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Old 10-15-2009, 06:23 PM
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Hey guys i was wondering if some of you guys could give me some pointers... I'm looking into getting started in bear hunting, i've never even seen a bear in the woods or spotlighting.. how do i get started and what are some signs of them being around.. i been hunting deer since i was 12 and kinda getting bored with it and want to spice up my hunting skills .. i got a rem 700 30-06 is that a good gun for bear.. thanks guys all the help will mean the world!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:46 AM
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Your gun will put down a bear no problem. What state are you hunting in? Some states allow bating, some don't. I'm in Montana and bating is illegal.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:09 AM
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PA i know your not aloud to bait..
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:50 PM
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The best way to do it in PA is to get a group of friends and put on some drives.
You need to be in an area with a good bear population than start doing drives. some still hunting too.
Good luck!!!
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:46 PM
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I plan on going to Maine this coming spring for black bear. Baiting is legal and really anything from a .270 and up will be sufficient to take one down....patience is also great haha
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:09 AM
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This spring when I decided to go for bear, I bought a tag, whipped out the binocs, and glassed for 8+ hours/day for 10+ days. Saw 12+ grizzlies before I saw a black bear. Glassing may not work in your area, but it worked for me.
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