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Ask the Bear Guides: Black Bear Hunting

Ask the Bear Guides: Black Bear Hunting

by J. Y. Jones


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Black bears number close to one million animals on the American continent, and their population is larger than any other bear species on earth.Well-known author J.Y. Jones has interviewed 12 top black-bear guides to find out how they manage to get bears successfully year in year out, hunt after hunt. Just because there are a lot of bears in the woods does not mean that it is easy to hunt them! So follow the author as he asks penetrating questions of guides from Alaska to Utah and from the East Coast to the West Coast. Not only will you learn how guides bag their bears, but you will also learn how to prepare in case you want to go on a guided hunt. And even better you will learn how to interview your guide before you put your hard-earned money on the line.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571572820
Publisher: Safari Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Series: Ask the Guides Series
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication     v
Foreword     viii
Introduction and Acknowledgments     x
Meet the Black Bear Guides     1
Hunting over Bait     27
Selecting an Outfitter/Guide for Hunting over Bait     28
Baiting Guides Evaluate the Hunter     38
Baiting Guides Evaluate Hunting Arms     47
Hunting Black Bears over Bait     59
Specific Guiding Areas for Hunting over Bait     72
Hunting with Hounds     91
Selecting an Outfitter/Guide for Hunting with Hounds     92
Hound Guides Evaluate the Hunter     99
Hound Guides Evaluate Hunting Arms     107
Hunting Black Bears with Hounds     118
Specific Guiding Areas for Hunting with Hounds     128
Hunting by Spot-and-Stalk     141
Selecting an Outfitter/Guide for Hunting by Spot-and-Stalk     142
Spot-and-Stalk Guides Evaluate the Hunter     152
Spot-and-Stalk Guides Evaluate Hunting Arms     161
Hunting Black Bears by Spot-and-Stalk     174
Specific Guiding Areas for Hunting by Spot-and-Stalk     189
Parting Shots by the Black Bear Guides     203
Farewell from the Black Bear Guides     204

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