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 am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...