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The big, chocolate-colored boar was exactly the type of bear I’d dreamed of for years. This was the third time he’d bayed up on the ground in heavy cover and it was my last chance. Our crew had been after him for eight hours and, with evening approaching, there wasn’t time for another chase.
The guide, the dogs and I were all tired and frustrated. If the bear decided to bail, we’d have to pull the dogs and hike a couple of miles to the nearest...
If you are bear hunting from late May into June, your hunt will be influenced by the bear rut. Knowing all you can about it will make you a better hunter.
A 1980 study by Kim Barber and Frederick Lindzey conducted on Long Island, Washington, found that female bears are in estrus ranging from six to 16 days each spring with the average time being 9.25 days. The length of estrus often depends on how quickly the sow is bred. During the research...
“Welcome to the mountains, boys,” said Philip Talbot, of Satsuma, AL, as he watched a black bear tighten its grip on a feral hog’s neck.
The scene took place in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN. Talbot spent five hours looking for wildlife in the park on Tuesday, but the greatest encounter he had was on the side of the road near his cabin.
“We originally thought it was a bear and cub until we got right up on them,” Talbot...