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 [...]

Spring turkey horde

Judy was taking a break from Spring flower work, seated on a swing on the north side of our lawn and on the west side of our garage. I was working on a new treestand practice shooting platform in [...]

Golden Tweezer Award

My buddy Mike and I were on a five-day September bow hunt for pronghorns in western South Dakota. We had high hopes, for it was getting near the peak of the rut. The pronghorn’s, not ours. [...]

3 On a Buck

I don't know whether Mom or Dad had the bright idea of cutting down a frozen buck, leaning it head-first against a tree, and then having all three of us pile on, which we did willingly.

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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