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Shot placement advice/pics please...
I am off to hunt bears in BC next year and I'm just doing some homework for preferred shot placement. It'll be a spot & stalk hunt for 6/7 days and I'll be shooting my BW recurve, 63# at my 29'' draw and arrows weighing around the 640g area with a 3 blade VPA broadhead.
I'm after some positive replies in regards to shot placement and or, a pic or two of where one should expect to put the best shot in on good bear to knock him down.
Reason I'm asking is I've never shot a bear before and Ive hunted Africa twice before and have it in my mind to keep shots forward and I've heard/read where thats not the case with black bear.
This was posted by another Bowsiter a few years back. Very helpful.
Halfway up (or down) and stay away from the leg. Contrary to many diagrams, you came shoot a bear pretty far back.
Where and when are you hunting? BC has way too many bears and you're welcome to take a few, as far as I'm concerned.
10$ will get you the NBEF overlay chart. http://www.nbef.org/ecommerce/advanced-bear-anatomy-and-shot-placement-guide-w-overlays.html
I shoot them in the same spot as everything else, they do move and twist a lot so first good broadside shoot them behind the front shoulder, stay away from the gut
Just avoid the leg bones. Rib bones are pretty thin. Have a great hunt! C
Lots of threads on this in the past. Always lived by Rob's "middle of the middle" rule. Good luck
A gut shot in Africa is a good shot on a bear.
Stay behind the shoulder on a bear and about midway of torso.
Well, toss all the picks posted out the window in IMHO cause "perfect" seldom happens when on the ground. I'm guessing your going to try and sneak up on a bear in BC? You won't get perfect broad side shots 90% of the time so don't look at the side facing you, try to picture the exit point and put your arrow so that is comes out there. This one was shot in the last rib and arrow hit the off side arm trying to get out. Heart shot and dead in 40 yards.
This one I got pretty close too and it figured something wasn't right and walked off in the woods. I jumped up and ran after it woofing. It jumped up on a tree to get a better look at what was chasing it and I almost run him over. It was the standing bear at the 3d course shot, in the armpit at under 10 yards.
Thanks Killinstuff and Zebra Killer!
I have shot a lot of bears with a longbow. A bear shot square in the middle is a dead bear in short order. I like to be about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way back.
Paused the video, this is the spot you want, no trialing necessary
ZebreKiller's last photo shows perfect arrow placement. Middle of the Middle is BS.
that was middle of the middle if you go nose to tail. its not if you go brisket to tail.
W.P. - After 9 years, I finally drew my Wisconsin bear tag for this Fall. The best advice I can offer is get a 4x8 sheet of plywood, cut it into a bear and cut a bowling ball sized hole at the vitals location. Pound arrows into that void.