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Contributors to this thread:
MQQSE 23-May-22
JohnMC 23-May-22
MQQSE 23-May-22
Pyrannah 23-May-22
pdk25 23-May-22
pdk25 23-May-22
milnrick 23-May-22
Bearman 23-May-22
Ambush 23-May-22
Corax_latrans 23-May-22
Scoot 23-May-22
speedgoat 24-May-22
carcus 24-May-22
elkmtngear 24-May-22
MQQSE 24-May-22
Smtn10PT 24-May-22
wisconsinteacher 24-May-22
tobywon 24-May-22
Brotsky 24-May-22
Hancock West 24-May-22
Ambush 24-May-22
drycreek 24-May-22
Helgermite 24-May-22
Dino 24-May-22
MQQSE 24-May-22
Dino 24-May-22
wildwilderness 24-May-22
From: MQQSE
23-May-22
How can I post a video from my phone to get this topic up and going?

From: JohnMC
23-May-22
upload it to youtube and post the link.

From: MQQSE
23-May-22

MQQSE's Link
Let’s try this!

How far did he go after this dart?

From: Pyrannah
23-May-22
not sure about the angle but not far from what i see

From: pdk25
23-May-22

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Not far would be my guess

From: pdk25
23-May-22

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From: milnrick
23-May-22
Less than 50 yards, possibly died in sight.

From: Bearman
23-May-22
Koiks

Appears to be a quartering away shot,

I'll say 25 yards.

From: Ambush
23-May-22
What broadhead were you using?

23-May-22
Looks like that arrow zipped all the way through, and he may not have had any idea he had been hit, let alone what hit him.

Is it possible that he collected himself, realized that he was not being attacked by anything, and returned to the barrel? Or is that not a Thing Bears Do?

Looked like a very favorable placement to me, anyway.

From: Scoot
23-May-22
9 yards

From: speedgoat
24-May-22
Not far.

From: carcus
24-May-22
looks good, not far if you were using a good bh

From: elkmtngear
24-May-22
Down in 50 yards, followed by the "death moan"

From: MQQSE
24-May-22
I’ll post the answer this evening. That will give more people time to chime in.

The camera and bow were about 48 inches apart. Just wanted to add that since often they can be quite far apart in video footage.

From: Smtn10PT
24-May-22
Three running bounds

24-May-22
43.25 yards!!

From: tobywon
24-May-22
114 yards....okay someone had to say it!!!

From: Brotsky
24-May-22
Looks a little lower than I would like on a bear, and hard to tell on the angle, etc. I'm guessing he went at least 100 yards and maybe even double that due to the height of the arrow.

From: Hancock West
24-May-22
60yards

From: Ambush
24-May-22
If it was a big broadhead, thirty yards.

From: drycreek
24-May-22
Forty yards.

24-May-22
Hope it was the perfect hit but my initial thoughts were what Brotsky said, and glad he said it first.

From: Helgermite
24-May-22
80 yards.

From: Dino
24-May-22
53.75 yds

From: MQQSE
24-May-22

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Here is the answer: That big bear went too dang far! Much of it was downhill, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t cover 450 yards or more.

In hindsight, that bear really needed to be slightly more broadside and I believe the shot was a little low too. The entrance location was about right, but due to the angle I doubt the offside lung was caught.

Without the aid of video, it would have been easy to doubt the quality of the memory of the shot. Blood was spotty much of the time. The bear clearly bedded multiple times too.

An hour after the shot I decided to look for blood and found little. We then backed out and came back in the AM with help. Having many sets of eyes on that blood trail proved to be the key and after about an hour we found the bear in a creek.

I took this bear last week at Mike’s in Alberta. His skull was 20 1/16 and he weighed in the low 300’s.

I learned a lot from this event and thought I would share this so everyone can see just what a game of inches good and marginal shot placement truly is.

From: Dino
24-May-22

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Oh man! What a tank! Glad u found him. To add to your thread, Big Bear at Mike’s…look at this shot. How far did he go?

24-May-22
Here is the video- you need to copy the embed code (usually from desktop version of youtube) then paste.

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