Nine mistakes you don't want to make during the spring 2015 bear season.

1. Under estimate/over estimate the power of mosquitos



I hear a lot of negative murmur about mosquitos on spring bear hunts. Mosquitos are like a vaccinatable disease – if you get vaccinated you don’t have anything to worry about but if you don’t, they’ll make you miserable. There will definitely be mosquitos in large number wherever you spring bear hunt but with the advent of modern technology they really aren’t a problem anymore. I carry...
1. Affordable:


Bear hunting is one of the few outfitted hunts left that can be very affordable. In correlation with your odds of success it is probably the best type of outfitted hunt available. You can go on some quality hunts in Maine & Ontario for $1500 and less. Perhaps a more appealing option for trophy quality is to go on a top-end bear hunt in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia or Saskatchewan for $3,000-$4,000. Outfitters will often work with you on payment plans in advance of the hunt. Additionally, you can finance a hunt through your bank for pennies on the dollar and pay it off over a couple of years. For people with good credit and collateral, banks are eager to make these small loans. Be wise, but consider the options.
Before you decide how you are going to cape your bear, you’ll need to know what you are going to do with the finished hide. There are basically three options: make a flat rug, mount the bear or make a 'case skin' for hanging on the wall. With some practice you’ll be able to make quick work of the big bruins you’ll hopefully take in 2015. Here are three methods for how to cape a bear and why you’ll need to use that method.