I have no quibble with respect to black bear, though my 9.3 seems pretty effective. However, I'll be hunting a Kamchatka brown bear in a couple of months (essentially the same as his North American cousin), and I am taking a .375. I don't feel at all over gunned. I am imagine the list of Alaskan outfitters seconding your choice for coastal browns or interior grizzly would be rather short.308 Winchester with the right bullet will take any bears. I've never hunted any bears other than black bear, but I wouldn't be afraid to use a 308 on any bear in North America.
CBHjust wondering if anyone can set me straight on bear hunting.
Maybe I will save and try for a Bear hunt in the future. It doesn’t have to be the biggest But something that can be a nice floor rug. I believe the Black Bear are the more common bear and cheapest option. I also read they might come in colour variations. Honestly I’d prefer a brownish variation. A short hunt a nice skin and some sightseeing within the area a makes It appealing to the wife
If I travel from Australia I’d want a high probability of success.
I’d maybe take my own rifle but some sightseeing might restrict that.
My wife would come along so maybe an observer option. From a boat/live Aboard? Accommodated package
Can you clarify the term bucket hunt?
I’d like a .338wm All weather Bear rifle in the safe but probably won’t buy one. I know Americans a ought six fans but is a 7mm-8 enough? .308? .300wm? Other suggestions . My .375 is Blued Timber CZ550 American Safari.
Where is a good place to consider going? considering that I would be.an international hunter with little knowledge of America, Canada and Alaska geography . I can look into it once I narrow it down.
What time of year? month. Remembering we have Christmas in summer here.
Anywhere else in the world that I could hunt a bear for less money?
What he said, I'll never hunt them again unless it's spot and stalk.it is a great game animal to pursue. I would strongly suggest a spring spot and stalk hunt in late May in British Columbia. Do not go anywhere where they want you to sit over a stinking bait pile for days.
CBHMarkB i think you could export a dingo. People shoot roos and Wallabys in their many varistions but they are all protected and i dont think you could export unless its tagged and i dont think a hunter can do that. Taxidermist wont touch Natives without paperwork.
Dingoes also classed loosely as Wild dogs as there are few genetically pure populations. Still plenty of places thst are Dingoes. , look like dingoes but in populated areas there are many hybrids.
Are Dingoes native? They say they came 40, ooo years ago with Aborigines. I learned that in school but now they say aboriginals have been here 50, 000 years im getting old.
Bob, you seem to have missed one. Now what was that cartridge that bloke was was raving about?CBH
Chris I have only done a lot of reading about bear hunting and 2 favoured calibers for black bear seem to be the 35 Remington and 358 Winchester. That damn 35 cal keeps popping up.
Cheers mate Bob
CBHBob, you seem to have missed one. Now what was that cartridge that bloke was was raving about?
Funnily I had an idea that a .338wm might be well suited to bear. Just a step up from a .300 and an excuse to buy something all weather and label it my Bear rifle