those words right at the top are what we like to see. "expanding" is great. i'm glad the units are growing, it shows a healthy trend in population, hopefully, the bears range will expand down the coast of the great lakes back into ohio.
i always wished there was or will be a bear season there, but it probably won't happen, unless on a very limited basis. in my entire life, i only witness one bear in ohio. a juvenile bear was looking for something to eat in the neighborhood firewood pile. it searched it on several occasions and was a pleasure to witness every time. that bear moved on to more remote reaches of the lake shore though.
it's nice seeing more oppertunites in game varieties!
I’m glad to see expanding hunting opportunities too
I agree ndemiter.
I’m glad to see expanding hunting opportunities no matter what form they appear in and whenever they arrive. I’m surprised that you don’t have more bear in Ohio. I would think that the climate would be just a bout ideal for back bear. It sounds like your situation with the black bear population is about like mine with the moose population here in New York State. They have begun to move back into the most northern boundary areas of the state but not in sufficient numbers to justify a hunting season here yet. But I have high hopes for a New York State moose season – at least on a limited basis within my lifetime.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...