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Old 01-10-2003, 09:57 AM
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I've signed up for a first-time bear hunt in Manitoba. Outfitter has a 60% success rate with 20"-plus blackies. I shoot 3-blade 125 gr. Muzzy's out of a 65# Hoyt. Any advice and counsel would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:09 PM
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Probably the best advice you can receive is, go bug proof pending your season temp. Black flies and mesquitos can be merciless.

Your setup is great, you shouldn't have any problem in that department. A black bears hide is thinner than that of a whitetail so setups adequate for deer will work well for bear, however their hair is much more absorbent(if you will) and can soak up or hold alot of blood from reaching the ground so shot placement is very crucial. A marginal shot on a whitetail can be made up by woodsmanship and bloodtrail. That might not be the case with black bears so hitting your mark is important. A good outfitter will have you in for a close shot on a bear so just don't shoot beyond your effective range. Usually your hunting site is setup for a good, close broadside shot, just don't hurry it.

The fact that black bears have all that hair, it's sometimes harder to distinquish the shoulder and aiming accordingly. I recommend studying black bear anatomy and practicing on shooting the correct marks.

Other than that, have a great hunt and don't forget to tip your guide.

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Old 01-10-2003, 03:45 PM
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Very helpful. Learn the anatomy and tip the guide, it is. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:47 PM
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Diddo what Rob said 100%.....

Bug suit and shot placement!!!!!!

Hunt the thickets
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Old 01-10-2003, 04:26 PM
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Bring a GUN! BEARS ARE SCARY!<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
Your setup sounds fine, good advice on the bugsuit. Sounds like a real good time...wish I could go!

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Old 01-11-2003, 03:01 PM
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is it over bait? if so find out the distance of the shot. 125gr muzzy are fine i use 100gr and they work 65 lbs is good too. The flies will be BAD depending on the time of year. get a bug suit, the headnet's don't cut it!I pick this up this year for bears you could try NO stinking bugs by scent shield it may work I have never used it before. Bear have the best nose so you need the the scent blocker too
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