Sixgun Black Bear

Sixgun Black Bear

The blasting bellow of the big .44 surprised me when my right index finger instinctively tightened on the trigger; the bear’s violent reaction and subsequent zero to 30 mph rush, while just a blur, clearly indicated I had connected. Straining to hear the tell-tale moan of a dying bear yielded only the cacophony of a yapping pack of distant coyotes. My black bear quest, which had been eight long years in the making, had boiled down to a few surreal seconds. Continue Reading

Using a Downed Tree Pole to Eliminate Bear Ground Shrinkage

Eliminate Bear Ground Shrinkage

Black bear hunting

Judging a bear’s size can be a tricky proposition but this tip will help

Misjudging a bear while hunting is something that I worry about and I know that many other hunters who don’t have a lot of bear hunting experience feel the same way. Unless a bear is very big or very small, they can be tough to judge on the hoof (or paw). For reasons like this, there are items you can use such as a downed tree pole to eliminate bear ground shrinkage. Continue Reading

Oldest Black Bear in the World Dies at 39

Worlds Oldest Black Bear Dies

Oldest Black Bear

World’s Oldest Black Bear Dies at age 39

The oldest black bear in the world known to man was found dead in August 2013 in Northern Minnesota. Continue Reading