North Carolina Bear

Joined
Oct 31, 2018
Messages
90
Location
Assawoman VA
Ill be headed there later today for the openner tomorrow. I know some parts of the state have already openned. Ive got a couple decent bear on camera and one giant. Figured id make this post for others to share their success from this year or years past, and Ill update on my hunt. Good luck to all!

PS- Being a gun guy Id like to know what you used (rifle,cal., and load) and shot details.
 

elkhnter

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Joined
Aug 7, 2009
Messages
333
Location
Somewhere in the camper!
Good luck. Never hunted North Carolina, but it’s on the list.
Son is putting together a .458 SOCOM upper for me and I’m picking up some Barnes 300 TTSX for loading. This might be my new bear gun. Right now it’s a Rem 673 in 300 SAUM with 180 Grand Slams.
 

Sask hunter

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Joined
Sep 20, 2016
Messages
695
I use my ruger 77 in 338 win mag with Barnes 225 ttsx. Haven’t had one go more then 10 yards. Also works very good on moose and elk
 

JTHOMP

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Joined
Oct 3, 2017
Messages
466
Location
Louisiana
Leaving in the morning for Arkansas rifle season with hopes of finding a bear...aka 6 days in the mountains hiking with a gun. Learned a lot of lessons last year. Hope to put them to good use this year. With 2 deer and a bunch of pigs in the freezer it should be a little easier to ignore good deer sign and keep looking for bear.

Savage Model 16 .308 shooting federal copper 150grains
 

RUT JUNKEY

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Joined
Sep 5, 2012
Messages
1,288
Location
Indiana
Good luck. Never hunted North Carolina, but it’s on the list.
Son is putting together a .458 SOCOM upper for me and I’m picking up some Barnes 300 TTSX for loading. This might be my new bear gun. Right now it’s a Rem 673 in 300 SAUM with 180 Grand Slams.
I LOVE MY .458 SOCOM...PLENTY OF POWER!
 
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