Re: Who's going black bear hunting this spring
Anybody been getting out for bear lately? I snuck away for a week. Saw 12 bears. I've always wanted to try bear meat, so I shot a small bear (150lbs) on the first day. In the area I was hunting in a guy can get two tags, so I bought another tag and continued hunting. I searched high and low for a big old boar, but I just couldn't find the one that I wanted. I almost shot the last bear I saw on the last day as it looked like a good one. Round belly that hung down, small looking ears. But, I crept up to under 100 yds to get a better look and it just didn't strike me as the one I wanted. It just didn't seem to have the size. Maybe I should've shot it as I was heading home soon, but a guy will never get the big one if he shoots the small one first.
A friend that came out with me shot his first bear. He was really excited. It was a smaller bear that went 5 feet nose to tail. I hunted a set of HUGE tracks for a few days, but no sign of the bear that made them.
I am done bear hunting now for the spring, unless I get shipped up north for work, then I can go out every night 'til July 15th.
Anybody got any good stories to tell about their bear hunt?