buckshot, it starts sep 1 rifle. runs till rifle for deer mostly. one tag over the counter. running dogs starts after a while to let the still hunters not be hassled by guys running dogs. the deer pic is a field edge so there are big oaks there which is why the deer are there. Its the field my plot is in. The field is behind the camera. The bear is on the old woods side of a newer clear cut. I have a stand oh 25 yards from where the bear is standing. That "break" in the stone wall is one of 3 "break lines" that come together at a pinch point.
hey ronn how big/old would you say that bear is?Im going o a bear hunt in late september and have been reading up on them.would you say that bear is a shooter?got any good bear advice or books to read?
I'm no expert but let me offer you my advice on the bear in the pic,
I would guess it's age to be almost 2 years old, (they stay with momma for approx. 18 months)
I think it's current live weight is only about 135 to 145 lbs. (adult Black Bears weight between 125 and 400) so this one is on the small side.
Personally, If I saw this bear in the woods I would let this one pass.
A Black Bear's skull measurement determines it's Trophy Status., AND I don't know how true it is but I have heard a few times that an older bear tastes a little better than the younger bears.
Where are you hunting for Bear Joel? my advice would be (especially this time of year) find the old apple tree's, (apple's are abundant this year)
if you see any bear sign at all, hunt right there. Good Luck
i thought it was kinda small too they say to look at the head its supposed to be blocky with small ears.im going the last week of september i have a guide.its fair chase no bait in the adirondak mountains,also going deer hunting
don't hunt them while covered in honey. no. not really. i'm not a bear hunter really. I think its a 2 year old and would be around that 125 to 150 range. no, this is not the bear i would shoot for a rug.
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