Hunters who have already managed to harvest other types of trophy game may also want to hunt the North American Black bear. The black bear is mysterious, powerful, and exciting to pursue, whether you are a novice hunter or have already been hunting for years. Before you go on your first black bear hunt, however, there are a few factors to take into consideration. Hunting bears carries with it a whole separate set of considerations, and because bears can be so unpredictable, it’s a good idea to first learn as much about the black bear as possible.
To begin with, you must understand that black bears are gentle by nature and really want nothing to do with people in general. This doesn’t mean that they can’t be extremely powerful, dangerous, or vicious when provoked, however. They can also be quite territorial, and protective of their young. Keep safety in mind when you are embarking on any black bear hunts, particularly if it is your first time out there in the woods. Most black bears that are harvested by hunters can weigh anywhere in the range of 125 to 300 pounds, although some may top the scale of 600 pounds or more.
The most successful black bear hunts will focus efforts around where the bear chooses to eat. Because black bears are omnivorous, they will be found searching for food in the water as well as deeper in the forest, to meet their need for a variety of food sources. When you are scouting bears, look for areas that have a good forage base, with water nearby and enough low ground to provide you with cover. Marshy wetlands, areas bordering swamps, and drainages along creeks are ideal. You can scope out the presence of bears by looking at trees for rub marks, and the ground for bear tracks.
Once you have spotted your bear, you can then stalk and eventually harvest it. Be sure to keep the wind blowing towards your face when out on black bear hunts, because bears have a keen sense of smell. Their poor eyesight can be used to your advantage, making it easier to stalk and hide from the bears on your hunt. With these tips kept in mind, you can start your process of hunting this elusive and majestic prey. Although they are one of the most prevalent types of wildlife in North America, Wyoming, Canada, and Alaska are considered to be the most promising spots for hunts.
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