Where to hunt Black Bear
The American black bear is widely distributed across the United States and Canada. Twenty-eight states and all Canadian provinces have hunting seasons for black bears, with Maine having perhaps the largest bear population of the Lower 48. Typically found in forested regions, this species is adaptable and often found near civilization. Which area for black bear hunting to choose depends on whether your preferred hunting method (baiting, over hounds, etc.) is legal, and whether you want a classic black skin or a different color phase skin, e.g. brown, chocolate, cinnamon, red, or blonde. Color-phase bears are especially common in the northwestern United States. A rare bluish-gray color phase in Alaska is known as the Glacier bear, and the all-white Kermode bear occurs on several islands in coastal British Columbia.
For the effort that is involved in preparation of a successful black bear hunt, including preparing bait sites, training hounds, etc., black bear hunts are relative bargains. They start at about $1,500 and seldom reach over $5,000. The most expensive propositions you see on BookYourHunt.com are usually fly-in or boat-based hunts in Alaska, which often come as package trips with a number of other species included in the price.
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Baiting is by far the most popular way of hunting black bears. By studying tracks and marks, and checking trail camera images, the outfitter can have a pretty good idea what degree of success their hunters can expect. However, baiting is not as easy as it seems. Whether you’re planning a DIY hunt or hiring an outfitter, you’ll find our blog story on bear baiting useful.15 Feb 2018 Best Outfitters’ Bear Baiting Tips and Techniques
When to hunt Black Bear?
The big question for a bear hunter is whether to choose to hunt in the spring or the fall season. The spring season typically starts after the bruins get out of their dens in April, and can continue through June. Most hunters prefer the spring season because it offers a chance to hunt when most other hunting seasons are closed. Success rates are also often higher during the spring. The early part of the spring season works better for hunting over bait, as the bears make up for the winter fast. Late May to June is better for spot-and-stalk hunting: shorter nights mean bears move in the daylight more, and big males are bolder and more active because it’s rut time and they’re looking for sows. The fall season usually starts in September and goes on until the bears den in November. The closer to denning time, the better the skin and the fatter the flesh.
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Black bears are hunted by a wide variety of methods, depending on the terrain of the region and the regulations of the state or province. In some states and provinces, bears are hunted over bait with the hunter in a tree stand or blind. Some states allow bear hunting with dogs, and in other regions, drives are a traditional and successful method. In western regions, hunts are typically spot-and-stalk, and calling can also be effective.
Why hunt Black Bear? All hunts (270)
American black bears are typically the smallest of all types of bears, but in areas where food is abundant, a bear may exceed 600 pounds. They are usually less aggressive than grizzlies, but still account for quite a few maulings and even deaths each year. A certain degree of hunting pressure is necessary not only to keep the bear population in check, but also to keep them associating humans with danger, which acts as conflict prevention. Black bear meat (when it’s not infected with trichinosis) is a delicacy, and its hide, especially in an unusual color phase, makes a beautiful rug. A black bear’s sense of smell is excellent. Although its eyesight and hearing are average. they are very intelligent. Harvesting a black bear is quite a challenge, which is perhaps one of the greatest attractions of the hunt.
2020 Fall Black Bear Hunt Canada
All packages are USD funds and are 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Nova Scotia's Black Bear hunting season runs from the second Monday in September to the first Saturday in December. We are only offering bookings for the first 3 weeks for the 2020 Fall Season. Sept 13-19 2020 Sept 20-26 2020 Sept 27-Oct 3 2020 To hunt in Nova Scotia non-resident hunters, require: -either; proof of having taken a sanctioned Hunter Education course in their normal province or state of residence or, a valid Hunting licence issued in the last 5 years, or a valid Nova Scotia Non-resident Wildlife Resources Card (see https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/wresourcescard.asp) -valid Nova Scotia Non-resident Hunting Licence -Wildlife Habitat Stamp (acquired at time of purchase of Hunting Licence) -Licenced Guide -any federal permits or licences applicable to carrying a firearm and or to pursue federally regulated wildlife. People travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Canada must also meet the requirements under the Canadian Firearms legislation. Package #1 $1800 per hunter 6 Night / 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Accommodations and Meals Licence and Non-Resident Tag Game retrieval, photos and caping Package #2 $1200 per hunter 6 Night / 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Accommodations and Camp Kitchen Licence and Non-Resident Tag Game retrieval, photos and caping
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 14 Sep 2020 3 Oct 2020
2020 Spring Black Bear Hunt Canada
Welcome. We are located in the heart of Beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. Our number one priority is to make our establishment your ultimate Black Bear hunting destination. Our Canadian wilderness has so many spectacular sights to see, whether it be a small trickling brook, waterfall, or lake, and of course, some of the best black bear hunting in North America, you will not be disappointed in all New Brunswick has to offer. Our staff is friendly, and will go to great lengths to make your experience unforgettable. We maintain approximately 30 bait sites, and many of our stands are set up at bow range. We also have ground blinds and rifle stand sites, and can accommodate any type of hunter. Hunting method options are: rifle, compound, long or cross bow, muzzleloader or shotgun with a slug. We are located in the top county for success with our past hunters having an 85% success rate and 100% sightings. The average adult black bear weighs anywhere from 250-600 pounds. With the purchase of a bear license, you can also hunt coyote (no limit) and the best small mouth bass fishing is available at no extra charge. 16 and 17 year old hunters are eligible to purchase a non-resident bear license if they show proof of a Firearm Safety/Hunter Education and proof of two year’s hunting experience if hunting with a gun, or a stand alone Bow Hunter Education course or a previous bow hunting license if hunting with a bow or crossbow. 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult holder of a bear license with two years hunting experience. We have a limit of 8 hunters per week and only hunt the best 4 weeks of the spring season to ensure a quality experience. We offer a discount of $100 USD per person if there is a group of 4 or more hunters booking together.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 21 May 2020 11 Jun 2020
Northern Saskatchewan Black Bear Hunt Canada
Due to our remote territory, the minimal human presence, and the absence of hunting pressure (25 tags per year over 240,000 acres , with max. clients between 15-18 per year), the Black Bear population is healthier than many other places. The chances of getting a Black Bear over a 5 day hunt are excellent. It is very likely to get a color phase bear (black, blond, chocolate and cinnamon with white blaze spots on their chests). During the bear season, each hunter will have the opportunity to do some fishing after he harvests his trophy. The lodge is on the lake front; providing great spring fishing (mainly northern pike and walleye) even from the docks. Gear to bring: — Gun and /or bow, ammunition, no hand guns please — Fishing rod (we have spares) — Bug spray, net (if preferred or Thermacell) — Own safety belt if preferred — Rubber boots, rain gear — Rifle hunters must wear red, blaze, yellow or white, or any combination of these colors, must have red or blaze hut, — Black powder and bow hunters may wear full camo — Mid afternoons can reach 30°C, cooling possibly to 0°C at night. Layers are best, so you are ready for any weather — Camera and binoculars
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 10 May 2020 8 Jun 2020
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