Hey, I got this email and had to share it with my hunting friends.
These two men were calling elk in the Saddle Hills south of Woking, Alberta, when this big bear slipped in on the caller. The shooter spotted the bear about 8 yards from the caller and dropped him with 5 shots out of his 338 Win Mag.
Farmers in the area knew about the bear, but were not able to track after it had killed 3 horses, 5 cows, 13 sheep, and a pen full of chickens on several different homesteads in the area. Fish and wildlife had bear traps set up in the area, but noticed on surveillance video that whenever he would enter a trap, his hump would hit the top of the culvert trap, slowing him enough that the trap door would whack him on the head before he was all the way in the rear.
Check out the scar tissue on his face. The bear weighed in just under 1300 pounds and would have stood 11 ¾ feet tall on its hind legs.