Re: 4ked Horns first bear.
4Ked Horn: This is where you find out that velocity with a handgun is not the answer and penetration is the answer. Pure wheel weights cast then sized, hardened and lastly lubed, after oven tempering in the Keith style is the answer. I have a 44mag. that has been my constant companion these 30 plus years. The loads I use are at .44 special velocity from the mag case. As a point of fact the .357 mag treated the same way will penetrate slightly better. I don't know why and I given up on speculation many years ago as to why. As to the bear drip, here goes. In your home town there has got to be a few fast food joints, you need to lay in a stock of used fryer grease. If you can find some bee herder and work a deal for cheap honey the poorer the better, you will be on your way to bear hunting bliss. What you will need beyond the bait is cheap to get your hands on and will produce good results for you. You need a empty steel drum that has not had any oil or oil products in it and enough chain or steel cable to secure it to a tree. The drum is secured to the tree rightside up a small hole is punched in the base (bottom), the contents is poured through the bung opening in the top. You will mix the deep fryer grease with the honey and let it drip from the barrel on to the uncleared ground under the barrel. This is where that trail camera will come in handy. You will need to keep your drip up until that majic moment. Yea, it's a lot of work, you've got to stay with it checking ever week, besides you will want to check on the trail camera anyway, to see whats been happening. Just remember by using a big drum you will always have room to add to the barrel each trip out. a shooting blind or a tree stand should be on your and your hunting pardners to do list for fall. You will have a great time doing this and you'll love the pic's of the bears going nuts and the fights over the drip. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
"A HUNTER SHOULD LIVE OFF HIS GUNS" JOHN TAYLOR