Archive for black bear hunting

Maryland Black Bear Lottery Continues

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for permits for its black bear hunt in October.

August 02, 2011

Minnesota Bear License Lottery Will Get Do-over

The Minnesota DNR announced that it will have to re-do its black bear license lottery after a computer glitch tampered with the results.

May 31, 2011

Cheap Spring Black Bear Hunts for 2011

Bob Robb shares six outfitters with comfortable camps, good equipment and high success rates for black bear hunting this spring.

April 14, 2011

Oklahoma Teen Takes Black Bear

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Weaver was the first ever woman to kill a black bear in the state of Oklahoma.

October 06, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 5

This morning prior to breakfast I joined Shannon as she skinned the bear, as I was curious about the bullets’ terminal performance, and wanted to see it firsthand. I must commend her work, as not only was she quick (obviously from extensive experience), but only dabs of sweet-smelling hand lotion beneath her nostrils made the task possible. Remember the rotting moose meat? Well, the bear reeked of it. It was bad!

July 12, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 3

An avid deer and turkey hunter, I typically find myself donning camouflage when dawn is a distant dream. Not so here, where an extremely “early” wakeup for bear hunting would be 10 a.m.. In fact, that to is way too early, as we didn’t hunt until 2 p.m. But, being on Eastern Standard Time, 8 a.m. here is 11 a.m. at home, which would, indeed, be sleeping in. Besides, I was too excited to sleep any later. Why start so late? According to Leonard and Chad Schearer, a former full-time outfitter in Montana, bears aren’t as active in the morning as they are in the evening. You’re simply better off being well-rested and focused for the evening hunt than trying the marathon method of hunting from sunrise to sunset. Leonard, however, will allow you to make the decision.

July 01, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 2

Remember the “half the adventure is getting there” saying? Today the saga continued…

June 29, 2010

2010 Black Bear Regional Outlook

Black bear populations have been expanding too fast for biologists to accurately map.

April 22, 2010

The Great Black Bear Comeback

With populations reaching levels not seen in decades, the American black bear is making a monster comeback.

April 05, 2010