Special Situation: Large Bears
- Large bears present more of a challenge because of their bulk.
- The bear’s shoulder is farther forward, the shoulder bones form a tighter angle, and its hair is several inches longer than other game’s.
- Long, heavy hair makes a bear appear deeper in the chest than it actually is. As a result, many hunters aim too low or too far forward and hit the large shoulder bone.
- A spot in the center of the lungs or slightly lower should be a crossbow hunter’s target every time. Therefore, it is best to wait until the near leg of the bear is forward before shooting.