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Black bear shot placement

Black bear shot placement

SHOT PLACEMENT of a Black Bear Shot placement on a black bear is extremely important in order to get a quick kill. This is mainly due to the black bears having heavier bones and hides compared to other big game animals. Another factor is black bears have long thick fur and layers of fat that can inhibit a good blood trail. So good shot placement results in a quick kill.When using a bow to hunt black bear it is imperative that the hunter knows how that arrow is designed to kill. Broadheads are designed to cut arteries and veins which

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Estimating the size of a bear

Estimating the size of a bear

How do I Estimate the Size of a Bear? There are several different ways to estimate the size of bear; however, even the most experienced hunter doesn’t always accurately estimate the size of a bear. If you see two or more bears traveling together it’s most likely a mother with her cubs. Cubs that are around the age of two years will be around the same size as the mother. Cubs tend to lag behind their mother and you should always wait to make sure a bear isn’t a mother with her cubs in the rear. Heavy vegetation can hide

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Hunt Hogs Now!

Hunt  Hogs Now!

Now is the time to hunt them down. Do not make the mistake of waiting for cooler weather to hunt hogs. Right now, the sows are nursing the spring litters. It is true that hogs breed like dogs; there is no breeding season for feral hogs, but spring and fall are the most predominant time. Do not let turkey season distract you from taking these unregulated quadrupeds. Imagine that a sow can give birth to up to 14 babies, 4-6 will make it to 6 months, when they will be ready to breed. Now these 4-6 will have a litter

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Bear Urine with Gland

Bear Urine with Gland

Bear Urine is an extremely effective tool when baiting, stalking, and calling bears. Bears are very scent cautious and are always curious of other bears in their areas. The actual rut phase of a black bear takes place in the spring normally around mid-may to mid june. This can vary slightly depending on area. Black bears were tested in a study during the rut phases. Over 300 more scent producing compounds and molecules were found in the anal glands of sows during the breeding phase than during normal season. This PROVES that not only the bear urine and sexual glands

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Baiting bears and types of bears

Baiting bears and types of bears

Bait stations are a great way to attract bears to a designated area. Brown bears and black bears are fond of meat, fish, grains, popcorn, breads, oats, dogfood, candy and more. Add a little BoarMasters powders or feed additives and they go nuts over anything! Polar bears being mostly carnivorous in nature favor meat over anything but will eat whats available. Make sure to keep a variety of these baits; this helps attract bears looking for a specific type of meal. Learn about the different types of bears through our tips and tricks page to get an idea what bear

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Baby hog tracks and spring hog hunting

Baby hog tracks and spring hog hunting

When you see baby hog tracks, it’s time to hunt. The whole heard is in vulnerable when a litter is present. The little ones will lead the heard into the daylight more often. Don’t try and get into the woods before daylight; you will run them all off making noise. Wild boar are nocturnal and do not see very well, but they hear very well. Enter your hunting area at the break of daylight when you can see and be on the look out!

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Shot Placement on Wild Hogs

Shot Placement on Wild Hogs

SHOT PLACEMENT ON WILD HOGS Shot placement is the key with wild boar. Don’t think about shooting them in the same place as a deer. I have often been asked about this and thought I would share this with you. The heart is set a little lower and more into the front shoulder than a deer. I often here stories about hogs deflecting arrows and their super ability too survive gun shot’s. That’s all hog wash! Most of us have been trained to shoot for deer; not for hogs. Here is an example of where too place your shot.   learn

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Tips for Hunting and Trapping Wild Hogs

Tips for Hunting and Trapping Wild Hogs

Tips and tricks for hunting and trapping wild boar and feral hogs. Don’t pile your bait up on top of the ground! Use a post hole digger and dig a hole as narrow and deep as you can; then fill it up with your bait. The top picture shows that the hogs will gobble it up within minutes. If the bait is hard to get to; they will have to take turns; this makes them hang around longer and forces them to sneak in during daylight hours to beat the crowd. This will increase your odds of taking one. Trail

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