Black Bear Breeding & Reproduction

Male and female black bears are together only during breeding season. A female may mate with several males during her estrus. Cubs from the same litter may have different fathers. Fertilized eggs [...]

One-Up … and One Down

This is Memoir Chapter 5 from The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man, by Bill Wiesner. As a bear hunting guide, I took only bow hunters and never had a problem filling my schedule. However, [...]

Just the “bear” facts…

Basic Black Bear Body, Behavioral & Additional Facts In addition to their great strength… 1) Black bears can do a lot with their front paws and claws. They can open screw-top jars and [...]

What Do Black Bears Eat?

Excerpt from Chapter 1 of The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man by Bill “BearCrazy” Wiesner Natural Diet of a Black Bear Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying [...]

The infamous ground shrinkage

An excerpt from from “The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man” When estimating size and weight, black bears are the most misjudged big game animal in the woods. Bears simply look [...]

My Most Satisfying Bear to Tag

Bill “Bearcrazy” Wiesner knew bears and bear hunting. He took 57 black bears. He, his wife, and two sons have taken more than 100, 30 of which qualify for the Pope & Young record book, and seven [...]

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