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yukon254
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Ive been guiding hunters in northern bc and the Yukon for over 25 years now, and have seen my share of bears taken with archery tackle. 50# is plenty, just use heavy arrows and good heads. Your guide will make sure you dont shoot to far so no need to worry about that. Grizzlys have very thin hide compared to moose, or even caribou. I would far rather have a hunter with a 50# bow he can shoot very well to a hunter even slightly over-bowed. Good luck and have fun!

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frank the hunter
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Thanks guys it seams fifty pounds is just right for me to shoot well with thanks for all the help and hunt safe
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I think the most important issue is to be Mentally prepared for this hunt! A big brownie a close range is not for the faint of heart. That being said, i believe you are at the low end of the a bow weight range. But with perfect shot placement and a razor sharp broadhead and you should be fine.
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I shoot a 55 pound tomahawk diamond series bow and would feel comfortable shooting anything on this continent with it

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I haven't been doing this long, but it seems to me like there are too many factors to only consider draw weight...
That and asking such a question on an internet forum is like asking your buddies if you should get married... if you haven't made up your own mind on your own accord, the answer should be "no."

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Steve H.
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Since my first post I have now witnessed two additional arow strikes on a medium-large coastal Brown Bear. Both shot were with a 50# recurve, 2018's, and a heavy non-vented 3 blade at 15-18 yards. The first arrow hit square on the shoulder blade and actually penetrated the bone and got one lung (the shoulder was unfortunately back at the impact).

The second arrow easily penerated the rib cage with no issues what so ever. Unfortunately the second arrow wasn't the first (I'm convinced it would have died in 30 yards) and the bear enetered the woods over the top of us and the release of lead was entervening between arrows.

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Thanks Steve for the help have a great day
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Hard to second guess a couple of folks who have spent several years with this. I would say their experience is more valuable than those of us who want to do this but haven't yet. Sounds like 50# is just plenty if the proper arrow is used and shooting is good.

Good luck.

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"That and asking such a question on an internet forum is like asking your buddies if you should get married... if you haven't made up your own mind on your own accord, the answer should be "no." " now thats funny! I dont know if 50# will do it but whatever you decide - make sure you can draw it AND shoot it while you are just about to crap your pants!

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A guy I know shot clean thru one with a 54# fox breed recruve and cedar arrow. I would say you should be fine, heavy arrow sharp broad head and put the arrow behind the shoulder in the ribs.
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60lbs liberty chief longbow, tapered doug fir arrow 2 blade zwickey eskimo....double lung didnt penetrate the off side shoulder, rolled the tip, bear ran 75-80 yards. Shot on sept 17th 2011.
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quote:
Originally posted by AkDan:
60lbs liberty chief longbow, tapered doug fir arrow 2 blade zwickey eskimo....double lung didnt penetrate the off side shoulder, rolled the tip, bear ran 75-80 yards. Shot on sept 17th 2011.

What a bear [clapper]
Congratulations!

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Now that's what I like to see, results!

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Way to go, beautiful hide !

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