Summit Treestands
White Black Bear
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Matt 19-Dec-19
JTreeman 19-Dec-19
Screwball 19-Dec-19
Glunker 19-Dec-19
Ace 19-Dec-19
Ace 19-Dec-19
Ace 19-Dec-19
Ace 19-Dec-19
Ace 19-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 19-Dec-19
arlone 20-Dec-19
Rgiesey 20-Dec-19
wildwilderness 20-Dec-19
APauls 20-Dec-19
BigOzzie 20-Dec-19
Matt 20-Dec-19
cnelk 20-Dec-19
SteveB 20-Dec-19
t-roy 20-Dec-19
Ucsdryder 20-Dec-19
fubar racin 20-Dec-19
elmer@laptop 21-Dec-19
grape 21-Dec-19
Stickflingers 22-Dec-19
Zbone 22-Dec-19
grape 23-Dec-19
From: Matt
19-Dec-19
Whose ever seen one? When and where? Not looking to hunt them, just had an interesting conversation with a friend and wanted to get a little data from fellow bowhunters. We know about Kermode bear, looking for examples outside that area of BC.

From: JTreeman
19-Dec-19
I call them polar bears ;)

I’ve never seen either of them.

—Jim

From: Screwball
19-Dec-19
I believe one was harvested long ago now, picture was in Bob Mcguires book on bear hunting? Out west, Montana?

From: Glunker
19-Dec-19
Not sure what you are asking. Is there a known population of white black bears? Seems contradictory. Are they albinos?

From: Ace
19-Dec-19
Someone shot one in PA years ago, not a huge one but all white

From: Ace
19-Dec-19

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From: Ace
19-Dec-19

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Story at link

From: Ace
19-Dec-19

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double post

From: Ace
19-Dec-19

Ace's Link
another story with a few more pics of the bear alive

From: TrapperKayak
19-Dec-19
Vancouver Island has them. Spirit Bears....

From: arlone
20-Dec-19
There are white phase bears called Kermode bears that are white but not albino. Also there is a color phase called glacier bears that are a kind of bluish. I think both are found in British Columbia?

From: Rgiesey
20-Dec-19
My friend had a bear outfitting business in NE Alberta on the Athabasca river. He got a trail camera photo of a white bear, not albino. While I was up there we got a blue bear in camp. Don’t have photos available but it was a beautiful animal.

20-Dec-19
A friend saw one going through the inside passage north of Ketchikan. Tried but couldn’t get a shot at it.

From: APauls
20-Dec-19
We have blondes somewhat regularly on the west side of the province. Not polar bear white though

From: BigOzzie
20-Dec-19
Had a student in my class shoot one years ago, but it was sketchy on details, the bear had been seen frequently and he was accused of trespass I think. Anyways last I heard he had taken the fish and game officer on several long hikes back to the "kill sight" and his memory was not so good and they could never verify where it was killed. The hide mysteriously went missing and to the best of my knowledge never showed up at a taxidermist. I did see the photos but that was it.

oz

From: Matt
20-Dec-19
Yes, asking about a white color phase of black bears like the one Ace posted. Not albinos.

From: cnelk
20-Dec-19
Use caution folks - this thread could be considered Racist - i.e. White Black Bear

From: SteveB
20-Dec-19
^^^ Yes, it's Trump's fault.

From: t-roy
20-Dec-19
#Bearlivesmatter

From: Ucsdryder
20-Dec-19
#bearstoo

From: fubar racin
20-Dec-19
One in a local sporting goods store here in Colorado shot by a friend of mine. He used to be on bowsite but I’m not sure he comes around anymore.

From: elmer@laptop
21-Dec-19
In British Columbia there is a population of about 500 white bears known as kermode bears. Also known as spirit bears.

From: grape
21-Dec-19

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Killed this one a couple years ago...not white, but about as blond as you can get..
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Killed this one a couple years ago...not white, but about as blond as you can get..

22-Dec-19

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Agree with the previous posts regarding the small population of Kenmode bears in BC. This is the closest we’ve killed in camp to white.

From: Zbone
22-Dec-19

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From: grape
23-Dec-19
wow and no pink eyes

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