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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2016, 11:37:10 AM »
http://www.bear-hunting.com/2014/5/middle-of-the-middle-redefining-shot-placement

Anyone ever try and shoot them far back
I did with a .308 a few weeks ago, 98 yards broadside.  Another member found the rotted carcass 4 days later.  She went a long way. 
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #76 on: March 11, 2017, 09:15:08 AM »
Ttt.

C'mon draw. Some shot placement refresher.

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #77 on: September 06, 2017, 02:37:10 PM »
I have shot all 3 of my bear with a 30-06. I shoot for double lung shots on ALL ANIMALS. Two of my bear were small boars 130 lbs and 108 lbs, and they didn't move at all after I shot them. My 326 lb sow ran about 75 yards and the only reason I didn't shoot it again is because I had no second opportunity. I agree with many others who are EXPERIENCED bear hunters, aim for the vitals(heart and lungs) and if they are still moving shoot again.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2018, 12:20:14 PM »
This is great stuff, thank you!
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2018, 07:04:34 AM »
Looks like the majority of the pictures of shot placement are no longer available and some of the links have been broken.  :dunno:

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2018, 07:09:37 AM »
Tight to the shoulder, broadside or quartering away for archery.  Same or right on the shoulder for rifle with quality bullets.

They're not exceptionally tough IMO, they just don't bleed on the ground as much
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2018, 07:12:35 AM »
That's what I've gathered so far. :)  :brew:

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #83 on: September 11, 2018, 07:56:21 AM »
In my opinion bear are one of the toughest to kill animals in the lower 48. Unless you hit vitals, the spine, or break shoulders, you probably won't find a bear and he has a pretty good chance of healing, even shot up broken legs heal, we've taken numerous bear that have had significant old wounds that had healed.
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