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    Default looking for an old hunting story

    I dont remember where i saw it but it was a few years ago...

    It was about a bow hunter who stalked to within 10 feet or so of a Brown Bear while his buddy was covering him with a rifle (who could not shoot due to not being able to see the bow hunter, and was too close anyway to shoot) The bow hunter shot the bear had a clean pass through when the bear stood up. After the pass through the bear dropped and ran within 3 feet of the hunter.

    anyone have any ideas?
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    LOL, Don't know the story but I'll ask everyone I meet who is wearing brown pants....
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    If standing and shot at ten feet all he had to do was drop to all fours to be three feet I would think
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    I don't think its the same story but I saw a hunting video many years back before they had quality vid's and a archer stalked a sleeping sow griz on wide open tundra, got about 15 yards from it and waited for it to awaken - it did - rose on its hind legs and he shot it while a backup gunner sat about 75 yards away. The bear ran off and died, but I thought this guy was nuts as the back up shooter would have had little chance to stop any attack... Geez.....
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    Read a story a while back about a guy who shot one real close and the arrow passed through. In the chaos after the shot he ended up picking up the arrow and re-knocked it instead of taking a new one from the quiver.Not even thinking about it he ended up shooting the bear with the same arrow again.

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    Sounds like an old Fred Bear video. The video I saw as I recall showed him standing behind a large boulder and shooting a brownie as it walked by with his long bow. I am not an archer so no promises. Might try posting on the archery forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by shphtr View Post
    Might try posting on the archery forum
    Good thinking, whats the rule on double posts?
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    A couple of years ago I was walking in the sportsman's warehouse in Wasilla and they were showing a brown bear bow hunt on the TV by the gun section. I usullay don't stand there watching the TV but stopped because the bowhunter was so close to this bear. The bear was just standing there and the bowhunter shot the bear with his bow. The arrow past right through the bear and the bear just flinched and look at the area he was hit as if he was just stung by a bee! He didn't even run or take a step. A couple of seconds later his legs started buckling and he went down. I was amazed. He didn't even know what happend.

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