Category Archives for "Bear Hunting"

Where to Shoot a Black Bear With a Rifle: Strategic Hunting Tips

A lot of black bear hunters aspire to shoot down their game successfully and, hopefully, in one clean shot. While it’s possible, it does take a lot of practice and knowledge in making sure that happens! Because of this, one of the many questions asked is on where to shoot a black bear with a rifle.

This is where learning about bear anatomy and the right target practice is extremely helpful. But where can you start and how can you make sure you have a clean shot? Read on as I show you where to shoot a black bear with a rifle and more tips you can follow.

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Why Do People Hunt Black Bears? 6 Interesting Reasons Why

Did you know that millions of people have hunted for deer, with only less than a million bears pursued? Well, the numbers are rising and it might be time for you to consider branching out from your usual hunting strategies! But why people hunt black bears in the first place?

It isn’t just about the population, there are a ton of reasons why you should consider hunting for bears rather than your usual game! Wondering why? Read on as I show you various reasons why you should consider hunting for black bears this year.

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Can I Shoot A Bear On My Property In Virginia? The Real Answers Here!

There are various reasons as to why we want or need to shoot a bear, whether it's for fun or defense. But you have to take note that there ARE rules and regulations to follow, depending on the state you're from. If you're from Virginia, you might be wondering, "can I shoot a bear on my property in Virginia?"

Well, that depends on some factors, so read on to see if you can or to leave that bear alone!

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The .45 ACP vs Black Bear: Effective or Not?

Whether you’re bear hunting or defending yourself against one, people often wonder about the type of weapon they can use. One of the most common debates is the .45 ACP vs black bear, with people either thinking that it will or won’t knock them down.

So I decided to weigh into the debate and share my opinions on the .45 ACP and if it can hurt or kill a bear. Read on as I show you how effective a .45 ACP is against bears.

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Are Black Bears Color Blind? How the Bear’s Eye Really Works

When it comes to hunting, one of the most important factors to consider is what you wear. After all, you wouldn’t want to be spotted by your target animal wearing bright clothes or ones that they’ll easily notice. But wait, do you really need to watch out for what you wear or care about what colors bears see?

A lot of people have wondered, “are black bears color blind,” comparing eyesight to whitetail deer. While there has been some debate over this, I answer your question to help you out. So read on to find out if black bears are color blind or not!

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What Does a Black Bear Smell Like? Do They Really Stink?

As I was learning how to hunt bears, I kept hearing everyone comment on how smelly bears can get. It got me thinking, “what does a black bear smell like, exactly?” I just presumed that they had a bad odor, but I decided to delve into the topic and see if that was true or just a myth.

Well, I learned that there were different factors to consider when it comes to a bear's scent and odor. Whether you're hunting bear or trying to stay away from them, read on! I'll show you if you can detect bears based on their smell.

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4 Reasons To Take A Thermal Monocular To Your Next Hunting Adventures

Once upon a time, it was either a binocular or nothing. This tool was widely embraced by hunters for sporting a kill in the wild. On the other hand, thermal imaging was primarily used by the military and hardcore law enforcement agencies while on the field.

But a lot has since changed and the affordable cost of infrared technology, thanks to recent developments, has led to the widespread availability of consumer-level thermal imaging devices.

Unfortunately, if your loves for hunting dates back to the 80’s and you have not kept up with modern trends, then you may not see much use for a thermal monocular. To help meet this need, we have put together some interesting reasons for an infrared monocular in your next hunting adventure.

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Black Bear Hunting: What Beginners Need to Know

Hunting a black bear could be lethal as well as thrilling. For someone who is going for the first time bear hunt, there are plenty to small to extensive details that one can use to make the expedition successful.

First of all, if you hunt in the western states, then it is crucial to determine the difference between a black bear and grizzlies. While black bears are huntable, Grizzlies are not as they seek protection under federal law.

Well, without any ado, let’s talk about some of the significant tips.

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