12 ga sabot for bear - During deer season

nanuq

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In Southern NY the whitetail & black bear season are concurrent. The only legal weapon for deer is a slug loaded shotgun. I will be hunting with Federal sabot rounds and would like to bag a bear if the opportunity presents itself.

Has anyone out there harvested a black bear with a 12 ga slug?

Any thoughts/info on this would be helpful.

Thanks in advance
 

Ithaca 37

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I never shot a bear with a shotgun slug but it should work great. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot one with a slug, even though there are probably guys who will tell you that nothing less than a .300 Magnum is suitable for a 150 lb. black bear.
 

Elkhunter

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I have never shot a bear with a 12 ga slug, but I would certainly not hesitate to use one.
Where in southern NY are you going to be hunting?
 
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