Black Bear Archive

  • As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

    A Hunt in Memory of Grandpa

    As I made my final turn into camp, I was acutely aware of the emotions trips previous had garnered. I was, however, unsettled. Where there should have existed optimism, contentment, and a sense of whole, I only felt unsettled conflict and anxiety. Such feelings were historically nonexistent. Indeed, […]

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  • Looking back on this hunt, my legs almost instantaneously begin to burn and feet start to blister. I was set and determined to kill a good bear by calling him to me, making for an up close and personal encounter. The season began slowly as […]

    Oregon Spring Bear 2009

    Looking back on this hunt, my legs almost instantaneously begin to burn and feet start to blister. I was set and determined to kill a good bear by calling him to me, making for an up close and personal encounter. The season began slowly as […]

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  • Spring black bear hunting in Oregon is probably one of the most fun and rewarding hunts that anyone can go on. Ranging from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the Snake River, Oregon holds around 25,000 to 30,000 black bear annually. Most Oregon hunters […]

    Oregon Spring Bear 2010

    Spring black bear hunting in Oregon is probably one of the most fun and rewarding hunts that anyone can go on. Ranging from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the Snake River, Oregon holds around 25,000 to 30,000 black bear annually. Most Oregon hunters […]

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  • I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

    Search for High Cascades Black Bear

    I had Friday off so I got up early (4 am) and headed out to look for a bear. Back up to the high Cascades because that’s where my tag is for. I was on the trail by 5:30, just as it was getting light […]

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  • I got a few days off between  hunts so I thought I would post a few pictures from my 2009 hunting season. I’m headed back to Icy Bay this weekend for a couple more moose hunts then I’m done for the year. Here is Mark […]

    My 2009 Hunting Season In Alaska

    I got a few days off between  hunts so I thought I would post a few pictures from my 2009 hunting season. I’m headed back to Icy Bay this weekend for a couple more moose hunts then I’m done for the year. Here is Mark […]

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  • Terrik agreed to go on an afternoon bear hunt with me today. I was very excited because he has always been very anti-hunting – doesn’t think I should be killing any animals. So for him to agree to go bear hunting with me was a […]

    Bear Hunting with My Son

    Terrik agreed to go on an afternoon bear hunt with me today. I was very excited because he has always been very anti-hunting – doesn’t think I should be killing any animals. So for him to agree to go bear hunting with me was a […]

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  • In my opinion hunting black bear over bait is way underrated it’s by far my favorite. I didn’t start out hunting them that way things just sort of evolved. In fact until I moved to where we live now I didn’t even hunt for black bears, […]

    Black Bear Baiting

    In my opinion hunting black bear over bait is way underrated it’s by far my favorite. I didn’t start out hunting them that way things just sort of evolved. In fact until I moved to where we live now I didn’t even hunt for black bears, […]

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  • I had a fantastic bear hunt this afternoon. After Terrik’s final soccer game of the season, which they lost, we had his team’s award ceremony at Dairy Queen. All the kids got trophies and ice cream. After that I hurried home, grabbed my gun and […]

    My Excellent Bear Hunting Adventure

    I had a fantastic bear hunt this afternoon. After Terrik’s final soccer game of the season, which they lost, we had his team’s award ceremony at Dairy Queen. All the kids got trophies and ice cream. After that I hurried home, grabbed my gun and […]

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  • Today after Terrik’s soccer game, which they won by the way, I headed out to do a little scouting for spring bear.  I drew a tag for the high Cascades.  I know there is still a lot of snow up there, but wanted to find […]

    Scouting for Spring Bear

    Today after Terrik’s soccer game, which they won by the way, I headed out to do a little scouting for spring bear.  I drew a tag for the high Cascades.  I know there is still a lot of snow up there, but wanted to find […]

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