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where to shoot a bear?

http://www.theidahosportsman.com/bear%20anatomy.pdf
Found this website on another forum. Good stuff.

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where to shoot a bear?

IMO the best shot to take to most effeciently put down a bear is a broadside shot just behind the shoulder. I don't care how big the animal is if you hit it with a double lung shot he/she will not go very far. I personnally will not shoot at a bear if it dosen't offer a good broadside shot, I would rather let a trophy bear walk than take a risky shot and take the chance that I only wound the bear and then can't find it. Just my 2 cents................................

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where to shoot a bear?

I totally agree. I like heart shots. Thumbs up

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where to shoot a bear?

How about where NOT to shoot a bear? I shot one a few months back right behind the front leg with my 54 cal. Hawken. In a blackberry patch. In a ravine. He only went about 50 yards, but guess which way? Gettin that sucker out was a B-I-T-C-H.

The 2 previous years, I shot bears in the same spot anatomy-wise, but one was 40 yards from a road and a mild uphill haul. The other died 10 feet from the road. So to summarize, I think you should shoot bears near roads, and not in steep, thorny berry patches. Evil!

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where to shoot a bear?

I shoot em when I see them it dosent matter where they are. Ill dont mind the haul out you gotta work for the payout anyway.

PS. Im eating bear right now, This years pepperettes were amazing.

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