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    In search of black bear information

    Hey guys,

    I'm sure that this has been asked before, apologies in advance. I'm looking for any information I can get on black bears especially in the Fraser Valley.

    I'd really like to learn more specifically about habitat, tracking, people's preferred method of hunting ( stand vs stalk ), and any tips or tricks.

    If anyone has an articles, videos, or even information based on personal experience I would really appreciate it.
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    Re: In search of black bear information

    Have you searched the threads on this forum?

    what are you looking for big, meat, or colour?

    Yes you can get s black bear in region 2 but you’re odds really increases if you take at least a long weekend and go elsewhere. I recommend this it increases the time of day they are active, less pressure, usually see more and they are less skiddish

    Lower mainland Harrison, skagit, chilliwack and norrish creek are places I have taken bear in the past. Not what they used to be but bears are around

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    Re: In search of black bear information

    I have searched the forums, I found alot of people wanting to know how to shoot a bear ten minutes after going out. I want to learn about the species as a whole more than what my core textbook explained
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    Re: In search of black bear information

    They like nice weather but don’t like being out when it’s 30 degrees and they are active in the later afternoon into the evening. In the spring they like grass and fawns, in the fall they like berries and whatever else they can cram down their gullet.

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    Re: In search of black bear information

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyF View Post
    Hey guys,

    I'm sure that this has been asked before, apologies in advance. I'm looking for any information I can get on black bears especially in the Fraser Valley.

    I'd really like to learn more specifically about habitat, tracking, people's preferred method of hunting ( stand vs stalk ), and any tips or tricks.

    If anyone has an articles, videos, or even information based on personal experience I would really appreciate it.
    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyF View Post
    I have searched the forums, I found alot of people wanting to know how to shoot a bear ten minutes after going out. I want to learn about the species as a whole more than what my core textbook explained
    You’re taking the fun out of hunting. Honestly. It’s fun going out and making experiences, not just studying something to death on the internet.

    If you’re looking for stories with a portion of truth to them, there are two excellent books by Clayton Mack. They’re stories about the grizzlies he’s encountered over the years as a guide.

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    Re: In search of black bear information

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyF View Post
    I have searched the forums, I found alot of people wanting to know how to shoot a bear ten minutes after going out. I want to learn about the species as a whole more than what my core textbook explained
    I know I have personally posted info that goes in depth into a few factors involved but if you have any direct? Myself and others here will answer

    ask away

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    Re: In search of black bear information

    Thanks for the info fella, you know boner you gave me a bit of a different perspective I guess you are right, I'm just looking for basic information about the species sadly I work 60+ hours a week so I have to be a weekend warrior I'm just really interested in bears and was looking for a documentary. I definitely will try to find those books !
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    Re: In search of black bear information

    -South facing slopes green up first

    -Mid afternoon to evening is the most active.. but people take em all hours of the day.

    -spot n stalk is my favorite. Glass lots.

    -watch to make sure there are no cubs close by

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