Does a bear rut like a deer? I know they have mating season but does it cause them to run mindlessly through the woods like with bucks? Is this the best time to hunt as with bucks?
If not, then what time period is the best to hunt (charlottesville, va). I have just walked around in the woods in december half-heartedly looking for bear but have never seen one (mostly hibernating i'm sure). So when is the hottest time to be in the woods for bear?