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Author Topic: minimum draw weight for black bears?  (Read 1168 times)

Offline tawmio

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Re: minimum draw weight for black bears?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 11:43:00 AM »
48lbs and an arrow around 600 grain
Worked like a charm.
That setup worked awesome had pass through on bear, whitetail and mule deer. had a bad shoulder so lowered my bow weight that year.
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Offline oqARROWcb

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Re: minimum draw weight for black bears?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2017, 03:04:00 AM »
American Indians were killing all North American big game with 45 lb. draw weight bows. It worked for them then and will work for you now. Even though I personally prefer at least 60 lbs. That's just my preference and two cents. Happy hunting sir.
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Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: minimum draw weight for black bears?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2017, 09:31:00 AM »
All my hunting bows are from 50 to 55# in draw weight. I hunt deer almost exclusively but would not hesitate to shoot bear with it. Many have confidence in lighter draw weights, and they have the results to back up their beliefs. So, this, like so many of these discussions, comes down to the performance of the archer more than the potential performance of the equipment.
Sam

Offline Bowwild

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Re: minimum draw weight for black bears?
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2017, 09:04:00 AM »
Killed one in Idaho in 2015. 44# at my 26" draw. Boiler room at 15 yards. He fell dead in sight at 40 yards.  2 blade single bevel Helix.
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Online Bowguy67

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Re: minimum draw weight for black bears?
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2017, 02:29:00 PM »
Bears are easy to penetrate and die really easy so just make sure you're above a state requirement and shoot within your effective range.

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