Frequent question: Where can I find a good bear hunting spot?

Where is the kill spot on a bear?

The best target is the shoulder and chest area. A bullet of the correct weight, design and fired from an adequate firearm will break the shoulder and enter the heart or lungs. A neck shot will drop an animal instantly. However, the neck of a bear appears relatively short (especially on large bears).

How much does it cost to go bear hunting?

Black bear is the most affordable species to hunt, with hunts beginning at $1,500. On the other end of the spectrum are the North American brown (grizzly) bears that can cost $15,000 or more.

What states have over the counter bear tags?

Bear Hunting a State Near You

  • Idaho. Although there are some black bear hunts you need to draw in Idaho there is ample opportunity for OTC black bear hunters. …
  • Montana. Montana is one of the best states for OTC spot-n-stalk black bear hunting. …
  • Arizona. …
  • Oregon. …
  • Wyoming.

Can I shoot a bear if it attacks me?

Firearms are not recommended for stopping an attack.

Using a firearm during a bear attack may only worsen the attack. An injured bear will be more aggressive, especially during a fight.

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Will a 9mm kill a bear?

The bear will die of his injuries, but he will still have enough life left in him to do you in, before he dies. You will not have a side shot if a grizzly bear is charging you, and most likely your 9mm will only inrage him, and make him try his best to kill you. Use bear repellent, it’s far more effective, than a 9mm.

How much is a grizzly bear hunt?

A grizzly hunt with a reputable and well-equipped outfitter will start at about $12,000 and run all the way to $20,000. Combine a grizzly hunt with a caribou or mountain sheep hunt for better overall value.

What do black bears look for when hunting?

Nine Tips for Spot-and-Stalk Black Bear Hunting

  1. Find Mature Timber. You have to locate three ingredients to get into big bears, Werner says. …
  2. Scout it for Sign. …
  3. Check for Scat. …
  4. Focus on Blueberries and Rose Hips. …
  5. Trust your Eyes. …
  6. Judge the Bear. …
  7. Note the Wind. …
  8. Start the Stalk.

Can you buy over the counter mule deer tags in Montana?

To apply for a special license/permit, hunters can apply online through the Online Licensing System or at an FWP regional office. General licenses can be purchased over the counter at all license providers.

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