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Offline jackmaster

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2014, 12:08:35 PM »
It is not necessary to break a bear down in order to kill it. How many bears are killed by archery hunters every year?
Granted it does help to take out some running gear... best advice is to shoot for the heart and lungs and they will die.
thats good advice, it is always good to take out the lungs and any other vitals, problem though is bear do not bleed that great especially in the fall, ALOT of people lose bear and never say anything on sites such as these, i would bet my paycheck that there are more lost bear every year than any other animal, yes there are more deer and elk hunters but when it come to hunter/ animal being hunted ratio i bet bear would win :twocents: if your a good shot and can control your excitement the high shoulder shot is about the best you can make on a bear because it breaks them right down and they go NOWHERE....
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2014, 12:44:02 PM »
It is not necessary to break a bear down in order to kill it. How many bears are killed by archery hunters every year?
Granted it does help to take out some running gear... best advice is to shoot for the heart and lungs and they will die.
thats good advice, it is always good to take out the lungs and any other vitals, problem though is bear do not bleed that great especially in the fall, ALOT of people lose bear and never say anything on sites such as these, i would bet my paycheck that there are more lost bear every year than any other animal, yes there are more deer and elk hunters but when it come to hunter/ animal being hunted ratio i bet bear would win :twocents: if your a good shot and can control your excitement the high shoulder shot is about the best you can make on a bear because it breaks them right down and they go NOWHERE....
agreed. I have shot 2 bears with a rifle both intended high shoulder one was drt and the other finally died after following claw marks on the ground and blood smears on trees... very difficult trail... then it was close quarter finishing shots at 4 yards with both front paws and teeth trying desperately to get at me... this bear was spiked behind the shoulders amd was not happy about it. Both archery bears were one shot kills and neither went more than 50 yards... one was a great blood trail and the other not a drop... just grid searched general area we heard the death moans.

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2014, 06:50:58 PM »
I prefer a nice exit wound.

Easy to track.
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2014, 09:23:53 PM »
There is a little place along the back called the spine. Find that they have no legs or lungs  :dunno:

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2014, 12:37:42 AM »
There is a little place along the back called the spine. Find that they have no legs or lungs  :dunno:

That little place had better be way forward of where most think it is.  I know of at least a dozen bear I have witnessed that covered ground with only two legs like a healthy mule being stung by bees!  Every single follow up shot I had to make as a guide and every single bite I had to sew up on my dog was the result of that shot.  And not a single one of these follow ups were anywhere near where the first shot landed.  Get close to the neck and it's a great shot!  Get behind the shoulder blade and it's nothing but trouble.
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2014, 01:22:47 AM »
Yes you are correct :tup: Last summer 2 young boys found their 1st bear on there own. They were trying to tell us by hand signals they saw something while we sat by a campfire. We thought it was a coyote so we told them to SHOOT. They started to unload on it which woke us up to go see what was really going. We get there and Its a 2 legged bear biting everything around it. 1 of the young hunters now is getting a half mount and some good memories on his first bear. My bears didnt even moan after the right shot they just quietly dropped. Some other bears with a .300sm through the lung can do circles and really scare turds out of you :yike:

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2014, 01:26:59 AM »
Some other bears with a .300sm through the lung can do circles and really scare turds out of you :yike:

Getting a little scared is half the fun of bear hunting, isn't it?
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2014, 01:35:07 AM »
Specially when you don't have the rifle and the bear is doing 360s at 15 yds :yike: :yike: :yike:
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 02:02:53 AM by Romulus1297 »

 

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