I just found this forum today. I am not a black bear hunter as yet but I have a couple friends who are so I want to learn more about it.
It would be kind of cool to know something about bear hunting before I tell them I might be interested, because as soon as I say that I am in for the long haul and more than a few brews before they get tired of talking.
Usually I'm a moose or deer hunter, but this year I'm goin after a Black bear for the first time ever. I know they live close to my area as I usually see 3 or 4 walking in my neighbourhood a coupla times aweek in the summer. Anyway, I gotta wonder when the spring hunt is comin back for a little populaton control.
Until then, I've done some research on baiting stalking, rifle loads etc... I'll let you know how it turns out and what worked for me.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...