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will a 30 06 be good for black bear. in s cal we have 1 bear for every square mile in our mountains and i have been thinking about tring it. i probably get eaten though lol robert

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.30-06 will do the job.

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I have an 'o6..but here in

I have an 'o6..but here in Maine at 40 yards or less..I love my 44 magnum Ruger carbine stuffed with 240 grain hollow points. Five shots faster than you can think about it. Raw stopping power!!

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good article, there is some good advice i'll have to use this spring

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i use 30-06 for all my hunting, i hunt deer,elk,bear. you should be fine

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I don't know if you have seen any of my prior posts but for all my big game hunting I trust my model 740 to do the job. I started using Winchester CXP's and have have great success in grouping on the range and taking many Bears with it no problem. For blacks I use the 180 PPs For range I use the same and for Moose I use the CXP3's in 220. I was actually just shooting behind my place and had some really nice groups at 150. Great shell lots of bang for your buck and the stopping power you need for big game.

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Awesome Black Bear Hunting Information

I am only learning about black bear hunting and have been reading but this article has covered almost all the other articles I have been reading.

What an excellent job, thanks.

Personally I think I would like my first black bear hunt to involve stalking them although I am not quite healthy enough to be trekking all over the bush I will be ready by next year.

I will be paying more attention when I am on my fishing trips, looking for black bear signs.

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Its greasy, coarse texture and sweet flavor requires a certain kind of palate.

You hear all kinds of things about bear meat. It was one of the favorites of the old-timers, and one of mine too. That's because mine have been shot during berry season, when they're out stuffing themselves on blackberries, thimbleberries, blackcap, etc. The meat is dark red, almost purple. It's rich, not gamey tasting at all, and just a little sweet. Tastes like good beef, not at all like pork, like people say.

On the other hand, I know that if they're coastal bears and have been eating old salmon, you don't want anything to do with eating them.

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Nasty in..nasty out.   The

Nasty in..nasty out.

 

The best bear meat is mountain bears who feed on berries as was said....but feed a bear sweets and sugary crud for amonth and he almost tastes like a Crispy Cream!!

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bear meat

my husband tried some one time and said it was ok, but the longer he chewed, the bigger it got..... no thanks, i guess i'll stick with chicken...

when is the next central florida black bear festival...heard of one in palatka, in june?

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