The state dropped the size limit a few years ago because of the dificulty on judging the size of a live bear. People would shoot a bear and then leave it in the woods if they didn't think it was going to make the 100 pound mark.
They want to take more bears out and start to reduce the population. A lot of the prime bear habitat is being built up (doesn't that sound familiar?) and they are having more and more bear/human conflicts than ever.
This is my first year bear hunting.I went to Wv saw 3 bear's and know just with
a quick look 2 were over 100 pound's 1 was just a litte one 70 to 100 pounds
So if I can tell a live bear is over 100 pounds you must be a dumb #$$ if you can't tell that dead is over 100 pound's
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...