Wisconsin Bear Hunting
Here you go big! Had the pleasure of hunting with Merle and Bev the last few days. Took a 140# sow today. At 78 years old, they stated the 4:30 am mornings were getting old so took this bear today. Baits have slowed quite a bit in Taylor Co. Lots of people talking about em being heavy in the acorns around here.
Come on bear hunters! We need stories & successful hunt details & pictures!
i shot mine with a ML went 15 yards. my father in law shot his with a ML it did 2 back flips and done. so i can say they work just fine.
Nice job on the bear phelps!
I agree with what others said, ML is fine. Guys use a shotgun, basically the same thing. They are just big raccoons, make a good shot.
Wife and I hunted the first 2 days at a bait that only had 1 big bear. So sort of a go big or go home situation. The first day in the crappy weather I for sure heard something circling us. It got downwind and then I heard it no more. Next day was dead, thinking we boogered it on the first day.
My dad is helping us out now and just pulled the card at our other spot. Of course had a nice bear there at 6PM on opener. Figures LOL. We have not baited since last Thursday, but he still showed up on 9/14 and 9/15 during the day to check it. Should be baited now for us to hunt Friday and Saturday. Will see if he keeps coming in.
This season is kind of messed up because my wife had to work the first weekend. Only have a handful of days we can even do it. Not a normal bear season for us for sure, but makes it more interesting I guess.
Ditto the response below. ML works just fine. Personally seen a few bear succumb to a CVA!
I say that a muzzle loader would be just fine.
What's your thoughts on muzzleloader use, spoke with someone and they would never recommend using one. Just punched hole through no expansion at short range, plug up too easily,Thoughts ? 50 cal.
Bohunting guy, you are right. I have seen many "300's" that were half that/
Ditto, Phelps. That is a nice bear. Enjoy the meat and the mount.
Nice work Phelps, nothing wrong with a 175 pounder. In fact most of the “300 pounders” that people see actually are 175 pounds. Enjoy your bear meat. It’s delicious.