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Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

 
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:13 PM
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Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

I live in Charleston, WV. Ive hunted deer for 15 years and I have never been bear hunting before. I dont even know where to start. I would love to get started and maybe teach my kids how. If you have any advice or know anybody that does please let me know>
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:41 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

I just got back from the Bellva area on a hunt. I ended up harvesting a 250 pound bear, took him at 486 yards with a 338 Kirby Allen magnum based off the 408 Cheytac case. 300 grain bullet was devastating on the bear.

Bear was taken at 4:45PM but we did not get him in the Polaris Ranger until 9:40PM. He was 250 yards down the side of the mountain. We had to use every strap and winch line to get even close to him. 4 of us repelled down the mountain and pulled the bear up a foot at a time until we could get the winch cable on him. You guys have extremely rough country and a spot a stalk takes a while to pull off. We saw 9 different bears but some were not feasible to harvest because of the retrieval needed.

Ended up giving some of the meat to a needy family and sent the skinned out bear to have a rug made.

My advise (fwiw) is to base the shot off of retrieval location as well as distance you are comfortable shooting. The wind in the valley plays a major role in the bullet trajectory.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

Thanks for your information.

Is it public hunting where you killed the bear?
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:32 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

The land we hunted was around Little Elk Mountain. I believe it's all public but we were with some locals who had permission to hunt a few other places as well. We saw bears everywhere we went.

Next time I'm taking about 200 feet in rope to aid in the retrieval!!lol
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:34 AM
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Re: Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

Thats very helpful. Thank you.

I would like to hunt with someone who knows a little and maybe learn a few things.
Do you know anybody around that area or in WV that I could talk to more about it?
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: Need Some Advice on Bear Hunting in WV Please!

I will see what I can do. I will ask the guys I hunt with to see what they think.
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