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black bear with a bow?

I just purchased a black bear tag for Archery. I figured if I saw one while hunting elk, I could take a shot. Then I realize I wouldnt be in a tree and would have to be rather close when taking the shot. Anyone else here hunt them with a bow?

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I have never hunted one with

I have never hunted one with my bow but I have been within bow range of quite a few while bow hunting, and a couple were way too close less than 10 yards from me.

I am actually toying around with the idea of getting a archery bear tag this yeas since everyone that I talked to last year that was hunting where I will be this year ran into bears every day.

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We had a giant cinnamon phase

We had a giant cinnamon phase black bear walk buy us at 40 yards last year. We watched him for a good 20 minutes. He knew something wasn't quite right but couldn't figure out what. He sat down and watched and sniffed for us a good 10 minutes. I wish I had a tag.

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I had an archery bear tag

I had an archery bear tag with me last year during my archery deer hunt.  I can't say that I actually hunted bear with archery equipment, but I wanted to be ready in case the opportunity presented itself.  The year before, I was within 40 yards of a nice bear with a nice shot opportunity, but no bear tag.  For now, I will probably continue doing the same thing.  I doubt I can fit much time into my schedule to dedicate to bear hunting, but I want to be ready if the opportunity presents itself.  With that in mind, I bought another archery bear tag for this season, so we will see what happens.  

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