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Old 07-25-2008, 12:02 PM
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Hello everyone, I'm shooting my basic elk setup 71lbs, darton pro3000, 430grn arrow, steelforce sabertooth. I'm nervous. I have had great success in the past on deer, elk, antelope, hogs and such. Is there anything I need to know about shot placement or camo color differences or anthing. Any info would be great.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:15 PM
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Can't offer much in the way of advice, but I'm sure Timba, TLC, or YorkArcher will be along shortly.

Welcome to the forum, though!
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:38 PM
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your setup is fine for bear.

Camo is your choice..

I was more concerned with stopping the bugs!!

Others here would no more but I think movement is the big issue.

You have to stay still...
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:56 PM
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I have my hoyt set at 60lbs with 100g broadheads.I'm arrow went through my bear like butter.I don't think scent is a huge issue with bears,camo like yorkarcher said is up to you.A good thing to have is a thermacell,the bugs will drive you insane.

Shot placement I go right behind the front shoulder,I got the bear through the heart and I don't think he went 30 yards but one thing to remeber if your not sure about your shot,give him a few hours or even over night.You don't want to be going after a wounded bear.

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Old 07-25-2008, 01:52 PM
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right on queue
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:00 PM
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right on queue

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Old 07-26-2008, 10:43 AM
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Your bow set up is just fine. When shooting bears make sure broadside or quartering away only hold dead center up the crease and you'll result in a speedy recovery most tmies after the bear has crashed they will give a death moan or two if you hear this your bear is dead. For camo use whatever works for you being very still is most important if your hunting from a treestand they know it's there if it's being prehung iv'e had many bears come into my baits and look straight to my tree before they commit to comming all the way in. Playing the wind i think is very important also many big boars will circle a bait site before they enter I set my sites up to give them fewer options as in a pond or clearing that they may not want to cross to get downwind. If your nervous thats good it means your heart is still pumping. good luck hunting it's addicting
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:49 AM
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the bear has crashed they will give a death moan or two if you hear this your bear is dead.
That is one of the best sounds you will ever hear!!!!

I'm shooting 65 lbs with a 85 grain Slick Trick heads to give the arrow a total of about 400 grains.

Solid broadside lung shot, arrow blew through the bear and buried 5 inches in the ground.

Bear went 15-20 yards...

You will love it!!!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for all the info. We leave on 23 aug. for maine. Each day closer, the anticipation is go up. By the time we leave there wont be any sleep.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for all the info. We leave on 23 Aug. for Maine. Each day closer, the anticipation is go up. By the time we leave there wont be any sleep.
Were in Maine are you going?I'm heading up their in 2nd week of Sept with turnpike ridge outffiters.this will be my first also!CANT WAIT!!!
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