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Offline Fl0und3rz

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2021, 10:12:33 AM »
Dreaming of being selected. Im going into the draw with 8pts this year. I'm in for SE units. Has anyone had any luck harvesting a spring bear with a bow? I make and shoot my own bows (longbow) and would love to hear of anyone getting into bow range of these spring bears. I know they tend to move alot. I am not opposed to a rifle and will have one with me as well if I draw. Lets hear some up close stories!

That would be awesome.

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2021, 07:07:17 AM »
The bigger problem is with scouting.

You need to figure out the MO of the bear and then get a tree stand setup.

So for us west siders that is a lot harder if we are hunting the east side and only have so much time off.

The other problem is that they have a thick layer of fat and can speed through thick brush.

So even if you get a shot (which is hard) you might not recover it.

Not trying to dissuade you. If you can scout then go for it. I would take a carbine along if you can swing it.

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2021, 11:14:02 AM »
Iíve shot two in the fall with my bow archery hunting. My last spring bear I shot wuth my rifle but he was less than 20 yards away. If your patent and have time you can definitely get close. They donít see all that great too.

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2021, 12:22:02 PM »
Iíve killed several bear with a longbow.   Iíd say unless your part wild, you may want to stick to spot and stalk.   Calling in the spring can bring them in hard.  It will check your grit.

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2021, 08:27:01 PM »
Several @boneaddict? Thatís incredible! Spot and stalk or from a tree? 

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2021, 08:31:32 PM »
 Bone just whispers....cmere deer.....cmere elk.....cmere bear....I'm just ginna take a picture.....lemme just slide on up.....schwflit.....oh....was that an arrow....sorry my friend....

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Re: Spring Bear with a bow?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2021, 09:44:06 PM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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