need some help

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by luger306, May 25, 2011.

  1. luger306

    luger306 Active Member

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    I have a chance to go on a black bear hunt in Saskatchewan next May I have never hunted bears or traveled that far north I will be taking my 30-06 but need to work up some loads so any help would be appreciated
     
  2. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    You never said if this is a bolt action, auto, or pump.



    All shots will be under 100yards and most around 50..to build up a load start with some Dupont
    IMR4064 for a .3006. use some SSTs in 165 to 180grs. Bears are not that hard to kill as long as you learn to shoot from a stand, it could be above ground or on the ground. Mostly above around 15ft, bring a small milk jug you may need it.
    Is this a guided hunt? if so check with the people, all it needs is a good lung shot, if it runs off, it may make a bloody mess for 50yards.

    Keep in touch and let us know if you have a guide. Oh! May? it gets frost so dress for the ocasion. a good pair of boots from Cabelas, I would loan you mine, but they stay with me.
    temps may see 45 to 65s in the day and morning and evenings in the low 30s.
    I doubt you will have a shot from the ground unles they just timberd it (over 70 yards).
    Trust me the SST is one badass bullet.
     

  3. luger306

    luger306 Active Member

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    thank for the info KC it is a bolt action and the sst 165 and 4064 is the load I use for deer the cold is winter for us
     
  4. DrMike

    DrMike Active Member

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    You'll likely be hunting over bait in Saskatchewan, giving you ample time to assess the bruin and allowing you to wait for a good angle. Consequently, the 165 SSTs will do a great job anchoring your bear, provided you place the shot where it belongs. Best of luck to you.