Black Bear Over Bait

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Mar 4, 2021
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Recently drew a black bear tag and was wondering about caliber recommendations / general insight for hunting over bait. I anticipate shots would be inside 100 yards so was thinking about using a 450bm with 250g Barnes tsx. Would clothing choice be similar to whitetail scent control items? This will be my first ever Bear hunt so I’m super excited. Just want to make sure I put myself in the best possible scenario for success!
 

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Recently drew a black bear tag and was wondering about caliber recommendations / general insight for hunting over bait. I anticipate shots would be inside 100 yards so was thinking about using a 450bm with 250g Barnes tsx. Would clothing choice be similar to whitetail scent control items? This will be my first ever Bear hunt so I’m super excited. Just want to make sure I put myself in the best possible scenario for success!
Did you draw out in Oklahoma? If so, congratulations.

A bear is all about his nose, so as scent free as possible is your best bet.

Good luck.