May 19 2023

End Of An Era

"Since my first archery spring bear hunt in Arizona, I have applied every year since and drew every so often. It’s always been a fun hunt that I’ve looked forward to. So when I got the news in the fall of 2021 that I drew a 2022 spring bear tag, my excitement went through the roof. It was for a unit I had always wanted to hunt, but never had the chance. Sadly, it would be my last chance ever to pursue black bears on this tag, given the fact that Arizona recently cut this hunt from the regulations. It left me heartbroken, but I was ecstatic for one last opportunity."
Join the Author on his quest for success in the Arizona wild.

May 11 2023

The Story Of The 50 Mile Bruin

Hunting Bear In The Most Remote Place In The Lower 48

"After a series of family emergencies and canceled plans, I found myself alone for eight days hunting bears in one of the wildest places on earth. The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho is over two million acres and the largest federally designated wilderness you can hunt in the lower 48."
Join the Author as he searches for a bruin in the most remote place in the lower 48.

Apr 27 2023

Blind Date Bruin

"With a nickname like “Grizz Magnet,” you’d think it would be hard to find a hunting partner, but I guess a sucker really is born every minute. Let me introduce Chuck, who I later learned is also considered a “Grizz Magnet” by his friends. When you put two Grizz Magnets together, they do attract—bears, that is!"
The Author's seeks success in one regard, but ends up finding it in another outcome.

Mar 20 2023

In the Montana Wild

If you were to go back three or four generations, hunting was not only a way of life but a necessity to prolong life and fuel one’s self and family. In recent years, hunting has been under attack with extreme force coming from the anti-hunting community. As a Washington State resident who enjoys hunting bears, I know this all too well. Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Bob with Pacific North Wild. PNWILD is a group of sportsmen from the northwest, dedicated to being involved in the process of where our food comes from. Our goal is to share with you our passion for wild places and the adventures we seek. I would like to take you along with me on my journey hunting Montana for the first time, and how bear hunting in my home state has changed.
-Bob Petit-

Feb 03 2023


Arizona Fall Bears in the Pears

The author hunts fall bears in the pears of Arizona.

Jan 26 2023

Bear Island Paradise

Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s hard to beat the Last Frontier

Like many of you, spring means black bears, and there is no better location than Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island to chase them. It literally is a black bear island paradise, a rainforest ecosystem that is perfectly balanced for them to thrive. Tags are only issued in their annual draw and I was one of 180 lucky non-residents who got a ticket to this spring affair. Unlike grizzlies and brown bears in Alaska, a non-resident does not need a guide to hunt them, making them an ideal dangerous game option for the solo adventurer. Needless to say, I was elated when I finally stepped off the ferry after a full day of travel.
-Brian Strickland-
“What in the world would possess you to want to travel all the way across the country to climb a mountain, just so you can kill a bear?” my mother questioned. It was a fair question with a complex answer. Notably, in the opinion of most of my East Texas friends and family, my newfound fixation with the idea of bear hunting was being viewed as abnormal. After giving it some thought, though, why wouldn't it be?
To be a successful spring bear hunter, a hunter must understand that each year, each state, and each mountain range will all have “spring” at different times of the year. Each of these areas could be great during any given year but be under a foot of snow the next year or even next week. Since a different elevation could be prime hunting during any given year and a hunter can not predict this, it is always encouraged to plan for multiple spots at multiple different elevations and then be mobile.