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Tell me about bear hunting (RESULT in post # 13)

Discussion in 'Hunting, Trapping, & Fishing Forum' started by Beretta92FS, May 30, 2019.

  1. Beretta92FS

    Beretta92FS NES Member

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    I'm going on my first black bear hunting in northern NH this coming September; hunting from a tree stand over bait.

    Got a big nice gun in .375 H&H that should take care of business, but what else do I need? I'd be grateful for any advise; do's and don't do's, what to look for, other equipment needed and so forth.

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  2. 45collector

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  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA NES Member

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    Remember one thing. . . . . . .


    BEARS CAN CLIMB TREES. Don't miss.
     
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  4. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    If you don't get a bear, at least you can eat the bait. Jack.
     
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    Curious what you plan to use for bait? An acquaintance, distant relative, yourself?
     
  6. SERE

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    Is this a guided trip? Private land of a friend? If it is guided usually the guide has a website of what you should bring, might like to bring and don't bring.

    I know one thing my brother and I both learned, separately, on the back roads of Maine; make sure your vehicle spare and jack is accessible. [laugh] Gravel roads have some sharp rocks.

    Have a safe and successful hunt.
     
  7. Sparkey

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    Practice shooting as much as possible from different positions and with your heart rate up.
     
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    Climb as fast as squirrels.

     
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    First you need an additional permit to hunt over bait. Then, make sure you're not using any bait that contains cocoa or chocolate.
     
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    What made you go with 375 H&H? You are getting up near 40lbs of recoil energy. I’ve taken two black bears and I used a .308. You will absolutely get the job done with a 375 but that’s a big recoil that’s not required. I’ve hunted Africa twice and I brought 458 Lott and a 308, I never shot the 458 Lott.
     
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    Serious point: Get close to a place where the drag out is not a lengthy thing. A couple hundred pounds on a string is a biatch.

    LOL.... Honestly, Twinkies are the bombs for bear.
     
  13. Beretta92FS

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    Well, I got my bear! Had been waiting for a few hours and was sitting screwing around with my phone when I suddenly see the bear coming in to my left. It's truly amazing how such a large beast can be so silent. It took a good 10 minutes for it to come in, it was sniffing in the air, looking around, but in the end the temptation of the bait food was too much. One shot and it dropped on the spot without taking a single step.

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    Congrats!!!!!
     
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    nice kill!
    I was going to suggest you bring along a predator call.
     
  16. HorizontalHunter

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    Very nice.

    Congratulations on your first bear.

    Bob
     
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    375 H&H Mag! Sure you got enough rifle there?

    That bad boy would drop a T-Rex!

    Nice bear!
     
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    Congrats.....the meat is excellent. Enjoy!
     
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    Dude I love the sled idea. Great job on kill and carry out.
     
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    Mmm my last post deleted?? Anyway congrats on a nice bear. Hers the one I got in Northern Maine. I use Emoji Camo!! A2DE36BA-D733-4966-9B76-D1345D4A47E1.jpeg
     
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    What are the stats? Looks about 250~ish?
     

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