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, [...]

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 [...]

Sample Chapter from The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man

It was opening day of deer season. My nerves were as tight as violin strings, just like everyone else’s on opening day. Had someone shouted ‘BOO’ behind me, I probably could have landed on the moon.