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Black Bear

Hunt Cost: $0
Travel Cost: $0
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 05/25/2005

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Black Bear 1

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).


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Jake's Black Bear Summary

In 2005, I took a Wood Bison in Alberta. The next day, I hunted for black bear in a tree stand that had a bait barrel within bow range of it, but it also happened to be in close proximity to the carcass of the bison. I had a nice bear cruise through to check on the bait, but once he caught wind of the bison carcass, he passed the barrel and started to head towards the carcass. I took him at 14 yards. He ran about 30 yards, and was dead within 10-15 seconds. The death moan sent a chill up my spine. I later learned that the animal is probably dead when the sound is made, and the noise is actually air being expelled from the lungs as the diaphragm tightens due to rigor mortis. I will default to veterinarians and doctors as to whether that is true or not. What I do know, is that black bear tasted pretty darned good when it is prepared in a crock pot,..... mine tasted like pulled pork!!

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