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Unread 02-11-2010, 08:22 PM
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hypothectical bear trouble while cleaning a elk

Has this ever happended or is possible.


lets say your feild dressing a elk could the blood attract a grizzly bear?I dont know how long it take's to field dress a elk.But could it bring a pi**ed off grizzly or hungry to your attention ?.
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    Unread 02-11-2010, 08:41 PM
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    Re: hypothectical bear trouble while cleaning a elk

    It does just about every year in MT. There is a conflict, just ran a episode on tv about I think, a last years case, guys saved a man that happened on a kill, sow w/2 cubs, think it was near Yellowstone, was in last weeks local paper. Some of the bears get conditioned to good hunting spots and come for the scraps, that is straight from a F&G warden to me after I LOST 1/2 my elk, could have got a new tag, but it was going to cost me, elk I had plus heavy 30# 320 horns. And I MIGHT NOT get one. I have had a particular bear get on several of my elk, one above I SHOT AT 700 yards and it took me a while to bust threw the alder path and get there.Ran into mister G BEAR at 40 yards and yelled him away, then relised I HAD TAKEN BULET OUT for the tough terrain, at the time we where both about 75 yards from bull, saw that bear twice that weekend 6-7 miles apart
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    Makes me feel better about getting a 460 wby im sure it wouldnt have a problem stopping a grizzly .what do you use as a stopping bullet a fmj/punch bullet or a expanding bullet.In a 460 i think either one will work .Also ever shot a griz to keep from getting your prized elk or is that illegal?

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    Re: hypothectical bear trouble while cleaning a elk

    Kinda has me rethinking the .260 I was thinking about for elk. Might have to up gun to an '06 or .338. Shame to hump more gun than you need for the game so you can deal with the scavengers.... Maybe I can use the Guide gun for defense, and carry the .260 as well....
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    Near Radium Hotsprings B.C, about 10 years ago some elk hunters got their game on about a 5km hike in. They never made it back to camp. Two days later the chopper located them, or what was left. From what the F&G guys figured they had one guy feild dressing and the other on watch. Bear still got both of them. It appeared that the guy on gaurd had some how jammed his rifle after the first shot.
    Four years ago just south of Prince George B.C my dads hunting parnter was forced to shoot one at 15yards. He was on a moose kill.
    Apperantly bears (black bears as well) learn that gun shots are dinner bells. Although I prefer to hunt alone most of the time, in Grizz country I always have a partner in visual range.
    They sure are cool to see when your out there though.
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    On my 08 muley my son and I 1/4 REAR and boned the front, we where abuot 30 yards away and the carcass slide down hill a bit, I spun like a cat gun up, my son said boy your jumpy, I TOLD HIM we where about 400 yrds uphill from above mentioned grizz encounter, BETTER to be ready than bear bait, I HAVE DONE 100'S ofsolo hunts in that country, in, inthe dark out in the dark, best to e a little jumpy I figure
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