There is perhaps no other animal in the woods that symbolizes America’s ruggedness and resolve better than black bear. They have been hunted for centuries, and there are still many reasons for modern hunters to consider going after black bear.
Bear meat is tasty and it’s a traditional American food that most people have never tried before. Their pelts make great rugs, and their claws and teeth can be used to make some nice jewelry. Hunting bear is also important for their conservation and the conservation of the species around them. They’re challenging, rewarding, and the seasons are typically underutilized.
Caliber selection is crucial for all types of bears – go too small and you’ll have an angry beast on your hands!