Hunting Bears: Black, Brown, Grizzly and Polar Bears

Hunting Bears: Black, Brown, Grizzly and Polar Bears

by Kathy Etling


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Hunting Bears: Black, Brown, Grizzly and Polar Bears by Kathy Etling

Hunting Bears: Black, Brown, Grizzly & Polar Bears

Hunting Bears covers all aspects of bear hunting for all species of bear–black, grizzly, brown, and polar–in North America. The book uncovers

• Natural history and behavior

• Identifying signs

• Baiting tactics

• Spot-and-stalk strategies

• Hunting with hounds

• Bowhunting bears

• Tree-stand and stand-hunting tips

• List of outfitters and lodges

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580111911
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Series: Outdoorsman's Edge
Edition description: First
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kathy Etling is among the nation's top authorities on hunting bears as well as their biology and behavior. She is the author of Bear Attacks-Classic Tales of Dangerous North American Bears. She is a field editor for Buckmasters and Petersen's Hunting and has written feature articles for Outdoor Life and many other publications. Kathy resides in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Spirit Bearix
Chapter 1All About Bears1
Chapter 2Black Bears7
Chapter 3Black Bear Sign and Behavior17
Chapter 4Baiting Black Bears21
Chapter 5Hound Hunting31
Chapter 6Spot-and-Stalk Hunting37
Chapter 7Calling Black Bears43
Chapter 8State Bear Hunting Regulations49
Chapter 9The Status of Brown Bears and Grizzlies Worldwide53
Chapter 10Hunting Grizzly Bears63
Chapter 11Hunting Brown Bears75
Chapter 12Polar Bear Natural History89
Chapter 13Hunting Polar Bears91
Chapter 14Big Bores for Dangerous Bears99
Chapter 15Bowhunting Bears115
Chapter 16Making the Shot121
Chapter 17Do-It-Yourself Hunts and Packing for a Bear Hunt123
Chapter 18Fly-In Bear Hunts and Boat Charters129
Chapter 19Choosing an Outfitter or Guide135
Chapter 20Taking Firearms into Canada139
Chapter 21Trophy Bears141
Chapter 22Preparing Your Bear for the Taxidermist145
Chapter 23Hunting Licenses, Tags, and Regulations149
Chapter 24Staying Safe in Bear Country155
Chapter 25Outfitters and Lodges161
Chapter 26From Field to Table--All About Bear Meat165
Chapter 27Status of Bears throughout the World173
Chapter 28Threats to Bears175
AppendixBear Score Sheet181

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