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Bear Hunt: 4 Ways to Judge the Size and Age of a Black Bear

Countless articles, books, and DVDs tell us how to age and score whitetail bucks in the field. However, you’ll very little advice is available on how to judge the age of a bear. That’s unfortunate…
Bear: Copyright Denver Bryan/ Images On The Wildside 2016...
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Why Boats are Great for Bear Hunting in Canada

Bears like to travel lake shores, river edges, and tidal inlets near oceans. All of these habitats offer food in the form of grasses, insects, flowers, crabs, fish, and animal carcasses. That makes…
Bear: Copyright Denver Bryan/ Images On The Wildside 2016...
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Quick Tips: Spot & Stalk Spring Bears (video)

It was bear season and we were heaving ourselves to the ground after a 1,000 foot vertical climb up northwest Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.  As we  struggled to catch our breath we immediately grabbed…
Bear: Copyright Denver Bryan/ Images On The Wildside 2016...
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Bear Hunting Tips: 11 Things You Should Take on Black Bear Hunts (infographic)

Whether it’s your first time or an every year ritual spring bear hunting is exciting. There’s something special about being out in the greening spring woods with the chance to come face-to-face with…
News & Tips: How to Choose the Right Gear for Black Bear Hunting...
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How to Choose the Right Gear for Black Bear Hunting

Selecting the right weapon for bear hunting is important, and knowing how to skillfully use it is even more important.   Black bears often weigh 300 pounds or more; so using the right weapon for…
News & Tips: 3 Tips to Know When Planning Your First Bear Hunt...
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3 Tips to Know When Planning Your First Bear Hunt

Bear hunting is an outdoor pursuit which gets the adrenaline pumping immediately when the action begins. If you're ready to start planning your first bear hunt, you can increase your odds for success…
News & Tips: 3 Great Places to Hunt for Grizzly Bears...
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3 Great Places to Hunt for Grizzly Bears

The Boone and Crockett Club recently announced a new No. 1 hunter-taken grizzly bear. This monster bruin was taken in 2013 by Larry Fitzgerald near Fairbanks, Alaska, and scored 27 6/16, missing the…
News & Tips: Bear Scents: What to Use and How to Use Them...
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Bear Scents: What to Use and How to Use Them

Last week we talked about what makes the best bear bait. It only stands to reason that we follow up with an article on what makes the best bear scents. If you really want to be an effective bear…
News & Tips: What are the Best Bear Baits?
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What are the Best Bear Baits?

All bear hunters have their own secret baits and scents but the truth be known, most people bait with what is available. Here's what I mean by that. If you're baiting correctly, you're going to have…
News & Tips: Alaska's Giant Brown Bears
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Alaska's Giant Brown Bears

Ever since I saw a photo on the cover of Petersen's Hunting Annual of legendary outdoor writer Craig Boddington with a giant brown bear he'd taken in Alaska, I've been dreaming of the day when I too…
News & Tips: Black Bear Basic Baiting and Hunting Tips...
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Black Bear Basic Baiting and Hunting Tips

American black bears live only in North America. These familiar bruins are primarily woodland animals, occupying forests as far north as forests grow in Alaska and Canada and as far south as Florida…
Bear; photo by Denver Bryan
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How to Build a Ground Blind for Bear Hunting

As a kid I was raised hunting in treestands. As time progressed they invented tri-pods and elevated hunting box blinds. And now they have pop-up hunting blinds that are portable. Last week I got a…