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Location: Lyttleton, NB, Canada
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Bear season is right around the corner! Let's hear what everyone's using for bows, arrows, broadheads, etc. for this spring's season?!! Tell us your setups!!!! Post up some pics as well if ya have them!!

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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My two archery bears were taken with: 1) 55# Browning Mirage compound, Beeman Carbon arrows, Sattellite Titan 125gr. Double lung shot, bear only went 10 yds. 200# 2) Selway LiL' Shooter 62" longbow at 55#, Gold Tip carbon arrows, Sattellite Titan 125gr. Spined him - dropped in his tracks. 225#

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Location: Lyttleton, NB, Canada
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Very nice, Old Professor! There must be more bowhunters on this site!....c'mon guys..post up!!

My setup is a '03 PSE Thunderbolt w/Lightning Cam @65lbs/28", Copper John Dead Nuts Pro sight, WB rest, Top Gun 2pc quiver, S-Coil stabilizer and Bow Jax, CE CX Hunter arrows and SpeedFlyte vanes. Thinking of an STS in the near future.

Not sure about broadheads this season. Took two bears in the past with 100gr NAP Shockwaves without problem. But a buddy of mine picked up a bunch of 125gr Bear Super Razorheads off E-Bay pretty cheap last fall and they fly pretty good and sharpen up nice.....an old design but still pretty good heads...I might be using them.

Joined: 07/21/2006
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set-up

hoyt ulra 70lbs. single pin sight,muzzy zero effect drop away rest,carbon express hunter 250 xl arrows topped w/muzzy 4 blade 125's-arrow weight at 497gr.
also carry a 44 side arm -just in case Evil!
seen a few last season,mostly little guys and a big sow w/ 2 cubs-unfortunately no big boys worth baggin....maybe this year if i can draw a tag Think
first time bear huntin and i had a blast-even watchin the skunks and coons raiding my bait pile,but the most awesome thing was having 3 gray wolves come in to the bait,they hung out for about 10 minutes or so and i gotta say they are some magnificient creatures.
next time i am taking my camera for sure!

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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southwest gillie, If you are looking for a new broadhead, give the Wensel Woodsman a try. It is similar to a Snuffer but a 3:1 ratio. I tried the 150 gr screw-in model this past fall and took four animals with it. I was really impressed. You do have to sharpen them before you use them but with ceramic crotch sticks that was no problem. I probably will not totally give up my Sattellite Titans but the Woodsmans are now my first choice.

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Location: Central NY
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Hey Old Pro
The sattellite Titan 125 have always been my broadhead. After Bear Archery bought out Sattellite I have not been able to find the Titans. Are you still finding them? If so could you let me know where?
Thanks.

My set up is a High Country 4-Runner single cam set at 66lbs. I have a simple 2 prong "tiger tough" rest and a Copper John 4 pin sight with a wide arber self alligning peep (no rubber tube to break at inopertune times). I shoot Al arrows in 2314 with a 125 gr cut on impact (non-mech) broadhead. My release is a Jim Flecher "Flech hunter"

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Location: Lyttleton, NB, Canada
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The Wensel Woodsmans are a fine head....great reputation. I kinda like the look of the traditional two blade heads though and I enjoy the sharpening process....just makes me feel good knowing that I my blades were made scary sharp by my own hands.

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Joined: 09/18/2006
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Man I'am super stoked about bear hunting this year because this will be my first year actually hunting them and not just buying a tag and not going.

I just sold my Hoyt Supertec and just orded up my new Hoyt Vetrix with ever fuse accessory I could fit on the bow(I really love this company). It's set at 80lbs draw weight,75% let off with a 30inch draw length. This bow is extremely fast with no riser shock at all and basically shoots it self. I'am shooting Beaman Max 4's with blazer vains and slick trick magnums. I should be getting it by the end of the week and I will post some pics.

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Location: ontario
Joined: 07/07/2006
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I wish some of you folks were hunting with me. In all the years I've been outfitting for bears and catering to archery hunters, the guys have wounded and lost more than they've taken and NOT ONE arrowed bear has dropped under 30 yds.

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sawbill wrote:
I wish some of you folks were hunting with me. In all the years I've been outfitting for bears and catering to archery hunters, the guys have wounded and lost more than they've taken and NOT ONE arrowed bear has dropped under 30 yds.

If I can get there will you guide me for free??? I know, I had to ask lol

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Location: ontario
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Funkster, if you're hunting over bait with a guide this year I hope you don't mind if I offer you some advice. If you trust your guide and feel he's doing his job, then listen to him. Bears are a tough kill but unlike deer they usually offer you more shot opportunities on a properly set up bait site. So wait for the critter to settle into the bait. If the shot isn't perfect, then pass. He'll come back and you'll get another chance at him. Be patient. Almost guaranteed if you don't wait out the shot, then you'll end up with a wounded and lost bear. And a ticked off guide which is almost as bad as a ticked off bear. Best of luck on your hunt.

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