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Top 8 States for Black Bear Hunting

Looking to tag a really big bruin? Here are the best states to do so.

Member's Hunt: Of Blueberries and Bears

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Conrado E. Navarro of Cibolo, Texas.

In the Kingdom of Bears and Friends

The right connections can usually overcome the worst luck even when the hunting is lousy and the fishing is worse.

Black Bears, Ponytails, and Close Encounters

In Alberta, hunters like to hold out for big bears. It’s another thing entirely to hold out for a color-phase bear when coal-black, record-book bruins climb into your lap.

How to Field Judge Bears

Word to the wise: Sizing bears is tough. But big bears have distinctive traits. Here's what to look for if you're ever in bear country with a tag in your pocket and a black bear in your sights.

In Defense of Life or Property: Do Bears Warrant a Warning Shot?

A lifetime in the backcountry of the Last Frontier has provided the author with some front-row views to what it takes to stand your ground against a bear that may or may not be bent on harm.

Watch: Intense Bear Fight Caught on Camera

The bears stalked each other around a Finnish forest for several hours before brawling right in front of nature photographer Tero Pylkkänen, who recorded the encounter.

Member's Hunt: Brown Bears Don't Come Easy

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Larry Leistritz of Fargo, N.D.

Alberta Black Bears Up Close

The black bears of Alberta's northern forest entertain a hunter for days with their lively antics, but soon their curious advances become unsettling.

Top Bear Rifles and Loads

Contributor Philip Massaro shares some of his favorite rifles and loads for different bear hunting scenarios.

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