The omnivorous black bear rarely follows a daily routine
Black bear hunting. If you want to hunt black bear, you'll often have to face mother nature as well. They can travel great distances, and it takes time to hunt them. The most common form of hunt is walk n’ stalk through the terrain, but tracking with dogs is also very popular and effective. Most…
Black bear hunting. If you want to hunt black bear, you’ll often have to face mother nature as well. They can travel great distances, and it takes time to hunt them. The most common form of hunt is walk n’ stalk through the terrain, but tracking with dogs is also very popular and effective. Most of the hunt is done on foot, but quadbikes, boat or 4×4 are often used to get into bear country. Whether it’s forest covered mountains, or the rocky shores of Vancouver Island, the black bear is exciting to hunt. Black bear hunts can be exhausting, but when you find a black bear worth taking, you will forget everything about being tired!
The black bear is found throughout North America, and there are subspecies as far south as Mexico!
The black bear might be omnivorous, but it’s mainly an opportunist, and will eat whatever is available. It’s diet consists of berries, fresh sprouts from trees and grass, while they will rarely hunt for prey. The male bear, called a “boar”, is both bigger and heavier than the female bear, a “sow”. After the black bear has hibernated they are frantic about food, and must regain all the weight lost over the winter. This is the time of the year when many hunters choose to hunt black bear. You wont’t see black bears fight very often, although the old boars can maul young cubs, if they’re not his own. Like most other bear species, the black bear hibernates.
A black bear trophy is stunning! The big paws, long claws, and the enormous head, can give any hunter goosebumps. The skin of an old boar is very beautiful, especially right after their hibernation. The big boars are easily recognized by the way they walk, as they waddle like a goose, with big heavy steps. Besides the waddle, one can observe the shape of their head; the older bear has a head shaped like an equilateral triangles from nose to ears, while the younger bear’s triangle is pointier. A full grown black bear measures close to 7 ft. from nose to tail. The skull is just a big a part of the trophy as the skin is. Black bear hunting takes us back to our roots; you have to work hard for a great trophy!