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First Bear Hunt - Help

I'm planning my first Black Bear Hunt for later this year. I plan on hunting one from a tree stand using my bow. Any tips/hints or any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to get my first black bear while my grandfather is still around, considering his favorite hunting story he always loved to tell me was his first black bear hunt. He keeps having health problems lately so, this is kind of for him as much as it is for me. One thing I'm very much interested in getting any advice on is the removal of a Bruin from the woods. I live in massachusetts and we are like the third most dense state in north america. I'm most likely going to be by myself so any advice on the removal of one of these beasts from the forests would be very helpful.

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Location: Patten, Maine
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First Bear Hunt - Help

Get a 4 wheeler and strap it on the back.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Bring a cell phone and have some buddys ready to help when you call.

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
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Unless you can get a four wheeler into the kill site, I have found that the best way to move a bear out of the woods or especially from a swamp is with a plastic toboggan.

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Old Professor wrote:
Unless you can get a four wheeler into the kill site, I have found that the best way to move a bear out of the woods or especially from a swamp is with a plastic toboggan.

That's an interesting idea. Never thought of that. I'll have to keep that in mind. Thanx for the ideas.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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You can buy a plastic sled (Cabela's has them) It has gromets all the way around the outside and a the pull rope has a handle built into it(you can make the pull rope). You roll the bear into the sled and then tie the sled together (pull it all around the bear) with a rope through the gromets. It still would be best to have help. If the bear is more than 200 pounds......your heart better be in good condition if your going to take it out alone! If its over 300 pounds, good luck moving it 50 feet!

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Welcome to the site!

Try to get a hunting partner. A freind or family member. Even to just take photos. It will be alot easier with help getting it out.

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Location: Pa.
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If the terrain allows it, a game cart works well. I have removed some large deer with a cart and they make light of some hard work. When all else fails, start skining and quartering if your allowed to do that in your state as I'm sur ethey would, but check.
I shot a bear in Montana a few years back that was 7 miles from the truck and just before dark. So skinning and quartering was the only option.

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Game cart isn't a bad idea. You'll still need to get it into the cart though. Maybe you can improvise some sort of pulley system?

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