Black Bear Biology - Age is Just a Number

The Science of Aging Bears

Ever wondered about the age of that big bear you tagged? Turns out, there's a whole science behind it called cementum annuli aging, where experts count layers in the tooth root to determine age, a bit like counting rings on a tree. This method not only helps hunters with bragging rights, but also aids conservation agencies in managing bear populations sustainably. Plus, it can unveil a female black bear's reproductive history, making those toothy rings even more telling.

Black Bear Biology - Osos del Desierto

The Black Bears of the Chihuahuan Desert

When most of us think of black bears we think of thick timber and rugged mountains. However, because black bears are thriving in modern day North America, there are a few in places you may not think to look. Join Dr. Jenn Ballard as she dives into one of these locations and shows some of the research going on today.
An often less talked about part of bear hunting is your vehicle. Join the author Bernie Barringer as he walks us through his bear rig setup!

Brown Bears Not Welcome

How to Limit 'Ursus Arctos' at Your Bait Site

Ever had issues with brown bears taking over your bait site? Read along as author Lucas Byker dives into tactics to prevent unwanted brown bear traffic.

In Hot Pursuit

When Disaster Strikes | Preparing For The Worse While Hoping For The Best

Join the Author in a reminder to be prepared for moments where things may not go to plan.