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Old 08-20-2017, 04:40 AM   #51
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I was told to aim for the midldle middle on a broadside bear and if quartering away then aim for the offside shoulder.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:41 AM   #52
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And absolutely no quarting towards you shots
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:32 AM   #53
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Get em Phillip... and maybe win you a widow in the process

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:05 AM   #54
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Hit a bit back and only get one lung and you'll probably never find it..

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:26 AM   #55
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Nothing about that pic says low and forward to me, I'd shoot for the middle of the body an a 1/3 of the way back. But that's just me. also that bear appears to be slightly quartered away
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:48 AM   #56
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Bears are soft. Half way up just behind the shoulder if you are in a tree. This is my last shot. Near leg was back but he was turned away from me. Bear went 40 yards.


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Old 08-20-2017, 03:51 PM   #57
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I feel like hes going to listen to his outfitter on this one boys. They probably see more bears killed every year than anyone here ever will. I too have heard (from outfitters) that you want to be up and a little back from the typical whitetail heart shot.
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:58 PM   #58
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Well said Felix40!
Good luck Phillip and please post pics when you kill a biggun!!
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:03 PM   #59
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I will listen to my outfitter. I just heard from the outfitter and the baits are being hit hard. We'll be the first group in this year. Hopefully I'll get a good'un.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:11 PM   #60
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Nothing about that pic says low and forward to me, I'd shoot for the middle of the body an a 1/3 of the way back. But that's just me. also that bear appears to be slightly quartered away
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Good info here. I hit my bear exactly where the red spot is on the bear on the bottom left. He made it about 30yards.


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Old 08-20-2017, 05:32 PM   #61
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Good luck. Following
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:50 PM   #62
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Good luck man, only a few days left until elk!

As far as shot placement, man it's a bear. Stay off the shoulder and shoot a big head and you'll be fine.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:09 PM   #63
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:25 AM   #64
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Well, no bear on this trip. There were 20 hunters in camp and only one bear taken. The bear were just not moving. Toby, our outfitter, talked to other outfitters and it was the same story all over the area. In spite of the lack of bears, this was a great camp, and I plan on doing this hunt again. Of the 20 hunters in camp, 18 were shooting Black Widows. Toby Essick, and Roger Fulton from Black Widow were in attendance.

I had 1 bear come in on Friday afternoon about 45 min before the end of shooting light. He circled the bait barrel and looked toward my blind a couple times before leaving. He was never in a position where I could get a shot. I was in a ground blind about 14 yards from the bait. This was a natural brush blind, basically just spruce tree branches leaned against poles in front and on the sides, with an open back. It is pretty intense having a hungry bear just 13 - 14 yards from you, with nothing between you and him except a few spruce limbs.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:39 AM   #65
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Sounds like you enjoyed yourself in a good camp, thats what really counts. AND you got to see a bear at close range! Glad you had a safe trip Phillip.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:36 PM   #66
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Thats a bummer.

So... the one guy that gets a bear... also won a black widow by default! Lucky fella!

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:54 PM   #67
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Man! Sounds like you still had a great time and being that close to a bear on the ground would make it worth it
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:12 PM   #68
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Glad you had a good time!!!!! A Close encounter like that on the ground would be worth the whole trip!!
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:57 PM   #69
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Sounds like good company to be in camp with. But dang tough hunting. The outfitter make any offers to return?

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