I`ve never hunted black bears. It`s definitely on my list of things to do though. After watching Archer`s Choice this morning it appears that you can hit a bear almost anywhere in the mid-section, and it will be dead within 100 yards. This isn`t the first time I have seen this either. Some of the worst shot placement I have ever seen has resulted in a bear traveling less than 75 yards before expiring. If I ever do get the chance to hunt them this could be a good thing as I`m sure I`ll be shaking like a leaf if I get to draw on one.