Giant Black Bears
When it comes to bears, I believe black bears are the most under-appreciated of all bear species. Maybe it’s because of their size, or because they are so plentiful, or maybe ignorance of how big they can get. The largest black bear ever recorded was a male shot in New Brunswick in the 1970’s coming in at a whopping 902 pounds dressed. Live weight was probably about 1,100 pounds. He also measured 7 ft 9 inches long. (Most hunters consider anything over six feet big.) But the truth is, it’s not very often that you get the opportunity to take a big black bear. I mean, a REALLY BIG black bear. Bears need high protein diets, good genetics and older age class to get truly monstrous.
Luckily, we have a few black bear hunts that fit the bill, in particular this remote wilderness spring hunt. Given the remoteness of this location and abundance of food, we have everything needed to produce big bruisers. This area has great bear density and a lot of opportunities to fill your tag with a toad of a boar. It’s also a full seven day hunt, giving everyone plenty of time. This is an airstrip based camp, which means once your boots hit the ground you’re hunting. The area has an almost completely unhunted population of bears due to its remoteness, and if you have never hunted black bears before, this is your big chance. If you haven’t taken a big one, here’s your opportunity.
If you like the sound of a remote wilderness fly-in, spring black bear hunt in an area that produces some of the biggest black bears in North America, then grab your rifle or your bow and lets get on some unhunted, old age class, monster black bear! What are you waiting for?
by Casey Jensen
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