Picking a hole between two little pine trees behind which the black bear stood, I got three consistent readings of 72 yards. I’d been shooting my new BowTech Destroyer well and with confidence, and given the fact I was on level ground with no wind, I drew, ready to take the shot.
With my bow set at over 70 pounds and pushing a Gold Tip Pro 400 arrow at 325 feet per second, I was elated to see my white VaneTec vanes smack the black hide behind the bear’s left shoulder. The broadhead did the job and after a quick sprint into the nearby timber, we soon found the bear piled-up beneath some blowdowns.
I’ve taken many bears with my Gold Tip arrows over the years, and the performance of this arrow, on a big-boned animal like a bear, at long-range, speaks highly of their precision construction, durability and dependability. The fact we caught it all on film for our Trijicon Game Chasers TV show, made the experience all the sweeter.
Scott with his guide and his black bear