NC Bear Hunt

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Flametop7, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Flametop7

    Flametop7 Active Member

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    Hello All,

    I just recently moved to Fayetteville, NC and I am looking to go and hunt for some black bears. I know that there is some areas to hunt in the western part of the state around Boone. Does anyone have any advice on good places to go?
     
  2. CRNA

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    Plenty of bears up here in Asheville.
     

  3. sendero72

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    Not as many in Candler. The big boys roam east around Greenville, NC .
     
  4. CRNA

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    True. I think I read on the net that the world record blackie came from NC 880lbs. I believe.
     
  5. LawShark

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    Is NC spot n stalk, bait or hounds?
     
  6. CRNA

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    Spot and stalk or hounds. No bait.
     
  7. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Down east you can shoot them in the cornfields like deer.
     
  8. alaska

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    Grew up around Lenoir Boone blowing rock

    Yes we have bear but the best biggest bears is on the coast of NC in and around Hyde and Dare Counties on the coast. Those bears can go 400 pounds and larger.
    Go to game and fish site and get the bear harvest report by county.

    The record was harvested on the coast we usally share the record with Penn State and NC every few years.

    As for size our bears are smaller and less in numbers in the western part of the state and terrain is steep and rough.


    Jeff in North Pole, Alaska
     
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  9. CRNA

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    The WORLD RECORD black bear was killed in NC.
     
  10. alaska

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    I was talking about my home state NC.

    Yes the record bounced back a fourth between PN and NC

    879-pound black bear killed in Pike County PN in 2010 new record

    McCoy Bear
     
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  11. CRNA

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    I looked it up..and I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight.
     
  12. LawShark

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    Do you mean PA? Never heard of PN. Pike county is about 45 mins away from me.

    Anyone able to recommend an outfitter on the coast?
     
  13. brentc

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    Was the skull bigger than 23 10/16"?

    Boone and Crockett Club
     
  14. CRNA

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    This skull was picked up. Not killed.