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Author Topic: Wisconsin Black Bear  (Read 2435 times)

Offline mtfuge1984

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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2016, 10:43:55 PM »
As a bear guide here in Wisconsin, your .270 with 150 grain Remington Core Lokt Bullets will be just fine.  Just don't shoot any bear in the head no matter what your guide tells you.  If you want to save the skull it sill be all messed up.  Look at the vitals and you will realize that the lung capacity of a bear is a lot smaller than a whitetail.  Shoot it in the lungs and it will go less than 50 yards.  If you aim for teh ear and are off by less than an inch you and your guide will be dealing with one very unhappy bear.

Stick with a broadside shot just like on a deer. 

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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 12:08:32 PM »
Thanks for the info mtfuge1984. I plan on shooting the vitals.
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 11:51:59 AM »
I had a successful bear hunt. He weighted about 300#. One shot about 1 1/2" above the heart. He went about 25 yards. I used 150 grain round nose in the .270. I'm getting a shoulder mount done. I cut the claws off the back. Anyone know how to clean out the inside of the claws?
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2016, 12:14:26 PM »
I had a successful bear hunt. He weighted about 300#. One shot about 1 1/2" above the heart. He went about 25 yards. I used 150 grain round nose in the .270. I'm getting a shoulder mount done. I cut the claws off the back. Anyone know how to clean out the inside of the claws?


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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 12:30:31 PM »
Congrats
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 04:28:36 PM »
Congrats on the nice bear, Check with MichiganLouie on the claw deal, he may have the answer you are looking for.
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
nice job. ask the taxidermist that is doing your shoulder mount. he'd know about the claws

what was the skull measurement? any pics?
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 08:44:20 PM »
Congrats Gobi - great job.  I have not messed with bear claws but saw several suggestions on the web (all different) after doing a quick Google search. 
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 08:52:06 PM »
Congrats on the bear, Gobihawk.  Sorry but I have no experience on bear claws.  No experience hunting bears either.  I would do a search online like Madgomer suggested. 
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2016, 04:17:07 PM »
Attached photo. Sorry, didn't measure the skull. Its at the taxidermy.
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2016, 08:14:23 PM »
Very nice!  Congrats!
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2016, 06:29:17 PM »
nice bear. looks like a good coat.

don't forget to update w/ it's age and skull measurements when you get them
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2016, 07:38:11 PM »
Looks good Gobi - congrats again!
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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2016, 09:36:44 PM »
 @--0--0123  way to go
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: Wisconsin Black Bear
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2016, 12:53:54 PM »
Very nice looking bear, Gobi, congrats again!
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