what state?Contributors to this thread:
SD BuckBuster 20-Aug-19
WV Mountaineer 20-Aug-19
Lone Wolf 20-Aug-19
If you lived in Ohio and wanted an opportunity to take a bear, where is a good place to start? I'm not opposed to going to Canada but would prefer to keep it in the states. Closer the better.
Minnesota was fun for me. Not huge bears on average but still fun.this was a bait hunt. Running dogs or spot and stalk might then Minnesota might not be the best choice.
We have tons of bear here in East Tennessee and western NC but it mainly hunting with dogs but we kill a lot of nice bear
Coastal North Carolina
From: SD BuckBuster
Minnesota, hands down.
I've heard and read that the diet of the bear is what makes it more or less edible, how does the Minnesota bear do on the table?
Va has a bunch. Look at the bear harvest statistics the state puts out , some counties have more than others.
Buckeye- very good, plus it’s a fall hunt which IMO better than spring regarding eating.
From: WV Mountaineer
West Virginia. Central part of the state south. Starting about this time of year, I see them weekly. I saw two last week. One on my porch. They are thick
From: Lone Wolf
Maine. Beautiful state and a lower cost hunt to get started.
Did you want a guided hunt or DIY type hunt?
probably guided would be the best route for me at this time, hoping to make somthing happen in 2020.
Minnesota bears are generally good eaters. Hunting is usually pretty good here and there’s a chance of taking a very nice bear.
You could do a over the counter tag in Mn or a draw area, area 12 where I live is now running 3 years to draw
Hunted them several times in Mn, quite a few bears, but did not see any over an estimated 200 pounds.