Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! The black bear rut occurs in late spring and early summer, peaking during the first couple weeks of June. During this time, hunting long hours in healthy bear populated areas, with properly set up bait stations or pre-scouted areas with natural forage, will likely yield bear sightings of all colours, sex and sizes. Hunting bigger, mature boars is tougher, as these smart, weary creatures seldom drop their guard, unlike the younger, foolish ones. But the rut holds the best opportunities to catch these breeding bruins throwing caution to … Read more
Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Four key elements to successfully harvest a black bear over bait Few activities are as rewarding as observing wild bruins up close in their natural surroundings, deep in the woods. Furthermore, harvesting an animal with primitive hunting equipment, like a bow and arrow, appears on many hunters’ bucket lists. Many areas in western Canada allow baiting for black bears during spring when they are hungry, so what could go wrong with piling up stale bread and setting up a nearby tree stand to arrow a boar? Truthfully, … Read more
Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! The Cessna Caravan’s left wing tipped down as the pilot guided the plane into a turn over the lodge and down the sandy air strip cut through the boreal forest. I couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear as I looked out into the expanse of wilderness, unable to detect any indication of humans for as far as my eyes could see. There were no roads, cut lines, communication towers or distant communities. There was simply green forest and blue-water lakes stretching to the horizon. I tried … Read more
Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Heraclitus once said, “expect the unexpected.” I am quite sure this quote was not made in reference to hunting, but it certainly fits more often than not. And this was no exception. It was beginning to look like Danilo Moresco was actually going to get a chance at this wolf after all. I couldn’t believe what was happening. Wolves are a notoriously intelligent predator. Yet there we were, getting set up for a shot at the same wolf we had called in hours before. His shiny black coat … Read more
TV personality and animal rights activist Bob Barker wants the Ontario government to put a stop to its plans to reinstate a spring bear hunt in the province. Despite his pleas, the government is going ahead with the hunt. Read the full article here! Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman print edition today! Find more news and events!
Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! My year has five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall and hunting season. When ducks are migrating and deer are rutting, I spend a lot of time and money in pursuit of game. Without fail, the non-hunters I know comment on how much easier it would be to buy meat. With the invention of industrial agriculture and the spread of massive, 24-hour grocery stores, food has never been more abundant or accessible. This begs an important question: with food so plentiful, has hunting become obsolete? The answer is simple. No. Absolutely not. … Read more
Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Interest in hunting wolves is increasing While wolves have lived in relative obscurity for the past century or so, burgeoning populations across western Canada and recent introductions to the western US have really brought them to the forefront for some hunters. As sightings increase with increasing populations, and ungulate numbers plummet in some regions, the interest in hunting wolves is increasing. It wasn’t all that long ago that taking a wolf was relatively rare for hunters, but now, for those that get out and target them, success is … Read more
Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! If there is one thing that hunters love to do, it’s to criticize, berate, judge and impose their personal ethics on other hunters. I’m not sure if this is a new phenomenon or if the Internet has just given everyone a more prominent voice. And I doubt there is a topic right now that elicits more rants and judgement than that of long-range hunting. There’s little question that the media has really popularized long-range shooting in the past decade or so and manufacturers have been quick to respond with a bevy … Read more