ha had you all with that one....
ha had you all with that one....
lol I was about to post a "what are you crazy" post. (in the nicest possible way of coarse)
I was ready to unload the dumb response!
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That's what the old timers carried for back up if the spear trick failed.22 magnum for brown bear
[quote]....ha had you all with that one....[/qutoe]
What? You're not familiar with the Eskimos-used-22 mags-for-polar-bear-all-the-time stuff?
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that would be great if the animal was already "mostly dead" I like Mostly Dead animals makes the stalking much easier. Not sure if the whole Spear thing has much creadence, I'm thinking 5 guys armed with spears are still going to get their mucklucks kicked in by one average sized bear in good health.
Billy Crystal was great!
As I heard it, one lured/called a pissed off bear toward you, hold the sharp part of the spear toward the animal and brace the back of the spear in a depression in the Earth. When the animal lunged at you, he impales himself on the spear....Not sure if the whole Spear thing has much creadence, I'm thinking 5 guys armed with spears are still going to get their mucklucks kicked in by one average sized bear in good health.
This method is only recommended for those who don't own a 22 Mag.
The .22 mag has taken big and dangerous game around the world. Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Hippo, Elephant, Lion, Tigers and Bears Oh MY. shoot for the shoulder. If meat destruction is a concern then by all means go to a .22 short. The new .17 HMR shows great promise for the same game with less meat and hide dammage!
Everybody wants a Magnum.....~LOL!~
They actually used to use a strip of Baleen, sharpened and barbed, soaked and folded, then tied with sinew and rolled in meat to freeze.
Bear, Fox, Wolf would gulp it down and as Vince said.....it didnt take long. I have a few around, it's clever.
Might add too, that when activly hunting Bears, dogs were used.
.22Mag ? In self defence, I bet most fellas went down swingin'....
IMHO The 'Best' place to shoot any Bear, if you can get it, is in the temple, right between the eye and ear. My fatherinlaw used a .25-20 in his younger years on everything. Get close and ambush 'em. He told me about the Temple shot.
Back of the ear sounds good, but Ive only tryed the Temple shot, but I dont have doubts that that would do... looking at a Bear skull..... Ive done it with .243w , 30-06, 7.62X54R, and 8mmMauser once. All oneshot drops.
Only in Alaska do folks feel the need for a magnum on bears. The simple 1022 Ruger set up the look like a Black Gun is all you need.A few thrity round mags and the cheapest solids and you have a gun that will do it all.
about a village having trouble with a polar bear coming in every night and reaking havoc. So the townsmen gathered one evening to shoot it. Right on time hear comes this bear out on the tundra. An old native man walked by the waiting townsmen carrying a really long spear. He walked right up to the bear causing it to rear up and with a couple precisely placed pokes stabs it in the heart and it dies. Did'nt say when or where. Its a cool story not sure if its true or not.
In all honesty People in Arkansas have and used to hunt black bear with a .22 mag.
Well the bait ball was frozen whale blubber and in side was a sharp and small spear thing that was pushed together tightly so when the bear ate it the whale blubber unfroze and the spear thing shot out piecing the bear wounding it and it being able to track it the Eskimos then they killed it and I don't have a long explanation on that they just killed it.
Wait just a darn minute .......you guys have it all wrong. Putting false info on this forum is rediculous......... everyone knows the 17 mach II will do the trick
I was thinking about the 22 mag for predator control in 16b. I mean I can see blasting the mommas with the big rifle but it seems a little overkill for the cubs... Though aren't there laws against using rim-fires for bear....