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asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th June, 2020

Where do you shoot a bear with a bow?

Bear anatomy is different
Most hunters are going to want to aim low and close behind the front leg. While that's one of the best shots for deer, it's a horrible shot for bears because of their anatomy. A bear's vital organs are positioned more towards the center of their body. Likely further back than you realize.

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Accordingly, can a bow and arrow kill a bear?

The ideal shot for big game animals is an arrow that passes through both lungs. Taking out both lungs is even more important when hunting black bears though. Bears are tough and can run a long way on one lung. An arrow through both lungs will typical cause the bear to drop in sight, though.

Furthermore, will a 12 gauge slug kill a grizzly bear? At close range, 12 gauge shotgun slug will kill just about any animal that ever walked the Earth. 12 gauge pump shotguns are preferred bear defense guns by many knowledgeable people living in areas with high grizzly densities. They are definitely adequate grizzly defense guns.

Also to know, where do you shoot a bear to kill it?

Bear Vitals: The ideal double lung vital shot to take is when a bear is broadside with his closest foreleg moved forward so you can follow the back of that leg up and aim between ? and ? of the chest cavity, slightly behind the line of the leg.

Where do you aim on a bear?

Find the best aiming spot on a bear by following a line up the center of the nearside front leg to a point 1/3 to 1/2 up the chest. A bear's shoulder is farther forward than that of other deer-like animals, and the shoulder bones form a tighter angle.

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