Black bears are native animals to Newfoundland and Labrador. Black bears roam large territories of heavily wooded areas and dense bush. Populations of Black bears are believed to be about 600,000, with more than 380,000 in Canada. Population numbers in Newfoundland and Labrador are estimated at 10,000 bears.
The average size of a black bear is approximately 5 ft long, with a shoulder height varying from 3-4 ft high. Adult males weigh about 300-350 lbs although weights of more than 640 lbs have been recorded. Females are much smaller than males, averaging in weight from 150-250 lbs.
There are two seasons that we can hunt black bears in Newfoundland, in the spring and the fall. Also, there are two possible ways to hunt black bears; bait it or spot and stalk.
HUNTING BLACK BEARS
IN THE FALL
most of our fall hunting this is done by spot and stalk
we do some baiting not alot because the bears are feeding on berries this time of year
and they are hard to keep on a bait
baiting in the spring works well because there is not a lot for bears to feed on
so we take full advantage of this and bait every second day and than hunt from tree stands over looking the bait sites.
WE STARTED BAITING THESE SITES LAST SPRING 2012 SO WE CAN HAVE THEM READY
FOR THIS SPRING 2013, WE HAVE 2 OR 3 BEARS ON EACH BAIT SITE
SO THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO KILL A BEAR OF A LIFE TIME ,
WE STILL HAVE A FEW OPENINGS
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