Bear Season

Bear season

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:01 pm

Bear season opened up, I'm going to try and get me a rug. I heard they are tough to stalk but we'll see, I have only seen a couple bears in the wild and they were hightailing it away from me, I've seen many at campsites eating out of garbage cans :!: My shoulder feels good, I sighted in my gun with 1 1/8 oz (490 grain) Brenneke magnum slugs, they are not "low recoil" but I don't have to worry about any large game going far after getting hit with one of these slugs. At 80 yards one went through a heavy metal hubcap, through a old Honda motorcycle tank which is 4 layers of steel, through an old metal Realtor sign, and went about 6" into the maple tree stump that is the backstop. I had some frozen milk jugs out there and it absolutely exploded them. The kids got a kick out of it. I still have a buck tag to fill so hopefully I see something. Opening morning, about an hour after the season opened up, I saw a nice small 6 point young looking buck not 30 yards away and I got buck fever, I never even raised my gun I just stared at it. It was snowing and I was walking up to get settled into a comfortable spot when I saw it in the pine trees, I looked at him and he looked at me and we stared at each other for about a minute and then he walked away casually. It was such a beautiful sight I'll never forget it, I'm glad I didn't kill it even if I do have to go hungry.
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Re: Bear season

PostBy: acesover On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:42 pm

Hunted bear many a time, never saw one in season. Knew a guy who shot one in the 60s (maybe 67) he was hunting for turkey in Pa. before you needed a license just for bear. He was using a .222, saw the bear and thought he would take a shot. He hit it and it took off running, the only thing wrong was it was coming his way. He never knew if it was just trying to get the hill out of there or coming for him. He had a bolt action with four left, missed once, two more hits, still comming, last shot, it fell dead right in frount of him, said he was a little scarred.
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Re: Bear season

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:01 pm

222. is a little light for bear, bet he didn't try that again.

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