Here’s his story:
“Good evening, Mark. I wanted to share my bear kill with you. It was all luck ! I went out on my land this morning to set up some trail cams. I left my house at 8 a.m. I told my wife that I was going to take my rifle, because bear season was in and you just never know.
Early in the fall I had 3 different bears on trail cam regularly, but they just went into hiding just before bow season came in.
Well I drove my truck up an old logging road to the foot of the mountain, grabbed two trail cams and my rifle. I walked about 200 yards up a steep incline to the base of the mountain.I looked down over one side to my left and was just standing there looking around. I had only been there about 5 minutes and I saw a doe coming around the mountain just below me on the run. Then it wasn’t 10 seconds later and I herd something else running from the same direction.
I thought to myself, I bet that’s a buck coming trailing that doe. Then I saw this bear came running and cut and went up above me instead of below me like the doe ran.
It dropped out of sight into a gully. I still had both trail cams in my hand and eased my rifle up. It came up out of the gully and was right on top of me heading my way on a full run. It finally stopped when it noticed I was there. It was only about 10 yards away. I put one round right into the chest and it was all over. It all happened so fast it was almost like it was self defense. It was a male bear, weighing at 180 pounds. This bear has the white V on its chest, which I thought was pretty cool.”
It can happen fast out there, can’t it? I appreciate Todd’s honesty on this hunt. I bet a lot of us would be happily telling anybody who would listen about the time we shot the “charging bear”!