!

I see tons of dead deer along Rt 15--it's like the guantlet.
 

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some of the spots where it was hit hardest may have blood clots in it. i think most of the meat on the side that wasnt hit will probably be alright. sorry to hear about your doe! [down]
 

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After you skin it get rid of all the sections that has the broken blood veins in it. I took a huge 9 pt last year in readington. we had to chuck the whole hind quater but that was it the rest was still good.
 

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Here he is still alive on Rt15 south about 1 mile before Weldon road.
The bear was abot 250 - 300 lbs
 

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Heres the tranportation tag from Jefferson PD.
And he wasn't quite dead in the second pix yet.
 

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i could tell by the way his head was sort of up...dont ya need some kind of permit to do that? a kid in my school said his uncle does it in PA but he has to buy a permit from the state.
 

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JerseyJim . I think the rules for the contest state, any Deer legally killed. I have a tag. Can't I enter him. LOL
 

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You should call the Division and report the bear incident. We need to document all encounters of aggressive bear activity.
i agree with beaver! give the state more reasons to hold the bear hunt!
 

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I thought about calling the Division. I'll send them an E mail .With the info.
 

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JerseyJim . I think the rules for the contest state, any Deer legally killed. I have a tag. Can't I enter him. LOL
Nice try there buddy!!!! The rules also state NO ROAD KILLS!!! Now if you were on my team I might be willing to look the other way on that!!!:D Not that I have any say in it anyway!!! LOL!:p:D[up]
 
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