Judging Brown and Grizzly Bears
By billy Molls
There is perhaps no other animal that is more difficult to judge than a brown or a grizzly bear. Actually, these two bears are really one-in-the-same. An Alaskan grizzly is nothing more than a brown bear that lives North of the 62nd parallel. There is some deviation from this boundary, but for the most part brown bear live near the coast and grizzlies live in the interior.
Bear Baiting 101
by Amy Hanneman
One of the highlights each year for me is spring Black Bear hunting season. I have been baiting bears in Idaho for many years and it is something that I have become very passionate about. Baiting for bear may sound simple, but it is actually a difficult and arduous task that requires a lot of dedication, patience, and a relatively good state of physical fitness (you may be packing up to 60 lbs. of bait up very steep mountains). Packing a lot of weight into steep and rugged country is a good reason to stay in top physical condition. I rarely hunt from a tree stand, but this is one area where I make an exception.
The Next Best Thing to Bait!
by Justin Davis
I silently crept through the woods in search of a bull elk. I was in thick timber but the sound of crows sparked my interest and I moved ahead. Knowing that crows can be great locaters of deceased critters, I was curious as to what it might be. I soon spotted a big black blob through the timber. A big bear was busy eating on an elk gut pile.