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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Bears with a crossbow?

Does anyone have experience taking Black Bear with a crossbow?

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Location: Southern Kalifornia
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Bears with a crossbow?

Not yet...I normally use my compound during archery season here in California, but during guns season I am going to use my crossbow this upcoming season.

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Bears with a crossbow?

Welcome targethogs, Good luck.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Bears with a crossbow?

I drew a bear tag again this year and am probably going to use a crossbow this year. I am shooting a Ten Point crossbow, carbon shafts and Wensel Woodsman broadheads. I have inserted heavy monofiliment line into the shafts to bring the total weight up to 580 grains. I am very impressed by the performance of the Wensel Woodsman broadheads.

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Bears with a crossbow?

Archery and gun season here open at the same time so I would rather use my rifle.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Bears with a crossbow?

Well I am at that stage in my life as a hunter where the method is becoming as important as the kill its self. I have taken bears with a rifle, a shotgun slug, a compoung bow and a long bow. Since I can no longer pull a bow, its crossbow or gun. If I have a really large bear coming into the bait, I might use a rifle. If he trys to climb the tree I am in, I will use my revolver.

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Location: Delaware
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Bears with a crossbow?
Old Professor wrote:
Well I am at that stage in my life as a hunter where the method is becoming as important as the kill its self. I have taken bears with a rifle, a shotgun slug, a compoung bow and a long bow. Since I can no longer pull a bow, its crossbow or gun. If I have a really large bear coming into the bait, I might use a rifle. If he trys to climb the tree I am in, I will use my revolver.

I was going to say, just use your handgun, nothing like handgun hunting in my opinion.. Thumbs up

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