If you were to go on a spring black bear hunt over bait in New Brunswick, what month and week would you go? When do think the bears would be most active, and has anyone hunted there during early May? Thanks for any info
Please note that I've never hunted black bear in N.B., so others would likely know more than I. I am a firm believer in early hunts though. By that I mean hunts on or near opening day (if that's a consideration). It's also my opinion that at least some guides talk up other weeks to hunt because so many hunters want opening week and they need to sell multiple weeks to make any $$.
I'm simply a firm believer of being the first one with a gun sitting on any bait that's been there long enough to attract bears.
From what I hear though, some areas of N.B. are simply crawling with bears, so perhaps it's not a huge concern. Also, the later you go the worse the bugs...yuck!
The outfitter I've been corresponding with offered the second week of this coming May. Does anyone think this is kind of early. We usually hunt last week of May through mid June in Quebec. Has anyone had any early May experience in New Brunswick? Fredericton area. Thanks
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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