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I have an opportunity to hunt the first week of May or later May. I'm leaning towards hunting opening week. Anyone have experience hunting opening week?
The later the better if you're after a big boar.
Early May can be iffy Weather wise. If things work out well for you, you will possibly have less disturbed Bears, but I think they know you’re there anyway. I’d go late May if I was you. Early June isn’t even too late.
KJC x2,later is better for the big boars. They will be moving more in early June,looking for sows.
If anyone tells you earlier they are wrong
I always tried to book the second week of June for big males
Depends where in NB....We can't start baiting til May 15th or so due to snow.....their is 7 to 8 feet of snow in the woods right now.....spring will be late this year even with this warm weather. Go later is my recommendation.
Agree with later in the season. We've hunted in the Bathurst region in late May and had snow on the ground.
We learned through our errors and now hunt in late June, in the BelleIsle Creek area of the Province. Go later... You won't regret it.
My nephew is in nb and invited me to hunt. Suggested I come towards June as it seemed he had better activity then. I didnt end up going so cant confirm that.
This year snow is nearly absent in many parts of New Brunswick and it will be likely a very early spring in some areas.Many are already yard cleaning and grass burning for spring.Where you are will dictate whether it’s too early first week of May or not.Definately not a Trophy Hunt at that time of spring.Most years I’d say don’t be a sucker to someone’s efforts to take your money.But this year in some areas is a year that’s one in every 15-20yrswhen there’s very little or no snow.Ask about snow depth in the area your going to
We have always gone up first week of June and had great success. Unfortunately our outfitter no longer is in business. Went up 4 yrs and our group of 8 always scored 90% with many sightings. The largest bear weighed in at 280 lbs and we seen a few bigger.
Sounds like you had a good run Stealth2 but one bear 280lbs in 32 hunts seems small for NB.I would consider 280lbs a good bear but at the small end of our big mature males.2017 430lbs
2017 TSI 420lbs And 468lbs
I was sure in my thinking that bears would be hitting the baits hard after coming out of hibernation. I'm committed for the first week of the season and will have to see for my self. Honestly I'm just happy to be going back to New Brunswick!
My nephew has lots of pics of 300 and 400 pounders but you need a guide with you for some reason in New Brunswick and he isn't a guide ! Good luck on your hunt !