Originally Posted by yobuck
well judd, wait till next year might not be that easy. i started hunting that very area almost 60 years ago. so far ive put my tag on one. your fortunate to be with a good group, and hunting in a good area. also hunting long range is a big help in that country. problem with bears is they usually dont stop after the first miss. you were very lucky to get a good second shot. ive missed several fairly easy shots. there were no follow ups. you dont need any advise, but ill offer this anyway. next year use your own gun, and make sure your very comfortable with it. to me its like driving somebody elses truck.
Yeah I know PA bear hunting definitly isn't a sure thing.
I do agree I'm very very lucky to have Kevin as a huntin buddy...he has taught me more then I can even begin to say. Plus he builds one he!! of a gun!
The problem was not the gun me and kevin shoot each others guns all year long...we are very familiar with each others stuff.....guns and equipment. Our hunting together just doesn't start in deer/bear season...we hunt all spring and summer together