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.

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