My week long New Jersey black bear hunt ended yesterday. I hunted everyday and saw six bears and eight deer. My trail camera had over eight hundred photos of bears, two weeks before the season. Two huge boars were also seen in many of my night photos. On opening day morning a black bear came in to my bait pile, at 6:22am. It was a half hour before legal shooting light. The moon was 3/4 full. I could see him clear in my scope. I could hear him crushing apples as he ate. I choose not to shoot because it was not legal time. The bear stood broadside and ate for sixteen minutes. He left at 6:38 in the morning. I posted my trail camera photo of this bear that first morning, in the F&S Trophy Room. I have two questions. How much do you think he weights and would you of taken the moon light shot?
Question by Gary Devine. Uploaded on December 09, 2012