Ten tips to help you tag elk that have changed their habits due to increased hunting pressure.
Q:The black bears on the eastern side of North America are all black. The black bears on the western side have different color phases of black bears. There are Chocolate, Blonde, Brown, Black and Cinnamon phases of black bears. How did this ever happen in the first place? Wouldn’t it be neat to catch and transport color phase bears to the eastern side of the USA and Canada? If they can transport Rocky Mountain Elk to the eastern states then why not bears. Then let nature take over with the internal breeding? The Fish and Game Departments would have to ban any shooting of color phase bears for at least ten years until the population skyrocketed upward. Anybody have any comments about this idea?
Q:I have a question for Sarge01. Back in the '70s I was working on a survey on Cheat Mountain in WVA. In the woods we came upon a DNR Officer tracking a radio collared black bear that had been trapped and transferred to your state from the Adirondacks in NY State. How did that program work out? Do you have a good population of bears there now? That feller was a most interesting man indeed. He had a dream job.
Q:The New Jersey bear hunt lasted six days. I sat in my tree stand everyday during legal shooting light. I took my lunch in with me so I can stay all day. The temperature was in the teens. I was warm as toast because I was wearing my Auturmwood Wool Jacket that I bought at the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Sportsmen Show. My first comment has my written report about the hunt. I also attached two links of photos of the big bear that I got on my trail camera. The bear’s paw tracks mysteriously appeared in the snow on the third day of the hunt. The biggest bear tracks I ever seen. My trail camera photos of this huge bear were taken a half an hour before midnight during the fourth day of the Jersey hunt. My question is what is your estimated guess on the weight of this bear? The photos are at the end of my first comment.
Q:Earlier I told everybody on this website that two animal rights protesters bought a hunting license and a bear permit in New Jersey. I now understand their motive and their reason way. Animal Rights Nut Susan was walking around the woods in an orange vest and walking up to hunters. She followed foot prints in the snow right up to a hunter’s tree stand or blind. Then she took photos and reported any game violation to the Conservation Officers. Hunters must be a hundred yards away from a bait pile. My first comment has the link to the newspaper story where a hunter was cited and reported by a Bear Lover Susan. One hunter said his son was harassed by Susan while bear hunting and his son didn‘t break any laws. What do you guys think of this? Bambi Lovers patrolling the woods while you’re hunting during prime time. Most hunters obey the game laws so wouldn‘t this be hunter harassment?
Q:My Older Brother Bill went out early in the week and put the remains from his family Thanksgiving turkey on his bear bait pile. He also put out peanut butter, sardines and other items for bears. He then put up his climbing sticks and tree stand a hundred yards away from the bait pile pursuant to the game law. My brother said he was clearing branches and cutting limbs making his tree stand ready for the New Jersey bear hunt. When Bill finished his tree stand he started to walk out and spotted a 250 pound black bear boar on his bait pile. The bear was standing with his head low to the ground staring directly at my brother. My brother said he was twenty yards away from that bear and he started to back away slowly. The bear never took his eyes off him. What is your opinion was my brother in danger being that close to a black bear that was protecting the food source?