HUNTING Black Bear

Discussion in 'Shot Placement' started by AfricaHunting.com, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Black Bear Hunting Shot Placement

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    No quarrel with the shot placement - top ofthe heart and both lungs always works with a sharp broadhead. My question is symantics - are we doing shot placement or aiming point?
    If we're talking aiming point - I would raise it slightly - to more the center of the lungs, then you have greater margin for error. Because of the hair hanging, half way up a Black Bear is approximately 1/3 way up actual body and a good aiming point.
    Great series, thanks.
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    Thanks for your input and expertise rickconley, much appreciated! We are doing shot placement here, but there is great validity in your aiming point strategy, a good point to mention as well... Looking forward to more comments.
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    Thank you - and I intended to comment on the bow hunting side - with a rifle I'd agree placement is more precise (usually?).
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    any chance someone could post mor pictures showing shot placement at different angles?

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    Matt,
    Don't have pictures, but (bowhunting) anything quartering towards you more than broadside, is a poor choice and usually unnecessary for bear over bait - patience. For quartering away, the off front leg is a good reference for how far back to aim and still halfway up. Good luck.

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