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Beaver Castor for Bears

Beaver Castor for Bears

Beaver Castor is a very powerful scent from beavers that bears crave! The beaver castor sacs are located in the cavities between the pelvis and the base of the tail. Castor is popular among the perfume, medicine, and believe it or not the food industry. There are also several grades of castor. At BoarMasters we always start with top quality product so we can finish with a top quality product. Our Conviction series of our bear lures and concentrates are among the purest scents available on the market today. Our new Castor Conviction is one of our most popular bear

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Saving Maines Black Bear Hunting!

Saving Maines Black Bear Hunting!

Bill Impact on the Control of Bear Population Posted on February 26, 2014 The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife takes data from nearly 100 dens each winter to keep track of the bear population. Those numbers help determine the length of the hunting season and how many hunters would be needed. But that could become a bit tougher if a proposed referendum by the Mainers for fair bear hunting group passes in November- banning the three most successful ways bears are hunted. Don Helstrom: Defending Maine’s Black Bear Hunt

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Elk Hunting coming to Missouri in 2016

Elk Hunting coming to Missouri in 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Missouri conservation agents are preparing to allow elk hunting in the state beginning in 2016. The Columbia Missourian reports that state officials expect to issue between 30 and 40 elk hunting permits but not until a herd that now numbers about 100 doubles in size. The state Department of Conservation reintroduced elk to Missouri in 2010 by trapping about 50 annually in Kentucky and bringing the animals to the Peck Ranch Conservation Area in southeast Missouri for observation. The herd will now grow only through reproduction. The conservation agency previously expected to allow elk hunting in 2015.

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And then there was bear hunting…

And then there was bear hunting...

After only a few hours of googling, ” bear baiting for dummies ” I finally felt like I was ready to start baiting in some bears. I had never bear hunted before but I had gone a couple of times with a friend to bait his sites when I was a kid. That was the extension of my bear hunting resume. There wasn’t much to my resume but I knew by the time the year was over, I would be able to add a whole lot more. The Spring season had already begun by the time I registered my bait

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Attention Montana Bear Hunters

April 13th Attention Montana Bear Hunters This is Joe Kondelis, President of the Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Association Please Note that you must take and pass a “black bear identification test” before purchasing a black bear hunting license. A hunter must present a certificate of completion during the purchase of their black bear license. Also any black bear license purchased after April 14th may not be used until 24 hours after the license purchase. Any black bear harvested must be reported within 5 days of harvest. The successful hunter must present to a Montana FWP official the complete bear hide

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Dominating the Bear Woods

Dominating the Bear Woods

Several years ago I made up my mind to start hunting black bear. I had seen many different videos and articles on the subject. What I did not know is that I was about to embark upon a journey that would not only test my nerves, but would also test my whit against one of the craftiest animals to roam the Rockies. When hunting black bears over bait, the first word that comes to mind is dominance. Dominance is what drives every move that I make when trying to seal the deal on a trophy bruin. My good friend Gage

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The danger of bear country and Bear safety

The danger of bear country and Bear safety

In the next 5 seconds you will be charged by a grizzly bear. That is all you have is 5 seconds to decide your move, your fate. Your next 5 seconds and the decisions you make could change your life, end your life, or just create a good story for you to share year after year like that of Homer’s epic tales. Have you thought these 5 seconds through? Have you considered the possibility of this becoming a reality? I say 5 seconds because on average that is all you have. 5 seconds is actually giving you time. Most of

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Different Types of Bears

Different Types of Bears

Types of Bears This section is designed to educate you about three different types of bears that can be hunted; the black bear, brown bear and polar bear. There are other species of bears that can be hunted legally; however this page focuses only on these three. The information provided is strictly related to the species itself, not bear hunting in general. You can review our bear hunting guide and bear hunting tips for information related to hunting these types of bears. It’s an excellent idea to learn about the bear itself prior to the hunt. Knowing how the species

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Black bear shot placement

Black bear shot placement

SHOT PLACEMENT of a Black Bear Shot placement on a black bear is extremely important in order to get a quick kill. This is mainly due to the black bears having heavier bones and hides compared to other big game animals. Another factor is black bears have long thick fur and layers of fat that can inhibit a good blood trail. So good shot placement results in a quick kill.When using a bow to hunt black bear it is imperative that the hunter knows how that arrow is designed to kill. Broadheads are designed to cut arteries and veins which

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Estimating the size of a bear

Estimating the size of a bear

How do I Estimate the Size of a Bear? There are several different ways to estimate the size of bear; however, even the most experienced hunter doesn’t always accurately estimate the size of a bear. If you see two or more bears traveling together it’s most likely a mother with her cubs. Cubs that are around the age of two years will be around the same size as the mother. Cubs tend to lag behind their mother and you should always wait to make sure a bear isn’t a mother with her cubs in the rear. Heavy vegetation can hide

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