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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2010, 10:29:38 AM »
Wow! I have yet to try the headshot with my bow.  :bash: The heart/lungs seem to do pretty good for me.

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2010, 06:14:54 PM »
good info,
head shot looks cool.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2010, 12:22:46 AM »
If that head shot didn't demolish the skull too bad it would make a pretty cool skull mount, especially if there was a tale of a charge involved.

Personally speaking I agree with Bearpaw, take out their running gear and try to get a lung. Best rifle shot I've seen was at 175 when my friend shot it in the neck, aiming for the spine. He's a good shot; I've never seen a bear collapse and never move besides that shot.

On an archery note, the one I shanked in an apple tree fell at the base dead. I still think arrows are the way to go, and bears are an epic hunt, should you decide to use their limited eyesight against them. Just hunt the wind and you'll be good.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2010, 10:45:44 PM »
Really good info, thank you.

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2010, 02:06:32 PM »
Great info guys. Thanks!
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2010, 10:00:02 AM »
 :tup: Awesome info, Thanks!
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2010, 06:17:52 PM »
gutpile, good shot, no argueing that shot was a death sentence.... :chuckle:
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2010, 07:42:20 PM »
I honestly think bear are the toughest critters to put down.
I cant believe you didnt take a beating for this comment-I feel the same way and have scars on my back from the lashings I have taken from people saying bears are as easy to put down as a chipmonk :chuckle:

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2010, 11:09:20 AM »
Another pic

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2010, 12:42:24 PM »
good info thanks for sharing, now i can see "why" you have to let them get the front foot forward.

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2010, 12:47:56 PM »
my 2010 bear was one shot to the heat and lungs, she didnt go more than 10 yrds and took a dirt nap.  I hunt with a single shot rifle, I have to make the first one count cause I might not get a second one.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2010, 12:26:50 AM »
Great pics. Got 2 bears this year. One was shot broadside facing left, one shot 250 yds heart lungs, rolled it. next my dads, was facing away a@@ end toward him, shot between spine and front shoulder, heart, rolled it, 250 yards. Both 1 shot kills from a pretty decent range. Both bears 200+, i dont know how some people shoot 3,4,5 shots :dunno: Bad shot placement I guess

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2011, 01:20:45 PM »
good information to know

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2011, 02:51:29 PM »
With the spring bear hunt just around the corner, I thought this might be helpful to a few people.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2011, 03:53:00 PM »
HAHAHA no doubt Gutpile that was a good come back !!!

 

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