Re: Bear Bait rifle
I really don't like shooting bear over bait that much, but I've done it. The excitement was that the bear approached from behind the blind, and walked straight for me. My 30-06 was adequate, but I'd prefer something fast handling like a Ruger deerfield carbine in .44mag, with a 2 minute red dot 1x scope. The bear was big, a little over 7', and had to use grizzly form for full mount. I believe baited bear hunting is best at Duck mountain, Manitoba. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my black bear that stumbled across my path while I was hunting for grizzly in Yukon more, despite the bear being a lot smaller.