Spot & Stalk
Nov 28 2023
By Richard P. Smith"24-year-old Spencer Kloc from Freeland, Michigan wanted more of a challenge than a typical bear hunt over bait or with hounds during his first ever bear hunt during the fall of 2022 in the state’s Upper Peninsula (UP). His original goal was to ambush a bear utilizing a natural food source, but he ended up using a predator call to lure a bruin to him on the last day of his 16 day hunt. Calling bears is a popular method of bear hunting in the west, but is seldom used elsewhere. Kloc’s experience confirms the technique will work in the Midwest, too."
Nov 20 2023
By Pacific North Wild"Throughout our years of bear hunting, we’ve figured out that the biggest key for success is to find their food source. In August, they feed primarily on berries: blueberries, huckleberries, or thimbleberries, to name a few. Before the season even starts we do quite a bit of e-scouting on our GoHunt maps and find the areas where those berries are most likely going to be ripe during the time we will be hunting." Join the Author in the story and tactics of their nine bear year!
Aug 04 2023
Back To Basics
By Jana Waller"There’s a reason you are a subscriber to Bear Hunting Magazine. Maybe you are an avid, experienced bear hunter that enjoys escaping into the pages of the magazine to read about exciting adventures that fuel your passion for bears and bear hunting. Maybe you are searching for other hunting opportunities or knowledge when it comes to specifics in baiting, bear behavior, or hunting with hounds. Whatever the case may be, whether you are new to bear hunting or are a seasoned veteran, one thing’s for certain: bear hunting is one of the most thrilling hunts you can experience!"
Join the Author in learning about the basics of bear hunting, and how accessible it really is.
Jul 14 2023
By Johnny Mack"There are very few hunts in this life that challenge a man’s soul, grit, and determination quite like a backcountry bear hunt. With the mission of “Mentorship is Conservation” at the foundation of everything we do at Soul Seekers, it is always exciting and extremely refreshing to have adults who want to reinvent themselves and create a new legacy who reach out to us for support."
The Author shares a story of how he has seen the foundation, "Mentorship is Conservation" play out through the toughness and grit involved in a backcountry bear hunt.
Jun 30 2023
The Beginning Of A Passion
By William Barber"Regardless of where you are in life as a hunter, take the time to stop and reflect on the things that make it possible and worthwhile: Opportunity, fellowship, and tradition."
Join the Author as he dives in and learns of the struggles, relationships, and rewards that come from taking part in being a bear hunter.
Jun 30 2023
A Remarkable Concurrence Of Events Or Circumstances Without Apparent Causal Connection
By Dawson Smith"How much of hunting is luck? How much of a successful hunt is hard work, pre-planning, studying maps or harvest data? Is the end result simply a mathematical equation of carbs burnt, miles traveled vs. outcome? Is achievement a consequence of ones state of mind, or perhaps it’s the declaration of a divine will? Can you predict success, can one rely on good karma or is it all just one big coincidence?"
Join the Author in a hunt that may involve more than just experience.
By Jake HortonJoin the Author in examining 5 reasons hunters struggle to find black bears on public land in the western states.
May 19 2023
By Josh Kirchner"Since my first archery spring bear hunt in Arizona, I have applied every year since and drew every so often. It’s always been a fun hunt that I’ve looked forward to. So when I got the news in the fall of 2021 that I drew a 2022 spring bear tag, my excitement went through the roof. It was for a unit I had always wanted to hunt, but never had the chance. Sadly, it would be my last chance ever to pursue black bears on this tag, given the fact that Arizona recently cut this hunt from the regulations. It left me heartbroken, but I was ecstatic for one last opportunity."
Join the Author on his quest for success in the Arizona wild.
May 11 2023
Hunting Bear In The Most Remote Place In The Lower 48
By Dr. Chris Jenkins"After a series of family emergencies and canceled plans, I found myself alone for eight days hunting bears in one of the wildest places on earth. The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho is over two million acres and the largest federally designated wilderness you can hunt in the lower 48."
Join the Author as he searches for a bruin in the most remote place in the lower 48.
Apr 27 2023
By Kurt Lockwood"With a nickname like “Grizz Magnet,” you’d think it would be hard to find a hunting partner, but I guess a sucker really is born every minute. Let me introduce Chuck, who I later learned is also considered a “Grizz Magnet” by his friends. When you put two Grizz Magnets together, they do attract—bears, that is!"
The Author's seeks success in one regard, but ends up finding it in another outcome.