Fall Black Bear season

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  1. Blowgunner

    Blowgunner
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    Oregon fall bear season opens tomorrow.
    Getting the Blackhawk ready tonight.
    Anyone else gearing up for fall bear?
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  2. Mistman

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    If I see one I might shoot it, still eating on the one from last year......

    It's usually the last thing that comes out of the freezer, if there's elk or deer it's going to get eaten 1st. Still have elk so unless it's a dandy w/a real nice hide and a big head I'll probably pass.
     
  3. AndyinEverson

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    I used to go bear hunting every year with my neighbor , before he passed away.
    I still go every once in awhile...we have quite a few bears up here .
    Like just about all my hunting ....My Hawken Rifle is my "go to".

    For all who go out this season , have fun , be safe and happy hunting.
    Andy
     
  4. Blowgunner

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    I'm the exact opposite. I'll take a nice berry fed bear over venison any day.
    My wife feels more the way you do though haha.
     
  5. djharteloo

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    I tried black bear hunting last year for the first time unsuccessfully, but this year I've done quite a bit more scouting and have seen a few more bears. So hopefully this will be the year. Going to be using my .280 ackley improved shooting 150gr Nosler accubonds.
     
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  6. MilitantBEEMER

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    Heading out with semi auto 30.06 to try and find a bruiser so I can build up my pepperoni supply! Missed getting my Spring bear tag this year so I am READY to GO!
     
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  7. Oregonhunter5

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    Believe me buddy I wish I was. Hard to hunt bears in Idaho without bait or dogs. I miss that part of western Oregon. Bears bears bears
     
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  8. 2506

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    E4E6C29F-D34B-4A8D-8E69-CA903C89D849.jpeg 45 Colt 265gr Keith over 9.0 of Unique is pretty good black bear medicine.
     
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  9. Haftard

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    I have some 220 interlocks loaded up for my 308 i have ready for a bear ... But i dont get to go ill the 15th... Never shot one befor is there anything,i should know about cleaning one and keeping thr hide?
     
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  10. Taco_lean

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    Don't miss? Wear good running shoes?

    :)
     
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  11. 2506

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    They stink. Bring shears or side-cutters to clip the claws to keep them attached to the hide. Depends how deep in the woods you are, but I’ve always just laid the hide fur-side down, folded in the legs, and rolled it up like a tent or sleeping bag. Take it to a taxidermy guy ASAP.
     
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  12. Haftard

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    Skin it like a deer right and leave the head on
     
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  13. osprey

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    220 interlocks are plenty of medicine for black bears. Most 150-165gr deer loads out of 308 are suited for the task and will have much flatter trajectory.
     
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  14. Haftard

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    Im looking at sub 150 yard shots where i plan on going ... I have my 30 06 for anything further
     
  15. Decoy

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    Had a black bear walk in front of my target array two weeks ago on his way to the spring below. I have a stand that has a 10" round, 12" round, full size ispc head/body and a another 12" round hanging off of fire hose with space in between . All together it is about 6' long and on a slight hill.

    He covered all the targets completely except for a small portion of the last 12" round. He was freakin huge, I recommend more than a 44 mag
     
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  16. Argonaut

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    A handgun is silly to use to hunt bear........... carry for defense is one thing, hunting is another. Defense is going to be close.........hunting usually isn’t. Even at that, what does a 44 Mag have, 1/2 the energy of a 30-06? Leave the cowboy fantasies for the range......take a real gun hunting.
     
  17. osprey

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    I absolutely would hunt Black bear with a 44 mag. Of course the one I would use is my Cva single shot scoped rifle in 44 mag. Does that still count?
     
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  18. Haftard

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    Only if You are shooting 44mag rounds that are designed to come out of the rifle
     
  19. osprey

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    Yep, they are designer loads by yours truly. 300gr of Wfn whoopazz!
     
  20. Argonaut

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    Still probably not over 1/2 the energy of a 30-06.......better be close.
     

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