Blood, Sweat, And Bears

The Reasons You're Not Finding Bears

"For many in the U.S., by the time this article is published, fall bear season will be starting up. Oh, what a time it is! The hot days give way to cozy, pleasant evenings, the air is filled with the smell of berries warmed by the sun, and the anticipation of the coming deer and elk seasons are creeping up. But the immediate challenge remains, where are the bears?"
Join the Author in exploring why you're not seeing bears.

Why do Male Bears Kill Cubs?

Why Do Male Bears Kill Cubs?

"Some things are tossed around as fact so often and for so long that they become generally accepted as truth. Bear hunters sit around campfires and discuss what they have seen or heard, and opinions are shared. Many times, the narrative does not meet with reality." Join the Author in his explanation of why male bears kill cubs.

Black Bear Biology

A Coat Of Many Colors

"Few things define a species so distinctly as their outward appearance—bright feathers, sharp spines, sleek scales—but among mammals, the American black bear stands out for the wide range of colors, or more technically “colourmorphs,” it displays across its range."
Join the Author in learning about the "colourmorphs" or color phasing of black bears.

Black Bear Biology

The Devil Of It All

Join the Author in learning about how the biology of the black bear gives it access to food sources that other species can't acquire.

Western Bear Hunting

Getting The Most Out Of Your Bear!

Join the Author in learning how to utilize, and get the most from your bear.

Becoming A Bear Hunter

Getting Involved

"Welcome to the final article in the series 'Becoming a Bear Hunter.' I hope you have found them informative, engaging, and fun. This final topic may be the most important one in the series. While it won’t contain high adventure on some snow-covered mountain top, nor tales of being charged by a slobbering boar on a goat trail and getting a shot off just in time, it still might make the hair on your neck stand up. That’s because it is about the anti hunting community and their effort to end hunting, even in your state or province."
Join the Author in the final step in becoming a bear hunter. Answering the call to conservation.

Black Bear Biology

Nothing New Under The Sun

"The Osage author John Joseph Mathews once wrote that, other than hunters, the coyote’s only real enemies were those of a “microscopical” form, referring to pathogens and disease. “Every species has such enemies,” he wrote. “[And] such enemies are a part, a very important part, of the balance, and are not only invisible but mysterious to me.” Like Mathews, I find the microscopical enemies of wildlife both mysterious and fascinating."
Join the Author and learn about wildlife disease and how it plays into the way we look at conservation today.