Bear

  • 3 Tactics for Hunting Monster Black Bears

    Like skinning cats, there's more than one way to hunt for bears. For those that tell you bear hunting is just too easy and unchallenging, they've probably never hunted the majestic black and colored bruisers. The basic descriptions of the various types or styles of bear hunting are covered here...

  • How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

    By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...

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You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Alyce Clover

Alyce clover originated in Asia but is another great seed option right here at home. Deer love this annual legume due to its higher glucose levels and sweeter taste. It’s high in protein (15 percent) and provides nutrients necessary to boost both milk production in lactating does and antler growth...


How to Plan a Grizzly Bear Hunt

Death is always near. None of us are sure of what form it will assume when it arrives, but when it does, you’ll recognize it, if only at the last second. With luck on your side, you’ll have more time and maybe escape it or fight it off with something...


Places to Spring Bear Hunt

By: Patrick Meitin Opportunities to hunt spring bears in the United States have become increasingly rare. Currently, only a handful of western states host spring dates. Subtract those where baiting isn’t allowed, and you’re left with just Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. This wasn’t always the case, but we live in...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


How to Scout for Spring and Fall Black Bears

The bear advanced, completely unaware of me. I sat high above him with my legs dangling,​ I was suspended and strapped to a tree in hopes of catching a glimpse of a black bear. Now, here he was ambling toward me, for many bear hunters just sighting a bruin in...


How to Save More Fawns

A newborn fawn lies curled in the tall grass. It doesn’t move, driven by instinct and natural behavior to remain motionless. Its mother, a wary doe, feeds in the meadow a couple hundred yards away. Seconds later, a pair of cunning coyotes stalk through the grass, knowing what time of...


Watch Livestream of Montana Bear Napping in Tree

I enjoyed a normal weekend filled with kids activities and some housework, but when I wasn't shuttling kids around or doing laundry, I was watching a black bear napping and hanging out in a tree in Montana. I occasionally like watching livestream feeds featuring wildlife going about their normal business,...


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How to Store Your Archery Gear

First question — why are you storing your archery gear in the first place? Personal confession — I don’t shoot nearly enough during the off-season, either. So no hard feelings. All in all, a long deer season has come and gone. Some will bowhunt turkeys this spring. Others won’t. Even...


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5 Ways Your Hunting Property Can Pay for Itself

Owning land to hunt on. It’s the American hunter's dream. And sadly, it’s common belief that dream is out of reach. It isn’t. It can be achieved. And with the help of our good friends from Whitetail Properties , we’re here to tell you how and why.


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How to Defend Yourself in the Outdoors

Hunters often take it for granted that they’re out there with a 12 gauge or .30-06. Who’s going to get them when they’re armed like that? Probably no one. But it never hurts to be prepared. And it never hurts to remember that it’s not always who could bother you,...


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