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Bow hunt Brown Bear?

i'm jealous. i hope some day i have the oppertunity to take one with traditional equipment. but i work for an outfitter in alaska, so i really don't get time off in the fall. but maybe i'll get a chance some spring after i'm filled out of all the turkey tags i can handle.

unfortunately, the only draw back to hunting professionally, is that you don't get to take the trophy home, but you have the memories, and lots of pictures to show the kids once they're teenagers so they know that dad was actually a badarse when he was their age.

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Bow hunt Brown Bear?

Man you guys are getting me pumped just talkin about it, Man what id give to bag one of those can't wait till I can spend some time in the great white north north hopefully you have a good hunt boys. Thumbs up

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Browns with a bow is awsome!!!!

A Brown with a bow is very possible. I am from Terre Haute Ind. and taking a Brown by bow was my dream hunt. I took one in 2001 NE of Anchorage. I found a moose kill and camped out on it like a bait. Shot the bear at 20 yds. It never knew I was there. Ran 60 yds. and piled up in a short few seconds. I too was worried about my guide following up with rifle shots. But after I offered him a 100.00 bonus to film the whole thing I didnt have to worry about the rifle.
I am in the process of planning another hunt to AK.

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Bow hunt Brown Bear?

I would. I just shot my first bear and I got it with a bow. I dont riffle hunt so bow is my only choice if I wanted to hunt Brown Bear. And if your going to try and stalk one than be ready to be on your toes and practice knocking a second arrow. I spent weekes prior to bear season practicing shooting and re knocking a second arrow and shooting as quickly as possible. you'll be supprised at how hard it is but with some practice how quick you can get at it. Here is my bear I shot this week at 40yrds.

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Bow Hunting Grizzly in Alaska

Vance Grishkowsky, an outfiffer in Alaska, has had many hunters successfully take grizzlies with a bow. His camp is based out of Unalakleet.

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Bow hunt Brown Bear?

hey check out the jack brittingham hunting dvds and website. he has shot at least 2 with a bow and one was huge both one shot kills. there was an old movie called brown bear men and some guy shot one with a bow on there and it died damn quick. also bow hunters argue an animal can die faster from an arrow wound because they bleed out faster, and a hot bullet will caterize the wound. (not sure if i believe that one or not)

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Bow hunt Brown Bear

bear raffle is doing great for those who care, the anties & nasayers have been put to sleep for now.theres still time to get a ticket. we still need all the support we can get. thanks big bucks for this post.

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I think taking one by bow

I think taking one by bow would be a great accomplishment.  It is something that I've thought about, but will probably never do.

Hunting game with a bow that can eat you is a thrill in my book.  And a brown bear definitely can eat you.

I've seen a couple of tv show hosts take one with a recurve, but I would stick with my compound.  Just don't have the time to practice with the recurve to be proficient with it.

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CVC said: "I think taking one

CVC said: "I think taking one by bow would be a great accomplishment.  It is something that I've thought about, but will probably never do.

Hunting game with a bow that can eat you is a thrill in my book.  And a brown bear definitely can eat you."

Come on, CVC, add some excitement to your life. LOL. I was crazy enough to pursue browns with my bow when I was younger. Now that I'm older and hopefully wiser, I think I'll stick to the rifle when hunting dangerous game. Maybe one day I'll make it back to Alaska.

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My wife doesnt understand the

My wife doesnt understand the thrill of chasing dangerous game.  She freaked out when she read the article about the mountain goat that killed a guy.  She was serious when she told me she wouldn't have let me go mountain goat hunting if she read the story first.

I'd love to hunt a brown bear, rifle or bow, but realistically, it is out of my fiancial league.  Even if I had a clue how to DIY even if that was possible, I still probably couldn't do it.  I'll stick with a DIY black bear hunt, white tail, mule deer and maybe a cow elk in the near future.

Who knows maybe I'll hit the lottery and get to do all the hunts i want.

Funny, I know my heart would be racing as I stalked a brown bear, but I doubt any harder when that white tail comes into my stand.

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