Ten tips to help you tag elk that have changed their habits due to increased hunting pressure.
Q:Maine Sportsmen are under attack for a second time! A referendum was brought forward this year by “Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting“, a group backed by the Humane Society of the United States, an animal-rights group. The vote will be the second on the issue in ten years. In 2004, 53 percent of Maine voters rejected a similar measure, which would have made it illegal for bear hunters to use food, hunt bears with dogs or use bear traps to lure, pursue black bears. Maine is the only state in the country that can use all three hunting methods to shoot bears.
Q: The New Jersey State Record black bear mount was unveiled at Pequest Trout Hatchery open house today on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The hunter Bruce Headley donated his 829 pound bear shot in December 2011 to the state Fish and Game so all the visitors can see and enjoy this beautiful full mounted trophy. The hunter didn’t pay for the mount it was done by Sportsmen Clubs donations. If you shot a state record animal would you donate it to your Fish and Game so they could display it in one of their buildings for the public to see? Check out my first post and view today’s video of this huge bear on display.
Q:My taxidermist calls me today about my December 2011 New Jersey black bear. I asked why it took so long. He said he waits till he gets ten to twelve bears and does them all at one time. I'm getting a wall hung half mount with the base underneath the bear. My first post has a link of the different bear half mounts forms. It is hard to decide. Anybody have any suggestions? It is always good to get a little advice from your fellow Sportsmen?
Q: Retired game show host of The Price Is Right Bob Barker is upset with the Province of Ontario for being back their spring black bear hunt. Barker said bears are hungry when they come out of their long hibernation. Hunters should not be allowed to use bait piles of food when bear hunting. He is also upset that hunters could shoot sows therefore causing the milk fed cubs to starve to death. Listen to Bob Barker’s radio broadcast in my first comment. What is your opinion?
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?